Tonight we go out with one of my colleagues & his wife. They want us to walk into town and go to this award-winning burger joint with them. The place is ranked like 20th in the country for burgers, so they’ll expect us to order and eat a damn burger. Not good: this is too soon into my diet for such binge temptations.
But I’m not a victim of circumstances. First, I decided I’d get the burger with a salad rather than their fries on the side. I can try one of the hubby’s fries if they look good & he’ll not let me steal more than that. But let’s face it, I know what fries taste like & I’ve been loving my leafy greens lately. So that was my first decision. Then I went online & found the menu & it turns out I can get the burger on a big salad (no bun!), so I can try the burger & not offend our hosts, but I don’t have to pig out completely. Figure 400 cals for the burger alone, so with dressing on the side, that’s still a sensible meal and one I might even make at home sometime.
So far I’ve had cheerios and milk and a large salad today. I may have a piece of toast with peanut butter (130 cals) before we leave for their house so I’m not starving at the restaurant. And while I’d love to get a beer tonight…they have my very favorite porter on tap…that’d be another 250 calories in the mix. Meanwhile, I burned 170 calories on the treadmill this morning and another 80 with my yoga/mat work this morning, so I feel okay about tonight. I have this under control & will come out of this test the victor.