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RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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4/24/13 11:32 A

My dates don't always include meals out. Sometimes it is a walk in the park, or a movie. Sometimes a glass of wine and appetizer. Other times a picnic by the lake. It all depends.

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,605)
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4/24/13 11:27 A

Well I'm in a relationship now but if I found myself single again, I would do like I do with any meal out.... plan ahead for it, and try to order something reasonable, but that is still good. You won't catch me ordering a salad. So, I might order a chicken dish or something along those lines that isn't too expensive. I would also not to drink more than one alcoholic drink, but that's a good rule of thumb for anybody on a date, not just people who are trying to losing weight.

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
4/24/13 10:59 A

My answer was more geared to a fresh date as in dating someone new. After a committed relationship it really does not seem to matter what each other eats.

LEC358 SparkPoints: (9,659)
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4/24/13 9:36 A

I'm generally of the opinion that if someone is going to judge me based on my food choices, they're probably not worth my time anyway.

Edited by: LEC358 at: 4/24/2013 (09:36)
BILL60 Posts: 334,887
4/24/13 9:11 A

My wife and I go to the movies, followed by a nice dinner at her favorite restaurant.

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (216,365)
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4/24/13 5:31 A

dates? what dates? It's been years! I think the librarian is flirting with me though!

BIGBEAROHYEAH SparkPoints: (13,190)
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4/24/13 4:38 A

For our dates we will go resturant hoping. We got to one and get an app , and a drink the we walk to another resturant and get a main course then walk to another place and get a dessert. I do not let the fact I am eating out with someone derail my eating. We are very luckly to have some amazing resturants in my city. I will sub things out exp cheese and sauces. Ask yfor extra veggies. Drink lots of water. I then tip extra because I am not being cheap by drinking water that is my beverage. I am not worried about how my date is going to feel if I eat salad or not. This is a life style it comes with being my partner.

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (33,581)
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4/24/13 2:02 A

LOL, I was hoping for "date night" ideas.

UMBILICAL Posts: 11,949
4/23/13 9:49 P

What are dates??????

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 7,176
4/23/13 9:42 P

my wife and I love to share meals.

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
4/23/13 6:05 P

My gf & I try our best to make good food choices when we're out on a date and of course it's hard to do, even salad dressing can add up which is why we almost always ask for a side plate of a low fat dressing.

If it was with someone who is NOT trying to lose weight then I'd suck it up and order something tasty and then eat as much as socially acceptable (more than half) and get the rest boxed up.

Maybe telling the other person, up front, that you're trying to lose weight and that maybe an "alternate" plan is in order.

I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
4/23/13 5:45 P

I think it is in poor taste to go on a date to dinner and then not eat. I never went on a date while trying to lose weight. I would not order only salad either, men do not like that. They think it shows insecurity. I say plan for it and go light, but don't bird peck your plate or order just a salad.

HARKLY SparkPoints: (930)
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4/23/13 4:16 P

I am wondering what people do on dates when they are trying to watch what they eat. Do you incorporate it or put it aside for the night?

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