Eating out is not always fun when you try and watch what you eat.
Recently we've had to go out for dinner. The first time we hit up Carl's Jr. (one of our only options) and last night we went to Coco's, I suppose a bit better than what I'd expected.
The first time, I really wanted a burger but opted for a salad instead. Carl's Jr. actually does well to provide nutritional information which is grand but the burgers were in the neighborhood of 700 calories (some had more than 1,000!) so I chose the 250-calorie salad along with the 35-calorie lowfat Balsamic vinegar dressing.
Yesterday I went with the Mushroom Veggie Burger. Since it was listed in the under-600 calorie section, I'm assuming it had less than 600 calories. Incidentally, that section had four things to choose from, three of which were salads.
I don't know what I felt like since I didn't allow my mind to linger. But I had gone running earlier in the day (intervals, and they felt great!) so I didnt' want to spoil an otherwise good day for nutrition and running by making a poor dinner choice.
It's small sacrifices like that, though, that help keep the pounds off, and several years of discipline that got them off in the first place. It's baby steps but it pays off.
Incidentally, the burger wasn't half bad.