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Venturing out of the cave (mi cueva) - Oh NO!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Am on my way to California Pizza Kitchen to join a group of my former classmates from a year-long leadership course that I took in 2009. We're having a reunion luncheon. What is terrifying me most?- the FOOD!

Here's what I've done: I checked the CFP's Nutrition guide and figured out that I am going to order a cup of their Tuscan White Bean Minestrone - PERIOD! That's 157 calories.

My plan is to eat a snack of asparagus and turkey before I leave and take one of my peanut butter granola bars with me to have after the soup if I think I'm still hungry.

Calories are not the only thing on my mind with this decision. I also needed to be aware of cost. The cup of soup is $4. and as it is the end of the month, that seems like a reasonable amount to me to spend for lunch.

Its really interesting to see how afraid I am of food. The first week on the Spark Plan, when I saw how full my refrigerator was, I went into meltdown with tears. Its also highlighting the fact that I don't remotely trust myself around food.

But, bit-by-bit, I'm realizing that I have not eaten everything in sight & have stayed on track - WooHoo!

Onward...friends await!

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CARPEDIEM369 4/28/2011 12:43AM

    As it turned out, I did go over my calorie range for the day by 11 calories, part of which I think was due to feeling like I was depriving myself from pizza @ CPK.

I ended up making my own version of pizza for dinner (1.5 whole grain tortillas, topped w/ marinara sauce, cheese, garlic, onions, mushrooms,chicken & spinach). I didn't really "need" that extra 1/2 a personal pizza. Granted, my version was infinitely healthier than what I would have eaten @ CPK, so all-in-all, 11 xtra calories isn't too bad.

I also did a 2 Mile (seated) Walk, so hopefully, that compensated for the overage.

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CAROLYNVIL 4/27/2011 11:31PM

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