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Day 9: Eating Out Aint Too Bad

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

So for day nine I am still doing great on my eating and working out. We took a date and went to Applebees today for dinner though. We got their under 550 calorie dinners. It was fun and even though I feel a little guilty about eating out it wasn't bad. We made good choices and I am proud of both Tina and I.

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ANDI571 1/23/2013 5:48PM

    Good job. Remember it is not a diet, but a lifestyle. You just proved to yourself you can enjoy those times out to eat and still stay on your lifestyle program. Woo Hoo! emoticon

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DRKEYEZ820 1/23/2013 11:49AM

    Wohoo! Wtg on picking a sensible yummy low cal dinner both you and your wife tina! I have a gift card to applebees cant wait to use it soon. I love that restaurant! U can be healthy and still enjoy going out!

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DULCINEA54935 1/23/2013 9:12AM

    Good choice at the restaurant. Our current favorite is Hu Hot -- don't have calorie ranges exactly but it allows us to really load up on fresh veggies and watch them prepared in front of us. And I eat with chopsticks which helps slow things down -- usually.

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WILDFLOWERMA 1/23/2013 8:23AM

    Way to go! It's good that you're going about it the sensible way. The last time I lost a large amount of weight, I avoided restaurants altogether. Naturally, I ended up losing control from all the deprivation and set myself off course. It's so much better to learn the skills to succeed at a healthy lifestyle in every area.

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SEATTLE58ANEW 1/22/2013 11:24PM

    Very good and you're proving to yourself that you can do it! It can feel so good to find out things like that, because most all of us love to eat out! I know I do and I find that I can actually do pretty good with choosing healthy. Sometimes better than at home unless I have a good healthy frozen meal. I love Applebee's 550 and under dishes. They make some pretty yummy dishes too! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2013LOSE20 1/22/2013 7:51PM

  Great success story, not getting your usual meal out but choosing the healthier option.
Big emoticon to you!

I personally think being a little under the recommended calorie count is O.K. if you are not hungry but you are not skipping meals and getting in your fruits and vegetables.

Continued success to you and your cute wife.

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    Jason you and Tina are so refreshing. You are both so young and full of life. The changes you are making together in your life will insure a long and healthy life together. You both put a smile on my face and make me feel happy for both of you. Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon emoticon .

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LJCANNON 1/22/2013 7:31PM

    emoticon Most restaurants have added "Healthier Choices" to their menus or at least made the Nutritional Info available so that you can make Informed Choices. I eat out more than I eat at Home, as a rule. I don't see any reason to feel bad about it.
It looks like you & Tina have A LOT to be proud of!
emoticon Congratulations on all you are Gaining on this Journey!!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 1/22/2013 7:28PM

    Most places have the nutrition information online so you can look it up and be informed before you go. It's scary that some salads are the nutritional equivalent of a woman's day's worth of calories.

I love Applebee's menu for their under 550 calories items, makes it easy to just flip to that part of the menu.

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MARTYJOE 1/22/2013 6:54PM

    It's nice when restaurants have some healthy choices on the menu.

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