So, a few mini goals in one night.
The Fiance took me to a movie and dinner last night. I usually can't watch a movie without popcorn or a snack. Lately, I had been bringing dried fruit to munch on or saving my calories for a small popcorn but last night I was unprepared.
When we walked in, I just looked sadly at the snack options in the theater, then just kept walking. I let it go and watched the movie food-free. Hurray! (God, it's a strange experience.)
Then we went to dinner. The place we ate had the calories on the menu (hurray!) So, I ordered a 300 calorie appetizer which I insisted we split and he (happily) ate the most of.
Then I ordered a 500 calorie entree. When I got my food I could tell there was at least 500 calories of rice on the plate, alone.
When I go out to eat, I always clear my plate, no mater how much food is on it. The past month or so, I've been saving my "cheat days" for times when I knew I was going out and had no real control over calorie counting.
Last night, I not only DIDN'T eat everything on my plate, I also ate an amount that wouldn't put me over my day's allotted calories. Phew!
(hehehe... It wasn't the MOST romantic date since I had numbers running through my head while staring deep into his eyes. But I think as time goes on, all of this stuff I'm learning will be automatic, so it'll be easier to be "present" when I'm around food.)
But anyways, yay.