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Logging Dinner Out

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

I believe that we must do what makes us happy and sometimes for me that is eating out. Tonight it was a celebration with a couple of friends that I have been dining with for over 20 years.

Prior to going I looked at the menu online and decided on Tuna or Salmon. Unfortunately, this restaurant didn’t post the calorie counts so I just tried to pick wisely. They offered only one vegetable other than potato and it was mushrooms which I absolutely hate. So I chose the side of wild rice on the side and Tuna as my entrée. I would have preferred broccoli, but you take what they offer. I also had a couple of bites of the birthday girl’s dessert.

I just plugged in my dinner and I have to say I’m not as bad off as I expected. Even when I let myself indulge a little I still do fairly well. I am getting better at this.

The other positive step I made today was walking three times in the worse hot humid temperatures. I had to drop my car off at the garage and walk 20 minutes to work, I walked at lunch and I walked back to the garage after work. So even in these awful temps I got some cardio in.
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    On a challenging day like today, either the festive celebration or the searing heat could've wrecked your healthy plans and goals, but you steeled yourself against allowing that to happen... emoticon emoticon emoticon Beautifully well done! I'm having to do all of my exercise indoors (have some health problems which make being out in the heat close to impossible). Keep up the great work!! - Sandi emoticon
    3883 days ago
    emoticon It is frustrating when you want to eat healthy but it isn't on the menu. Great job with the dinner and the 3 walks! emoticon
    3884 days ago
    You made some amazing decisions today - Congrats! Also I think you are amazing for walking so much in this heat.
    3884 days ago
    emoticon Very smart to look up the menu before leaving.
    Good for you on getting that walk in. Keep on tracking! emoticon
    3884 days ago
    My family and I went out to lunch the other day (I love Texas Roadhouse) and I had salmon with fresh veggies (steamed broccoli and carrots) and a house salad with a side of low fat ranch. I removed the croutons and most of the cheese and voila, I had a healthy and very satisfying meal! Good for you!
    3884 days ago
    Good for you to track track TRACK and WALKING on a day like this!

    I REALLY wanted to get out there myself, and I COULD have, but I worried I would aggravate the sunburned tops of my feet even more...don't want to risk grounding myself yet even longer!

    Looking forward to kayaking...hoping there will be a response to the rally I posted!

    3884 days ago
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