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Ate at a buffet.

Friday, July 26, 2013

We got to the hotel tonight and the only restaurant that was around was the Chinese buffet next door. So we went. My oldest almost had a meltdown thinking about it, but she did well. She ate smart and kept herself in check emotionally, too.

I did well. I ate seafood with a little chicken. Lots of veggies and fruit. I did have some dishes with a little cheese, but tried some new foods as well. I had octopus, mussels and calamari. I liked it all.

I stayed away from anything breaded, fried or with a lot of sauces. I did treat myself to a scoop of ice cream, one mini cream puff and a small brownie. I drank water and then walked back to the hotel.

I'm ok with my eating today and since I changed my settings, it says that I under ate by a minimum of 393 calories. Since it's hard to log a buffet I'm ok with it.

Once we got back to the hotel I went to the pool where I did water exercises and tread water for 20 minutes. I had already walked this morning for 40 minutes or so.

Overall, it was a good day. Tomorrow we go to my Aunt's 80th birthday party, so it may be a little more difficult to eat "healthy." I'll do my best, though.

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KALIGIRL 7/27/2013 10:01PM

    A very good day!

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KPETSCHE 7/27/2013 7:46PM

    Yep, buffets are hard to record. I try to eat smart but it's always a guess. At least with Chinese buffets usually have tons of veggies. Hope the 80th birthday party was fun.

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OPTIMIST1948 7/27/2013 4:27PM

    Congratulations you! I hate buffets because I have a really hard time with self control. I am proud of you.

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BIGPAWSUP 7/27/2013 3:11PM

    Sounds like you did wonderful!! Congrats.

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OHMEMEME 7/27/2013 1:24PM

    Remember that you can eat anything you want to in moderation without guilt on occasion! Enjoy!

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WATERMELLEN 7/27/2013 10:35AM

    I absolutely loathe eating at buffets . . . but sometimes there is no alternative. You did really well!! Congrats.

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MEXGAL1 7/27/2013 10:07AM

    Sounds like you are really being careful and the extra exercise should help as well.
Those buffets sure can be tricky.
Good job!
Have a great rest of the week end.

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KANOE10 7/27/2013 9:39AM

    Great job of controlling yourself at a buffet. You stayed focused and made good choices. Good luck at the birthday party!


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KELLIEBEAN 7/27/2013 7:12AM

    I bow down to you controlling yourself at a buffet. You got some great activity in as well.

I hope you have a great time at the party!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 7/27/2013 6:10AM

    Wow - controlling yourself at a buffet is the ultimate test and you passed with flying colors!

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/27/2013 6:01AM

    emoticon Your best is all that's needed... one day at a time! Sounds as though you are balancing well and making good choices.

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KRISZTA11 7/27/2013 4:19AM

    You and your daughter did amazingly well at the buffet! I guess that is the most challenging food situation of all. It is so hard to eat proper portions when there is food everywhere and too many choices.
I'm glad your IT band healed and you can enjoy running again.

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Chinese food is my big trip up!!! Those were some awesome limitations for what to eat at the restaurant and keep it up!!!

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BARBIEE52 7/26/2013 11:56PM

    It sounds like you did really well in your eating and your fitness as well. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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