Monday, May 31, 2010
I made it through Memorial Day eating right and getting my exercise in. I excercied a lot before I went to my daughter's house for a barbecue. Thank goodness she tries to eat healthy too! The burgers were turkey burgers. I did eat mine with a bun, but no cheese and mustard instead of ketchup. She had veggies sitting out. I steered clear of the chips and just had some veggies. We all went out and played a little basketball afterwards, so that made me feel better about eating the bun.
I was reading someone's blog, and something she said hit home. Most family gatherings DO center around the food. I am making a conscious decision right now to contribute a food that fits in my meal plan. I will not stand by the food with others and subconsciously pick at the food. And I will get the family to do one active thing toge ther. (or whoever in the family wants to do it.)
I'm lucky enough to have a big, loving, and supportive family. They have encouraged me and cheered me on each time I was on a diet. I'm going to make Spark People a plan, not a diet. This will assist me to not let the weight slowly creep back up on me.