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Being a guest at someone's home?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Yesterday was great! I went on a 5 mile run - my ankle is finally healing! I had both a small, healthy breakfast and lunch. Then, I went to two parties - one with foods for grazing; the other, a 5 course meal with 5 glasses of wine!

I'm not going to beat myself up over this. However, in this situation, I am wondering how to eat within my daily limits yet not offend the host by not finishing all of the food on my plate.

Any tips would be great!

Karen
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RUN2RIDE 7/21/2008 5:53PM

    here's my favorite replies... all said very gushy and with a huge smile... These even work with my MIL!

"this is soooo good!" followed by did you make it/where did you find this/etc and get them talking about the food instead of pushing it on me...

"oh, I am sooo full. But that was EXCELLENT!" they can't really argue with how i'm feeling...

and when i just know dessert is coming:
"i'm getting full and I really want to save some room for ...."

I figure relationships are more important to me than one meal. I know I can fix a little bit of overeating easier than fixing hurt feelings :) But usually people are just looking to feel good about what they're offering and if they get that, then it seems they're OK if i don't finish my plate.

And I figure that the best part of parties are the people! Which helps keep me busy doing and chatting instead of eating.

I might have to come up with a different strategy if there were parties every day tho!

Your parties sounded like huge fun! I've never been to one like your 5-course w/wine! FUN! :)

Great run! glad to hear your ankle held!


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