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Day 3 ... Celebrating Dr's Day at work today ... Could use some help!


Friday, March 30, 2012

So we are having a lunch cook out today at the office for Dr's Day... Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, baked beans, potato salad, pasta salad, chips, dip, & deviled eggs, and omgosh toooooo many tempting desserts! How would you go about getting through this lunch in good standing? I have thought that maybe I can just get SMALL portions of the baked beans and potato salad, to go along with my hot dog... I WILL NOT eat a frozen hamburger... lol... so that was easy to steer away from gettin a hamburger and hot dog!!! But then I struggle with the fact of having to track all of this food. I am very anal about tracking my food and if I do not know the exact calorie, fat, carb, etc. count, then I get very frustrated. Should I just find something that seems close to what I am eating for lunch? AHHHHHH!!!!!! I am soooo tempted to just drive home and eat lunch at home, but what kinda party pooper does that! :( any thoughts or suggestions?????
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BLUE42DOWN 4/2/2012 5:27AM

    I know it's too late to help at this point, but one thing that can help is learning how to judge portion sizes somewhat accurately. I know SparkPeople has a few articles on comparison items. An interesting way to do it might be to compare to things you'd have on hand - thumb, palm, the loop you can make with thumb and index finger. Then when it comes time to track, you can pick what seems closest and, knowing the relative portion size, have an idea of how much you ate.

Even if you did overeat today, go easy on yourself. You can eat less, say 100 calories each day for the rest of the week, and add 5 or 10 minutes to your workouts, and even the worst day imaginable can be tempered to not so bad and just a delay in your journey rather than a complete flop.

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PIXIECUTE 3/30/2012 11:40AM

    I think knowing what you're going to eat ahead of time will help you... the problem with these cookouts is going back for seconds, thirds, etc... and especially the chips (i.e. constant snacking).
Have one plate and see what portions look acceptable to you.

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