Tonight we went out to dinner. I ordered chicken and biscuits, with no gravy on the mashed potatoes to shave a few points. It can with a salad bar, so I loaded up on free veggies and some low fat dressing (about 4 TBLs). I can't eat lettuce anymore b/c it makes me sick, so Is tuck with thing slike cucumbers and carrots. I ordered plain iced tea.
Then I decided before I ordered that I wanted a dessert. So I ate about half my meal after the salad and boxed it up. I ordered dessert (chocolate peanut butter pie) and shared it with my daughter, bringing over half of that home.
I figure my salad was 6 points b/c I did have some chick peas and three small slices of pepperoni and 4 large olives. The chicken and biscuits was around 15 total (it would have been closer to 20 with the full serving of chicken gravy I think), but I only ate half. So we'll say 8 there. And dessert was probably 1 point per bite since it was a rich thick pie. But I ate 4 bites.
Total I had 17 points. And though it wasn't a super low point meal, it was a small victory to me b/c it could have been easily 40-50 if I had eaten cheese on my salad, had more dressing and pepperoni, indulged in the pudding and corn chowder taht was on the salad bar. If I had ordered all the gravy and ate all of it and the entire pie, not to mention the 15 points in Mt Dew I could have easily consumed. So I call it a victory!
Anybody else have a small victory?