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Quaking in my boots!

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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHARONCOATES 11/16/2012 8:02PM

    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!

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MAYBER 11/14/2012 8:37PM

    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

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J0ETTE 11/14/2012 7:00AM

    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! :)

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WILLOW49 11/13/2012 10:20PM

    Congrats on you pin! Try to eat as healthy as possible and track the best you can.

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EPATTEN79 11/13/2012 10:20PM

    Always good to stick to the produce heavy items. Enjoy!

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DEBBYNATION 11/13/2012 9:21PM

    Cool pin - yeah! Just eat the healthy stuff - the group will support u! :)

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KNYAGENYA 11/13/2012 9:18PM

    Love the pin. I would only eat the veggies.

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