Hi Folks -
Today I met a few friends at an Italian restaurant for dinner.
Prior to arriving I had some thoughts running through my head: "What do I eat?" "I love me some bread!" Ya'll know me - if I get a whiff of pizza there's no telling what I will do (The Food Journey: Eating Out)!
Well I'm happy to report that I stuck to eating salad...and more salad....and even more salad! It was a family style restaurant so there was plenty of salad!
As a strategy to thwart any temptations that may show up, I bulked up on watermelon and cantaloupe prior to leaving my house. I figured I would already be pretty full by the time I got to the restaurant. It also helped that others ordered food that was not my favorite (shrimp pasta, calamari, etc.), so the desire to munch....or snatch a taste didn't arise.
I was fortunate that this restaurant had salad...what if I get invited to a burger joint with no salads on the menu? Do I decline? Do I go and have them put the burger fixings on a plate for me? How much would that cost I wonder........?
I know that the previous challenges I've put myself through such as Airplane Food (part 1 - 5) and (Detoxification: Small brush..Large impact) have helped my self control and discipline. YES! Fist pump!! Progress! And that's what it's all about....progressing, growing, changing into a better person. Even on Day #8 I have a feeling of accomplishment.
My next test will be later this month, where I'll meet up with some folks at a French joint. Let's see what happens!!!
Peace and blessings!