Wednesday, May 08, 2013
This afternoon when I got home from work I discovered we had an unexpected invitation to go out for dinner. I decided to check my "calorie account balance" to help me made a rational decision when we looked through the menu, and I managed just fine. I've come to think of my calorie allotment the same way I do my checking account - and I don't want to be overdrawn!
I chose grilled chicken salad, which came with Texas Toast. After the waitress left it occurred to me that I could have asked her not to bring the toast, but I didn't. I'm not used to asking for food to be left off my plate, I guess.
Anyway, when the food arrived I gave half the toast slice away, and ate the rest of the toast myself. I was safe calorie-wise, and I did enjoy the piece I did have. The best part is, it was a guilt-free small treat! I don't have to feel bad about eating it, as I managed it within my calorie range, and all the rest of the day my choices were very nutritious.
Hang in there everybody - I'm living proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks!