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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.
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I'm glad your IT band healed and you can enjoy running again.
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MOMNAMEMANTOOTH 7/26/2013 11:57PM

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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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