This evening was the first time I have eaten out at a sit-down restaurant since I have started WW. Yes, I know I have no life.
I went out with some of my co-workers after being at a book fair and I was looking forward to a nice evening out. We decided on Ruby Tuesday because of the awesomely big salad bar there.
Once we got there, all of my good intentions went out the window. I struggled to make the choice of having the salad bar. I really wanted a big, juicy burger instead! I ended up ordering the salad bar, but added some broccoli cheddar soup to go with it. Then the server brought out the garlic cheddar biscuits. I had the debate in my head, “Do I eat one? They’re small. No, I shouldn’t eat one. They aren’t good for me. I wonder how many points they are.” This is why I need a smart phone! I hope my husband is reading this…hint, hint!
<——Wowsers! I probably wouldn’t have had that one…
Anywhoodle, I had a biscuit. I enjoyed the soup. I had a plate of salad. I ate, but I didn’t really enjoy the food like I would have if it had been a burger and fries. I did enjoy the conversation with friends. I tried to focus on that, but I felt like I was constantly keeping myself in check. No fun.
Once I got home, I calculated my dinner. My stupid soup was 10 pts. 10 pts. for a CUP of soup. Totally not worth it. Luckily, I had plenty of points left and only went over my daily amount by a few.
<——-Full of processed cheese and heavy whipping cream! Blarf!
Here’s the thing, I’m going out to dinner tomorrow night, too. At least I know where we’ll be going and I can figure out what I’m going to order before we get there and not be unpleasantly surprised. I hope that it’s easier than tonight was. Practice makes perfect, right?!!
If you watch what you eat, how do you handle eating out? Have you ever been surprised about how many calories are in something you ate?