On Friday we went to a graduation party and I was nervous. I've been doing fairly well with Weight Watchers and worried that I may not be able to prevent myself from eating all the great food that I knew would be at the party....until I read some of your blogs! I felt so inspired! "Always the Big Girl" wrote a heartfelt post titled My Body and Kasey wrote another awesome post about treating your body with respect and LOVE. I encourage you to read both posts, it gave me the motivation that I needed to not ruin all the hard work that I put into my body the past few weeks.
I had another one of the busy mornings, so I had only 30 minutes to exercise. There wasn't time to go to the gym and I exercised at home. (My goal is to exercise 5-6 days a week & I didn't want to ruin that momentum, no matter how busy I am) We arrived at the party famished. (I only had time to eat a bowl of cereal & fiber bar, not very filling) And there were 3 picnic tables full of food! One table had a variety of desserts and the other two tables had trays of Hawaiian food which is my favorite! My eyes were as huge a saucers, my mouth was watering and I think my body started to tremble as my mind started to calculate how much food I could cram into my mouth!
I grabbed my plate, took a deep breath, and surveyed the trays of food in front of me. There were several dishes that are my favorite and I took only a small serving of each, grabbed a diet coke and ate slowly. Between talking and eating, it took me over an hour to finish what I ate on my plate and I didn't get seconds...I was too full! Yahooo!!!!! I did eat a large piece of cake & 3 small chocolate chip cookies. I'm a sucker for homemade baked goods, but I didn't feel bad about eating the cake & cookies because I wasn't binging on them.
I usually am not conscious of what I'm eating when I'm talking to a group of people. I tend to eat & talk and just eat whatever is near me. Not this time! My only regret is that I was offered a very high calorie homemade fruity tropical drink. I could tell the person was hurt that I didn't take one because it's her specialty drink. There are relatives who show their love by their cooking and even though you tell them that you're on a diet they don't understand and take it as a form of rejection. So, next time I'll accept the food, don't eat it and just throw it away without them looking or give it away. Everyone walks away happy!
The weekend of food is still ahead of me. I have a baby shower to go to this afternoon and the invite said to bring an empty stomach because there will be "food galore" and tonight we're going to my husband's company dinner at a Seafood Steakhouse! I know I'll be okay, yesterday was a big test and I passed! It's been a long time since my body has felt good, I'm not going to ruin that good feeling by overeating. I worked too dang hard to get to this point!
Food for Thought: “Perseverence is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other" Walter Elliot
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