Monday, March 28, 2011

Entrée Envy

I’m a little worried how the scale is going to be tonight at Weight Watchers.  I ate out six times (not including a couple lunches at Subway) in the last week for two birthday parties, three working lunches and a monthly girl’s dinner…oh and I had two nights of cocktails.  I absolutely make much better decisions when eating out now that I’m on Weight Watchers, but I’m just not a salad kind of girl because I don’t particularly enjoy spending money on food that I know I’m going to be hungry again 20 minutes after eating. 

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 


  1. good luck! just remember you are making SUCH better choices these days and will continue on with it! :)

  2. I feel you on this topic!! I definitely get Entree envy. Sometimes when I look at menus, I think 'how many miles must I run to burn off this food?' I definitely do not have the body where I can eat whatever I want, when I want.

  3. Thanks ladies! I'm shocked, but I ended up losing .6. Not a lot, but I'm super pumped about it.