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.