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Friday, October 28, 2011

For weeks I've been putting off a friend who loves to invite me to dinner. Why, because I'm trying to stay on my plan and he's the type that pushes food at you and acts hurt if you politely try to refuse seconds, etc. So tonite, I relented--gave myself the pep talks about staying with the healthful choices. I took a bottle of white wine to leave for him, but what did he do? Met me at the door with the sweetest mixed drink I've ever tasted (probably because it's been months since I've had a drink), and the evening went down from there. Oh, I enjoyed his company and the food was good, too good.

Should have stayed home.
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    Its hard for people who are not dieting and counting calories to understand what those of us doing so must go through. Still, we can't avoid everyone who doesn't understand.

    It is OK to take a modest portion and say, "I'm on a diet and I can't overdo tonight, but if I could be tempted off of it this meal would do it!" ... and then stay firm. But like everyone else said, the occasional rich meal won't blow the deal if we don't let it. Even Weight Watchers says to blow the diet every week or two.

    A couple of times a month my wife has Ladies' Night Out or an Altrusa dinner. Those nights she stops by our favorite Mexican place on the way home and brings me chimichangas. I make sure to eat very light for breakfast and lunch those days, because the chimichanga dinner is about 1000 calories. So I try to keep breakfast and lunch to about 250 each.
    3137 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/29/2011 12:51:59 AM
    This is funny...I was going to agree with you until I read all the other comments... You are competitive, young lady - yes, you deserve your time out with friends. But...you are also actively pursuing some goals and this may delay your progress. Hmmm...enjoy the social time and kick the Challenge up a notch, next week!
    Have a great weekend - no more beating yourself up for any decisions you make!
    3137 days ago
  • LLF1020
    One of the things that worried me the most when starting the "Spark" was socializing. I realized rather quickly that one night out with friends does not break you but gives you renewed energy. Think about it this way you went out enjoyed yourself then back to it. That is willpower being persistent! Great job you are doing living your life.
    3137 days ago
    You need those nights now and then! Glad you enjoyed yourself! You deserved it!

    Take care
    3137 days ago
    Sometimes you just need those days. I went to the Melting Pot for my daughter's 16th birthday. I really enjoyed myself and turned it around the next day.
    3137 days ago
  • MAYTE1975
    No , you shouldn´t emoticon
    You enjoyed a good evening with a friend , what more can we ask for?
    A session with our dear friend Jillian and you will be back on track


    Que tengas un buen fin de semana

    3137 days ago
    It is a night shared with a friend! Not blowing everything you have put in place- all your healthy choices and moves are not ruined by a night of indulgence!
    Please do not beat yourself up! What I learned at Sparkpeople: Consider it a "reset" night and carry on with your mostly good choices with your very next meal.
    3138 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/28/2011 2:40:32 AM
    I over did pizza due to being too tired to "cook" an 8 layer dip dinner....
    It happens NOW exercise and flush it away.
    3138 days ago
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