If I'm at my mother-in-law's or mother's, I usually estimate as well as I can - if they does pasta, or something else I know is in the food tracker, I measure it out (I'm not shy!), and then jot it down quickly so I can log it when I get home. I try and pick healthier choices, so at least I get nutrition, even if I go over with calories (lean meats with no sauce, veggies instead of chips with the dip, salad, no bread when I already have a starch, etc.). If she does a recipe I myself have, I either already have it in my tracker, or I add it.
With restaurants, we try to avoid them as much as possible, but we can't always do that. I check on line if I know I will be going out - that way I can pick a lower calorie entree. I often split my dinner in two, one for then, and one for lunch or dinner the next day. That way, I am cutting calories easily, as the portions are always so huge. If that is not possible, I just enjoy myself, and track well the next day! We usually don't buy desserts at restaurants, though, and might pick up a small treat on the way home or something instead (that I know how to track - like a fudgesicle).
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
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