Saturday, November 1, 2008

Saturday Morning Weigh In Results & Last Nights Dinner Horror Story

Going out for dinner last night was quite an adventure. The menu made me cringe. Every item seemed to have the words drenched, battered, glazed,crispy,smothered,tantalizing,melt in your mouth, Oh the list goes on.

I settled on the most WW friendly item on the menu: a chicken brochette with salad and rice. Not an entirely terrible choice. Thankfully the waiter quickly came to take our orders so I didn't have time to change my mind. We were minding our own business waiting for the food to arrive when the waiter came to see us. " A large group has just come in and we're going to need for you to change tables" he says. " My manager is offering each of you an appetizer on the house". I cringed. I wanted to crawl under the table.

My friends agreed to accept the appetizers. I just said that I didn't want to spoil my appetite for my dish because I was really looking forward to it. I gave myself a mental pat on the back and watched them devour the cheesy potato skins, garlic bread, calamari, and the spinach dip with nachos.

No sooner had we finished our plates, the waiter is back at our table. "I'm sorry to bother you again ladies. We will need to move you to another table. The manager has offered coffee and dessert for your trouble" He explains. "We're terribly sorry for the inconvenience" He continues to take our plates away and moves us to our new table.

The dessert options are posted on some sort of flip card that sits in the middle of the table. Sweets are my kryptonite so it was my mission to make all of the desserts sound revolting. " The carrot cake is probably dry.The cheese cake probably has that gross skin on the outside from sitting in a rotating display case. Eew, can you imagine how over-sweet the chocolate cake is? Ice cream, puh-lease. It's probably been sitting in a bin in a freezer somewhere underneath ten layers of ice crystals".

My remarks didn't steer my friends away from the choices, but I am proud to say that I did not give in. I had a coffee and that was it. Funny how when things are free we suddenly want them. No one had voluntarily ordered a starter and no one was even considering ordering dessert. Insert the words free or on the house and suddenly we're all singing a different tune. If I wasn't planning on having it, I won't.

My WI was not so terrible considering my eating habits & lack of exercise this week. I was up .06 and was pretty shocked about it. I was expecting a 2 lb gain. I'm going to kick some serious ass this week.

It'sssssssssssssssss ooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnn!


carla said...


it's the free stuff that kills me every.single.time.


MeltingLisa said...

Well done!!! That is so awesome that you stuck to plan like that, those little bumps should be celebrated loud and often!

A True Heart Girl in Jersey said...

good for you! my god you sure do know how to face down temptation in a socializing setting. that is the piece of software i need programmed into my head.

Anonymous said...

congrats on not giving in, im am so proud of you, i however, did give in to some halloween cheer, but back to the daily grind tommorow!

Mark Salinas said...

Great job! Hope your weekend was fantastic!

Anonymous said...

holy shit that was determination...and you did soooo great. Who cares about the tiny gain you rocked dinner with all those temptations! You should be so proud of youself. woohoo

nmburleson said...

You are my hero!! Amazing resolve. Good for you, you should be so proud. You are right, something about the word free and all of a sudden we have to have it. But really there would have been a price if you'd chosen to eat all that stuff. Good for you for sticking to your guns!!!!

Amy S. said...

Wow, I want to go out to dinner with you. I might have more will power. I would have been done and over with at the appetizers. You rock my dear. I'm so jealous and cmopletely amazed. Way to go. Shocked and amazed. You are so creative. I would have never thought to do that with the desserts. What a great idea.

butterfly said...

Awww, thanks guys!

Believe me, it took all the willpower I had in me to resist.

I wanted calamari. I wanted the brownie with ice cream.

What I want more than any of the above: to reach my goal.

Thanks again everyone!

Carolyn said...

Nice job! I"m not so strong... I usually split dessert with my honny...
Your costume is cute! I Just watched 'Lost Boys' last night for kicks and you totally remind me of that flick! Good job!

Karyn said...

AWESOME!!! You absolutely win the award for "most determination in a potentially destructive situation" for the whole year!!!!

I don't know anyone else who would have been able to do what you did.