My husband wanted an Orange Julius as we broke from our afternoon walk before heading back home. The stop was a bit more than a mile away. His craving took us into the small food court. He got his fix and I ordered something called a light pomegranate smoothie. I discovered that basically meant a sugary juice flavored beverage blended with ice. I needed to hydrate so I started sipping. It tasted so sweet that I only had a little before discarding the rest. In the past I would have made myself drink it all because of the $5.00 it cost at the counter. At least, we opted to walk back home....sometimes we get on the light rail for a few blocks of rest before heading up our hill. It was such a beautiful day. I think I walked off the calories, but know I did't burn any extra. Next time I'll insist on a drinking fountain. I prefer that anyway! Have a great week everyone.
It isn't a great feeling when you pick the right thing or know when you have not chosen the best but only take a small portion. I am so proud of you for doing that. I have a hard thing throwing away anything.
I did the same this morning because we went to Denny's and I love the fitfare veggie skillet but it is 660 calories and a lot of food. I only ate half. I didn't bring the rest home only because it never tastes the same reheated.
I think society has created obligatory thoughts &associated them with status such as over spending on things we can do better & cheaper at home like overpriced salads, drinks & meals. I am glad you have no problem saying no next time. A protein smoothie made at home the way you like it at half the calories will be so much better or even an actual meal? I was with my sister shopping & ate a bag of mini cucumbers to hold me over for a real homemade meal & it was soooo yummy and worth the wait. She did not get why I wanted to eat at home & so many people don't. How about it is better for me, tastes better & you save money? 1037 days ago
Better to waist not than to waste not! This is HUGE progress, to not use your body like a trash can. I am filled with admiration and pride for you. Maybe the memory of that $5 will keep you from ordering another sugary drink in the future. If so, it was money well spent! 1037 days ago