The bad.. DH talked me into going out with him for dinner last night. Can we say.. OFF plan
. So, we went to Friendly's and got these killer honey bbq chicken strips. They also happen to come with a heap of fries and coleslaw (ouch), and I ordered a vanilla coke.
The GOOD.. Normally, I can wolf down a Friendly's meal, two or three vanilla cokes, and the ice cream sundae to boot. Last night I ate half my chicken (3 strips), only a few fries, and a few bites of coleslaw. I only had 1 coke. I was SO stuffed that I thought I would die. I've never walked out of there carrying leftovers before, and here I went with more than half my dinner.
The EVEN BETTER.. I came home, handed my 13 year old son the container and said "it's all yours". I never would have done this before, especially not with something that tasted so good. Normally I would have just picked him up something else on the way home. Instead, I left that restaurant knowing I was going to give it to him, and glad to be rid of it.
This is SUCH a big change for me. I may have gone off plan for one evening, but I'm back on today and feeling fantastic. I conquored the food instead of it ruling me. Maybe this seems silly to some of you, but for me it's a night and day difference in myself, and I'm proud of this accomplishment.
I've been on plan since 9/29 except for last night, and though I don't see any changes in the mirror or my clothes yet, it seems my stomach is shrinking and my will power is growing.
I'm just really happy I was able to achieve control with food for once and thought I would share. Thanks for listening.