Well...here I am...
...and the day was a success!!!
I ate exactly what I planned to eat for both meals out today.
Lunch was easy; dinner was relatively easy with a few small challenges.
The restaurant my girlfriend and I ate at tonight was my favorites steakhouse when we lived in Texas. They've just opened up a location in the town just north of where I live and I'd been looking forward to eating there. When I told hubster about it, he immediately told me that his old wife wouldn't have done that to him. I told him that his old wife must have been a lot nicer than his new wife - suck it up and get over it. lol
Anyway, this restaurant brings a bowl of freshly baked rolls along with a sweet butter as you're seated. And just let me say - they are good. So, they placed the rolls on the table and I moved them to the side. After a moment, I pinched a bite. Luckily, they weren't hot, so they weren't IT...yannow what I mean? So I left them alone.
Now before I picked up my girlfriend tonight, I talked with my mother on the phone and we talked about how good the house salads were - so cold, crisp, and fresh. I don't know what it is they do that makes it different - lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, and egg - that's it. But they really are a salad apart from your every day run of the mill house salad.
So as I sat looking at the menu, it was like a little internal dialogue. "Ok self, what are you gonna have?" "Are you gonna make good decisions?" "Remember the salt!" "Oh maybe I can splurge a little." "No dumbass!! You've been splurging for two months now!! Snap out of it!" "You gotta weigh tomorrow."
It wasn't a matter of picking the entree - it's a steak....period. It was a matter of picking the sides - sweet potato - plain, loaded, striped, plaid - it seemed like an endless list! It was the same thing with a white potato - plain, loaded, mashed, fried, etc.
So what did I do?
Well - during the conversation with my mother, I said that I was gonna get a double side salad. And that's exactly what I did. I had a moment of...not weakness...uncertainty is a better description...while we were ordering, but it passed.
I ended up with a triple salad (kitchen error) and a steak. It was awesome! We enjoyed the meal and we had some good conversation. I liked the relaxation and conversation more than the food.
That might seem like an odd thing to voice - that I liked the relaxation and conversation more than the food; but in all honesty, it hasn't always been that way. At times in the past, F.O.O.D. was the highlight. How offal (hahahahaha) is that?
Maybe I'm learning.