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How calories kept me focused.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Me and the hubby went out to eat at Applebee's the other night. We were so hungry after not eating all day (only breakfast at 7:30am turkey bacon with egg whites on wheat toast) because we were too busy fishing and just lost track of time. When we got the menus the first thing that slapped me in the face was the very large print of the number of calories in each meal. WOW!! What a wake up call I received that day. I said too my hubby wow they are really trying to keep everyone conscious of there weight and what the eat. So we proceeded to look at the menu and I couldn't choose what I wanted because I kept focusing on the calories. Everytime my husband picked something I told him "look at how many calories that has"! I couldn't believe that these four little Asian taco about the size of your palm held 1090 calories ARE YOU SERIOUS! I have always been conscious of my calorie intake but because I was so hungry it was making me angry because I was afraid to eat anything and so was DH. It took us almost a half an hour to decide on what to eat. Finally we did order the asian Tacos and split it so that was half the calories and I had popcorn shrimp and about five french fries and became full fast anyway so my eyes were speaking for my stomach. So I took in enough calories not to go over my range... I think. I just didn't eat anything else for the rest of the day.

It just amazes me on how calories can mean so much when your trying to lose weight. It really keeps you focused. Maybe it is a good idea that they have made it so we can see how many calories were eating, it will benefit us in the end. So I'm not mad at all. I was just hungry.

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    Wish there were more places to go that cater to healthy eating and smaller portions along with smaller prices but that will not happen because the healthier the food the more it costs! That is what upsets me...junk is cheaper then healthy!

    Way to go are thinking thin my lovely friend! That is why you will always succeed!

    Proud of you!


    3217 days ago
    Good Job on keeping control! I know how it is to skip a meal and then feel so hungry. It could be a time of bad decision making but you kept it together! That is progress! Too bad more places don't help the consumer and put the info up. It would make the decision process a whole lot easier.
    3222 days ago
    Lesson learned hon....I try my best to check the calories before I head out to eat. Or if not I always ask for one when I get there. If all else fails I just get an extra workout is crazy. The other day I went to Arbys and the lowest calories I could find for a meal was 540...utter madness!!
    3222 days ago
    We eat out a lot and it is difficult to make healthy choices. I wish more restaurants would post nutritional info. We don't do fast foods so I do try to rely on looking up calories before we go out. Ordering a salad at Chili's you would think a good idea, but the calories.....WOW!!! Eat half or order something else.

    You did a good job checking out your choices before ordering.

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    3222 days ago
    Good job!! I don't go out much, but I've heard of certain restrants putting the calories on the menu and I think that's a good idea. It will certainly keep us on our toes. You did a fantastic job. I've never been fishing, but perhaps you can take more snack foods with you next time (i.e., 100 calorie snack packs, carrots and celery sticks, fruit). Perhaps this will help you in the hunger department.

    Have a wonderful week.
    3222 days ago

    You really can do this!!

    3222 days ago
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