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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Red Lobster 1 - Matt 0

Uusally when wife and I go out to eat we choose places that at least have some reasonably healthy choices. but we were meeting up with some friends and they suggested Red Lobster. I guess what I ordered wasn't so bad in moderation - seafood pasta with New England clam chowder. I'm just a little annoyed with myself for letting some of the silly psychology that goes into overeating take hold of me and win...

Rationalizations like...."gotta have one of the cheese biscuits"...and before you know it you've eaten 3, maybe 4.

Or..."there's less than 1/2 the pasta left on the plate now, not enough for leftovers, plus seafood isn't that good the next day, might as well finish"...even though my stomach was clearly telling me I was done.

And "might as well have a few bites of chocolate cake too" since it came as part of some special my wife had ordered and I was way past full by then.

I've always said since I started this blog that I'm not "dieting" and that I'll eat the foods I like, but stick to common sense amounts and NEVER eat when I know I'm not hungry.  I lots tons of weight in 2010 sticking to those simple principles, and tonight I let the Red Lobster steer me away from them. I know that knowing is half the battle and recognizing your behavior is the key to changing it and so forth, but it still doesn't change the fact that the score is Red Lobster 1 - Matt 0.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Hey All!

Thanks to all of you who've been checking in on me during my 3 months of not blogging. I have missed y'all and I really have appreciated hearing from everyone. And though I haven't been posting, I often wonder how things are going for each of you.

As for me, I have pretty much been in a holding pattern for months, not gaining much not not losing much either. Eating has been a little heavy, but not overly bad. Lack of exercise is the main culprit I think, got to get recommitted to that even if only for 20 minutes a day.

I will fess up about gaining 5 lb on a recent vacation of Boston. Many a visit to places such as this did not help. Thankfully I've lost a few of the pounds since returning from vacation, but I don't think I'd have a prayer if I lived in the North End of Boston!