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Who Knew! Eating Out Is Better When You Focus On The Company You Keep Instead Of What You Eat!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Previously, whenever I went out to eat- what I was going to eat seemed so important. Where were we going, what did they serve, what appetizers would I get, what dessert... Now that I am Sparked that has all changed for me.

Last night I met up with my "college roommates". We all graduated from University of Delaware (Go Blue Hens!) together and have each lived with one or another at some time. I did not care where we went to eat, I was just so happy to see them. I decided to focus on the conversation and not worry about the food. As a result, I talked and laughed until my voice was tired. I only ate 1/2 of my meal and did not even notice that I had no appetizer or dessert. I was so into my friends and the moment that food didn't even factor into the equation. I did order a healthy grilled shrimp with green beans, but since I wasn't "waiting" on my meal, I hardly took the time to eat it. It was just so great to make people not food the basis of my satisfaction.

I have to admit it was also great not to feel self conscious about my weight. I'm not thin but I felt more normal. I didn't feel like the obese girl of the bunch. That was nice since my college friends all knew me when I was active, healthy and my thinnest. They love me at any weight but it was nice to feel good about how I looked. It freed me up to have more fun and not be preoccupied.

Anyway, I had a great nite last night and to top it all off I get to have the rest of my shrimp for dinner tonight.

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    Congratulations on focusing on what matters most! Good job!
    3988 days ago
    experts always say to focus on company instead of the food and that's just what you did. i'm so happy you had a great time and felt 'normal' in your own body. you are so acquiring that healthy mindset and i'm so happy for you. enjoy your shrimp dinner and have a wonderful weekend! emoticon
    3988 days ago
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