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A New Habit

Sunday, March 03, 2013

I would really like to get in the habit of eating home more. We eat out a lot, but many times we do it because we are done showing houses so late. We are pretty good about lunch and, if we are showing houses all day, we do pack a sandwich. But, there are days, like yesterday, where we thought we would be done by 2 and didn't get done until 4:00. By then, we had had no lunch.

Unfortunately, the restaurant we thought was open wasn't and we had to wait until 5 when a different restaurant opened. I guess this is not just my habit. It is my husband's too. He does all the cooking.

We also go a many times just to unwind and discuss the properties we saw. The buyers and what they liked or didn't like. We need the time to decompress from the day.

Last week was really bad with eating out and we are going to have to get out of that habit! I may start asking him to make stuff that we can just heat up from the freezer if are done late.
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1BEACHWALKER 3/3/2013 11:45PM

    I know what you mean....we have done pretty good this past month at not eating out as much. We limit it to our weekends and then we just go to places we know the calories and eat healthy as we can. But, it is so tempting to order not so healthy things, and even then the healthier things have too much sodium or fat, etc. in them. I know I started to lose weight again once we started eating at home more. DH is the main cook too and has gotten in to making some good soups lately and we have leftovers over a few days or freeze them. His next meal is baking a whole chicken to use in recipes and sweet potatoes, turnip greens and apples mixed together in a casserole type dish. Can't wait to taste that one! emoticon
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EJOY-EVELYN 3/3/2013 11:31PM

    Very admirable goal! I so enjoy eating out, but it's definitely a challenge that requires a little more time that some of us have more of. Hope you can find a way to meet your goal. It's great to have some Spark friends who encourage us to new heights. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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_RAEVEN_ 3/3/2013 9:01PM

    I went online and found the healthiest choices at the restaurants we go to then I wrote them all in a notebook I carry with me. When I go out to eat I don't look at the menu, I just order whats in my book. No temptation that way

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TXGRANDMA 3/3/2013 4:43PM

    What about eating at Subway or ordering a salad with low cal dressing and splitting it? I realize that Subway maybe doesn't have the right atmosphere to decompress. We have a great Chinese restaurant here that is mostly for to go orders, and one dinner is enough for both of us so we split it. Good luck! emoticon

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CAPECODBABE 3/3/2013 2:23PM

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You can control calories, portions, etc., so much better when it's homemade.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/3/2013 2:10PM

    Making ahead can be a good way to have good meals with little time for prep. Can't hurt to ask. Sometimes just being able to sit and talk without the need for doing the prep/cleaning yourself is tempting and can be good as long as sensible eating is done.

Good luck!

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JUSTME29 3/3/2013 1:53PM

    If you can get him to do that, it would be great. Throwing something in the crock pot before you leave for the day is another good option.

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KNITTABLES 3/3/2013 1:45PM

    Having a freezer and fridge full of cooked leftovers really will help you out a lot. You just come home and heat it up and while your waiting for it to cook you can still decompress or do a mini workout. You will find a way to suit both of you. You can do this and your right it does take time to get into new and better habits. I am still trying myself. Hugs.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/3/2013 1:43PM

    That is a great habit to work on!!

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