Rico and I decided that since this was his last night before the "big diet" begins and since I just finished up my contest (and haven't had a cheat day in 4 weeks) that tonight we would splurge. We decided on Outback. I still managed to stay within my calorie allotment for the day even with steak. I still requested that neither the steak nor the veggies - I vetoed the potatoes and fries - be cooked in butter, which significantly lowered the calories and fat. Outback now has selections on their regular menu that can be modified to be under 500 calories (marked by a feather - as in light as a feather??)
That was until the Double Chunk Chocolate Chip cookies at Fred Meyer's called our names!). But as soon as I got home (and polished off a few of those delicious cookies) I started feeling guilty. Is that eaters remorse?? Did I deserve a cheat day (well only a meal really)? Yes. Did I go overboard? No. So why the guilt? Who knows. But to work off that guilt, slipped into my workout clothes and headed out to spend my Friday evening at the gym. I lead such an exciting life! But I did work off that steak...I didn't burn enough calories to work off the cookies but I feel better either way.