Born again feaster
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
I think I ate about 2 pounds of food for dinner tonight - oof! We took the kids out for our anniversary dinner, and ordered all our favorites. There are leftovers in the fridge, but we ate past full.
And yet I managed to stay within my calorie target. It took some strategic ordering. I had a few ounces of the steamed whole fish - yum. And 3 tasty shrimp, which I savored in small bites. And 1 ounce of a grilled skewered beef fillet. So reasonable amounts of fresh, healthy protein.
The strategic part is I ordered lots of extra veggies. I ordered the kids' and hub's favorite noodles and picked off the broccoli on top that they didn't want. I finished off 3/4 of a big plate of steamed Chinese broccoli - one of my favorite veggies so this was a treat. And after the kids had given up on it, I also polished off half a plate of stir-fried green beans. I ate so many veggies tonight that I wouldn't be surprised if I wake up tomorrow with a green tinge!
A year ago a big dinner out would have been much heavier on carbs and fatty meats. Now I aim for lean proteins and lots of veggies whenever I can. I completely belly-busted tonight, but since most of my dinner was veggies, I don't feel guilty at all.
Oh, and our youngest made us a card. Full of fancy script and little hearts drawn all over - it was very sweet. I'm glad she's taking her time growing up!