Yesterday was a big eating out day for me. I was invited to lunch at the Arkansas Arts Center restaurant with several colleagues and visitors from Heifer's international partners. I had a delicious Reuben sandwich with a fruit salad (angelic) and topped it all off with a bread pudding banana split. I'll have to return to check out the Andrew Wyeth exhibit and the rest of the complex.
Then after work I went with a couple of new friends to Cross-Eyed Pig. Oh my sweet goodness. Those ribs. Those onion rings. And I scored a free beer (for my friends) because of my new Arkansan status.
My favorite place (so far) remains Cafe 42 at the Clinton Library. Not because of my search for the elusive blue Gap dress though. First, it's close by. Secondly, the $10 all you can eat buffet includes roast beef and shrimp. And third, there's a Starbucks inside with goodies to go.
I'm starting Weight Watchers on Friday.
Oh, all the food you're eating makes me want to come out and eat my way through Little Rock with you! :) Mmmm!
I did Weight-Watchers and lost about 45 lbs. I've kept it off for a year so far. I was surprised how many gothkids have done WW. I really liked how supportive WW is, it wasn't anything like the AA-style "My name is Connie-Lynne, and I eat too much!" I was expecting. It was just a lot of people (mostly women) getting together and saying "this is the positive thing I did this week to not eat so much" or "these are positive steps you can take to not eat so much." Sure, sometimes people would get sad, and cry even, and talk about how hard it was for them, but everyone there would be all "that's OK, we've all had a hard time, you can do it, you're strong..."
There was a great sense of community and supportiveness there.
Oh, and remember, if the group leader at your Friday meeting doesn't really work for you, you can always change days and see if you like another group leader better.
Are you coming out for that? You and MoBob are welcome to stay in our guest bedroom for it. It should be just as dorky as our 10th was -- which is to say, sad, because of how boring everyone we went to high school with turned out, but self-affirming because we'll realize how cool we are in comparison to them...