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'Nuther Lesson Learned

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Okay...when you're planning to eat out, MAKE SURE you've recorded the correct nutrition figures for the items you're interested in. Made that mistake with Chili's today.

For the record, the Caribbean Salad with Grilled Chicken is awesome and has really good numbers, even with the dressing! Only, I recorded the numbers for the side of guacamole, not the full appetizer of guac, salsa & chips! Had a slight shock when I put it in the tracker.

However, what went right was the sodium. My friend and I split everything, and managed to keep the sodium reasonable. Even with that as only one of my meals, I still barely topped 1500mg for the day.

Note to self: if someone brings an unexpected birthday cake emoticon to Bible study (had no idea anyone was having a bday), and you haven't updated your tracker yet for the evening, skip the cake. ('twas another mistake today, with both errors bringing me nearly 1000 cal over budget. emoticon )

I can't stay up long enough to exercise off those calories today, so I'll have to chalk it up to a lesson learned, and keep plugging away. emoticon
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  • LAHUDSONCHEF
    Thanks, ya'll...I appreciate the supportive words! :-)

    KGWINDER - I almost never use dressing anymore, with a couple exceptions, if I plan for it. The dressing on the Caribbean salad I mention above is figured into the salad's numbers, and it's honestly not bad for what it is. The other exception is the Spicy dressing at Chick-Fil-A...though the sodium's not bad for dressing at all, I still use only about 1/4 of the packet.

    Often at a restaurant, I'll ask for oil & vinegar...and my own taste prefers vinegar, so I often just skip the oil. Easier to do that, than to try to explain to the waitress that I only want vinegar. At home, I keep fresh veggies (whatever I feel like getting) chopped up and "marinating" in raw ACV in the fridge, and I top my greens with that, and that's my only dressing. (I keep this going, just adding to it as needed, not finishing it off and starting over. Note: if you use beets, be prepared for EVERYTHING in that bowl to turn purple! hehe)
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  • JWOURMS
    Good attitude.
    2165 days ago
  • KGWINDER
    You get huge praise for your last line. That's what it is all about learning and going on as the new and improved version. The sodium thing I was watching today as well, as I was under calories for the day, so I thought some salad dressing would be a treat (I'm usually eating it without dressing) and wow the sodium on my tracker soared. Bye bye dressomg!
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