Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I used to gently remind him of what we discussed before we came to keep him on track. Then it was almost like people were listening for it and I've even had things said to me like "oh he can have what he wants, leave him alone!" or "you're no fun!" I stopped doing it because if he wants to blow his sodium out of the water or screw up his calories, that's his business. I was no longer going to be viewed by my family as some taskmaster that cracks the culinary whip to keep him on track. He can make those decisions for himself. We make a plan going in and if one of us sticks to it and the other doesn't, then it's on the person who strays from plan to not gripe about it come weigh in day.
I was very proud of him for making the right choice and sticking to the plan of wood fired fish. He got the baked potato with sour cream which calorie wise was moderate but at 730mg of sodium, I'll stick with my asparagus with no added salt. (I always make sure to ask them to tell the cook not to salt my fish and veggies or else they just dump it on and I'd be bloated for three days. He is completely unaffected by salt...poophead.) They brought the fish on rice pilaf for both of us and we didn't have a single grain. I knew one taste would cause me to slam my face into it. It's so good but such a salt lick. Stuffed mushrooms were ordered and he passed them up. I was proud of him because I know he likes those but again, not alloted for and he stuck with the plan. I was proud of myself too because those garlic cheddar biscuits were especially good this time but I stuck to the one I allowed myself and never thought about them again. We drank 2 big ol' glasses of water that was probably about 35 oz of water which would've equaled one of the water bottles I drink the second half of the day. Score.
All in all, restaurant success!
Do you stick to your plan when you eat out or are you tempted to veer off track when you're around others?
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Labels: Non-scale victories