Well I've already had a bad eating day this weekend and it was Saturday. Friday was great! I came in at 1456 calories and very proud of myself. I had Saturday all planned out, but you know how that goes. I am placing blame on noone other than myself and I won't even bore you with the details on where everything went off course. I'll just tell you that at 2:30pm Saturday afternoon, I was sitting in a Mexican restaurant. It involved chips & salsa, 2 grilled chicken soft tacos with lettuce, 1 beef soft taco w/ lettuce (no cheese on any of them)......and sharing a pitcher of frozen margaritas with Dwayne. Doh! On to Sunday!
Thank God I got right back on track. Today's calories came in at 1460 and I'm done eating for the night. I met Tina from Fat Girl Dives In for lunch today at The Cheesecake Factory. She and I both planned ahead on what we were going to eat. This restaurant chooses not to post a nutrition guide on their website....and now I know why!! The caloric values on their foods is through the roof. I know this from digging around on google and finally finding a nutrition guide for them.
I found one appetizer that was over 3,000 cals. An appetizer!!!! They have one section of their menu called "Weight Management Salads". It gives you 3 choices, all over 500 cals. Tina managed to find a salad on the regular salad part of the menu that was just over 400 cals....seared tuna salad. She got the lowest calorie dish on the menu! Very good choice.
I, on the other hand, did not. I was originally going to go with the Spicy Grilled Chicken Salad...I think it was like 550 cals or so w/ their lowfat vinaigrette. But I didn't care for the ingredients on the salad....poblanos, corn, black beans. Too tex-mex for me. Dwayne suggested I get a sandwich, only eat 1/2 of it, and take the other 1/2 home for lunch the next day. I asked Tina what she thought and she said that's what Sean would do. Eat what he likes, but just control the portion size. So that's what I did!
I chose the Cuban sandwich, knowing ahead of time that it was 1135 cals for the whole thing, or 567 for 1/2 of it. When I ordered, I asked them to box up the other half before they brought it out. When it got to the table, the whole yummy thing was laying on the plate, along with a HUGE pile of fries. I was so focused on how many cals were in the sandwich, that I forgot there would be fries on the plate, too! I'm very proud to report that I did not eat one single fry. Not one. I ate 1/2 the sandwich, and brought the other 1/2 home for Shane to take to lunch tmrw. I had water with lemon and lime to drink.
I had a FANTASTIC time with Tina. Great conversation. She is so real, genuine, congenial, intelligent....she's going to be a great friend, I can tell. I'm very glad we met up! We live pretty far apart, but we promised to meet up again soon. I can't wait! She was gracious enough to pay for our lunch today with a gift card that she had. We only went a little bit over, and she paid the difference. Very sweet of her to do. I had a fabulous time. :)
After lunch, I met Billie at the gym for our workout. Although this wasn't our official day with the trainer, he was there, so he told us to do a 10 min warm-up on the elliptical, then go through all the weight machines twice, doing 12 reps on each machine. After that, he had us do 20 more mins on the elliptical. We did it all, and it took 1 1/2 hours to complete, sweat just a'pouring! I'll have to do my workout alone tomorrow morning, so I can head to my sister's in the afternoon. But Billie and I have our next workout with the trainer on Tuesday at 6:30pm. He's also going to give us the plan that he's written out for us on what to do when we're not working out with him.
Dinner tonight was a salad at home with romaine, spinach, grilled chicken breast, fresh mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and 2 TBSP of raspberry vinaigrette that checks in at only 40 cals. To tell you the truth, getting back on track is kinda' hard. When I do the 1500 cals/day...I can't ever really say that I'm "full". I break up the cals to where I'm eating about 5x/day....so there's never really a time where I'm eating enough food at once to have that nice, full feeling. The sandwich I had today was good, and it was satisfying, but I could have eaten the other half with no problem. The salad I had for dinner was delicious....but definitely not very filling.
But I would rather be feeling like this physically, than I would riddled with guilt from bingeing a few times a week. I'm also keeping it in the forefront of my mind that weigh day (Fridays) comes around every single week. It'll be here before I know it. And I don't want to be scared to stand on the scale and have to report what it says. I want to look forward to standing on it because I know I did things right....or mostly right (damn margaritas!). :)
All in all it was a pretty good weekend. I got 2 out of 3 days right, and that's more than I can say for the last couple of weeks. Once again, I'm going to put my best effort into having a decent calorie day at my sister's tomorrow. Hopefully I'll have something good to report on Tuesday night when I post again. Talk to you all then. :)