Tuesday, November 13, 2012
As much fun as Iíve been having losing the weight and no matter how much ground I am covering, there are some things that still strike a little fear into my heart when it comes to losing the weight.
Hereís one of them:
The pot luck dinner. I have one on Thursday. My weight-loss group TOPS is doing one and I donít know how to track my calories for something like that.
I know the calories of the food item I am bringing, but Iím pretty sure I donít know what to expect calorie wise beyond that because I donít know what dishes other people are bringing and I donít expect nutrition facts will be available.
I plan on bringing the nutrition facts for the food I am contributing. Maybe that will give others the idea that itís a good idea to do, but for now, Iím still quaking in my boots because Iím facing the unknown.
I donít want to only eat my own food, that would be rude. And I donít want to drop off my food and run, that would be anti-social and maybe a little rude too, if thatís the only reason I would leave.
So I plan on eating, but what that will do to my nutrition for the day and my numbers for the week after that, who knows.
Iíll just try and be conservative. Iíll gravitate towards produce and the such if I can. That I can track easily after I eat it, I wonít need a recipe to figure out what the nutrition information is.
So anyway, itís off to face my fear. The funny thing is, I never thought in a million years that Iíd be afraid of a pot luck dinner! Wish me luck!
My most recent addition to my charm bracelet -- a TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) reward for weight loss. I won this at last week's meeting.