On Saturday, my husband and i had a date afternoon....i was almost embarrassed at how much i was looking forward to spending time with my husband, just the two of us. He is on his own weight loss journey, quietly making his changes, and doing a great job of it. I am so proud of him; he is truly a kind man, honest, works hard for our family and loves us.
We decided to have a 'free' day, once a week, on Saturday. We went for pizza at a new pizza place that boasts of 'Chicago Style Pizza!!" for lunch....and i started watching the two of us.
I ordered a Diet Coke and water.
He ordered water.
We both ordered the buffets.
We walked up to the buffet together, grabbing a plate and deciding what to eat. I love thin crust, so i grabbed (yes, "grabbed!") 3 small cut squares of thin crust cheese pizza and 2 bread sticks with marinara. Robert grabbed a slice of the Hawaiian pizza, a slice of the pepperoni pizza, a slice of the sausage pizza and a couple of bread sticks.
We were almost giddy with excitement over the pizza.
Yep, it's a huge weakness for both of us....
After finishing our plates, we sat and talked.
And talked some more.
And drank our drinks.
Interesting as usually, we would have made a mad dash back to get more pizza. After all, isn't it a law to eat the most pizza you possibly can when you order the buffet?!?!
The answer to that questions is 'no'.
We got up to get more pizza.
I grabbed a slice of the Hawaiian pizza and the husband picked up two more slices of pizza.
We ordered more water.
We finished our plates of pizza.
And we were done.
Usually, the pizza buffet is a call to eat without abandonment.
Not any more.
We are slowly changing.....together.
Realizing that date afternoon isn't a reason to eat like there is a massive food shortage and we must stuff ourselves is a huge deal.
Date afternoon is about spending the time together, enjoying each other without food crammed into our mouths.
We headed off to the movies, with me smuggling two bottled waters in.
We were full from our lunch and now, just wanted to drink our waters.
Slowly....we will find our way into being healthier husband and wife, and as parents.