I have completely stuck to my 1200 calories, however, I am only down .5 of a pound:
My Starting Weight: 175
Weight for Last Blog: 163
Today’s Weight: 162.5
Weight Loss Since Last Blog: .5
Total Weight Loss: 12.5
I know, it is a struggle, and I am trying to stay positive.
Tomorrow is my father’s 80th birthday. There will be 10 or so of us going out to dinner to a Japanese all you can eat restaurant, and I am terrified….
The reason that I am terrified is that I did some research, and Japanese food is really high in calories, I don’t understand why most of them are so thin….I figure the fat part of me came from my Hungarian heritage.
Teriyaki Salmon – 1/2 a fillet is 233 calories
1 large shrimp tempura is 81 calories
1 large sweet potato tempura is 129 calories
and sushi rolls are about 200-375 for 6 depending on what kind
I am so afraid that I won’t have enough to eat and that I will basically blow all my daily calories on dinner, which means that I’m not going to have breakfast or lunch in fear of eating too much at dinner. When I added up the things I would like to have it came out to 1008 calories, which leaves me with 192 calories for the rest of my day.
I was really good at Mandarin, all you can eat Chinese buffet, and I have gone out to eat a couple of times, but was totally able to order something and stay within my calorie budget, but going for Japanese is really stressing me out. Not to mention that, there is no nutritional information on the website for where I am going, and you seen the information that I did find, this doesn’t include all the things that they have or what might be ordered, and well, see I’m stressing out.
I have one more issue on top of the dinner…lunch…I specifically said that we should meet at 1:00 so that I could avoid having lunch with them, but then one of them said, oh great, we can meet for lunch, and well, I told them that I won’t be eating, and that already sucks, but I’ll now be sitting with the food…we are meeting at a friends place, they have just recently had a baby, so we are visiting the baby.
So, my game plan is to work out in the morning, and hopefully, I will give myself a calorie buffer so to speak, I am planning on having a light breakfast and a light lunch, and then dinner…well, I am going to try to do the best I can with the research that I have, and go from there, I am determined to stay under 1200 calories.
I know how selfish I sound, this is my dad’s birthday, and a big one on top of it, and I love him, and it should be about him and my family and not the food, I get that, but, I have food issues. I don’t think like normal people, whenever I am invited out, I wonder what type of food will be there first, and I have tried to focus on the people, not the food, but it is so hard. It is a mindset change, and I don’t know how to do that.
What do you do? Any tips for me?