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Monday, February 18, 2013

Slim by the Summer #5 - When You Gotta Go!

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I found an awesome linky to help me and anyone else who is interested in joining in. Just head on over to Raising Reagan to join in the fun! Each week there's a theme, I love themes! CLICK HERE! See previous weeks and my progress HERE.
 
So this week's theme is......





Great topic hu?! This is probably the one thing that keeps America fat! Hubby and I were just talking about the topic this weekend saying that we know a lot of families who would probably lose 10 pounds by not eating out so much. It's just so easy to just go out to eat isn't it?!

I'm huge on saving money! Each week on my main blog, The Mami Blog, I plan our weeks menu and I also do weekly match-ups for our local grocery store. I HATE PAYING RETAIL! Wether it's food, groceries, clothing, housewares, etc. Anywho, so if we do go out to eat, usually hubby's decision, I grab my coupon binder and give suggestions for places that I have a coupon for. But sometimes it is only for a FREE Appetizer or FREE Dessert (not the best coupons), lol But we do like to try new places and it's hard because you don't know how they cook their food and if it will fit into your "diet."


Here are some tips that I use when we eat out
  1. Try not to!
  2. Avoid fast food!
  3. Don't do buffet
  4. Ask for your food to be steamed
  5. Drink water!
  6. Share a plate
  7. Avoid pasta dishes
  8. No appitizer
  9. Add a salad
  10. Eat Fruit
That's it! 10 tips are pretty simple... When all else fails just try to make a good choice. Got any questions about any of the tips? Drink a full glass of water before you eat, that way you don't eat as much. Pasta dishes usually have tons of butter, which is delicious, but yeah, no! lol Add a salad to your meal and ask if you can get the dressing on the side so you can control how much you use. And instead of fries or chips, ask if you can have some fresh fruit instead!
It was my mom's birthday this past weekend and everyone got a soda or a mixed beverage... NOT ME! I got some nice cold WATER!


February 19 Stats:
Beginning Weight (January 2013): 186
Prepreganancy (2004): 135
Postpartum (3rd Baby, August 2012): 172
Goal Weight: 135

Last week: (Feb 5): 181.2
Current Weight:
*Weigh in tomorrow*

4 comments:

Raising Reagan said...

Hubby and I have really started getting more into sharing a plate. I always forget about the steamed option.
Great tips!!

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L.A. said...

Great tips! Drinking water makes such a difference! Good luck with your weigh-in! :)
LA :)
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Amy @Consider Me Inspired said...

I always get water with lemon if we end up eating out at a restaurant. Fast food is really bad...I was telling my husband the other day that I wish they would come out with a healthy fast food place. Like not sandwiches but like veggie plates and stuff like that.

Camille said...

Great tips! I do the drink water thing all the time and it really makes a huge difference!