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Eating Out All The Time

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

I think I need to start finding some quick and easy meals for when my husband doesn't want to cook. Last night I came home and he was supposed to make goulash. After about an hour, he finally told me he didn't feel like goulash and wanted to go out to eat, to On the Border (Mexican) no less. I was scared because I have a bad history with On the Border. Previously, I've gone there and shared with my husband 3 or 4 baskets of chips, a whole bowl of queso then had fajitas with all the trimmings. By the time we would have left, I would need to be rolled out of the building. I was always feeling sick. I was so afraid that even though I have been actively trying to be better that I would revert back to my old ways.

Well goodbye old me! I had the equivalent of one basket of chips. I actually planned for a basekt of chips (roughly 20 chips) so when the basekt came out, I took my half and put them on a napkin. She then brought another basket out and I put my half on the same napkin. Then I knew that from there, those were my chips. We got a cup of queso instead of a bowl then it came time to order my fajitas.

Well I was surprised when I looked up fajitas online that my baja blend (zucchuni, squash and red bell peppers) actually has 4 time the amount of calories that just red pepers and onions have. I think it's because they use a different seasoning. I didn't care because I liked having more vegetables that I enjoyed on my plate. When I ordered my fajitas, I told the waitress i wanted the chicken, veggies, pico, lettuce sour cream and guacamole. No beans, no rice and definitely no tortillas. It was really good.

The only thing that was not enjoyable was the bill at the end. Even though I only had half of what normally comes with fajitas, I was charged the full price. I'm going to have to think some more about the different menu items and start branching out some.

And the best part last night? When I walked out of the restaurant, I was full and satisified but I wasn't in any pain from over eating. It was a great feeling.
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    One battle at a time. Thinking ahead will help. I kinda have a plan for most chain restaruants, but it is the little local ones that I'm still struggling with. But with the right mindset, we'll get there.
    1873 days ago
    Excellent job!
    1874 days ago
    emoticon We used to eat out waaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy too often but now I keep turkey patties and chicken breast on hand along with the george forman grill and veggies so on days when we are not feeling it we can still eat healthy and it only takes a few minutes to prepare. that feeling of complete fullness is sooo uncomfortable....way to go!!!!
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