Dinner was delish. My favorite eat at the salad bar was marinated tomatoes. They were in a balsamic vinegar with herbs. Most of the meat the servers bring around are beef but there was a promotion going on so they also served seafood. The Salmon was cooked perfectly but a little over seasoned. The cod fish was excellent. The 2 shrimp I had were amazing and fresh. Add a few bits of beef and some chicken. (Now keep in mind we are talking about 1 or two bites of each, not an entree' of each, which I probably would have eaten given the chance back in the fat Mike days.) After dinner we went back to our place for presents. Delicious looking cakes were served from Nothing Bunt Cakes but I had none.
All in all, I would guess 6 or 7 ounces of meat. Needless to say, an all you can eat buffet is NOT on "the plan". Before making my choice to stop being fat, "all you can eat" was the best part of a buffet. Now that I am committed to living healthy and fit, I saw a new perspective on buffet dining. I don't have to ask for anything on the side, instead of asking for no this or that, I just don't put it on my plate. If I did it over again I probably would have eaten less meat and more salads but that's a tweak compared to the overhaul change of my old buffet habits.
Eating out is now a calculated choice not an impulsive gorge-fest. Having made the choice ahead of time to eat out I had a breakfast of string cheese and a banana and lunch was a small turkey sandwich putting me at only 400 calories before dinner. 800 calories to work with for dinner was ample room to stay on track. Weigh-in on Sunday confirmed the dine out was not fatal with another 6 pounds lost.