Who said "You can't teach an old dog a new trick?"..I'm catchin' on...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Well, I'm quite impressed with myself this morning. Yesterday was my sister-in-laws birthday and we went out to eat at Longhorn Steakhouse. Thankfully, I'd planned for the meal but especially thankful for my "new found learning experience" here at SP. I'd read recently that a good thing to do is to find the menus on the internet and plan on what you are gonna eat BEFORE you get there. I did it and it really helped.
Another thing that i noticed was the fact that my s-i-l, was bragging about trying to lose weight herself and telling her husband that he needed to watch his lunch routine and eat healthier. According to him, he eats at Mickey D's for lunch and I'm sure its just for convenience. Well, little miss pris, LOL, watching what she eats, had the most expensive calorie item on the menu, the baby back ribs, LOL. I kept my big mouth shut but will probably email her and tell her about SP, but I don't think she is very 'puter literate, LOL.
Then again, maybe I'll wait until she notices my progress and THEN tell here what my secret is. Yea, that's the ticket.
My wife had the small cut of prime rib which was 880 calories plus the 350 calories for the baked potato with butter, probably more calories, I forgot to add the extra butter that she ordered. She almost choked when I told her what her calorie plan was!
Little ol' me, chose, the 10 oz salmon, the steamed asparagus and the rice pilaf, I did splurge and have a side Cesar salad which cost 350 calories, which I might not do the next time, but it was very good! So my calorie intake for dinner was: 410 salmon+200 rice pilaf+90 asparagus+350 salad=1050, which was not the best way to go, but a far improvement over what I MIGHT HAVE CHOSEN, if not for my recent education here at SP.
So, I learned that the best defense is a good offense, be prepared and know what is on the menu BEFORE you go.
Good luck and thanks for stopping by