Saturday, November 12, 2011
Last night I went to dinner with my boyfriend and youngest son to IHOP. Yes, I ate good. I had Grilled Balsamic Chicken Breast with mushrooms & diced tomatoes & onions with broccoli on the side and a small house salad with FF Italian dressing and I ordered and ice water to drink (NO SODA).
Anyway, I haven't been to this IHOP since around Mother's Day earlier this year (with my oldest & youngest sons & my boyfriend) before I started losing any weight. I'm also the type of person if I did go out to eat I would ask for a table with pull out chairs because I didn't want to kill myself trying to squeeze into a booth. I mean really, what size people do they make some of these restaurant booths for?? Plus, it would be embarrassing to squeeze in and out. I would feel like people are watching me & thinking OMG! What is this FAT GIRL trying to do!! She shouldn't even be in a restaurant eating.
Last night was the 1st time since the Mother's Day lunch I've been there and to my surprise, here came the test (We even got the same booth that we did the last time we were there~the same masking tape was covering a rip). I'm feeling the nerves and I'm getting tense thinking OH CRAP! Here we go again. But, I got in and out of the booth with no issues with even little room between me & the table!! WOOHOO!!
It's funny how on a day to day basis I still have a hard time seeing all the weight I lost but I do realize it's also the little milestones or goals that reinforce all the hard work I've been doing and will continue to do. It's inspiring and encouraging not to give up & I WILL COMPLETE THIS JOURNEY TOWARDS A BETTER ME!!