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no, I don't want mexican (though secretly i really do)

Postby thefatpolice » Wed May 19, 2010 12:55 am

hi yall

My boyfriend wants me to go out to Mexican with some of our friends this week. I have explained I don't think there is much there that I can eat on my diet (I am doing the sureslim diet) but he thinks I should be able to take a day off every week or so. Sometimes I am not sure whether he is genuinely supportive of me in this endeavour and I really don't need any encouragement to eat cheese and and sour cream and drink fish bowl magaritas... I have said I will go (as I had a look at a menu online and I think I am safe) but I think the pressure to drink is going to be the hardest to resist. Has anyone got any tips for being the only sober person and still having fun while your friends get sloshed? - would love to know!

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Re: no, I don't want mexican (though secretly i really do)

Postby Jisgone » Wed May 19, 2010 10:16 am

Can you drive to the restaurant? knowing I have to drive always stops me from having a drink :)
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Re: no, I don't want mexican (though secretly i really do)

Postby FatFukShrinking » Wed May 19, 2010 12:05 pm

Traditional Mexican is pretty healthy for you isn't it? It's only commercialism that gives you the cheese coated Mexican foods. Do they have some healthy Mexican options on the menu? Alcohol is a big weakness of mine. I really enjoy a drink and if i were in that situation of being with a group of friends drinking, i honestly don't think i could resist. I don't enjoy having just 1 drink though, if i'm not going to get a little buzz from it... i'm not interested lol.

You should be able to go out and enjoy a meal with your partner and friends. Don't isolate yourself just because you are losing weight. Have a plan before you go and stick to the plan. Once you get through the meal you will feel proud of yourself.

For me personally, a day off every week is too much. It leaves me in a constant state of trying to "catch up" and work off my 1 day off. I even found that 1 day off every 2 weeks was too much. I'm going to try and do 1 day off every month.

Your partner probably doesn't realise that he is doing you any harm. He might just see you working hard and want to reward you. Maybe have a little chat to him and tell him that you don't want food rewards?

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Re: no, I don't want mexican (though secretly i really do)

Postby kristal » Thu May 20, 2010 2:34 pm

Can you maybe get them to make up your own version of food there? Such as just some shredded chicken with a tomato based sauce/dressing, some avocado and beans. I know it doesn't sound as great as having the sour cream and cheese included, but if you are serious about being good, you can always ask the question once there.

I agree with driving there, it will force you not to drink as much, one or two won't kill you, if you factor them into your calorie intake (or whichever way you diet).

But I also agree you can't isolate yourself and miss out on seeing friends due to dieting. Not all the time anyway, make this a treat night out and lay low for the next couple of weeks. Also just reiterate to your boyfriend what you are trying to achieve.
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