So, tonight I went to dinner and a movie with some friends that I have not seen in a very LONG time! It was lots of fun and I am so glad that I went. I tried my best to stay on track tonight and I think I did a fairly good job. Here's how it went...
When I got to the restaurant we had to wait on our table, so we sat at the bar for awhile. My plan was to either have a glass of wine or a rum and diet coke...I knew I would want to have a drink, so I figured either one of these would be the best choice. Well...I didn't exactly make the best choice at this point of the night. Instead of making a good calorie-conscience choice, I opted to order a mega-fruity, jumbo margarita - that came with an extra shot of some sort of margarita flavored tequila. I know that drink was probably loaded with calories, but I did keep my calorie consumption very low throughout the day, so I didn't worry about it too much. When we sat down to eat, we ordered some spinach dip to share. I had a little bit of it, but I tried not to over do it. I probably had about 8 tortilla chips and about 2 tablespoons of the dip...not too bad. For dinner I ordered the Key Lime Chicken and Shrimp (served on a bed of rice). It came with two sides, so I chose the steamed broccoli and the green beans. Now, normally I would have devoured the entire plate...maybe leave a bite or two, you know, so I wouldn't look like a pig...but tonight, I ate about half of my plate - maybe even a little less. I can't say the same for my drink though...I finished that off before my food got to the table....and then ordered a second one...what can I say - I've had a rough week. ;) The good news is that we had to leave to make it to the movie on time before I could even finish a forth of it!
Okay, so my normal routine at the movies is to get a large Diet Coke (because I try to save some calories somewhere - even when I was being a total fat kid) and a BIG bucket of popcorn - with extra butter - sometimes I would even get some candy, in case I needed dessert after I inhaled my salty snack. But tonight, I made much smarter choices. Instead of getting soda, I opted for a large bottled water...and I totally ignored the bag of Peanut M&Ms that were calling my name. "Chericeeeeee....eat me....I'm soooo yummmmmmy....you know you wanna...." Instead, I got a bag of Welch's Fruit Snacks and ate about 5-6 pieces before I realized that I wasn't really hungry for them and was just eating them because I always eat junk at the movies. So, I put the nearly full bag of fruit snacks back in my purse and enjoyed my bottled water and the movie!
I'm not sure of my calorie count for today because, honestly, I have no clue how to figure out the number of calories in my drink. I had about 700 calories left for the day before I went to dinner and I think it is safe to say that I went over that number - because of my beverage. BUT, I did reach my calorie burn goal, so unless I ate over 3170 calories today (which I know I did not) , I shouldn't gain any weight.
Tomorrow morning, I'm going to wake up and go to the gym - try to sweat off some of the damage from tonight. I may even hang out in the sauna for awhile - a little extra sweating couldn't hurt. :)
Breakfast: Oatmeal 130 cal
Snack: 100 calorie bag of popcorn 100 cal
Lunch: Fruit and Yogurt Parfait (McDonald's) 160 cal
Snack: carrot sticks and Laughing Cow cheese wedge 70 cal
Dinner (all of this is kind-of a guessing game using the BodyBugg website):
Big-ol-Margarita 800 cal (Yikes! This is what the website says for 1.5 cups of Margarita!)
Tortilla Chips 70 cal
Spinach Dip 80 cal
Chicken Breast (3 oz.) 140 cal
Shrimp (6) 45 cal
Green Beans (1/4 cup) 11 cal
Broccoli (1/2 cup) 12 cal
Rice (1/4 cup) 55 cal
Butter (1 Tbsp) 27 cal
Cooking Oil (1 Tbsp) 120 cal
**I'm not sure if all of the portion sizes are correct - I probably over-estimated on some. Also, I added the calorie counts for butter and oil because I know it was used to cook the food.
Movie Snack: Welch's Fruit Snack 33 cal
TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED 1794
Hopefully the number that I came up with is pretty close. I highly doubt that I underestimated by over 1000 calories.