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Is it just me?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

I bought a salad for lunch. A nice salad from Newk's, so it's like $9 and with dressing 700 calories. That's part of the plan, I still have up to 900 calories for the rest of the day, I'm ok with having a 700 calorie salad since it is full of fiber and veggies and all that.

However, I'm looking at the container (I bought it to go so I didn't sit there and see all their yummy food go by), and the lettuce is gone but there's still "stuff" left; croutons and some nuts and a little cheese and some cranberries. And I'm thinking - I'm going to eat ever damn bit of this salad since I already logged it; followed by - no, I'm going to leave some and the calories will just be 'saved.'

Am I the only one that has this conundrum?

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BREEVES3 2/25/2011 11:45AM

    Thanks, y'all. I struggle with this because of the "get your money's worth" (or at home, the "I took the trouble to cook this, can't leave it for the dog") thought process. We're getting there, though.



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MADICAKES04 2/24/2011 1:57PM

  Sadly, you are not the only one. As said before, it's part of our "clean the plate" mentality. You made the right choice though! Congrats!

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MADICAKES04 2/24/2011 1:57PM

  Sadly, you are not the only one. As said before, it's part of our "clean the plate" mentality. You made the right choice though! Congrats!

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ELIZABETH_SKY 2/24/2011 1:55PM

    Haha. Getting our money's worth is one of the downfalls of humanity. It's why I don't throw out the stupid food my mom gives me that I'll never eat. And why we have to be in the Clean Plate Club as kids.

But yeah, it helps to remember that what counts is not what you actually put in the tracker, it's what you put in your mouth. If you're done eating, you're done. You don't need to "meet" the tracker's numbers.

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