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Lesson learned

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Okay...I'm a little pissed. I'm really trying to work my whole low carb lifestyle thing, getting back to induction this week. This means staying at 20 carbs or under. Wellllll...I thought it was a great idea to meet up at Outback for dinner...hey...steak is a good thing! However....and a VERY 'pissed at myself' however...I didn't go prepared with the knowledge of their menu like I should have. So I happily chose the wedge salad, the fresh greenbeans, and the sauteed mushrooms. I can have the butter on the veggies, and the blue cheese dressing on the lettuce wedge kind of in moderation. And quite honestly, I just love sauteed mushrooms, and didn't predict the high carb count that I found out later they had. And yep...while I thought I was doing pretty well, and not going over my carb count too badly...little did I know the crappy truth when I got back home and went on the Outback website for the nutritional info. Who knew that these seemingly acceptable items were so laden with those damn carbs!!! So I'm not pissed at Outback...the food was good (though not a favorite place of mine), I'm totally absof***inglutely pissed at myself...for not being prepared, and not knowing in advance what I needed to know. And I sooo could have taken the time. Anyway, sorry for the questionable language here, but sometimes ya just gotta let it out!!! Now I know what I need to do...lesson learned!!!!!!! Okay...that's done...I already feel better.. :-) Now breathe Patty...and track.
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    this is a learning experience for both of us. We can do this. That's what spark friends are for!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4035 days ago
    Oh, I so know how you feel! Who'da thunk a steak dinner could be so carb laden? Stay away from the bread and the potatoes, and you're golden, right? Wrong!!! On the other hand, it could've been worse.... if you think Outback is bad, don't EVER eat at Chili's! Crap.... that low carb lifestyle is great for the waistline, but damn... it sure takes the joy out of eating out!
    4038 days ago
    I know what you mean about tracking! It's so irritating to be doing so good and making such an effort and to get almost sabotaged by a few carbs! UGHHH! I'm having a heck of a time with my carbs...I think I AM one big CARB..LOL. You're doing great! I like how you recovered so quickly...I'm the same way. I learn more from my mistakes than anything else! I fall down..but I get up! Good success to you!
    4038 days ago
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