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No Respect..

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

That's it! I am seriously frustrated.. I feel that my friends are not respecting my 100 day challenge. They know for 100 days I am trying to go out to eat. I know it is a long time and it is not like I am expecting them not to go out to eat.. Anyhow, they invite me.. and I cannot say no and we go. And, I break my 100 Day Challenge.. I am just frustrated. I don't know if it is with me or them.

In addition to this, my friend said he would take me to Red Lobster after I said Applebees is not good for my WL. *sigh* I know Red Lobster is healthier for what I order but still. We agree to meet 1:30 and be hold he is 30 minutes late. Yes, he did call me.. but I don't understand why he had to run to the town in which we were eating in before we went.. (I hope that makes sense.)

Besides that, I don't know if I am going to get my super walk in today.. *sigh. I know I need to set better boundaries.. and this is partly my fault but STILL! This weeks weigh in shall be interesting..

I hope your day is going better than mine.

He is here now so time for me to go..
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  • PATRICIAANN46
    I have found that if I am going out to eat or am going to an event that is food-centered, I eat sparingly my other 2 meals. This works well for me and I can still be social and not afraid of going way over my daily calorie amount.
    Good Luck!!!
    3828 days ago
  • LYNNDAK
    I am so glad you wrote this because restaurants are usually my downfall too. I have been meaning to find an article on SP to help with that. Here's what I found:

    http://www.sparkpeopl
    e.com/resource/nutrition_articl
    es.asp?id=544

    85 restaurant strategies. Believe it or not I do better at Old Country Buffet because I head straight to the salad bar first. But, when I go to a "sit-down" restaurant I never order a salad if it doesn't come with the meal. WHY?? You would think that at OCB I would go wild with all the choices but I don't. I don't even think their food is really all that good so it's easy to stay away from a lot of it. Salad and a hunk of ham and I'm happy!

    Anyway it helped me so I thought I would pass it along.

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    3829 days ago
  • SHERYLDS
    I sympathize. My friends claim they are all on diets, but when we go out, you would think we were celebrating Thanksgiving. Just some suggestions.

    When you don't want to isolate yourself... Every restaurant does have 'legal' foods you could order, and you could even ask for a 'doggie' back right from the beginning and only eat half the portion. Or you could order an appetizer and a salad.
    3829 days ago
  • THECRAZYMANGO
    Thanks everyone.

    TORONTO_GRRL_79 - The guy I ate with actually has heart problems so sometimes he cannot walk and sometimes he can. Today, he couldn't.

    MYSHARONA6 - I did get the salmon (over portioned, of course) and 3 biscuits. I am thinking it will be okay since I only had 600 calories in for the day before that. It is kind of chilly out now.. but yes, I definitely need to get some exercise in.. even if it is for my sanity!
    3829 days ago
  • HEIDISO
    Sorry to hear things are so frustrating for you. Try to make the best of the rest of the day. Make yourself something for dinner instead of going out. If your friends ask you out, politely refuse and suggest doing something else after the meal.
    3829 days ago
  • MYSHARONA6
    It really is tough to stay the course. I used to think of the right thing to order when going out, and then when I open my mouth, something else larger and with too many calories would come out. There are good choices out there; it is just ordering them.......Hard to do sometimes.
    emoticon
    I think you will figure it all out. We have to go on living and there are birthdays and events all the time. I cannot tell you how much birthday cake and ice cream I ate in January, February, March and April! Everyone has birthdays then. But you do your best. Just keep exercising....walk, walk, and more walking. It will all be okay!!!! emoticon
    3829 days ago
  • BKGOOBERH
    Sorry you are having a rough day. Just keep doing the best you can.
    3829 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6372002
    I hear you! It's so hard to say no to spending time with your friends! It's one thing if your friends are all into healthy stuff and you can suggest and physical activity instead, but mine (and yours too from the sounds of it) are not! They eat, they watch movies ... luckily my friends aren't big drinkers! And places like Red Lobster, it's still difficult for me to get the healthy choice when what I REALLY want is something else. With butter. I just keep telling myself it'll come with time.

    The important thing is to make sure that your weight loss fits into your life. You can't change your life to fit your weight loss plans! (Or maybe I shouldn't say that ... personally, I know that if I do that it'll never last, but you gotta do what works for you!)
    3829 days ago
  • no profile photo HAASESH
    good luck
    3829 days ago
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