Resisting the temptation!
We went on in to the seating area and took our seats. My husband decided he needed something for his headache. I told him I would return and buy some water. I bought the water at the pizza vendor. They had pizza setting in view. The smells were drifting up. I got the bottle of water and returned to my seat.
You see, I wasn't hungry. I made sure to make myself a nice size omelet before I left home. It was very filling and I had no desire to eat. The smells were tempting, but I just wasn't hungry. It's all about preparing ahead of time.
A minor league baseball game.
We went to Victory Field, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to watch the Indianapolis Indians play. We went with a group of friends. I haven't been to an Indians game in a few years. It's fun to get out and spend time with friends.
Several of the people in our group was visiting the concession and carrying bunches of food back to their seats. Seriously, I wasn't hungry. Really the hardest part for me was passing the stands and smelling the food. I hadn't realized it, but the smell of food is the thing that affects me the most. I noticed that when I was baking cookies last week. When I can smell the food as it's cooking it has a strange appeal to me.
We watched the game and the Indians lost 2-1.
Food after the game.
After the game we went to Chicago's Pizza. Okay, it had been a few hours since my omelet. I guess after having the one piece of pizza the other day, I just didn't feel the need for more. I ordered a vegetable salad with grilled chicken in it. I have found that I like having a little salad dressing.
How I eat salad dressing.
I just take my fork and dip it into the salad dressing. I only have a little dressing on the tines. It was a large salad and I used just a tiny amount of salad dressing. You could hardly tell there was any salad dressing missing from the little cup. I worry about salad dressings having hidden sugar, and I am happy with just that little taste with my salad.
I made it through a group outing with other people eating all the things that I chose not to eat. It wasn't a problem in any way. I went home in the evening and had a healthy snack.
Next week, we attend a Cincinnati Reds game. I think that will go fine, too! I won't be able to eat at home right before attending the game, but I will make sure we eat somewhere that I can buy a healthy meal before we go into the stadium. There are just not many healthy choices in those places. We have to drive a few hours to get to the game and it's an evening game. I don't think any of that stuff can taste good enough to make it worth hurting my weight loss!
What are your challenges? Is it the smell, or looking at the food? Do you have one area that is harder than the other for you? What food is your biggest challenge?