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.