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Quaking in my boots!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

As much fun as I’ve 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.

Here’s one of them:

The pot luck dinner. I have one on Thursday. My weight-loss group TOPS is doing one and I don’t know how to track my calories for something like that.

I know the calories of the food item I am bringing, but I’m pretty sure I don’t know what to expect calorie wise beyond that because I don’t know what dishes other people are bringing and I don’t 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 it’s a good idea to do, but for now, I’m still quaking in my boots because I’m facing the unknown.

I don’t want to only eat my own food, that would be rude. And I don’t want to drop off my food and run, that would be anti-social and maybe a little rude too, if that’s 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.

I’ll just try and be conservative. I’ll gravitate towards produce and the such if I can. That I can track easily after I eat it, I won’t need a recipe to figure out what the nutrition information is.

So anyway, it’s off to face my fear. The funny thing is, I never thought in a million years that I’d 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.
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    With the tops potluck, if it's anything like @ our club, there will be sure to be plenty of healthy choices, and members are really good about telling what is in their recipe. I think it's a great idea for people to bring in recipe cards of their "healthy recipe" to share along with the nutritional breakdown. (Oh, another strategy when going to potlucks, etc. that I use is to stick to really light eating the rest of the day so that you are sure to be within your calories/exchanges. Congrats on your charm!
    1920 days ago
    Being a TOPS potluck it should be healthy but not everyone will bring something healthy instead one of their favorite and not consider the calories
    That is what happened at our last eating meeting it was a baseball game and the losing team had to bring food and we did have some high calorie food
    You just need to be smart and make good choices
    One day at a time
    1922 days ago
  • J0ETTE
    What i do for potlucks and stuff like, that i take a walk to explore all the items to choose from. make your choices to what you will try. then, go bqck for a plate and do the walk again. Take a small spoonful of the items you really want. When you get back to your seat, sneak your camera /phone if you have one and take a picture of your plate. Then you can come back to track with very loose numbers. Lol

    You will do fine! Most of all, have fun! :)
    1923 days ago
  • WILLOW49
    Congrats on you pin! Try to eat as healthy as possible and track the best you can.
    1923 days ago
    Always good to stick to the produce heavy items. Enjoy!
    1923 days ago
    Cool pin - yeah! Just eat the healthy stuff - the group will support u! :)
    1923 days ago
    Love the pin. I would only eat the veggies.
    1923 days ago
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