Mexican food revelation!
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Had to share my experience with eating out at a Mexican restaurant!
So, since being back on SP (just over a month) I haven't been out to eat at our favorite Mexican restaurant. I was "afraid" of the chips and salsa and all of my usual dinners that I order from their menu. Last night, the restaurant was conveniently located to another store that we needed to shop at and my husband really wanted to go, so we went. To my surprise, I ate fewer chips and really savored them and the salsa flavor mixing in my mouth! I took my time and didn't eat in my usual robotic style of just popping one after another! We finished 1 basket of chips and when my husband asked for more, I didn't eat one chip from that basket! I made a better choice from their dinner menu and went with beef fajitas instead of my 3 item combo that I usual get with an enchilada, chili colorado, and a crunchy taco. I only ate about half of my dinner and took the rest home. Also, no Margarita for me! Had an unsweetened ice tea and water. And guess what! I felt full, satisfied, and I didn't feel like I was on a diet or depriving myself! Yes, I did eat over my calories for the day but I tracked everything I ate.
I had an overwhelming feeling of control but not deprivation as I ate and enjoyed my dinner! I found out that I don't need to be afraid I just need to enjoy food in smaller quantities and savor the food in front of me. Making healthier choices isn't really that hard at all! It was a small but significant triumph for me.
Thanks for reading and letting me sharing my revelations with you all! I feel so very free to express my feelings about this journey and that I have so many of you "in my corner"! I love the support SP give!