Wednesday, May 4, 2011

You'd Think I'd Learn

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.


  1. Restaurant portions are often way too large. Maybe if your husband was willing, you could have split the entree between the two of you.
    That way you both could get a taste of everything.

    Could be it was an overload of salt, fat and sugar .... that made you sick. I ate way too much sugar last weekend and every joint in my body ached. Served me right - what was I thinking? ack!

  2. I don't have so much of a problem with sugar as with fat. It's something else I'll need to look at if I don't start losing again.


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