Friday, October 5, 2012


I had to go out to eat two times this week - my Detox Week.
I have lost one and tied one.

The first time I was all set to order a salad - that was my plan from the time I woke up!
But when I read the menu, I saw that they had 6 vegetables listed as sides, 
so I ordered a vegetable plate instead,
The Zucchini and Summer Squash came out fried in oil.
The winter squash came out with butter and brown sugar.
The Cole Slaw was (of course) drenched in mayonnaise.
And the beets were prepared with vinegar and sugar.
All of those things are normal and make sense, 
but I didn't think about it!
I could have paid for them, given them to my table mates, and ordered a salad.
Instead, I ate them.  
Restaurant  -  1
Bob  -  0

The second time I went out, I was prepared to order a salad.
But it was an Italian Restaurant and their salad was an antipasti, which was lettuce and meat and cheese,
or a simple wedge of lettuce.
I saw that one of their specials was roasted peppers and wild mushrooms.
I made sure that there was no sausage in the dish.
I said "no" to the pasta that it was served with.
I said asked to have the lettuce wedge sprinkled with lemon juice instead of oil.
but I did not think about the sauce that covered the peppers and mushroom, until I tasted it -
oil and sugar added!
I considered that a tie - especially since I also said "no" to the abundant basket of Italian Bread on the table!

So this week (by Detox standards) I am 0-1-1 against the restaurants!
I will learn to stick to my plan and investigate everything that detours from that plan!

But I won in reality of life decisions.
The day I had the vegetable plate, I would have had sausage biscuits and gravy.
And the day I had the mushrooms and peppers, I would have had the Tour of Italy with Chicken Parm, Eggplant ,Peppers, Meatballs, Sausage, and half a pound of linguine.

In life, Bob is 2-0 versus the restaurants!
I will win in this division!


  1. So proud of your choices Dad, but even more proud of your great attitude! Love you!

  2. What Amy said!

    BTW--I tried eating my salad yesterday with lemon juice instead of salad dressing....LOVED IT! Have to admit that I was surprised at how good it was. May never go back to regular dressing again.

    1. I know ... It was way better than what I thought it would be too!