HAVING TROUBLE EATING OUT
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Yesterday I went to the movies with my adult son. One of my challenges in going to the movies is that my old habit was to always get a large butter popcorn. So, I tried to pre-plan to avoid being tempted and made sure I ate a nice healthy, protein filled lunch before the movie to ensure I wouldn't be tempted or be hungry. I also packed an apple to eat during the movie just in case. Of course, the guy sitting next to me in the theater was scarfing down his popcorn and I had to smell it and wish I had some too but I got through it. So far, so good, right? Then we ended up going to Carrabas (at my son's request) for dinner. I thought I was being rather virtuous by ordering a chicken dish (instead of a cheese-laden pasta dish) of which I only ate half, with a side salad and broccoli (instead of mashed potatoes). I even turned down dessert. Turns out I still went well over my daily allotted calories, anyway. My conclusion: It is still very hard for me to eat out at restaurants.