Baby steps

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I've been on SP since the beginning of the month. I realized early on that while my eating habtis were generally good, it was going out to lunch at chain restaurants with my co-workers was what was preventing me from really losing weight. Since starting SP, i've gone to the websites of most of the restaurants that we frequent, and printed out their nutrition information.
Today, we went to California Pizza Kitchen. I knew, based on my review of their nutrition facts, that I should/could have a half caesar salad w/grilled shrimp with a cup of the tuscan white bean minestrone soup. But then, when another coworker mentioned having a salad, everyone started talking about how can you come here and not have pizza. I told myself that I could let go and just order a pizza, and hope that I would only eat half of it. In the end though, I stuck to my guns and ordered the salad and soup.
I know it doesn't sound like a big deal, but to me it was because I am a social eater. I tend to mimic the eating habits of those around me. I am so proud of myself today, and I hope that I can remain as strong going foward as I was at lunch today.
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