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I turned down eating out!

Friday, February 12, 2010

My fiance J and I are on a crazy schedule again, so we were at the gym at 3:30 a.m. this morning. I love going to the gym at that time - there are less than 10 people there - and for XSport Fitness, that's really rare.

So anyway, I'm having a FANTASTIC workout, doing jumping jacks between lat pull down sets, listening to "I gotta feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas, and then J asks if I want to eat at the Golden Nugget after we work out.

This was a HUGE milestone for me. I love going out to eat. When J and I first got together we would eat out almost every day. No wonder we both gained so much weight. It's been really difficult to stop going out. Mentally I feel that I "deserve" going out whenever I want to, even though I know it's horrible for my weight loss goals. Even if I choose healthier items, I know it can't be healthier than what I make at home.

So saying, "No honey, let's just go home" was crazy to hear coming from me! Usually J is the one giving in to my request to go out, but today I was telling him I'd rather go home and eat. It felt great; so empowering, and one step closer to feeling that I can really do it this time!

Wishing you all strength, motivation and the feeling I'm feeling right now!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DAYBRITE 2/15/2010 10:14AM

    Ohh my i can relate! We ate out allllllll the time too. When we moved in together i gained 10lbs in a month! Then as i started losing weight he was so great..he always held strong whenever i wanted to go out..but when he suggested it..i just didn't have the willpower lol. So we came up with a method to save calories AND money. Each month i get two "tokens" and he gets two "tokens" If you want to eat somewhere other than home.. you have to use your token. So it really cut out my impulses to grab boston market or panara because would i really rather have THAT then a nice dinner out? Oh, and tokens definitely don't rollover month to month!

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GETYOURSHINEON 2/12/2010 11:38AM

    Oh my heck I can so relate to this!!! I have the HARDEST time with this aspect when it comes to me and my fiance. We go out to eat a lot and it is making my weight yo yo. I always feel bad afterwards but before I make so many excuses and justify going. I hope one day I can be that strong!!!

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BALANCEDLIFE4ME 2/12/2010 11:23AM

    Woo hoo. You can still eat out, but a buffet is hardly ever a good option. Great choice! emoticon

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CAROLINAGIRL377 2/12/2010 10:28AM

  awesome will power!! send some my way

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