After struggling with my weight for many years, I've learned to maintain a healthy weight and be well.
I'm certified by the world-renowned Mayo Clinic as a Wellness Coach. I enjoy helping people become their best selves and maintain lasting change over time. I'm also a Certified Personal Trainer and I love staying active by lifting weights, walking, kayaking and kickboxing.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Free French Fries
Last night I went out to happy hour with my girlfriends. I have been doing SO GREAT with my clean eating, that I didn't want to mess it up. I planned, which is key as you know! I ate a healthy snack just before I met my friends and planned to eat dinner when I got home.
As luck would have it, the restaurant offered a Foursquare special if you checked in - free french fries. And, not just any french fries. You could get:
AMERICAN FRIES: straight up with Heinz
PARMESAN FRIES: with a trio of sauces
TRUCKSTOP FRIES: covered in chipotle cheese sauce
PICKLE FRIES: with horseradish and honey mustard sauces
And, let's not forget:
DISCO FRIES: Canadian 'poutine' style with melty mozzarella, slow cooked pot roast and gravy
Everyone ordered fries - they were free, right, so why not!?! And, if I hadn't already eaten my cheat meal for the week, I probably would've, too. But....I didn't! I came home and ate a healthy dinner. It was tough sitting there with everyone eating, but mainly because people kept offering me food. I hate to make a big deal about my clean eating, especially when others are indulging. I really don't want to come off as being too good for something, but it's not worth giving up my goals.
Just because something is free, doesn't mean it's a good deal. When I got home, I was SO happy that I planned and stuck to my guns. I ate a healthy, satisfying dinner and did not miss the fries. I also missed out on a lot of calories!
Good gravy - literally! In case you're curious, here's what I passed up!