Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Super Supper

I went out to eat dinner at a really nice restaurant with my husband this evening. It was a way to celebrate how far I have come on this journey up to this point and it was wonderful to spend time with him in such a great atmosphere. We got gift certificates a short while ago so I knew that this was the plan for tonight, and I ate very light in the earlier part of the day to try and even out a little more on the calories as a whole.

I didn’t deny myself anything that I really wanted, so I would say that there was limited indulging this evening. There was also a bit of sampling, although I know that is better than just shoving forkful after forkful into my mouth. I only drank water and ordered a desert to share with my hubby – then I only had two bites of that as well as the bits of fruit that were on the plate as garnish.

My appetizer and meal were fabulous. I did find myself announcing to my man halfway through my entrée that I was full but determined to finish the rest of the steak and mushrooms, but he kindly reminded me that I didn’t have to do that and that I could take it home and have it tomorrow. Simple, supportive words, but very effective. Thank goodness for that guy! I asked for the rest to be packed up.

It’s nice to know that I am able to indulge just a little. In the past, this dinner would have been an opportunity to stuff myself until I couldn’t move. I am definitely fuller than normal – I would even say I feel a bit bloated – but it is nowhere even close to how I would have felt before. I am so happy that I am able to enjoy special foods with moderation now and not feel deprived. I couldn’t ask for a sweeter treat after such a nice meal.

- 10 glasses of water throughout the day
- 1 banana
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes and yellow pepper with calorie-wise three cheese ranch dressing
- 3 whole wheat crackers
- 2 small wedges of sourdough bread with basil butter
- 1 portebella mushroom topped with shrimp and crab
- 1 yam fry dipped in a spicy mayonnaise sauce
- 1 grilled jumbo shrimp
- 1 bite of garlic mashed potatoes
- 4 ounces of a rare steak
- 1 cup sauteed and seasoned mushrooms
- 1 1/2 cups steamed green beans
- 1 gooseberry
- 1 strawberry with chocolate sauce
- 2 bites of crème brulee

- 50 minute walk
- 25 minute workout video


  1. I say...we have to live...life is not about dieting or feeling deprived. Am so pleased you went out and enjoyed the meal...with making good choices...thats what its all about.
    I have a friend who went away on holiday ( she is in her 40's ) and ate and drank knowing her boundaries but never depriving herself. She weighted in yesterday and is one kg up...she has mastered her weight as has NEVER diet in her life. She follows the GI low way of eating and I envy her so much. I want to get to that stage as well. Eat and know when to stop.

  2. I love date night with the husband! I am glad that you enjoyed your meal. Just think, now you will have some today to snack on too :-)

  3. I need a date night with my hubby. I am so glad that you were able to go out and enjoy yourself. You are finding your rhythm.

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  5. I am so happy that I am able to enjoy special foods with moderation now and not feel deprived. I couldn’t ask for a sweeter treat after such a nice meal.

    Now that is saying something & another part of this whole journey & learning!

    It is amazing how our tummy shrinks & we have to listen. Your hubby.. cute!

    PS: Stevia giveaway over at my place! :-)

    PPS: I am bummed I missed out on the secret!