Sunday, August 14, 2011
My friend invited me to her barbecue yesterday and, although I knew the temptation to indulge would be too great, I couldn't decline for that reason alone. If I turn down every social request where I have to be around unhealthy food, I may as well become a hermit.
My ideal goal was to not eat anything unhealthy while I was there but I knew that was wishful thinking before I even left the house because I absolutely cannot resist BARBECUED RIBS and HOMEMADE MAC & CHEESE under any circumstances.
I am not proud of the fact that I basically undid the last 4 days of progress in this one day- I feel terrible about it actually!- but I can't let it discourage me either. These changes to my life are not going to be instant and there are several good choices that I do recognize:
I made sure to fill up on a reasonably healthy breakfast before beginning my day and, instead of a full lunch, I spaced out two small, healthy snacks before arriving to save on calories and to act as a "filler".
At the barbecue, I ate moderate portions and I didn't get seconds- which took just about all the will power I had because it was so good! Instead, I distracted myself with activities and conversation.
I didn't have any alcohol or soda. Generally, I don't drink much of either anyway, but in this type of setting I'll usually have one or two (or three *shhh*... lol).
Of these I *can* be proud. Each is a small victory that bring me closer to my goals!