Hello ladies, it's the weigh in! How was your week?
QOTW: Any great strategies for eating out? How do you eat out without busting the the calorie/points budget?
Down .8 this week. Slow and steady wins the race, right? Ugh. I'd rather drop 8 or 10 or 40 lbs a week, kwim?
I'm pretty anal about calculating points values for menu items for places we frequently go so for each place we go I have 1 or 2 or 3 items I can safely order and know the values.
For new places, I look up the menu online before hand.
If I have to wing it, I usually go for a grilled fish filet, or a chicken sandwich or chicken breast entree with fruit or veggies on the side.
I am back up about 0.5 lb, but since a lot of what I lost last week was from being sick and not able to eat/drink, it doesn't surprise me. Well, that and now that I can eat again I haven't been as diligent as I should be (read that as not being able to resist the chocolate cake DH brought home last night, and the chocolate chip cookies he insisted on making )
For eating out, I sometimes look up the nutritional values of things before I go, and I try to be really good the rest of the day and the day after. I also try to look at the portion size before I eat and mentally set aside what I will take home, especially if I can't look up the nutrition information ahead of time.
I started using myfitnesspal this week to track calories... it's great for some things (like scanning a lean cuisine meal with my phone), but I find it tedious to input recipes.
Last night I took my first walk around the neighborhood, and reconfirmed my hatred of hot/humid weather. It'd be more fun if I could get DH to go with me.
My coworkers and I have been talking a lot lately about the benefit of
getting up and walking more, and we're all encouraging each other to
take the steps, get up for walking breaks, etc., and that's been good.
For restaurants, I don't really have a strategy--it's a once-a-week treat for me to eat out (other than the occasional Subway lunch), so I usually just try to use common sense (that is, order the baked chicken, not the fettucine alfredo). We'll see if that holds up when I look up nutrition info to put into myfitnesspal, though.