Out to Eat

Last night my husband wanted to go out to eat. My first thought was, Oh no. I'm going to get myself into trouble. My second thought was, I can do this, Dawn taught me how to go out to eat. What you didn't see on TV was her teaching me the "Know Before You Go" rule. Before you go out to eat, look at a menu online and figure out what you are going to eat. That way, you do  not make poor decisions in the heat of the moment. My hubby wanted to go to Taco Mac because he loves wings and had a coupon. Thank goodness Taco Mac does have an online menu. I decided I was going to have the Roasted Wings (yes, you can now get chicken wings roasted there) and a side of broccoli. I felt really good about my decision and off we went. When we got to the restaurant, I didn't even look at a menu. I didn't want a cheeseburger to start calling my name, so I avoided that temptation. The wings came and they were so good. Roasted really is the way to go. We finished our meal and the waitress asked us if we wanted dessert. They have a delicious chocolate cake there. Now, old me would have ordered the chocolate cake, eaten it all myself, and then felt guilty about it. New Jasmin did order the chocolate cake, but this time was different. I shared it with Kevin and Callie and I felt good about it. Why, did I feel good....because I was following Dawn's "Sweets, Treats, and Alcohol" rule. You never eat them at home or alone. Because of this rule, I didn't feel guilty for eating the cake. I owned it and moved on. Today is a new day and I get to start all over. Today I plan on being a better me than I was yesterday.