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.