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NIRERIN Posts: 14,330
1/26/13 10:31 A

this is where you learn how to indulge. indulging doesn't mean you get beer and chips and tortillas and extra cheese. well, you can have all of those things at once, but it better be a once or twice a year kind of splurge.
but back to indulging. you pick one or two of those things. look for fajitas without the tortillas as a good base meal and pick one thing you want to indulge in, say the beer. or have the quesadillas, but skip the chips and the beer and the extras.
in our society we are so used to instant gratification and being manipulated into thinking this is the last chance we have to get chips/tortilla/beer/cheese/butter/etc that we have to have it all, all the time. but we really don't. pick what you want -this time- and enjoy that. odds are the restaurant will still be there next week and you can have something else to try and enjoy. and even if the restaurant were to close tomorrow is there really not another mexican restaurant nearby that has similar food? does the internet not have recipes for mexican food that you can make at home? do bookstores and the library not have mexican cookbooks you could get for recipes?
and choosing to not have everything today is fine. it doesn't mean you can't have them, it just means that right now you are choosing to skip some of them. it's not like they won't be there the next time.

TREADIN4BSP Posts: 884
1/25/13 3:14 P

I sometime will get the Chicken Fajita's and only eat one tortilla and then just eat the vegetables...Yummy and not as bad as some other things on the menu....

AKATHLEEN54 Posts: 601
1/25/13 1:47 P

My daughter works in a Mexican restaurant. She said they serve veggie quesadillas but they are not on the menu but they will be happy to make them for you if you ask. I would imagine with all those veggies they would be very filling and obviously less calorie wise. I know its a great temptation but just keep focused on the hard work you put in all week and you don;t want to undo it!! emoticon

LIBBYAI SparkPoints: (6,730)
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1/25/13 1:37 P

The food court at our mall. I often go shopping with my mom and sister on Saturdays, and we usually get lunch at the mall. Luckily the put in a Subway not too long ago, so I have been pretty good at getting that instead of Panda Express or soft pretzels!

SUECHRIS50 SparkPoints: (72,085)
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1/25/13 1:34 P

buttery popcorn

KAITLYNN51 Posts: 762
1/25/13 1:30 P

Oh man, living in Texas, Mexican Food is my favorite!
I haven't had an enchilada since August!!!
I have been to my favorite Mexican Restaurant though, the office took me on my birthday so I got the tortilla soup. At the place I go the tortillas, rice and cheese are added separately, so I didn't add them. The soup was mainly broth, chicken, onions, cilantro, etc. I also didn't eat any chips and salsa that was put on the table. The soup was filling enough so I didn't feel deprived and stayed with my meal plan!
Good Luck that's a challenge, at least for me!

GRIZ1GIRL SparkPoints: (201,673)
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1/25/13 11:56 A

Simple--don't drink any beer...don't eat any chips & cheese, or tortillas with warm butter. Pick things full of fresh veggies--like salads or broth-based soups. And don't eat everything on your plate!

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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1/25/13 11:31 A

Celebrations, with special foods, are part of life's pleasures. Enjoy every moment and get back on the straight and narrow the next day.

NEPTUNE1939 Posts: 18,346
1/25/13 9:57 A

There just another challenge to measure your fortitude emoticon

ZZYYGGY3 Posts: 2,493
1/25/13 9:54 A

weekends are bad for everyone. Try to bank your calories for the meal, or have a snack before you go out so you won't over eat. Really enjoy the food your eating, and be with company. Have lots of water, and exercise. One meal won't derail your hard work.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
1/25/13 9:17 A

One heavy meal will not cause you to gain all the weight back unless you eat over 11,000 calories. Enjoy it. Exercise when you wake up. watch what you eat during the day. Maybe have some soup or juice something before you go to the restuarant. Then tomorrow get back on track.

2LILMONKEYS1981 Posts: 47
1/25/13 9:03 A

This weekend Is my dads birthday.....we are going to a mexican restraunt...where I know i will divuldge in chips and cheese and oh the tortillas with warm butter....along with the mexican beer and tomato juice......any ideas on how I can go and not gain back my 3 pounds i lost this week! i do this all the time!!! weekend comes and i go CRAZY

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