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Didn't kill my diet at Olive Garden.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Last night I went out to Olive Garden on a date with my wife. I wanted to make sure that I didn't overindulge while I was there and rack up the calories but honestly, that's really tough to do!
Because I knew I was going there, I made sure to adjust what I ate the rest of the day.
I had Cheerios and a banana for breakfast.
I had egg whites and cottage cheese for lunch.
I had a granola bar and almonds for my morning and afternoon lunch.
All together I had about 800 calories in my first two meals and my snacks.
That left me with 1400 calories to cover at dinner.
I know I didn't balance out my diet throughout the day, but I figured it was a nice treat and doesn't happen every day so I knew I could splurge.
I ordered water, had 2 breadsticks (300 cal) a small salad (300 cal) and fettuchini alfredo and chicken primavera (750 cal). Not bad!
Planning made this trip not ruin me for the week. I am thankful to sparkpeople for helping to shape my mentality for how to properly get through times when I know I will go beyond where I should in my eating. It makes the splurges not feel as bad!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Great job with your planning! I have found that is what saves me sometimes is planning ahead. Thinking about some of this beforehand eliminates some spontaneous and not so good decisions later.

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RCAORANGE56 2/13/2011 4:12PM

  My friends get mad at me when I ask for Nutritional info when we go to a restaurant, but I have goals, and I wanna know what goes into my body. Great Job and Happy Valentines day

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SBLACKWELL93 2/13/2011 12:14PM

    emoticon That is total awesome!!! Spark is a wonderful thing. So proud of you!!!!!!

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