Oof. Yeah, that's a difficult situation... you don't want the *food* but you do want the social event... and it's awkward to try and have one without the other! I just looked at the menu, and I am feeling pain for you. And wonderment - what could they possibly do to green beans to make them 920 calories per serving?!!
There is NOTHING on the appy menu that fits the bill for sane eating. Not one thing. You're right, even if you split something, it's still too many calories wasted on stuff you don't want and won't enjoy.
How awkward would it be to go out with them and NOT order off the 2-4-1 appy menu? Is it feasible?
Is it possible to go out with them and just have coffee? Saying you already ate/aren't hungry?
On the flip side, could you pretend like you actually *were* hungry, like, "too hungry for just the appies" and say, "wow tbh i'm starved, nevermind the appies, i'm gonna have me a big bowl of chili!" (400 calories and actual nutrition involved). Or a soup? Their soups aren't too bad, seems there are several varieties, all under 400 calories a bowl....?
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
| current weight: 172.5