Buying in

17 May

Now that my first #7daychip has been earned, I knew it would only get more challenging. After I faced down demons by myself last night, it was time for my boyfriend to return from his trip.

He picked me up at the Metro station on my way home and after the initial rush of excitement, I said ok, let’s go to Trader Joe’s – as we had discussed. He said, I want Chick-fil-a. Chick-fil-a is probably the one fast food place that I do not think I could walk into without absolutely having to order something. Just the scent of the restaurant is intoxicating. I expressed some hesitation, which surprised my boyfriend because normally I would be all about it – and I would value size it. But for right now, Chick-fil-a and I are not going to meet.

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We did go to Trader Joe’s, and on the drive over I was honest about my healthiness journey and I wanted his support, which he immediately gave. He wanted to opt in to making healthier choices too! He will not be going quite as hardcore as I already am, but I didn’t expect it. He really does not need to lose weight – that boy’s metabolism is insane.

I’m sure I’ll be mentioning some purchases as I go along, but I made sure to stock up on edamame – my go to chip/cracker replacement, as I am a intense salty snack craver. For some reason the extra effort needed to eat them is incredibly satisfying to me!

And of COURSE I stocked up on Trader Joe’s Raspberry Lime Sparkling Water – hands down the best fizzy water for the best price around!

We got home and he made 96% lean ground beef taco seasoned meat, and I heated up fat free refried beans to fill our new habanero lime tortillas. I had one tortilla filled with beans, spinach, onion, newly purchased fire roasted tomato salsa, and a sprinkling of beef. Boyfriend had 2 tortillas with mostly beef, cheddar cheese, salsa, crunched up tortilla chips and a sprinkling of spinach. He pulled out the tortilla chips to snack on and I was so happy with myself. I waited until I had eaten my burrito, and then I only had 1 chip! I never would have stopped there before. We can make this work.

Staying positive is half the battle!

Do you have to make compromises for eating with others? Any tips for meals that can work for both types of eaters (especially when one is a meat lover!)?

And a special shoutout to Skinny Emmie for answering my swimwear question!

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One Response to “Buying in”

  1. suzanne May 17, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    Your doing fantastic!

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