Don’t Make Me Eat Out on Friday Night!

I have been working really hard all week long.   Friday morning for the sixth day in a row, I got up and walked my 2 miles!  I’m pretty excited about it.  I’m feeling good.  Each day is a little different, some easier, some a little stiffer to start but then loosening up.  I’m even beginning to feel a little muscle tone in my calves! (Ralph asked “how about your sheep?”) Where did he come from? ;-)

I am happy about this increased activity and I will keep it up as part of my July goals.  I’ve been working really hard with my food choices as well and doing my best not to snack after dinner.  Those snacks that have sneaked in have been decent choices like popcorn.  Looking at my Weight Watcher’s journal I should have a good result on Saturday morning at WW.

Well, then we get a call from our friends who we haven’t seen in a while asking if we want to go out to dinner Friday night.  Friday night!!  I don’t go out to dinner on Friday night!  Doesn’t everyone know that?!?! 

Initially frustrated, I decided to be flexible and say, Sure!! Friday night will be wonderful! :-(  I still don’t know where we’ll be going.  One problem is alleviated because the male half of the couple is also vegetarian, so I’ll be able to find something.  I’ve decided however that I’m not going to let it bother me.  I’ll make the best choices I can, stay away from the bread basket and hopefully find a salad that I can work with.

A few years ago when I first met my friend Kristen, we were discussing the fact that her friends always wanted her to go out on Friday nights and it was difficult when we had a Saturday weigh-in.  I remember saying at the time that you can’t spend the rest of your life NOT going out to dinner on Friday night.  I think I need to listen to my own advise and just let the Universe take care of things.  We’ll see how it works!

Happy Saturday!!

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14 responses to “Don’t Make Me Eat Out on Friday Night!

  1. Hope the meal was delicious and healthy Fran- the Universe should be looking out for you when you have such a lovely positive energy :-) Fresh or dried, rose petals make lovely fragrant tea, incidentally; marvellous flowers!

  2. good morning, fran!
    i like ralph’s joke about calve/sheep – very funny man!
    i hope you enjoyed your time out with your friends – you totally made the right decision to go, and i am glad you said YES to this social opportunity. good call!
    good luck this morning at ww – so proud of you for getting in the walking all this week – hooray for YOU!

    • Thanks, Cathy! I think I did pretty well at dinner and I think I’ll be ok at WW. I feel bad that I’ll miss my walk this morning but it’s not good to exercise right before a weigh in…gets you muscles all worked ups and I usually weigh more. I think I’ll give it a try this evening when things start to cool down. I’ll miss it otherwise! Have a great day, my dear!

  3. it was good advice then, and it’s good advice now! I think I saw that you did pretty good this week. :-) sorry I didn’t ask; I was busy sulking about my two horrid weeks. haha.

    I may have just bought a leslie sansone walking DVD, so I can try to be like you but in some AC. :-) here’s to a good week for us both.

  4. Haha, Ralph’s jokes sound right up my street, love it!
    I can see how it must be frustrating about the Friday night thing I suppose if you went for dinner on a Saturday night, it would still be the same by the next week – but I can imagine how it would feel the Friday night would be worse! Hope you had a good time and this morning was ok.
    Congratulations on the walking too :-)

  5. I like the attitude that sometimes you have to roll with it! You’ll be fine, I feel sure!

  6. I’m beginning to dislike eating out ever! It’s just a temptation for me…I always overeat and I really prefer the healthier options I have at home. I’m getting to be a party-pooper, I guess. :-)

    • Mare, you’re not the only one. It’s just tricky for me sometimes to get things to eat, being vegetarian, and I just would rather make my own food at home. But this time it wasn’t too bad, thank goodness! Have a great Sunday!

  7. I totally understand what you mean, I am the same way. When I know I’m weighing in the next morning, I avoid alcohol and dinners that are super salty.

    Eating out is hard enough, eating out the night before weighing in is going to make you sad! Don’t do it! :)

    • Hi Lisa! Thanks for visiting! It always hangs over my head, the thought of eating out just before weighing in. I try hard and I want that good result on Saturday morning! I know it’s not always possible, but I guess as long as I keep working at it, that’s what counts! I’ve had 50 pounds off for 25 years so I guess I’m doing something right! Please stop by again!

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