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Went to a party and did not overeat nor drink!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Yesterday was the big birthday bash of one of my friend and as usual I had the age old dilema: how do you manage not to overeat.

I have read many tips about it but they never did anything to me
1 eat a small healthy snack before ( did not work because really I mostly eat because the food is there, not because I'm hungry)
2 arrive late when there is less food ( does work, there is always a lot of food)
3 stay away from the buffet ( people come with trays to you)

So everytime I attend a social gathering I end up eating way too much and feel guilty and my pants seem to have shrunk.
This time though, it did not happen.

1 I knew almost nobody there, I decided to introduce myself and stay outside (aka far far away from the buffet)
It worked, I was so busy chatting that the food was half eaten by the time I realized there was food on the table
2 I asked my friend's partner to make my mixed drink, he knows me and poured very little alcohol in my drink ( = less calories, more awareness of what I eat and drink)
3 I stuck to the healthy alternative (cured ham and cantaloupe, 3 green olives)

4 I did not take seconds during the meal.

To conclude this great evening, I went home at 3 am, took a shower and cleaned up and prepared everything so that I'd be ready to go exercise a few hours later.
It worked really well, I did not feel bad, I felt energized and proud!

I do have to give credit to the friend who threw the party, she isn't a pushover when it comes to food, she makes small portions and just enough that people won't be hungry but won't be stuffed either. She served a single main dish (couscous) and skipped the cheese platter which is unheard of in France but really a good idea when you've already had a huge apéro, meal and desert is a big ice cream. Besides she had two choices for desert, ice cream or sherbert which also helped.
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LUCY871 9/29/2012 8:32AM

    Nice to know it can be done XX LuCy

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GINIEMIE 9/20/2012 2:57PM

    Bien fait! J'espère que j'arrive a faire si bien en Ohio au mariage de mon neveu!

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BONNIEBONNEAU 9/19/2012 7:15PM

    congrads on doing well at the party ! emoticon

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MINIUM 9/18/2012 1:15AM

    You did very well! Well done!

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AEROBISAURUS 9/16/2012 6:32PM

    I love sherbert. BIG emoticon at the party. I have a hard time with eating to much at a dinner party too. It takes a positive confirmation to yourself before hand so you can get that giant dose of accomplishment after. Bet you had a good workout! emoticon

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 9/16/2012 1:07PM

    Excellent!

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LIZALOT 9/16/2012 11:14AM

    Well done! And that's what i call a good friend. Whew - skipping cheese???? It can be done!

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BUTTERFLUME3 9/16/2012 9:24AM

    Well done!

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