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It's a Lifestyle, so LIVE!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

My son had a half day of school today and wanted to go out for lunch. At first I hesitated. I didn't want to blow everything that I've worked so hard for by eating out. Then I realized that I wasn't doing myself any favors by hiding out at home with my "safe" foods. I need to learn to live the lifestyle. So, I let him pick the restaurant, and I did my research and planning.

Fortunately, he picked Panera. They have an excellent nutrition guide on-line and even a menu builder. I knew that my favorite bread bowl of soup was out of the question (660 calories without the soup!), but there were plenty of options to choose from. I had my plan: You Pick 2 with a cup of the French Onion soup and a half Classic salad. I would get an apple on the side.

When she asked for my choice of side, I was supposed to say apple, but for some reason it sounded a lot like baguette. Hmmm... That's ok. It was an additional 100 calories that I could still fit into my day. The salad was huge! The soup was filling and plenty. I was full but not uncomfortable when I was finished. The baguette may not have been as nutritious as the apple, but it was warm and satisfying. I didn't miss that huge bread bowl at all.

I went out to lunch and survived, even thrived!
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NSPIXIE 3/21/2013 8:35PM

    Well done! I'm sure that your son really enjoyed it and sooner or later we all have to learn how to deal with eating out.

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NINJABAKER 3/21/2013 8:18PM

    Way to go! Isn't it a great feeling to know that you have the power to live your life - and indulge in fabulous pieces of baguettes, as long as you plan for it.
Bon Appetit!!!!
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MIZZKINS 3/21/2013 8:16PM

    Way to plan ahead! emoticon

Never take this kind of accomplishment for granted. Its HUGE! emoticon

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