Melting Confidence

The hubs and I celebrated Valentine’s Day early because 1) crowds and prices are horrible on the 14th and 2) I’ve got another swing convention that starts up this Thursday.

Melting Pot is a chain of fondue restaurants. We ordered the four course meal, which included a cheese appetizer, a salad, meats for the entree, and of course, chocolate fondue. I’ve been running so well this week that I didn’t want to spoil it by eating a heavy meal. But we’ve been wanting to go back here on our own for a while so I figured what’s one night? I diligently avoided refined carbs until the final course. (So not a ton of bread, no potatoes, only fruits and veggies and meats.)

The waitress brings out the chocolate fondue menu. Conversation goes like this:

Her: “Here are the chocolate fondue selections. Let me know if you have any questions.”

Me, half joking: “I wish you had a sugar free version.”

Her: “Well that wouldn’t be any fun, now would it?”

Me: “………….”

To give her credit, she had no idea who she was dealing with. And if you walk into a fondue place that specializes in chocolate fondue, you should kind of expect that sort of response.

But she could have at least humored me a little bit, no?

Speaking of Valentine’s Day… have you donated to Spare a Rose yet?

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3 thoughts on “Melting Confidence

  1. Scott E says:

    Oh wow, I’ve been to the Melting Pot a few times; (that was years ago when i wasn’t as focused on my diabetes as I am now). It is definitely a FUN experience. And there aren’t many restaurants I’d categorize as “fun”.

    I’d love to go again with friends, but I’m honestly a bit scared of how I’d respond to it, and I’d spend so much time worrying about my carb intake, blood sugars, and insulin that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy it. For a meal which begins with bread, which continues with taking food from a common plate in the middle of the table (with half of it getting lost at the bottom of the vat of oil anyway), it’s so hard to count the carbs to figure out what I’d be eating. If you’ve got any “tricks”, I’d love to hear them.

    • seejendance says:

      Scott – the one I went to actually had changed their menu so that each person gets an individual portion for their entree. (Like my plate had 5 bites of chicken, 4 shrimps, and 4 pieces of red meat.) The dessert is still a buffet though.

      I stuck to mostly veggies and fruit during the appetizer and avoided the potatoes during the entree. The chocolate was tricky. I tried to stay with just fruit, but they had red velvet cake pieces. And then avoided alcohol because that always makes things tricky. My blood sugars peaked at about 240ish and just sort of stayed there. I mean – it could have been a lot worse, so I tried to not worry about it too much.

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