Choosing to splurge, but making some good choices!
Friday, March 30, 2012
Omg, tonite was our meal out, the one day of the week where I eat my "whatever I want within (some modicum) of reason" meal. We went to the restaurant a few blocks away, famous for it's creole-cajun cuisine, ie. tres fattening!. We didn't stop there, one little drink gave us the bright idea to stop at the store for a slice of cake to share and ice cream. I also thought it clever to grab some hot fudge...Luckily, I haven't missed a day of exercise in nearly a month and I love that I could make a choice to eat this without guilt.
What did I do right?
I took one tiny piece of the crazy good cornbread, placed it on a plate, and used my fork to sample it, eating less than half of a 2" piece.
Salad dressing on the side, dipped my fork in it and still had a full cup of it when I was done.
Ordered the fish instead of burger.
Asked for it to be cooked as dry as possible - light oil/butter.
Ordered the sauce on the side (thankfully, it didn't even need it)
Split the piece of cake and scraped the frosting off the cake (it was way too sweet after eating so healthy for so long!)
Measured the light vanilla ice cream- only 1/2 cup
Measured the hot fudge, only used half.
So, even after attempting to make decent consolations and of course doing my best to estimate on my tracker, I still consumed approximately 1500 calories for dinner and about 2300 calories for the day.