Friday, September 21, 2012
First of all, WOW! I did not expect anyone to read, much less comment on my blog. You are all awesome.
I really, truly appreciate the community here. It's only been a few days, and I'm already counting my blessings for having found this site.
Second of all, cake. Seriously... cake and lots of it. That's what's facing me this weekend. My fiancee's grandparents made it to the amazing 60 year anniversary mark, and we're all driving out to Nebraska to celebrate. So, being from Colorado, I've got a 8 hour car ride ahead of me (car food ideas, anyone?), and I've got a lot of heat and farmland to look forward to. And then there's the cake. If there's one thing I've learned about visiting family in Nebraska, it's that they love their food. And since it's a celebration, I'm already picturing barbecue, potato salad, macaroni salad, cobblers, pies, and cake. I'm pretty certain the only healthy choice will be some sort of fruit salad where marshmallows reign supreme.
In short, I'm a little worried. BUT, I've got a plan.
I'm bringing bananas for the car ride (though I could use other ideas there), and I'm going to stretch and walk in the early morning, before it gets too hot. And finally, I'm gonna practice a whole lotta portion control. I'll control my hunger before I go to the party with bananas, vitamin water, and perhaps some yogurt with granola. And yes, I'm going to eat cake. But a very small piece. Because cake is not the boss of me.
I'll see you all on the other side!