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.