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Prefer eating in...how about you

Friday, January 18, 2013

It's been over a week now since my DH and I went out to eat....I know he is getting antsy and wants to go out. He has been good recently and not drinking his beers in the afternoon. I think he is/was trying to lose a few pounds. I like that he hasn't been drinking. If it were up to me we would eat home all the time as I just prefer my meals that satisfy me and are healthy. But I can't just be a recluse and stay home all the time. So something tells me that he will pressure me to eat out today...oh well. I wish I were a pound or two under goal but for some reason my body wants to hang on to the weight back from a week ago when we splurged on hamburger and fries. So now 110.5 goal 110. I wish I could enjoy going out and finding a place where I enjoyed baked fish or something but we always seem to go to places that he likes that have some of my favorite junk food. And it's funny....here in Mexico you can't really communicate well to have a place cook things your way...it's too complicated. Oh well I do love my DH and he enjoys our time out so I will be happy for that and of course you all know I will get right back on track after I indulge.
Sure hope you all are having a great Friday.
Cheers
Sallie
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KANOE10 1/19/2013 8:57AM

    In my small town I prefer to eat at home..Like you, it is hard to find healthy choices in many restaurants. However, in a big city I like to eat out with all of the ethnic restaurants. Good job of staying focused on being healthy.

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ROCKMAN6797 1/19/2013 8:29AM

    I do, too.
Nevertheless you will manage and make it work!

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CELESTE_B 1/19/2013 8:13AM

    I'm a big home body! We do carry out most times....it's just such a pain sometimes to go out to eat where we live.

We don't have children and love the idea of a nite out...but the screaming misbehaving children who are bashing their little bodies on the back of your seat when they don't get your way is such a disturbance...after you've waited 20-45 minutes for a table. Then, if you have to move to a different table...you anxiously wait another 15 minute to move.

We just prefer to eat out at home. Kind of sounds strange right...we don't do carry out often...but for special occasions...

We like to cook at home and can't wait to one day have a bigger, nicer kitchen.

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GOANNA2 1/19/2013 6:00AM

    It must be hard when you can't communicate to order
how you want something cooked. I also like eating my
own cooking. We hardly go out, but sometimes to be
social and then I also try to have something healthy.
You will get back to under your goal weight, no worries.
Have a good weekend. emoticon

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JANIEWWJD 1/19/2013 2:38AM

    I like to eat in alot, but like going out once in a while. Have a great weekend!!!
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WHITEANGEL4 1/18/2013 10:06PM

    I am one that likes to stay home but Hubby likes to go. I go along as I appreciate being with him and do not know what I would do without him

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SPARKLINGME176 1/18/2013 7:51PM

    I agree with the idea, YOU choose what goes in! My DH & I go out about 3 times a week! No kidding! The only way I can do it is to NOT eat 'something' I may usually want. I never eat the buns, unless whole grains wheat. When my order comes, I ask for a to go box, not sure you can do this, there. But I put 1/2 of my meal into the box & over 1/2 the fries, if I order them. I eat as many veggies as I can & take the rest home. At home I can add back the veggies & I usually toss the fries. Have you ever tried them cold or frozen, even? YUCK! That helps me! Also, I don't eat red meat, I order Turkey burgers. Not sure if you can get this, there, either!

You possibly would not have gotten so many comments, if you said this was not a concern of yours! We are all just trying to help! I have never gained weight on Sparkeople, 10 months, now. The way I do it, is, IF I go over my cals in my tracker, I put the rest onto the next day! Really! I may start the next day already with 400 cals. but I'm not hungry much anyway, PLUS I can eat VERY low cal. & still be VERY satisfied, at home. You might try that. I don't do it very often. But it has helped me, just saying!

Love you, hope your warm!
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JUDYAMK 1/18/2013 7:04PM

    How about having you & your husband taking turns going to the restaurants you each like.Instead of your husband always wanting to go to the ones he likes. ( that is not fair ) I agree with Buteafull about getting someone to write down how you like your food when you go to the restaurants your husband likes.Take care Sally
Judy

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MIRAGE727 1/18/2013 4:45PM

    It's obvious to me that my Food Challenges have ulterior motives behind them. D wants regular dinners at home...and I think she has me hooked because I love to cook! We can control our nutrition so much better and come up with great food as well! Now I want to make a beautiful fish dinner. Thanks, Sallie!
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STRIVERONE 1/18/2013 4:20PM

    Judith and I eat in a restaurant less than once a month and then only because we are away from home and need to eat. Even under those circumstances, we will often just buy fresh fruit in a grocery store and eat in the car.

At home, you know exactly what you are eating and you can prepare it the way you like without having to negotiate with a busy server.

I didn't always feel this way. I used to enjoy trying to bankrupt buffet restaurants. I'm glad J. and I are now on the same page.

That doesn't make us sticks in the mud. We go out to do other things and we do enjoy meals prepared by friends and family outside the house.



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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 1/18/2013 2:25PM

    If you can ask for fresh fruit & extra lettuce on that burger...remove the bun upon arrival at the table & place all your fries on DH's plate (use mustard only on the burger). Hopefully that will help a little. Hang in there...what I wouldn't give to be within 0.5 lbs of my goal weight right now.
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BACKYARDER1 1/18/2013 1:37PM

    Hmmm...I love eating at home too. If hubby really wants to dine out could you invite friends in and at least make it a change to the routine? Prepare a super good restaurant style meal on your terms??? emoticon

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GAYEMC 1/18/2013 12:31PM

    I don't eat out often but enjoy it when I do. Christmas eve friends took me to dinner, salad, trout on a bed of sauteed spinach and creme brulee, I only ate half. Have a good time, what ever you do.

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LIS193 1/18/2013 12:08PM

    I much rather eat at home and DH likes my cooking but sometimes we just have to be social... I don't mind being cooped up at home and there are times my DH goes out with his friends for a beer and pizza and I stay home. other times I go with him and I'll try to eat as best as I can.
Sallie, I hear you on the language barrier - I've tried with a dictionary at hand but it still gets muddled up.

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BUTEAFULL 1/18/2013 12:04PM

    I've got a crazy thought, maybe you could get someone you know who is bilingual to write you down some things for a restaurant like broiled fish, not fried, more veggies and less rice or beans or whatever they serve down there than you don't want. Then you could have a backup plan for when you do go out

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PHATPAT18 1/18/2013 11:26AM

    Maybe you can compromise on where to eat.

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MEADSBAY 1/18/2013 11:22AM

    I much prefer my own healthy cooking- we probably eat out once a month- or every 6 weeks or so.
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SLENDERELLA61 1/18/2013 11:08AM

    Remember when you can't choose what you eat that you are 100% in charge of HOW MUCH goes in your mouth. Have your protein shake/nutritional smoothie before you go. Eat a few bites. Bring the rest home. It works!!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/18/2013 10:43AM

    good plan, good attitude.

HUGS

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