Success at eating at ILs
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Ah yes, always the challenge... My in-laws like to eat. They like to eat good food. They like to eat a lot. They like us to eat a lot. They like to feed us a lot. And so meals at their house can often clock in at 1000 calories or more! It has been my challenge for many years to not overeat the delicious fare and everytime I successfully leave without pigging out I really need to give myself a pat on the back. And I did it yesterday. Firstly I only ate half a sandwich and some salad for lunch. Secondly I passed on the cookies. And then I secretly ate my dark chocolate that is my ritual after lunch every day. Yes there was definitely some bitterness coming my way across the table from MIL at not indulging in the overeating. Whatever! Now I just gotta get through a dinner meal at their house without drinking beer. That is truly a challenge. I can only ask to eat lunch with them for so long before dinner will be insisted upon. That is when MIL likes to truly go all out with the 1000 calories meals. Then for dinner I always want a beer and then my inhibitions drop and the next thing I'm eating all their fattening food plus the calories of the beer = waistline disaster! Oh well, celebrate small victories for now!