I Survived The Buffet(s)!!!
Monday, April 09, 2012
Hey all! I am feeling super energized and wonderful on this Monday morning. I just completed a 30 minute Biggest Loser workout (which was NOT easy), and will get in probably about 1.5 miles at work today, with some toning tonight.
My big news is that I survived BOTH buffets with the family yesterday. Fortunately at the first one there was grilled corn on the cob and grilled cabbage. That is almost like candy to me, so that helped me stay away from the casseroles and desserts. I am a "flexitarian" working on becoming full vegetarian (I haven't had meat in almost a week I think) so I avoided any dishes that had meat in them, so that helped. There were a lot of dessert options, but I just had a little serving of an ice cream sandwich cake that someone brought, then had NO dessert at the dinner buffet.
I really think that my reason for success this time was my mental game. I am so dedicated to getting to my goal, that the food wasn't even that tempting. I had done some mental rehearsing beforehand and reminded myself that it is just food. It will always be there, and that if I want something, I can have a couple bites but don't need to eat a whole plateful. Knowing when to stop and walk away has always been my trouble, since I am binge eater who doesn't necessarily eat because I am hungry.
I can honestly say that I just sampled things that I wanted yesterday with a couple bite here and there, then loaded up with veggies and I was perfectly fine. I didn't need anything else. (It did also help that my son was all over the place and kept me running after him all day, too!!)
I feel great and really proud of myself for making it through a holiday and not feeling like it was an excuse to overeat! (I didn't even have a Cadbury Creme Egg today!)
Now I just need to stay strong this week and work toward my mini-goal of 5 pounds!