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    SUMMER2203   18,094
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thoughts on going out

Sunday, September 15, 2013

so i am 25...i am going to go out and drink. and i don't think that that's a bad thing. HOWEVER, i am starting to realize that i need to gauge my nights out better.

for example. i didn't go out all last week, so i was thinking of last night as my "cheat"/go out night. before i left, i had intentions of drinking wine and eating super clean. then i go out, i get in the "im out, who cares" mindset, and ended up consuming 899 cals of food/drink at dinner (luckily, i had allowed for this, and ended the day completely within my ranges). however, i ended up being home by 10 haha. this was not the sort of night that i had to go for chips + margaritas + red bull. i definitely could have stuck to wine and healthy food. i ended up gaining three pounds last night (hopefully water weight! as i didnt go over on cals or sodium) which was so not worth it for a 10 pm night!!!

so my new plan is...start out slow. always. on a night out, instead of being ahhhhh im gonna ragggeee from the get-go haha, i will always stick with the healthy food, and allllways start with "healthier" alcohol. booo looks like im not gonna hit my 149 goal tomorrow :( but still binge-free :)

sidenote: the sparkpeople nutrition suggestions told me to eat 500-900 cals MORE than i ate last night. is yall crazzyyyy?!?!
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EABL81 9/19/2013 9:49PM

    This is a tough one. I try to plan ahead and enter what I plan to order into my tracker ahead of time. It can keep me accountable that way. Well it works sometimes!

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SALYSEP 9/17/2013 11:52AM

    What if you start the night out on a good foot? That way you feel great and want to continue that streak?
Similiar to when you have a great breakfast and and exercise early... your super motivated!

Or what if you let the others know in your group so they can help keep you on track (assuming they wont pressure you)

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BONOLICIOUS2 9/16/2013 9:01AM

    This is something I struggle with all of the time. I WANT to go out and have fun, I'm young, and that means food & booze. I've tried the alternatives, but this seems unavoidable. I know if you "be bad" one day a week and good the others that it should be okay, but man... I swear it gets me even worse! Boooo

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KNYAGENYA 9/15/2013 12:56PM

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