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    Okay, so I cringe at eating out, because it's just too difficult, trying to tweak a menu item to be somewhat primal....BUT my birthday is this weekend and my husband wanted to take me out to dinner and a movie. I chose Texas Roadhouse, so I could get a steak. Take a look at my meal and tell me what you think. Did I do okay? What if anything would you have done differently?

    6 oz. Filet (sans the A1 sauce. I really thought I would miss the A1, but the steak was tender and flavorful on it's own.)
    I ordered sauteed mushrooms and onions to top my steak (worried about oils here)
    Sides were green beans (I know, legumes. Had pieces of bacon in it, though ) and a sweet potato with butter only (praying the butter was truly butter, but not confident)

    NO bread at all (HUGE accomplishment for me! TR has the best rolls)

    After dinner we had no sugar added yogurt with fresh fruit topping.

    On a normal day, I would never had eaten the green beans, or the yogurt, but I figured I could chock that up to my 20%. I mean, after all, it is my birthday.

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    you did HORRIBLY. i am ASHAMED.

    good job and happy b-day
    beautiful
    yeah you are

    Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
    lol

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    • #3
      Originally posted by carolanne88 View Post
      Okay, so I cringe at eating out, because it's just too difficult, trying to tweak a menu item to be somewhat primal....BUT my birthday is this weekend and my husband wanted to take me out to dinner and a movie. I chose Texas Roadhouse, so I could get a steak. Take a look at my meal and tell me what you think. Did I do okay? What if anything would you have done differently?

      6 oz. Filet (sans the A1 sauce. I really thought I would miss the A1, but the steak was tender and flavorful on it's own.)
      I ordered sauteed mushrooms and onions to top my steak (worried about oils here)
      Sides were green beans (I know, legumes. Had pieces of bacon in it, though ) and a sweet potato with butter only (praying the butter was truly butter, but not confident)

      NO bread at all (HUGE accomplishment for me! TR has the best rolls)

      After dinner we had no sugar added yogurt with fresh fruit topping.

      On a normal day, I would never had eaten the green beans, or the yogurt, but I figured I could chock that up to my 20%. I mean, after all, it is my birthday.
      Green beans are fine, with or without bacon.
      Sweet potatoes are fine, at least once in a while, even if you are trying to lose weight.
      You did GREAT!
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      • #4
        Originally posted by carolanne88 View Post
        Okay, so I cringe at eating out, because it's just too difficult, trying to tweak a menu item to be somewhat primal....BUT my birthday is this weekend and my husband wanted to take me out to dinner and a movie. I chose Texas Roadhouse, so I could get a steak. Take a look at my meal and tell me what you think. Did I do okay? What if anything would you have done differently?

        6 oz. Filet (sans the A1 sauce. I really thought I would miss the A1, but the steak was tender and flavorful on it's own.)
        I ordered sauteed mushrooms and onions to top my steak (worried about oils here)
        Sides were green beans (I know, legumes. Had pieces of bacon in it, though ) and a sweet potato with butter only (praying the butter was truly butter, but not confident)

        NO bread at all (HUGE accomplishment for me! TR has the best rolls)

        After dinner we had no sugar added yogurt with fresh fruit topping.

        On a normal day, I would never had eaten the green beans, or the yogurt, but I figured I could chock that up to my 20%. I mean, after all, it is my birthday.
        Chilled, it's your birthday. Use your 20%. Last week was my birthday and I ate a slice of cheesecake! Yummy!!! You did a good job!

        Steak=Good
        Mushrooms+Onions=Ok, just a little worried about the oil
        Green Beans=Good. They are benign, so don't worry about them.
        Sweet Potatoes=Good. It is primal, and only those who wish to lose weight (or have diabetes) should exclude it. I eat one (12-14 ounces) every day.
        No Bread= Great Job!
        Yogurt with fruit topping= Good, dairy is allowed in the PB if you can tolerate it.

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        • #5
          Chill! Careful you're not getting neurotic.
          I splurged yesterday too, and it wasn't even MY birthday

          Congrats, btw

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          • #6
            The more I read the forums the more I realized how obsessed people are, and how I was like you. Green beans. One whole sweet potato? Wow... you ruined it, it's all over for you.

            Peas and green beans, as a legume, are alright.

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            • #7
              On my birthday i'd eat an entire cheesecake. You did very well. In fact, arguably too well. Indulge a bit.

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              • #8
                1) It's "chalk it up."

                2) Your choices were fine. Now stop obsessing and live life.
                Are you a college student, trying to navigate college while being Primal? Do you know any other PB college students on a tight budget? Heck, for that matter, are YOU trying to live Primal on a budget? Enroll at Primal University!

                For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either.
                -- Blaise Pascal

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                • #9
                  Please don't turn the Primal Blueprint into a "diet". It reminds me of being on Weight Watchers and not wanting to go out to eat because I couldn't figure out the "points"! It's important to have a social life and be able to relax.

                  It sounds like you had a great meal. Happy birthday!!

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                  • #10
                    Thank you for the reminders to chill a little bit. I know this isn't my thread, but I needed to hear that too. It's not a diet. I need to keep saying that to myself.
                    Female
                    31 yrs old
                    5' 1"
                    started: 113.5
                    current: 109.7
                    goal: my only goal right now is to get pregnant... 14 cycles and counting.
                    exercise: Body by Science - loving it.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks guys, for all your feedback. Not trying to be neurotic at all, just wondering what your thoughts were on it. I've read yes and no to sweet potatoes, so wasn't quite sure about that one. I've loaned out my PB booked to a friend, so I don't have that to refer back to.

                      I've been primal now (after a long hiatus) for 3 weeks and I feel sooooo much better, just trying to stay on that road.

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                      • #12
                        Nice work! You took the opportunity to be primal even while out. Nothing wrong with that. What a nice thing to do for yourself on YOUR birthday. I don't think it's neurotic at all. Keep it up! : )

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                        • #13
                          If you're worried about the butter (my non-primal boyfriend gets sick when he eats margarine), you can ask for "a few pats of butter on the side". You might just get the same stuff dumped in a cup, but you might get lucky and get actual wrapped-up pats of butter. Then you can read the label to see if it really is butter.
                          Durp.

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