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.