Hmmm, I know I just posted about summer being easier for weight loss but somehow I forgot about the Dairy Queen. My son and daughter both play baseball/softball and guess where they want to stop after every game? You guessed it. I too have a soft spot for ice cream - specifically DQ ice cream. Oh no, frozen grocery store ice cream will never do for me.
So we had THREE trips to DQ this week. A killer on the scale. I gained 1.5 pounds (insert sad face) this week. I allow myself ONE trip to DQ per week and it is usually on Saturday or Sunday so I can work it off throughout the week. I am a Saturday morning weigher. Must reset brain concerning DQ: only one trip per week. "I can order for others but not myself." I must practice repeating that sentence to myself if I wind up there more than once a week.
Other fabulous outings included: trying a new Italian restaurant with my family, a girls day out with my sister which included a favorite cafe, and one more restaurant with good friends. I really do try to limit myself to one restaurant meal per week. Really. Ok, so this week was an epic fail at that goal, but I shall try harder next week to limit those trips. However, I could have made better food choices at all those meals. I can't let every trip be a splurge.
I am planning ahead for a an outing with friends next week. We are trying a new bistro and I have checked out the menu in advance. I saw some great, healthy salads but no fat free or low fat dressing, so I will bring my own. Hope not to embarrass my friends when I whip out the fat free dressing :)
One disclaimer: the eating out with friends this week did include a three mile walk after the meal. This is a good step. Catching up with friends or family usually involves a favorite restaurant, so there is a guilty feeling afterwards. However, I felt no guilt yesterday since we ended up walking after the meal. I hope to incorporate that into more of my social outings. Yes, we can eat but then let's go exercise :)