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A baby step forward and then one back

Friday, May 10, 2013

Been a bit again - I've been doing well on the exercise and focusing on posting my food accurately. Still need to work on food choices and portion control, but I'm going for baby steps, and the first and hardest step is being honest about what and how much I eat, then facing it.

Last night was a visit to my family's house. Won't bore with the long story, but it's never a comfortable time. I knew that when the visit was over we would stop off at National Coney for dinner because it's late and DH likes it. I made a decision beforehand that I would limit myself to one lite beer and 1 coney dog. (repeats mantra - lifestyle not diet, lifestyle not diet) I made sure to eat a protein rich breakfast in the am, and a salad with tuna and veggies for lunch. Despite the huge craving I did only have the one beer and coney - but then later in the evening snacked alongside my DH.

So, looking at that I need to choose a better option. Since option 1 - don't visit the family :) isn't really practical, let's move on:

2) choose a different late night restaurant
3) review the menu before hand and choose a different meal
4) if I'm still hungry later, choose a different snack - a greek yogurt, or a serving of all-bran cereal

Lessons learned from the experience: I can stick with my pre-restaurant meal planning and I can make a better choice.

I understand this is thinking about food and choices at the most basic level - at the same time this IS the level I am at.
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JAMIELOGICAL 5/10/2013 12:20PM

    Pre-planning your food before going to the restaurant is a huge step in the right direction. Maybe you didn't make the right/best choice, but just taking that step is pretty monumental. Next time you know to choose something that will keep you full longer so you won't be tempted to snack after.

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