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Eating at McD's and trying to not overstress.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ok, I know McDonald's is one of the worst places to try to eat well, but it's one of the cheapest, and with what's going on, hubby and I NEED some out and alone time. So please - before you comment - realize I know McD's is crappy food.

That said, I tracked before we went, and looked at the Grilled Chicken club, the Grilled Chicken, and the Filet-o-fish. I was rather shocked to find that of the 3, the Filet of Fish wins in almost every category but the protein. It's got the lowest protein count of all. So I'm trying to plan dinner. Despite the calorie count, I might go with the grilled chicken. I've got the calories for it, and I'm low on protein, since we're out of eggs and I haven't done my morning omelette.

I'm getting back into things, I'm remembering to track BEFORE going out, and looking calories up! Yea me! We're walking there, so I'll be getting some steps in, which is good. I've done a little yoga, and I'll do more before bed. I still haven't done the first day of the couch to 5K. I meant to yesterday, and got derailed by everything. Today...I just don't have the motivation :( I might try to do it tonight, we'll see.

Thanks for everyone's support on yesterday's blog. It's appreciated. The last 2 days have been really rough.
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  • DEBLYNN323
    emoticon Life is learning how to deal with those bumps in the road! Great job tracking and walking!
    1855 days ago
    Hey! McDonalds needs to fit in there somewheres! emoticon
    You made good choices and it will show in the long run.
    Don't be too hard on yourself and enjoy the ride! emoticon emoticon
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    1856 days ago
    Way to go on the planning ahead.
    1856 days ago
  • CARI2012
    Um, maybe I'm wrong, but I view this as a huge success! Given everything you've got going on, you have plenty of excuses to eat crap and forget about SP all together. That's not what you're doing! You're pulling yourself up, WALKING, and doing research before you go out to eat! The whole point of SparkPeople (in my opinion) is to learn how to incorporate healthy choices into the "real world". That's exactly what you're doing! I hope that you and your husband were able to get some quality time together and relax a little despite the uncertainty ahead. Just know that you have tons of support here and we all think you're doing GREAT!
    1856 days ago
    I eat at McDonald's from time to time. There is a Dining Out guide here on SP under the nutrition section. There are some healthy options listed for McDonald's. You should check it out.

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    1858 days ago
    McD's can be part of a healthy diet. if you watch portions and focus on the alone time with your hubby while eating the meal can be satisfying on a physical and emotional level. I dont eat a mcd's becase i dont like it but one in a while i will eat a few og my hubbys fries.
    1858 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    Making deliberate choices when you are ARMED with information is the best way to deal with all the cr@p life is throwing at you. Dont sweat McDs. You are going there with a game plan. Be well.
    1858 days ago
    You can do this. And the two of you will make it through this.
    1858 days ago
    I would hope that nobody would criticize you for making ANY decision regarding food, but good for you for planning in advance! Sometimes, you just have to have what you want. Anything is just fine, in moderation.

    Hang in there, keep pushing forward, and I hope you and your hubby enjoyed your alone time!

    1858 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
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    1858 days ago
    Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do...and screw everyone else,s opinion..I say GOOD JOB!!! you checked out your nutritional choices before you went...that is freakin awesome! emoticon
    1858 days ago
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