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Fancy Dinner Out

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Just back from a lovely dinner out with my sister and thirty something nephew. Excellent food and drinks, exquisite company...just a really nice night out.

I came home and logged all my lovely treats, including a martini before dinner, and white wine with. Butternut squash bisque, grilled half a chicken with fancified root vegetables and about 3/4 of a black lava cake for dessert. My calculations come to 1,075 calories for the meal. Fortunately, I was very careful earlier in the day and still did not go over my calorie count. I am at the high end of my day, but am really okay with that.

I have to say, it was really, really nice to eat out all dressed up. I fully enjoyed my meal, but was still aware of my choices. I stayed away from the bread basket, refused the second, and third, glass of wine, left some dessert on my plate. I drank all of my water. I was pleasantly full, but not grossly stuffed.

Can I eat like this every night? Nope. Will I eat on the low side of my limits tmw? Yep. But for tonight, I am happy to know I can go out and enjoy good company, good food and drink, and still be true to my health program.
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  • GEORGE815
    Sounds like a great time out. I look forward to similar times soon around the holidays. Nothing like celebrating life.
    1434 days ago
  • TORTISE110
    You really did a fine job. Love that Spark is about living, not dieting!
    1435 days ago
    Well done! Sounds like you did better than I did dining out on Tuesday. I have been right on track since then though, so not worrying about it.
    1435 days ago
    That is AWESOME! I wish I was there with you! I'd take the red wine over the white, but it sounds delicious, and like you really did great planning AND enjoying! Cheers!
    1435 days ago
    Mmmmm. Sounds yummy!! So glad you had a great evening. The food sounds amazing!
    1435 days ago
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