Back in the day when I traveled for my job, I often dined alone in other cities however I rarely did when I was home – for some reason I was too self conscience to do it in my home city!
With my career change to a Realtor, I have found it is often necessary or even more relaxing to eat alone, mostly during “off” hours – breakfast between 9 and 10 is a lot less crowded as is lunch between 2 and 3. I love my flexible schedule!
I read ALOT and generally use this time to read – I always have a book with me or in the car. So tell me…what do you do to pass the time while dining alone? Do you have restaurants that are more comfortable than others? Or do you not do it all? Would love to hear!
My tenth wish is that we curb our excess eating and drinking and work toward a healthier lifestyle. As a nation, we live life large – from the portion sizes in restaurants to fast food “super sizes” and even the way we cook in our own homes. Heart disease and diabetes have become more common in our lifetimes than those of past generations.
I don’t believe that there is a be all end all answer to the issue, some say “eat organic”, but that can be expensive because organically grown foods cost more and budgets are tight! I Googled “curbing your excesses for food and drink” and got over 10 million results – the information is available, a lot is written about it, but not everything works for everyone. I believe if we simply eat and drink in moderation that will put us on the right path.
I am an overweight 48 year old woman, and as a Realtor, I am on the road constantly, networking tends to happen over meals so that just adds to it. I know that I could eat better, but it takes work and it much easier just to grab something on the run! I am committing to eating healthier and exercising more in 2013, will you join me?