but Mom! All the other kids are doing it!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Yesterday was about the most frustrating lunchtime experience I can remember in a long time. On Fridays I always eat with the group of girls I work with--it's the only day we really have time to go out to eat together. So yesterday one girl suggested we go to a new place she hadn't tried--some sort of cafe. I'm thinking to myself, OK, a cafe shouldn't be bad--there should be a healthy salad or sandwich I can get. I was trying to be extra good because my husband and I were planning to grill steaks in the evening.
Anyway, we get to the restaurant... eventually. It was crowded and right on a college campus, so it took about 20 minutes to park. So by the time I even walked into the place I was frustrated. And then I realize it's a burger joint, not even a cafe--a burger would totally ruin my calories for the day, and it didn't even sound good! They were really overpriced, too, with a small menu. I finally decided to order a club salad, which was a decent option but seemed high-calorie, with avocado, bacon, cheese, and egg on it. It was also over $8, which was frustrating. So I ordered, but when I asked for low-calorie dressing the girl just looked at me like I was crazy. I told her to cancel the order, and I just didn't eat anything--I was so frustrated! But I didn't want to pay 8 bucks for a halfway-tempting, high-calorie salad with no dressing! So I sat with my friends as they ate and tried not to draw attention to the fact that I wasn't eating anything.
I felt like such a whiny-butt! What kind of person can't even find something to order at a restaurant? *sigh* Eating healthy can be very frustrating sometimes. I just hope they don't think I'm a total whiner...