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    treeza
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    I’m off out for Christmas meal with my sisters in law, one of my nieces & their partners. Next week we are going out with 14 of our friends. I’m excited about going out but also a tad anxious about the eating! They are both set menu meals (you do have choices). Next week I asked for very small meal but I’m not sure restaurants understand the meaning. I’m afraid of over eating & feeling uncomfortable or dare I say having to dash to the loo!! I’ve decided no matter how big the meal I’m going to portion off what I know I can eat & not a mouthful more!

    When your eating at home you know exactly what your eating & what’s gone into it. Eating out you don’t know if there are any hidden no no’s. Whatever happens I’m going to relax & enjoy!

    None of them have seen me since 31st August so I think they may notice a slight difference! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    #51831
    audrasharon
    Member
    treeza wrote:
    I’m off out for Christmas meal with my sisters in law, one of my nieces & their partners. Next week we are going out with 14 of our friends. I’m excited about going out but also a tad anxious about the eating! They are both set menu meals (you do have choices). Next week I asked for very small meal but I’m not sure restaurants understand the meaning. I’m afraid of over eating & feeling uncomfortable or dare I say having to dash to the loo!! I’ve decided no matter how big the meal I’m going to portion off what I know I can eat & not a mouthful more!

    When your eating at home you know exactly what your eating & what’s gone into it. Eating out you don’t know if there are any hidden no no’s. Whatever happens I’m going to relax & enjoy!

    None of them have seen me since 31st August so I think they may notice a slight difference! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    That sounds exciting. Their in for a shock. Be sensible but most of all have a great time! X

    #51829
    830830
    Member

    Hi Treesa!!
    I think your plan to section off what you CAN eat and not a spoonful more is a good plan and you need to remain strong. How wonderful it will be for you to meet up with them having not seen them since August!
    You must be VERY proud of yourself and remind yourself how far you have come. They will be amazed with your success!!
    I totally understand how anxious you must be feeling about that meal out, a real test for you, but this gastric bypass lark has got to be enabling for you not disabling, so go for the social side of the evening, the food is just secondary isn’t it??
    I am sure I would be taking on the difficult challenge like this myself…
    Us here on the forum know you can do it!!
    You can’t muck things up now!!!!!
    Please let us know how you have got on.
    I hope to see you Tuesday at Portsmouth again.
    Hey! This is my first post to you!
    I must be getting brave!!
    Lots of love
    Julie, 830830
    Xx

    #51823
    Paul-H
    Participant

    This is an easy one

    Just eat your now normal correct portion size and leave the rest on the plate, then turn to all the others who would have cleared all their plates and just say WOW look at the amount you lot have just put away, no wonder you have all got Big Bums ๐Ÿ˜‰ it works every time

    Paul

    #51824
    Kimberly
    Participant

    Trezza we be with you , hope you have a wonderful time and they all say WOW . You look fantastic . Enjoy the moment it’s your turn to shine xxx

    #51826
    treeza
    Member

    Hi guys it went well thank you x Julie thanks for the message x now that you’ve started you won’t stop x hope to see you on tues x
    I had prawn cocktail starter & ate half a dozen prawns and a tiny bit of the crust of the bread. They were very mean with the sauce but meant I didn’t eat much of it. Gave the rest to hubby! Mains I did as I said portioned off what I knew I could eat & immediately gave the rest to my nephew so he was very happy! Then sat & slowly ate most of my dinner. I was right though despite saying small portion it was a normal portion! It tasted yummy which was the main thing! They then all tucked into pud & it really didn’t bother me!

    Roll on next week! ๐Ÿ™‚ x thank you xxx

    #51827
    treeza
    Member

    Paul you make me smile x maybe when I haven’t got a big bum anymore I’ll try that one out!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    #51828
    treeza
    Member

    Sorry one more thing. They were all great. No one made a big thing about how little I was eating. I just felt normal! I have found some people can’t help but comment & I sometimes feel uncomfortable x

    #51825
    Kimberly
    Participant

    Fantastic so pleased for you x

    #51830
    830830
    Member

    HI Treeza!
    There you go, you did very well under completely different set of rules!!
    It sounds like you had a lovely social get together!
    See you Tuseday
    Julie xx

    #51822
    Lauren
    Keymaster

    @treeza 30247 wrote:

    Sorry one more thing. They were all great. No one made a big thing about how little I was eating. I just felt normal! I have found some people can’t help but comment & I sometimes feel uncomfortable x

    Hi Treeza

    So glad it went so well.

    You know what? The fact that some people just HAVE to comment says more about their own awkwardness than yours! It’s like when we are waiting in a quiet room – some people simply cannot stand the silence and feel they have to fill it with noise – their own voice!

    You just keep doing what you are doing and ignore everyone else’s reactions – you are not responsible for them. that is the one huge lesson I learned from three years of therapy: that I am not responsible for other people’s reactions to things or their inability to deal with emotions. Once you break free from the weight of that (perceived) responsibility, you can fly as high as you like!

    Doodah x

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