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Did I or not?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

So you are probably thinking, "Wonder how Jan did at Outback tonight? Did she stick to her guns? Did the onions and fries get her? Did she eat a baked potato or a Brownie sundae?"

Let me take you through the meal.

We arrived, got seated and they immediatly brought that delicious brown bread. I had looked up ahead of time and the loaf was 200 calories so I promptly cut half a loaf, eyeballed out a TBS of whipped butter, cut it into 3rd's and said to myself, "Thats it".

The table ordered the bacon cheese fries and the fried onion blossoms. I asked for a salad with dressing on the side. The waitress was awesome. She got that I was watching my weight and she gave me a salad with no croutons and no cheese. (Yea for her!!) and brought it when the appetizers arrived. SCORE! So far, so good. All according to plan. I kept opening the menu and looking at my choices and was the only one there excited that the calorie content was listed. In the end, I went with what I had earlier decided. Sirloin steak with steamed broccoli.

While waiting, I sipped water, visited with people and went back for the other half of the bread, knowing full well what I was doing and also knowing I had room in my day for it. Then I ate 8 onion strings. Did I crack and keep eating them? Did I snap and say screw it? Nawww. Not this girl!

When my meal arrived, it looked kinda sad next to all the yummies everyone else was eating but Kady orderd the side of mushrooms and I added a few of those and spiced it up a bit. I could taste the butter on the broccoli but ate it anyway.

When desert came, I did not order one and I had 2 bites from my girlfriends ice cream and it was really yummy. Then, I was done.

So yea, I can say dinner was a success. You are welcome to look at my tracker to see everything I ate today and I dont think you would say that I suffered at all. It was not hard to do and while I thought about other food, I was happy with my choices, I was full, I was satisfied and best of all, I was happy that I had a successful day and did not go crazy and be defeated by food.

I just went to dinner with my friends. That's it. I can live with that.
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