Another Luncheon - Learning to Eat Out
Seems most get togethers with friends involves eating. Previously I just threw caution to the wind and would eat with abandon. That has contibuted to my obesity. Today, even though it is a restaurant with most food fried, I am determined to find something healthy. This has to be a new way of living. I thought I had done that before, but upon deep analylization, I see I was wallowing in my "normal" size for the first time in my life that I remembered. I didn't want that to change, but I had done it with a diet - food restriction. I did learn to enjoy baked or broiled fish. I actually don't like fried fish to this day. Used to only eat fish breaded and fried covered with tartar sauce. My weight is 100 pounds higher than when I started on that early form of Weight Watchers. It was healthy choices even back then, but with "legal" and "illegal" foods, very restrictive. As Sean Anderson (The Daily Diary of a Winning Loser) says, it's 20% food and exercise and 80% mindset. Changing our responses to our responses to stress and other learned behavior is the key to keeping the excess weight off. This has been a lifetime work for me and this time HAS to be successful.
Will let you know the results of today's outing. I will choose non-fried food and emphasize the interchange of conversation.
Am working on a appropo sign off ~