Saturday, August 15, 2009

Buca Birthday

So, I survived the birthday dinner at Buca di Beppo. I'm sure I could have done better, but I'm pretty proud of myself. I had a little of everything, and thoroughly enjoyed it, but I made sure to pay close attention to my hunger level and while I left full, I didn't leave feeling stuffed or gross. I did have some cake both at the restaurant and then celebrating at home afterwards that I didn't really need but in the grand scheme of things I still did really well.

We were stuck with the leftovers of both Buca and cake (lesson learned for the future - don't take the leftovers!) and we brought the pasta for lunch today. Probably not the healthiest lunch, but I brought steamed veggies with it and portioned it out to a reasonable amount.

The cake... well, I had a bit of that tonight too. It was delicious though! No guilt here though because I had room in my stomach and room in my daily calorie range, so I thoroughly enjoyed it.

This isn't a diet, this is a lifestyle change, and there will always be someone's birthday, or wedding, or a holiday where food will abound and it won't be easy to make the healthy choice so I'm learning with each challenge like last night. No more leftovers though, I'll try harder to pass them off to someone else next time!