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Staying on the wagon

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

So this week hasn't been very good as far as sticking with my calorie count. On Saturday I had a couple beers and Pad Thai- I was shocked when I saw the calories in Pad Thai !

Then yesterday I went out to a Mexican Food Restaurant and had fajitas. I thought that would the best bet but it looks like I was wrong. On the upside I ordered corn tortillas instead of flour which helped me out a bit, and only had two taco sized ones, with a side of water.

So this brings up a question...why is there not a low calorie eating out guide?? Suggestions on what to order at italian, sushi, mexican, or heck any place for that matter to stay within a calorie range. It doesn't have to be specific to any one diner, just overall.

Okay back on track...

So today I am hoping to get back on track. I am going to go work out. Now here is the thing, how come it is so hard to actually go and work out? I talk about doing it. I want to do it, but there just never seems like there is enough time. I think I am going to have to adjust my priorities to make working out more important.
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AUNTJAIME 5/19/2007 6:27PM

    I agree with Susieszoo. She had some very good ideas. I know how you feel when it comes to counting calories and eating out. I find that, if possible, if I know I am going to be eating out and where, I will get on there website, if they have one, and figure out before hand what I am going to eat. Saves some time on ordering if your short on time and the aggrevations of trying to figure out what you want.

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SUSIESZOO 4/24/2007 6:23PM

    Hm, eating out. I think the only good fix I have found is to eat small portions. Italian shouldn't be hard if they have marinaras and grilled options. Mexican- I would have guessed the fijitas minus tortillas, chips, and sour cream would be ok. Keep it low on the guac and high on salsas and pico. What else, Chinese?? Stay away..LOL, they use so much oil. I guess it depends on the restaurant and how they prepare food. I think sushi is ok if you don't get fried things. Haven't looked into that one.

When I eat out, I order with the intention of eating it for at least two meals. Makes the money you pay sound better too. Just get your plate and immediately divide the portions in half if it is like most typical restaurants (or share a meal with your date).

It took me the longest to start moving, but I saw a good tip on here today. Do something for 10 minutes EVERY DAY to get started and get into the habit. That is all my trouble too... well that and it hurts..LOL! So, even if you just do some jumping jacks, stetch or do a quick walk, get into the habit of spending a small amount of time on an activity.

The other thing is, you don't have to go anywhere to get a workout. Start by pulling everything out of your messiest closet and see how tired you are when you are done reorganizing it, or buy some cheap hand weights and a jump rope for the house.

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COWPUNKMOM 4/24/2007 12:10PM

    Priorities...that's it, isn't it? Once working out becomes as important as picking up the mail or brushing your teeth, you won't find it so hard, I'll bet.

And eating out is so difficult. I try to keep my portions small, which is hard here in North America where they bring enough food for four people on one plate! LOL!! I imagine that only half of the food is for me to eat, and I try to leave some of that, too. It helps a bit.

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