Finally, a “goals met and on track again with my eating” week!
I started drafting this post early, before my book club on Wednesday night. (I was a little worried when the reminder email said “Fall Food Frenzy.) I thought I could make it a self-fulfilling prophecy. If I write it, it will happen. And it worked:) Either that or my great eating streak has finally built enough momentum back for me to have the self-control that had been missing for so long. I snacked on cheese, a small number of cashews, caprese salad (yummy) and a few Triscuits. I did NOT eat any of the candy (3 different bowls with lots of enticing options) or the hot cherry cobbler with vanilla ice cream. Social eating success. Finally.
Here’s a reminder of my of my goals:
- No bread or white flour/grains.
- No junk food.
- A continued effort to to drink more water or water-equivalent beverages.
- Stay on plan (including no overeating).
This coming weekend will be challenging for me.
On Saturday night we are going out to dinner with friends. When the Hot 100 started and I set my goals, I gave myself an “out” for these dinners that happen less than once a month. Now I am torn. Part of me wants to stay on track and find something at the restaurant that will be on my plan. The other part of me wants to allow a little bit of moderation. I’ve already scoped out the menu online and there is pretty much nothing that totally fits my eating plan. They serve Cajun food with lots of white rice and breaded stuff. There is one fish dish that looks like the best thing for me: pan roasted trout with pecans, balsamic brown butter, and southern style green beans. I’ll do my best.
On Sunday we are celebrating my mom’s birthday with dinner at my house. The good news is that I can control the menu, since hubby and I will be making the meal; I will be sure to serve plenty of things that meet my own needs while being company-and-birthday-worthy. The bad news is that my sister-in-law is bringing dessert. This is not the SIL that planned a meal just for me:) This is the other one – the one who does not know about my blog (I hope) or my “dieting” – the one who I lovingly refer to as our family’s Martha Stewart. I am inclined to say that I will just commit now to not eating any of whatever she brings. Not one bite. That would be the best approach. But, oh, I am struggling just thinking about what amazing thing she might make for my mom! What if it is one of my all time favorites? Then do I still abstain or do I allow myself one little serving? I keep hearing Tami‘s voice in my head – she says she never regrets something she doesn’t eat. Sigh.
I am on a roll, cruising along. I want to get through the weekend with no regrets, regardless of the food choices I make. I can and I will. Yep – that’s my plan and I’m sticking to it. (Fingers crossed behind my back.)
How was your week? Any foreseeable obstacles ahead? Weekend plans?