We unexpectedly went out to dinner on Friday night and I overate. Again. The food was delicious. We went to a place called Jake's. We got the pot sticker appetizer and split it. I had a side Caesar salad, a patty melt, fries and we split a lemon cheesecake dessert. My stomach hurt so badly when we got out to the truck. I've been very good about staying within my calorie range - 2,400 to 2,600. And I wasn't that far over - 3,000 calories. But still, it was too much food since I've been so careful over the last month. My stomach has shrunk a bit. In the last 10 days, it's the only day I was significantly over my range.
If I had planned ahead, I would have stuck with the patty melt and fries and splitting either the dessert or appetizer. When I go out to eat, I eat what I like, so I wouldn't have changed to a different entree. I'm of the school "eat anything you like, but don't eat everything you'd like" that I learned in binge eating classes. I forgot to pay attention to how full I was getting though. A lesson I still struggle with from those classes.
So the lesson is... plan ahead. If I plan the amount, I won't get overly full and while I can enjoy myself, I won't pay for it afterward by being in pain and nauseated.