Friday, November 7, 2008

Social Life Killer

THIS DIET/LIFESTYLE CHANGE IS KILLING MY SOCIAL LIFE! I know I sound a little crazy but it's true. While some of my girlfriends are having girls nights on Monday at the pub drinking beer and eating pizza, I am across the street (literally) working my a** off! (Literally! I wish I was really working it OFF!) When I leave the gym I see their cars and I'm like... Ahhhhhh! I know that sounds sad but I just can't give up my work outs. They are KEY for me!

I am so limited to where I can go eat and actually have something healthy. Remember, I am SUPER amounts of picky so I can't even get like chicken and veggies because OH YEAH I don't eat veggies! We went to a friends birthday party last night at a Mexican Restaurant here (PS-Mex is my FAVE!!) and I had to eat before we went. Grrrrrrrr! But I did allow myself ONE taco, of which I scraped most of the stuff out so I wouldn't feel as guilty for eating it!!! Tonight, Hubs and I have gone back and forth about what to do this weekend. Usually our entertainment is EATING OUT!!!!!!! However, that ain't happenin' these days so we have to find other forms of fun :) There's nothing that great out at our movie theatre, so that's out! And I can't hit up the local pub because I have to be at work in the morning at 7:15! We shall figure something out I am sure! Why, oh why, couldn't I be born with that "Naturally Skinny" gene??? ;) But isn't it sad that most all things "entertaining" involve food?? Movies... popcorn! Bar... Beer! Friends house... High calorie snacks! Bowling... Nachos/Beer! Football games... Beer & Hot Dogs! You see where I am going with this... :)

I hope you wonderful ladies have a great weekend. Sorry for my lack of commenting today, we have ANOTHER even tomorrow so I have been busy as a bee today!
Say a prayer for my Auburn Tigers this weekend. We DESPERATELY need a win!!!!!!!

Love!

30 comments:

Mojito Maven said...

welcome to my life...I LOVE eating out so this has been a HUGE lifestyle change for me! We give ourselves one night a week where we can eat out and I live for those nights.

Candice McCoy said...

Hey! So sorry you're feeling frustrated - I can totally relate. I have feelings like this quite often. I always just try to remember that "food" does not have to equal "fun." And food is not the focus. (2 quotes that I say to myself quite often.) There are so many things that are more important/fulfilling than food.
Also, something that I've come to realize - we are not alone! I think that most people watch their weight at least a little bit. Very few people really are just naturally super thin. It would be nice though, wouldn't it?
Oh, and one more thing my husband always tells me when I'm feeling frustrated. This is only for a season. What I mean is that we will have to watch what we eat for the rest of our lives. However, it's only for a season that we have to be super strict. Once we get to the maintaining stage, we'll be able to relax a little bit. I hope that helps a little, but just remember that you're not the only one who's feeling this way:)

The Redhead Next Door said...

The fact that you choose the gym is all kinds of inspiration to me! I have very low motivation and will power even though I know what is best. (and I have a treadmill in my office... so not only did I not get the skinny gene I got the stubborn and lazy gene <----I hate admitting that but it's true.)

I used to also be a picky eater. As I got older my taste changed so much! I don't know all about your tastes, but (if you haven't recently tried) maybe try to re-introduce veggies one at a time. And trying it various ways.. raw, steamed, roasted, etc. would help. Have you ever seen Runaway Bride? You know that scene where Julia Roberts trys eggs in a zillion different ways so that she can pick how she likes it? Maybe try that kind of approach. (Although i understand it could be quite an ordeal to do that.)
Also, I know a girl who brings her own healthy snacks with her to movies and what not. Tacky? maybe. But who cares if it keeps you on the right track.

Great Post! I understand the frustration but you are doing so well at sticking to your plan!!!

Mrs. Forever said...

ugh!! I'm with you. I feel like it so so hard to get together with friends and still eat healthy!

Sarah said...

Oh I totally understand! You are amazing with self control- in college when my friends we're trying to not eat as much or when i wasn't i would always be that little voice on their shoulder to say "oh you can forget it tonight!" and always the one looking for someone to say it to me.
I really think it;s awesome that you can control it... keep it up girl- once you get to that magic weight you want you can introduce things like that back into your diet in moderation:)

NewlywedCentral said...

Ugh-a-dug-ugh -- man, I hear you -- You couldn't be any cuter, though... they should be jealous they're not over there working their asses off with YOU!! :)

Happy weekend!

*One Step at a Time* said...

I could have written this exact post in the beginning of my weight loss adventure (minus the hubs part). And sadly, it hasn't gotten much better. I still find myself avoiding outtings because i'd rather make my own food then go out. This is osmething I have to work on though and realize that it is okay to go out and enjoy food every once in awhile because honestly...it is! I am sure that with time you will find ways to eat healthy and have fun! Have a great weekend :)

southern daze said...

