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Can I hide forever?

Saturday, February 08, 2014

When it comes to eating out at restaurants or even at friend's houses, I am quick to say no. I am too worried about all the possible temptations that I would not be able to resist. So I stay at home and eat my usual boneless skinless chicken with vegetables, and I sometimes even have a frozen applesauce for dessert. Ahhhh, the life.

I know I can't do that forever. It is just that the thought of eating out scares me. I am not in control. Yes, I can learn to have self-control, but I can't control my environment and the food around me. But can I idea at home forever?

My friend invited me for weekend dinner at her house. Her mom makes the best food ever. They always have like 5 course meals. Salads, soup, chicken, meat, and dessert- wow. So I know when I eat there it is hard to say no to all that delectable food. My first instinct was to decline her offer. But I decided that I wanted to enjoy good company, and yes good food. So I went.

First let me say, I wore a dress that has been sitting in my closet that did not fit for awhile. I tried it on, and it fit! And I looked great! I got a lot of compliments. There were so many nice peole at the meal, and the conversation was flowing, so that did distract me somewhat from all the food. I enjoyed the salads, I had a little bit of chicken, I had fruit for dessert and a little bit of this yummy sweet nut pastry. I enjoyed myself. No guilty feelings.

Today I had a light breakfast and light dinner. And the scale did not disappoint me!

I am learning that it is okay to enjoy meals outside the house, and even to let down your guard a little. But not too much. Everything in moderation.

I will not hide at home forever.
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  • PLIDC1
    Good job!

    You can control you: Drink a glass of water before the meal, chew each bite till the texture is gone, put down your fork between bites, enjoy the company, pay attention to when you begin to feel satisfied and stop then.
    How nice to receive complements on a dress that was too small til recently!

    Much success to you!
    1322 days ago
    I think you said it best when you said...MODERATION. I remind myself of this every single day. Our environment will always be changing around us....we have to adapt to that and our ability to do so will make the difference between succeeding or losing that control and falling into temptation. Keep up the great work!! It is awesome fitting into something that you once couldn't. emoticon
    1322 days ago
    Good job! That's the beauty of this program. There are NO bad foods, there are just portion controlled ones.

    You can find a dining out guide in the nutrition section of articles/videos which will help you pre-plan your menu when going out with friends.

    1322 days ago
  • SPERRIN2012
    Great be more flexible and keep everything in perspective.

    1323 days ago
    when you go to a resturant, check the menu before going there, set your choices and when you get there stitck with them.
    1323 days ago
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