Eating At A Buffet

Perhaps I should have titled this post “Buffets are of the Devil.”  🙂

This past weekend, we decided to celebrate the Chinese New Year.  We did that by eating Chinese food on Sunday.  There was a debate as to where we should eat.  Several places were suggested and finally we picked a place that we had been before.

Our family hasn’t eaten Chinese in a while.  One of those reasons is that we can’t find a good place to eat.  This past weekend we did receive several suggestions that we will try the next time.  But that isn’t the point of this post.  I knew that we were going to a Chinese Buffet and that is alright.  The problem becomes what to eat without eating too much.

Over the past 6 months, I have become more and more aware of how the quantities of food affect our weight.  I say this a someone who now exercises on a regular basis and am probably more fit than I ever have been in my life.  During this time I have become more and more concerned with those who are overweight, even though I am still there according to my BMI.  (By the way, I am still losing weight, despite Sunday’s buffet experience.) I get concerned when we go to buffets and I see people go up and get plate after plate of food (I say this as a person who was one of them.) With the amount of places that you can go to get a buffet at a reasonable price, (Golden Corral, KFC, any number of Chinese buffets in town, Cici’s Pizza and so on) it is easy to see why so many Americans are in the situation that I was in not that long ago.

I can feel and I can empathize with those who are in that situation.  The cycle is so hard to break..for one reason food, unlike other additions, is something that each one of us need to live.  Let me make this clear – I love eating, so I say this as one who has struggled with this for a long time and yet, I want to encourage those who read this post, to stop and consider what consuming large quantities of food on a regular basis is doing to you.

This post or losing the weight has not come easy.  It has been a struggle, but lately I have put several pictures up on Facebook and I have gotten some wonderful comments.  It feels good to be (somewhat) skinny and to be fit.  So again I encourage you — if you are in need of taking off some pounds — take the plunge.  If you need encouragement — I am here. Seize the Day!


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