We have decided that for this year (or as long as we can absolutely stand it without actually splitting up), we will be sharing our meal plates whenever we go out to dinner or order take out.
We're calling it....
Now, immeditately, I think of "Mean Girls" when they were trying to start a new, trendy word.
Really, I just want to use a hashtag for a few reasons...
1. I want to document this journey and see just how often we eat out and where we end up eating throughout the year.
2. I want to invite the rest of you to join us.
I will be posting the pics on Instagram as we eat them (except for the two below which I have not had a chance to do yet.) Please feel free to do the same whenever you are out and eating and want to share with me what you split and who you split it with. It's cutting calories in half, it's saving money, and basically, it's revolting against these extra large portions that America is giving us and making it so hard for us to lose and then maintain the weight.
On January 2, we got take out from Elizabeth's Pizza. I forgot to take a pic of our meal that night, but Chad and I split a turkey sub, he had a small bowl of soup and I had a side salad.
On Sunday, January 4, we went to Moe's. We split a chicken Wrong Doug (stack) and the side order of chips.
So, there you have it. Something new we are trying. Obviously, I am telling Blogger and Facebook and Instagram for mostly the accountability, but it could be fun, too.
So, here's to #splitaplatelosesomeweight in 2015! Good luck, and happy splitting!
*#splitaplatelosesomeweight does not apply on national holidays.
*Each month, we are giving ourselves a "free day."
*Buying additional food is acceptable (such as a salad), as long as only one entree is purchased during the meal.
*Beverages need not be split.