40-Somethings - First hurdle and I came out a winner

07-31-2012, 11:36 PM
I met my parents out at a restaurant. I was not sure how this would go but agreed. I checked it out online because its know for its burger ect. I was able to find half a sandwich and salad. Then I found a nutrition listing for all their meals. woohoo. I had half a turkey melt minus the mayo and bacon. It was listed 580 calories. I am not sure how many to deduct for not having the bacon/may. That filled me up so I brought home the chicken cobb salad for dinner. That was 300 calories. All and all a good time and I was able to stay under my calories for the day.

08-01-2012, 02:16 PM
Good job deciding a head of time what you were going to eat and sticking with the plan!!! high fiving you across the web.

08-01-2012, 02:28 PM
Great job! Restaurants can be tough!

08-01-2012, 02:32 PM
Great job!

08-01-2012, 03:19 PM
Thanks ladies. I loved that they had the nutrition listing online. That way I could decide before going. I have not shared with my family yet about my weight loss goals. Not sure why. But I did not want to make a big deal about this in front of them.

08-01-2012, 04:44 PM
My advice would be to keep your weight loss to yourself until it shows and people ask. That's what I did, and it was much less "pressure to perform" that way. Once people started to notice, I had no choice but come up with ways to handle the different reactions. However, my opinion is that it's best to keep it to yourself for as long as possible.

08-02-2012, 08:17 PM
I agree, somehow it seems very personal to share my weight loss plans with people. Not really sure why. I know they would support me and all.... I have always been afraid of failure and think it might have something to do with that. I say keep it private for as long as you can. It is your journey and shouldn't be judged or commented on by others.

My 2 cents...:)