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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Okay, so this past weekend we celebrated my husband's birthday! He choose to go to a Chinese Restaurant. Great, but NOT! I was just getting into the 100's and now this?!!? I tried, VERY hard, to find SOMETHING I could eat that wasn't too bad! Over all... after I tracked it all when I got home, I did very well... but still I'm scared for next Friday when I weigh myself! I'm not getting depressed or anything, just trying to keep that positive attitude (YES, it's hard as most of us know). BUT, I will do it! Thanks to all my SP friends!!! Thank-you!
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  • BOPPY_
    Here's my best advice on Chinese restaurants, that goes against most common advice.

    (Going against "most common advice", however, is how I lost over 100 pounds.)

    Stick with veggies and protein, and light sauces. There is almost always such a section on the menu. Avoid, fried and breaded foods, and rice. So, shrimp, chicken, bok choy, broccoli, fish, green beans, water chestnuts, etc. stir fired, are emoticon .

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    This advice is late, to say the least. But, maybe next time ...

    Of course, YMMV!

    Lee emoticon
    2660 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/3/2014 11:41:55 AM
  • 68ANNE
    I think by keeping the portions small and tracking you should be ok! Cross my fingers
    2660 days ago
  • DANLIN60
    You will be alright, you will continue to eat right and you are exercising faithfully so don't worry about it, you will do just fine. Just keep up with that exercise routine, that will be so good for you. We all support you 100%


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    2666 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12629461
    Have faith in what you do. You'll see that scale go down again. One meal wont stop you from succeeding. emoticon
    2666 days ago
    Hi - Maybe this blog will help you?
    2667 days ago
    Hop back on your plan. As everyone has said, one meal does not break the cycle. I think, with the advice you've been given, you'll be pleasantly surprised when you next weigh.
    2667 days ago
    No worries kid. If possible, step up your exercise 15-30 minutes daily for the next few days (until weigh-in) if you're concerned about the Chinese Food. Also be sure to drink 8-10 glasses of water daily to help counteract the sodium in the celebration dinner. You know why I'm not worried about you? Cuz You are concerned about getting right back on track. You're not planning to take the rest of the day or week to binge. Shake it off and don't stress. We might just have a ONEderland celebration on Saturday. If not, surely the next Saturday. Don't beat yourself up...just keep your eyes fixed on the prize (ONEderland) and move ahead. You'll get there. Hugs.

    Oh! and Happy Birthday to your DH!
    2667 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/27/2014 1:31:37 AM
    Don't worry it was only one meal and the salt will be gone from your body in a day or two. You will do fine!!!
    2667 days ago
    The effects of the added salt only last a day or two . . . so dining Chines is a good thing in the early part of the week where weigh-ins are on the weekend. When I lost my last 40 lbs 2010-2011, I was able to lose most weeks by utilizing this strategy.
    2667 days ago
  • no profile photo HOTPINKCAMARO49
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    2667 days ago
    A trainer that I went to said for me to not get on the scale at all for at least a week but better for 2 weeks because when we see the scale go up, we get depressed &sometimes it's just water weight. So maybe you can try to stay off of it & focus on eating right & exercise. Good luck!
    2667 days ago
    1 meal does not a weight loss streak break! Also, if you counted it all and did OK, no worries! By Friday the extra water weight from the Chinese will be gone too! So eye on the prize! No worries! Keep eating right and working out and you will stay in those 100s and dip even lower into them! Go get 'em my friend!
    2667 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    You are right...Chinese is not our friend. We went out for Chinese a few weeks ago and it was very good. I just resigned myself that it was not part of my normal eating and sometimes you just have to do the best you can. We do get over it!!!!!
    2667 days ago
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