…and i am a dining-out-aholic.
today, i had to have an intervention with myself after reviewing my online bank account.
me: wow, where does all of my money go?! why do i always feel so broke?
intervention me: hmmm, let’s think about that while we take a looksie at the transactions…qdoba, which wich, qdoba, cool greens, cafe 501, jimmy johns, pho’nomenal, taco bell…
me: are you trying to comment on something?
intervention me: who? me? oh, neeeever. why don’t we count how many times you went to a restaurant vs. how many times you went to the grocery store this month? that should be fun!
me: god, you are so annoying. quit being such a douche & hinting around. speak up. say it, out loud.
intervention me: vampire! baaaaahahahaha. oh twilight…such great over-dramatic quotes!
me: dude, grow up.
intervention me: oh fine then, party pooper. you go out to eat too much. way way way too much.
as much as i hate to say it, that snarky intervention me has a point. i never cook. ever. in fact, 26 out of the 43 transactions were from restaurants. that’s 60%. how many times did i go to the grocery store? oh don’t make me laugh. i haven’t been there since last year!
but i loooooooove going out to eat. i love it, i do! the food is better than anything i can cook, and it’s so pretty too! look, look:
now doesn’t that just look delightful?
and i love finding new, hidden places that no one has heard of. i love having many different options, i’m not tied down by the ingredients residing in my fridge.
not to mention that i am a horrible cook. i can barely make cereal! i don’t magically know what flavors go together. and how do you know what temperature to set the oven on? for how long? i can’t survey the fridge and say “hmmm, i’ve got brussel sprouts, 2 slices of bread, and some turkey…i think i’ll make super-impressive-master-cheffery turkey! BAM! no no no. i can barely boil water for pasta.
excuses, excuses. i need to be better about this. i am working out, and eating out every meal is not helping with the calorie intake. while the food is high in yum, it is low in good-for-me. annie bee looked amazing when i visited (well, she always looks amazing…) when i asked what her secret was, she smugly replied “tacos and chocolate milkshakes”.
tacos and chocolate milkshakes?! i can do that!
and while it’s really tacos on whole wheat tortillas heaping with veggies and lean protein…it’s still a yummy taco.
and while the chocolate milkshake is really a whey protein shake with frozen spinach blended in…it still is a yummy chocolate shake.
yep. i can do that. with healthy snacks in between.
get thee to a grocery store! and fast!
so here is a mini-challenge to me. ooooooo, i love a good challenge! almost as much as i love going to different restaurants. i am going to see how long can avoid going out to eat. i am going to say “NO!” to the lunch ordering crew and “what’s up, what’s up” to my homemade lunch. complete with a brown bag and a note from bix saying “have a great day, sunshine!”. ok, so maybe not the note…mr bix doesn’t know how to write.
wish me luck, kiddos…this is gonna be a bitch.