I am so proud of you for your dedication and willpower. I've been doing a lot better but still can't walk away from a guilty snack every now and again. It certainly doesn't help that I love to bake!

It is unfortunate that entertaining does tend to revolve around food. I try and meet my husband for lunch once a week and it's becoming increasingly harder to find a place where we won't be tempted to eat something unhealthy. I try and cook semi-healthy during the week but we take one day off and eat what we want. That does seem to help my cravings but it's a slippery slope...I don't want one day a week to turn to two and so on.

Keep up the good work! You're doing an amazing job :-)

Bama Belle said...

isn't it funny how everything seems to revolve around eating! you sound like you are doing so well though and you are inspiring me to go to the gym!

SouthernAccent said...

Just think, if you get to your target weight, you can splurge every once in a while and enjoy the food! I love to eat too - that's my problem - and EVERYTHING socially typically revolves around food! You're so right! But it's worth it to be skinny!

Megan said...

It really is hard eating right and exercising. So far I have exercised every day this week...but I don't feel like it today.. I'm hoping to get the urge in a lttle while. You are determined, and YOU can reach your goals!!

The Heckathorns said...

:( You should give yourself a cheat night so you can have one night to be with the girls with no guilt! That way it doesn't feel like you're giving up everything to achieve your goal of being healthy and skinny!

P.S. I'll say a prayer for your Auburn Tigers if you say one for my Arkansas Razorbacks! (I think we are both in the same boat here! LOL!)

Mrs. Buck said...

I agree 100%, we're trying to eat healthy - have been for a long time, but after the wedding the "happy" weight has come on and its sticking. Its sad that I turn down invitations to go to certain things with friends because I dont want to have to eat/drink. I know once I'm there I cant resist - especially a cheese platter..which I know will be at the wine tasting party I'm going to tomorrow night. UGH!

CarolinaGirl said...

I just found your blog, and it is adorable. You are beautiful,your husband is gorgeous,dogs-precious, and the fact that you are an AU grad is even better. I am a Clemson girl, but my brother graduated 2 yrs ago from Auburn, so we pull for those Tigers too! I love your husbands orange pants! Awesome! I have to get Wes(brother) some of those for Christmas.
Have a great weekend!
Love your wedding pictures!

L Sqaured said...

Eating healthy sucks!!! I know how it is, we try and eat pretty healthy but I personally have no will power and get sucked in so easy. At this moment I can hear cupcakes calling my name. So please be strong for both of us! haha

Have a great weekend!!!

TexasLauren77 said...

Oh my goodness...I KNOW what you mean about feeling like you can't have a social life and be on a diet at the same time. That just kills me every time!

Rebecca Taylor said...

Eating out is my favorite! I know how you feel. Just think how worth it all of this will be when you reach your goal! :)

Gwen said...

Why is it that when we are dieting everything involves food? All I hear or see is food. You can do it!!! I have faith in you. :)

I have left you an award on my blog. :) You deserve it!!!

Lindsey said...

Aw friend! You are so dedicated though, way to go! It is really hard to do but it will be worth it. That's what I keep saying when I make myself stop eating good food!

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bedesign said...

I think I'm as picky as you about food! My problem always lies in the fact that I don't really like veggies either...so the healthy meal of chicken and vegtables never is appealing to me! But your hard work outs will one day pay off, just keep on keeping on! OH yea, and WAR EAGLE (even if this year has been a bummer!)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

I LOVE eating...out, or anything that involves food! It is soo hard to find healthy places, you are so right! We try to give ourselves a reward once a week (sometimes a little more :)) I would so go to the gym with you!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I know just what you mean...and to top it off, my trainer quit last week. UGH!!! and ARRGGGHHHHH!

the pink putter said...

I understand what your frustration completely. It is so hard and it often feels like I am the only one eating healthy. However, your commitment and dedication to working out is awesome! Keep up the good work!

Kitty Cat said...

I can sympathise, we went away this weekend and the breakfasts are greasy fry-ups - NOT good for the waistline. But I figure now and then is not too bad. But when you see results you'll feel better!!!

Madison Girl said...

You are doing great! It is always hard for me when we go out to eat! I can't believe you ate before you went to Mexican! You have some good will power!! GO GIRL!

Landra Lynn said...

I know the feeling! While the hubby was on deployment, I lived off salad and my workouts. Now, I sit across from him in a diner by our house... glaring at his skinny butt as he chows down on comfort food in front of me. Argh...

P said...

Dieting is so hard, especially if you're going out. I feel your pain.

Hollie said...

wow, you are motivated girl! That takes so much self-control.......great job! it will all pay off!

Brandi said...

Thank you so much for the suggestion!! I really appreciate it. Here is an article that may help your diet dilemma (that would be a good blog title...if it were applicable)

http://www.pcrm.org/health/prevmed/weightloss.html