HCB's Journal, 06 October 2012

Do you calculate every morsel that passes your lips? I absolutely do, and am well aware of exactly what I am eating when I eat a "bite" of this or a "taste" of that...

We went to lunch to celebrate my friend's birthday and she chose...EEEKKK...The Cheesecake Factory! I did very well, though, and found yummy Asian chicken lettuce wraps for a mere 260 calories. They are a little high in sodium, but I will pound the water today. I also had a delicious green salad with low calorie dressing.

And, then the infamous "bites." One bite of pasta, four sweet potato fries, and about 1/4 of a slice of cheesecake!

All of it is logged and fits into my fat, carbs, and calorie count for the day.

So, be aware and conscious my friends! Those "bites" add up to many calories, fats and carbs if we are not careful to monitor ourselves.

And, of course, I did my Jillian 30 Day Shred DVD to get my sweat on and work off some of the little "bites!"

Still grateful for:

- The people I love who love me back!
- The good health of my loved ones
- My FS Buddies who support and encourage me to continue
- "Butt-kicking" myself to a smaller size today
- My DH - who is my greatest "cheerleader"
- My Bengal cat companions named Bodhi and Ravi
- My work - which has meaning and worth to other human beings
- My connection to the Mother Earth and its entire splendor
- My physical health

Diet Calendar Entries for 06 October 2012:
1104 kcal Fat: 29.09g | Prot: 72.64g | Carb: 118.14g.   Breakfast: water, Egg White, yellow onion, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Eggland's Best large egg, 2% Fat Milk, cooking spray, Mushrooms, BabyBel light, raw red bell peppers. Lunch: cheesecake factory chicken lettuce wrap tacos, mustard vinaigrette, Cheesecake Factory Original Cheesecake, ice tea, Angel Hair Pasta, baby spring mix, Sweet potato french fries, water. Dinner: water, All Bran Buds, Fage 2% greek yogurt, red raspberries, Splenda, Strawberries, pineapple. Snacks/Other: water. more...
2778 kcal Activities & Exercise: Circuit Training - 28 minutes, Desk Work - 6 hours, Sitting - 6 hours, Sleeping - 9 hours, Resting - 2 hours and 32 minutes. more...
on diet HCB's own diet  


Great job logging everything and behaving yourself at the Cheesecake Factory!! Sounds yummy!  
06 Oct 12 by member: erika2633
You did so well. I hope to learn from your discipline! I do log everything that crosses my lips - that is why my RDI is always in the red. LOL But I set my RDI low to help me stay within reason. 
06 Oct 12 by member: Neptunebch
You are the queen of knowing what's passed your lips - I have considered going the route of logging my food on here but have tried it in the past and wasn't too keen on it. Perhaps, like some other buddies, I could log my food on another site that has a more user friendly interface. At any rate, you seem to be so on top of your game right now with food awareness and keeping up with your workouts. Rock on sista! 
06 Oct 12 by member: evelyn64
Wow, HCB, I've never been to the Cheesecake Factory. Mainly because the town I live in, Wichita, KS, is too dinky to have one. Many a person has made the pilgrimage to Kansas City in order to eat there. And you had some Asian rolls and a salad? Good for you! And restrained yourself to eating 1/4 of a slice of cheesecake? Double freaking good. I know all about those evil "bites". Mostly from biting on sugar free candy. I have been so good about that stuff - I haven't had any in the house in about 3 weeks. Very good that you did your JM DVD today, too. Tomorrow I am going to strength training/cardio class at the gym.  
06 Oct 12 by member: kmartdollie
Yes - the wraps were quite good (to me) as they had grilled chicken and raw veggies wrapped in big lettuce leaves with a little bit of peanut sauce. They have a "Diet" menu called "Skinnylicious" items. Many of them are high calorie and high carb though - so I researched the menu before we even went to the lunch! 
06 Oct 12 by member: HCB
ya that is something to remember that sometimes ppl forget is the lil bites.. they do count.. myself the only thing i never count is my coffee or tea but i usually try to stay under my cals intake just for that reason cause i know my coffee and tea add up too 
07 Oct 12 by member: bonthronm
Yes, it is shocking how those bites add up. I have not been to a Cheesecake factory yet so thanks for letting me know that one can eat on plan - if bite are avoided.  
07 Oct 12 by member: BuffyBear
My level of awareness is no where near your very sharp perception as that keen perception pertains to eating. I applaud you for your zen like approach! Look what success it has brought you. Hugs! Hugs! Triple Hugs! 
07 Oct 12 by member: wiener4
You did good girl...I used to be like that..you inspire me to do better..:O) 
07 Oct 12 by member: BHA
Recording everything is the only way I stay on track and I found the same thing, those little bites here and there really add up. Way to go on staying under your RDI, I'm still afraid to eat in restuarants as I'm not sure I can resist all those rich calorie laden foods they offer. 
07 Oct 12 by member: fatoldlady
Yes - restaurants do make a challenge for me, too. But, after, I see how I CAN fit my new lifestyle choices into :life: - because maintenance will require the skill to choose wisely! 
07 Oct 12 by member: HCB


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