Friday, February 04, 2011
I am going out of town today. My sister (yes, the same one from the previous blog that couldn't believe I would rather have a salad than a sausage sandwich) is taking me to visit my two brothers in Portland for the weekend. It's my birthday on Sunday, so they have made some "plans" to surprise me.
I'm thinking "Oh great, a challenge for my birthday" but at the same time, I'm looking forward to it. I have been thinking of how it could be fun to see how I can pull this off and still stick to a healthy eating plan. I really think I can do it! I also have some ideas for fitting in a little extra physical activity. I know a couple of the places that my sister and one of my brothers has already said we WILL be going there to eat, so I looked up their nutrition info on the internet, printed it out, and put it in my purse for reference.
Anyhow, I am hopeful that I feel OK about this. In the past I would have looked at this as an opportunity to eat whatever I want, drink alcohol in excess and just "party it up." Today, I see it as an opportunity to have fun and not focus on the food being the main ingredient in a good time!
I'll let you know how it goes.