(Closed) Diet FAIL- should i laugh or cry?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hey, it’s the thought that counts right? =]

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have a good diet fail for you.

 

I started Weight Watchers and my inlaws wanted to go out for lunch. I though…i can do this…just make smart choices.

 

The special was this crazy “Canadian Sandwich” it was bread, bacon, ham and tons of cheese…i was thinking that would be a zillion points…im allowed 29 in a day so i ordered the healthy salad, put very little dressing on it and didnt eat the bread thing they gave you. So proud of myself.

 

Got home and calculated the points…..26 for the dang salad and get this 25 for the sandwich….DIET FAIL! :p

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Evie19: restaurants are the worse! I was just complaining to hubby about it last night….I wish i had the strength to never go… *laugh*

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

Haha – that sucks!  When I was on WW (and I am again right now), I’d always have to look up the online menu and calculate all the points before I’d even go out.  And I always get the exact same thing whenever I go anywhere, just to be safe!  I totally understand that you don’t always know where you’re going or they don’t have online menus, but when I do….well, I look like a lame-o, always picking the same thing, haha.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Haha, that is annoying! It’s amazing how many restaurants manage to only have 1000+ calorie salads on the menu.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My in-laws had gotten on a kick where they were drinking a lot of the Diet Lipton Green Tea.  But one time they went to Sams and they bought a couple of cases of the regular kind by mistake and just kept guzzling them.  They consumed THOUSANDS of extra calories before they noticed and they thought they were being so good!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

haha, that’s kind of funny. But on a serious note, how bad can mayonaisse really be? I mean, I never count calories , and per say, just more track what I eat so I don’t overeat. I eat croissants still, chips, timbits, and a heck of alot of cheese and full fat yogurt, but I have been steadily losing just by eating smaller portions, and running.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I haaaaaaaaaate how such innocent foods are soooo fatty!  I used to go out to the 99 down the street from work for lunch every now and then, and I knew most the stuff was prorbably pretty bad for you, so I ordered a portabello mushroom burger everytime thinking… you know, mushroom burger, MUST not be THAT bad for you.  One day I finally decided for some reason to look at the nutritional data.. and boy was I wrong!!!  That thing was about as bad as a BK whopper!  Never had another one since.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh no! Restaurants can be pretty tricky when it comes to this kind of thing. I’m a fairly new vegetarian- I started about a year and a half ago. I don’t eat any meat and no eggs or anything made with eggs for mostly ethical reasons, but also health. I lost about 15 pounds within the first couple of months without having changed anything else! It was a welcome surprise.

My diet fails have mostly been related to being vegetarian. You would not believe some of the things that have eggs in them, or chicken stock. It’s just ridiculous. Several times I had been chowing down on something only to notice in the ingredients later that it had one of those two things in it. I LOVE tomato soup, and found a good brand of it on a great sale, so I bought a few and ate 2 cans in a week. I then noticed when I was opening the last one that the TOMATO soup had chicken stock in it! Wtf!? Sigh…. I just have to be super vigilant about reading the ingredients label. 

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