Monday, February 7, 2011

Just Dinner

Second post today. It's late, but I wanted to update what I had for dinner at the restaurant.

I ordered plain iced tea to drink, added nothing to it, and drank one and a third glasses of that plus some water.

Bread was brought to the table. Soft, warm, crusty bread. I can't say it didn't bother me. This time, it did. It bothered me. Not a LOT, but I did pick a piece up and smell it. I did halfway consider eating a bite. Or a piece. But the urge wasn't terribly strong, so I pushed the bread away and waited for the appetizer.

Seared Ahi tuna roll came to the table as an appetizer. It was fantastic! I had four thin slices and some of the chopped slaw (cabbages mostly, plain, atop an Asian dressing type of stuff which got on the bottom of the slaw and was yummy) and a few thin pieces of pickled ginger.

Next came the salad, which was smallish but good and fresh, mainly baby spinach with a few other greens mixed in, sliced fresh mushrooms, a bit of crumbled bacon and shredded Parmesan (which I mostly managed to pick off... the Parmesan, that is), with dill dressing on the side. I dipped my fork into the dressing and used maybe 1 Tablespoon of it.

Then the entree, which was a fabulously done piece of Mahi Mahi cooked with no oils or breading, just grilled to perfection with a tiny side cup of macadamia nut butter (not like 'peanut butter' but more like melted, seasoned butter with a few toasted nuts sprinkled in it) which I did dip into a bit, sparingly. I asked for the vegetables to come with no added oils or butter, and double veggies but no rice pilaf. The steamed asparagus spears were very good. Great entree!

Then when the table ordered dessert, I got a cup of decaf coffee and put some Splenda and a splash of cream in there. I drank about 4 ounces of that and then it was time to go. I found I was perfectly satisfied sipping that hot coffee while others ate chocolate mousse. I did not feel deprived at all, and in fact thought, "this coffee tastes similar to chocolate and is probably even better because it is not overwhelmingly sweet." A strange thought for me, indeed :)

All in all, it was a fine evening and a wonderful dinner. Of course, I couldn't weigh my food at the restaurant but I am estimating the combined total of the two types of fish was approximately what I'd need for my Lean portion (7 oz cooked), and there was about a cup of asparagus (if it had been chopped) and a cup of salad. So just about right on the veggies, too. The dressing and the butter count as the 2 fats I need, and the Splenda and cream as well as any seasoning on the fish count as condiments. The crumbled bacon in the salad was off plan and I'd estimate 50 calories worth and some added fat/sodium.

The rest of my day was:
Coffee & sugar free creamer (1 condiment)
Medifast pancakes with sugar free syrup (1 condiment)
Medifast hot cocoa
Medifast Smores bar
Medifast Chocolate Mint bar
Medifast brownie topped with 1 T peanut butter (1 snack)

So I was over by 2 condiments today as well. I am okay with that, for a day with a fancy restaurant meal, but tomorrow I am aiming for 100%. I finally feel like I am getting back in control of my eating again. FINALLY. It is harder to get back on plan after screwing up a lot than it is to just STAY on. I am very happy to be back in the groove and hope I can hang in there for that new low weight I am striving for.


He Took MY Last Name said...

Good job Lyn, glad that you enjoyed your fancy dinner!

Did you dress up?

Hanlie said...

You did great! I think for many of us, doing well in restaurants is one of the last skills to acquire.

Lynna said...

It is so much fun to read about somebody's experience of being in the groove. That feeling is so delicious... even more delicious than chocolate mousse tastes. Rock on, groovy woman.

Kristi said...

Let me guess....P.F. Changs?

Cody Jo said...

Sounds like you had a great dinner! Good job holding off on the bread too.

Lyn said...


nope! Just a nice local place. :)