750,000-999,999 SparkPoints 993,786

I-HOP for breakfast

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I went to I-HOP for breakfast and had the spinach mushroom omlete they say it is 330 calorie's, come with fresh was very good...I ask for egg whites and not the egg beater, some how I feel egg whites are more natural , have you ever read the food label on egg beaters..... emoticon, there is over a dozen ingredients, most I never heard egg whites are just egg whites.....

I'm telling you this because it hit me when the waitress asked if we wanted a table or booth, that years back that would make my heart skip a beat, I would worry and wonder is the booth big enough are the chairs big and sturdy, most time the answer was NO....we would get the table and I would shake the chair a bit to see if it was sturdy.....and then I would softly sit down try not to move to much because I feared the chair would break....I did see it happen once....
any way today I found my self drowning in the both, asking if they had a smaller one, I mean when I sat back I could not reach the table, I had to scoot up to , the waitress said nope they are big booths because we are getting to be bigger people....anyway I sat there thinking, and knowing she is right, but then it hit me I should be proud of myself, I need to remind myself how far I have come and how hard I work to not be one of those bigger's not always easy to so no thanks to bring my healthy lunch each day, to find healthy foods that taste great.....I am making a difference on day at a time for me....this journey is really about has effected so many lives but the truth is I am doing it for me...... I deserve to be healthy and happy.....I deserve to have the best I can get for me.....yep this is all about me.....
Bottom line it's all about you too, you have to do it for one can do it for us.....YOU must decide if you really need that extra helping or that fast food or the ice cream, do you really have to have just one more of anything.....

Have a healthy week end.......
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • ERINBEAR1876
    What a great blog. I am so proud of you!
    2858 days ago
    2861 days ago
    Great blog Kitt! Love your attitude. Yes, what we have done benefits our families, but it is ultimately for ourselves that we did it. We got healthy so we can live long happy lives and enjoy ourselves. I want to do so many things now....go places....see things....I am no longer limited by my morbid obesity. You should LOVE the fact that the booth was too big for you. I remember too many times being forced to sit in a booth because it was all that was available, I could barely squeeze in, and my stomach rubbed against the table--so uncomfortable. NO MORE! Life is good!
    2864 days ago
    It isn't it amazing how those old things keep popping up from time top time? The automatic reactions (e.g. table vs booth) take time to go away. You are doing great, Kitt. Just keep doing what you're doing.


    2865 days ago
    We had an old IHOP close 4-5 years ago and now it has just reopened (the property was for sale awhile ago, strange it reopened as an IHOP!). We go to Denny's though. I never thought about the egg beaters versus egg white.
    2865 days ago
    We do have to recognize how far we have come AND to realize it is ALL ABOUT ME!!! My journey. My choices. My success. My rewards. Thanks for reminding me. emoticon
    2866 days ago
    I love fitting in the booth now, those who weren't obese just don't realize how difficult it can be.
    2867 days ago
    Thank you for the encouraging words. You are a treasure.
    2867 days ago
    Oh my Kitt, that is exactly what I go through when I go to the restaurant, I need a table and then must check the sturdiness of the chairs.

    YOu have done so well and you should be proud of what you have accomplished. emoticon
    2867 days ago
  • KATI5668
    sounds yummy even with my rather touchy tummy!
    you are an inspiration to so many!!
    plus we are all proud of you..
    I know that maintiance is its own special kind of battle,
    but I also know you are the woman with the determination & will to achieve & maintain your goals!

    2867 days ago
  • no profile photo BUGSMIMI
    Nice blog, Kitt! And that breakfast sounds yummy!
    2867 days ago
    Even with the weight that I have lost, that is one of my wins!
    2867 days ago
    I can't wait until I get to be able to sit in a booth and not worry about fitting in it. I normally ask for a table. I know I will get to where you are one day. You're my inspiration!

    Hope you're having a great evening! Take care!


    2867 days ago
    2868 days ago
    What a shift in perspective for you, Kitt! Congratulations!
    2868 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon

    well good to know about the egg beaters..

    luckily I can eat an egg --I just never get enough fat in my nutrition..

    YOU have come a long way my friend and I am so proud of you!

    emoticon blog!
    2868 days ago
    Way to go Kitt and you choice sounds really good. I can not wait to get back to where I was when we had Madison.
    2868 days ago
    This gave me a NSV I hadn't even thought about! Yes! Thank you so much for writing about it.

    I will remember to ask for egg whites at IHOP or a similar place if I decide I want eggs. Thanks for writing about that as well!
    2868 days ago
  • no profile photo NYKIMMIE
    2868 days ago
    Great reminders - yep! :D
    Since I'm in between my old self (TOO TOO big for booths), and not at goal (small enough where everything is too big), I'm trying to not be afraid of booths, and find the places where they've tried to accommodate bigger sizes, where I can fit. (Enjoy it while I can! LOL!)

    Congrats, Kitt!
    2868 days ago
    Kitt, I could have written this blog last week. Like you, I much prefer egg whites to egg beaters because of the egg whites being natural. IHOP has become one of my favorite go out to eat places because their menu has such a wide variety of low calorie heathy meals. I laughed at what you said about the boooths. I had this problem as well and had several embarassing moments. Isn't it wonderful not to have to worry about that anymore! emoticon
    2868 days ago
    Yes, I used to always prefer a table as it was so hard to get out of a booth even if it did fit.
    2868 days ago
    Your breakfast sounds yummy and you are correct we must make decisions EVERY day that affect our health and well being.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    2868 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by KITT52