Yup, last week was a bust & I’m busting out all over!
Went to Olga’s with hubby last week & had the following revelation: wow…these portions really are huge! I’d ordered the soup & spinach pie. Pie is a decent size, but by the time I was finished with it, I realized I should’ve been finished with lunch. I mean, how much lunch does one person need? Then the soup arrived…a bowl. I ate about a third of it, ate my snackers (that was pure indulgence), and gave the rest of the soup to hubby.
I need to remember that moment of clarity when it hit me how insanely and inappropriately giant this little, insignificant lunch was. Not a celebration, not a special occasion, just lunch & a big one at that.
What throws me is that these are the sizes of meals, so I’m just trusting some restaurant to know how much food I need. Am I making sense here? I didn’t order anything special, in fact, by Olga’s standards, this combo was a light lunch. But the spinach pie or the cup of soup with snackers would’ve been more than enough.
Now if only I can keep this in mind & not order what’s considered a meal anymore, but instead cobble together sides to make a realistic size meal.
Schedule doesn’t help here. I’m teaching Wed nights (until 9:50) & hubby teaches Tues/Thurs nights, so we’re eating out a lot rather than sitting down at the table for a meal with a salad.
But that’s food. I also need to run & work out!
This week will be better. Let’s try this again, again.