Anyone that knows me, knows that I’m cheap when it comes to spending money except for eating out (because I clearly love food) and my one to two trips a month to the casino. I know, I know, it doesn’t make any sense that I’m willing to spend $60 at the casino (I say spend, because going to the casino rarely results in a win), but I’m not willing to pay the extra $2 on my brand of beer if another brand is on sale…and I’m really picky when it comes to beer flavor. Anyway, my point of bringing up the fact that I’m so cheap except for when it comes to food is that I just don’t enjoy going out to eat like I used to. The days of going out to eat on a whim and making my food selection based on whatever I’m craving at moment are over. Now I have to know where we are going ahead of time so that I can preview the menu in an attempt to compare nutrition information. Some restaurants have gotten on board with publishing the nutrition info, but other places know that publishing this info will simply turn away business. The absolute hardest part of eating out is that most of the people I’m eating with don’t have to care about their intake. So while I’m eating a grilled chicken sandwich (hold the bun, bacon, cheese, mayo or anything else that makes it good) with undercooked vegetables that are not in season…all I’m thinking about is how I wish I could be eating whatever everyone else at the table has ordered. Eating out for me is now one big case of Entrée Envy (except on Monday nights after weigh-in which I consider “splurge day”).
Although I may gain tonight for the first time in over six months, I’m still very proud of how far I’ve come and will continue to go….AND I WILL still splurge (another birthday dinner tonight and we are going to my fav…Granite City)
…come back tomorrow and check my comments to see how I did J