Monday, April 05, 2010
I dreaded the Easter weekend because of the meals I knew I would encounter. Sunday at lunch we went to my son-in-law's sister's home for lunch. She had a regular buffet bar in her kitchen with every imaginable delicious food plus four desserts! Oh boy! I did pretty good just getting a sampling of a few things. I did have to try the homemade cheesecake but made it a very small piece. I also got a sliver of carrot cake. Last night my family came to my house for dinner. I had fixed both pork and beef barbecue, slaw, baked beans, chips and a homemade coconut cake - yep, comfort foods for sure! Again, I did my best to serve myself very small amounts and skipped the bun as far as the barbecue went. I had to try a 2 inch square of my coconut cake - yum. I decided not to beat myself up or deny myself, but allow myself small amounts for this holiday. I also decided that if I gained, I was not going to get down and beat myself up. I weighed this morning and gained about .8 of a pound - not too bad! So I am back to Sparkpeople today and back on track with my eating. My goal now is to get myself past the "up one pound-down one pound-up one pound" stage. Got to keep that determination!