Short trips are no issue, solved by grabbing a banana and hitting the road. The movies situation was a bit more interesting though because the film was during the time I typically had lunch. We brought in around two apples cut up and a bottle of water, which worked pretty well. Dinner was a challenge as we met friends at an Irish Pub with a menu heavily relying on fried or flour heavy items. I did the best I could think of and ate before heading out, but this was the first time during my experiment that I had been in this situation.
I thought it would be easy since I already filled up, but watching folks order their amazing appetizers and entrées was tough. Especially when you’re out with friends and everyone is happy to share a portion with you if you look the least bit hungry. Stephanie ordered a burger without the bun and a side of broccoli, which I had a bite of, but even that wasn’t the same. Let me just say that you will need to psych yourself up a bit if you try this experiment as someone who is always going out with friends to eat. Or at least make sure you pick places that cater to your restrictions with lots of options. In the end I survived and was happy I didn’t make an excuse not to go. You can only be a shut in for so long before you snap.
What I ate today
I pretty much was grazing all day today so it’s tough to remember exactly what was eaten and when. This is why I love eating on this experiment, I have no portions to consider and calories to count. Just pick the right foods and stay full. Of course, I tend to gravitate back to eggs when I'm in a pinch. I need more variety.
- Eggs and Kielbasa for breakfast – a fresh batch today.
- A banana
- Salad with cheese and some leftover pork loin cut into strips and cheese.
- Some more cheese.
- Two apples sliced up
- Some more eggs and kielbasa.
Onward to day twenty-seven!