Sunday, February 17, 2013

My well meaning hubby decided to take me to dinner and shopping since we didn't get to celebrate Valentine's Day. And not just a regular shopping trip, where he goes one way and I go the other. This time we were to stick together, girly stores and all! :)) He knows I get a kick out of it, dragging him from shoe store to shoe store. He knows my shoe habit and even though it would seem strange to most, getting him to offer to take me is a great accomplishment. The hubs isn't normally a planner of anything we do date wise and I decided to take full advantage of his offer. The shopping trip was great and I even found a couple of pairs of new boots-they even fit great in the calves! Shopping done! Mission 2= dinner.

The original place we decided to go was a packed house and we chose not to wait. (should have waited, as I knew they had several low-cal options) Second choice Outback Steakhouse-where Hubs immediately orders the blooming onion! So there I am stuck with the calorie demon on my table. In my mind I'm trying to figure out how to get around the situation. It's not that I was dying to have it, because I wasn't. It was the fact that he planned something for me, a rarity. Do I eat it and blow my calories or do I potentially hurt his feelings by refusing? I chose to have part of it, not having a clue of the calories in it. The rest of the meal I tried to stay with what I thought were better options but the total count by the end of the meal-outrageous!!!

So I blew yesterday and not just by a little bit. The day started off great but quickly just got way out of control on the calories. Lesson 1:: Outback Steakhouse and I don't mix!! Lesson 2: I need to read up on suggestions of how to get out of situations that are rather delicate when it comes to the husband and not hurt the relationship or my mission-to lose this weight!
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    Enjoying some favorites with a loved one once in a while is ok. Don't stress out about it. Be happy that you have a loving husband that wanted to do something nice for you.
    1831 days ago
    It might not have hurt your husband's feelings at all if you didn't partake of the bloomin onion. Guys are funny, they don't think of things like we do, at least mine doesn't! :) I wouldn't worry too much about it - it was a special night out and it doesn't sound like you eat out all the time. Once in a while you can splurge - you're human. emoticon
    1831 days ago
    At least you didn't go over calories deliberately. And if you stick to the low end of your range for a few days it'll be like it never happened : )
    1831 days ago
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