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My Six Dollar Burger revision

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Tonight we were planning on a dinner out and were sure it would be Chili's. As I stated in my blog - January 14/Carnivore - I need meat. I was ready for my meat fix and Chili's has this yummy Guiltless Carne Asada Steak that is pretty tasty. I was thinking about it all day and to make it even better I was really low on my nutritional intake today so I knew I was in the clear.

We did not go to Chili's. YIKES! The birthday boy's choice - Carl's Jr. Thanks buddy!

My choice - The Six Dollar Burger. I had to have that meat!!!!

But wait...read on...this is what I did...I requested no mayo on the burger
(I know you don't think that a big deal but they slather that thing in mayonnaise...that's part of what makes it taste so yummy!)
and had a garden salad with the low-fat balsamic dressing...and.... and....and...I cut the burger in half and threw away the other half!

....we interrupt this broadcast for a special report....

My man just walked in and read what I had written this far and told me to write and let you guys know that he was very impressed that I actually threw it away. He was sure I was going to take the other half home only to eat it later tonight.

....back to our regularly scheduled program....

So...yay for me!! Honestly, I was impressed with myself because I have never cut a burger in half and not eaten the whole thing. The best part - I was actually satisfied. I got my meat fix and didn't feel overloaded, guilty, or that I had blown it. It was a pretty awesome and powerful feeling!
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    AWESOME!! Wow - that's some self control! I know the meat in a fast-food burger is not the biggest offender. It's all that other stuff around it. Good job! (And I love your special report - heehee)
    4197 days ago
  • BRINI24
    YAY for you girl! I am so proud of you, excellent choices today!!! FYI....oh how I love me some beef, so I know how you feel!
    4197 days ago
    Yea for you. As always I'm so proud of you. And I'm glad you did not tell me about your blog this morning doing our walk and made me read it. And I love the way you tell stories,
    4198 days ago
    Great WILLPOWER!!! I'm not sure i would be able to do that!! You are awesome! And you are SO right about the mayo, they make it such a thick layer..good thinkin friend!
    4198 days ago
    Good job!

    BTW - I never see mayo on a burger... is a that a west coast thing?
    4198 days ago
    Smart choices. Mayo has alot of calories and fat and sometime you need alot of it to taste it. I always carry some packets of low-fat mayo left over from Panera or Subway. Then if I want mayo I have my own. That was smart not to let the restaurant choice ruin your eating. And only eating half was a great move. You enjoyed your evening and didn't deprive yourself. emoticon
    4198 days ago
    Excellent! And very impressive.....I don't know that I could have done that.
    4198 days ago
    Good for you!!! I would have never thought of that on my own, I usually bring the other half of whatever home also. Very inspiring!!
    4198 days ago
  • ADAM_2019
    Way to go. I usually bring stuff home for "another day" but end up eating it later that day. Good Advice!!! Throw the other half out ....
    4198 days ago
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