Mile 1333: The Lighter Side

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“Leaves me with the feeling that I feel the most,
Feel it come to life when I see your ghost.”
–Foo Fighters, “All My Life”

Miles Last Week: 59
Total Miles: 1333

Today, I bring you a tale of immense will power. (Well, maybe not immense, but whatever.)

Last night following the OU game, my parents, my sister, and I went to dinner at Cheddar’s. According to my food diary, I had about 1,700 calories left for the day. I always try to finish the day with a thousand calories left, but it seemed impossible to do that after a dinner out–especially at a restaurant known for its chicken tenders. Which are delicious, by the way.

I came this close to just saying, “Screw it. As long as I end the day in the black, I’m good.” Plus, I kind of wanted the chicken tenders.

Then I opened my menu and was greeted by this sight:

The Light Menu at Cheddar's Source

The Light Menu at Cheddar’s
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A light menu in which all of the choices are fewer than 575 calories? It would have been stupid of me to turn that down. So, I ordered the Garlic Parmesan Sirloin Steak at a whopping 440 calories and enjoyed every bit of the six-ounce piece of beef with garlic parmesan cheese crust over caramelized onions. It also came with a wedge salad with light ranch dressing, which I cut up with my steak knife because I have no clue how you’re supposed to eat a wedge salad and that seemed like a good idea.

I’m happy to report that it all worked out. The steak was delicious, and I very gladly ended the day with four digits left in the MyFitnessPal food diary.

And then I ruined it all tonight by having Mazzio’s Pepperollies (at 452 calories each–yikes!) for dinner.

Hey, I’m not perfect.

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