I'm sure everyone has had situations like this when you first started dieting or changing your eating habits...
I had a tux fitting this weekend for a wedding I'll be in at the end of September. That was of course fun because I essentially have to announce my weight and pants size to the people at the rental place, as well as everyone else in the wedding party. Not cool.
Anyhow, after the tux fitting, the entire group went out for lunch at a bar. We all sit down and due to the seating arrangement I'm the last person to order. Which the exception of the grooms father, everyone orders beers or mixed drinks. I order unsweetened Iced Tea.
"What? You're not drinking?"
"No, don't feel like it, plus I'm on a diet or sorts."
"Are you sure? I'm sure one beer won't hurt."
"No, I'm good, thanks"
"Are you sure?"
So everyone orders their drinks, and someone orders a plate of hot wings and nachos for the table.
A few minutes later these items arrive, and being that I'm sitting in the middle of the table, are placed directly in front of me. Not cool.
Now, it’s time to order our food. Burger...Pasta...Cheese Steak...Burger...Bowl of Whale Fat....Pig Grease...Jar of Mayo....then it's my turn.
I order the healthy "wrap" and replace the side of fries that comes with it with salad instead.
More strange looks from everyone.
When the meals come out my wrap is all alone on a plate because my salad came out earlier. Admittedly, it did look kind of lonely and lame.
"Brian, have some of my fries."
"No really, go ahead, I don’t mind"
"No thanks I'm good"
"Are you sure?"
*sigh. I'm getting annoyed now. People don't seem to understand how hard it is to begin with, let alone that fact they need to keep asking me if I'm sure. I told them I'm dieting; I told them I'm trying to eat better. Why would I not be sure? Why would I be second guessing if I want a Guinness or a French fry? Why would they further try to persuade me to eat more things which are obviously counter intuitive to what I just told them I'm trying to do?
So I just smile, and continue to say "No, thanks" until they get the point. Eventually they do, but the process is comparable to training someone with no legs how to cross country ski.
As it turns out my healthy weekend plan went pretty well, although I didn’t get to do any type of cardio that I had planned on. I tried to make up for it by pushing myself a little harder and longer this morning on the bike. I also did allow myself to have 2 small glasses of wine on Saturday night when my friends came over for dinner. Overall though I’m happy with things. I know I can't build a pyramid in a day so I'm just trying to take it one day at a time. I guess that is all I really have to say right now.