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Diet Sabateurs

Sunday, February 03, 2013

I do not have people that sabotage me so much as situations that seem unavoidable. 1st situation is luncheon at church on Sundays. I can not just leave as my whole family attends church (6 of us) and it is a way to feed my kids a free meal. The problem is the quality, or lack there of, of that meal. Many times I can find healthy choices, but it is really hard to just stick to those when I am physically hungry and haven't been able to eat for 4-5 hours with no go around for that part of the situation. Perhaps visualization and focusing on the big picture could help me.....a spark wallet card in my coat pocket for the walk from church to the hall?? The 2nd situation is Square Dancing. It always ends with a potluck. I could bring healthy choices for my share....bbbbuuuutttt.... again after square dancing for at least 45-60 minutes of the 2 hours the dance is held....I am hungry from the physical exercise....and everyone else's potluck offerings are way, way, way more tempting....at least square dancing is only 2 times a month. Perhaps I just need to bring my own prepacked "meal" along with my potluck offering (need to bring that because 2 of my kids dance too)....so then I won't have to go through the line. I could even bring a prepacked meal to church so that I know I would get the balance that I need, and the amounts of foods I need. ...and that is "food for thought"?? lol
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IGOGIRL 2/4/2013 8:59AM

    That's a good idea about making sure I eat before square dancing, especially some protein. And it is silly I didn't connect those dots earlier because I usually do grab a quick snack bite before I go walking each day.

The Sunday morning situation I am just going to have to muddle through though because of a fasting regulation. I am allowed to eat a minimal breakfast before church because of my diabetes but there is no chance to snitch a snack until after communion (which is also why there is a luncheon after church)....but I am now remembering a lady who used to step out into the entry way after communion to eat something (an energy bar?) ....I could do that, then I wouldn't be in quite so hungry at the luncheon.

And I think I will work on having a packed snack/meal for afterwards eventually.


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KIMBERLY19732 2/3/2013 10:51PM

    I would recommend just getting small portions of whats there. Possibly fill 1/2 plate with veggies & fruit to "flesh" out the meal. As for being so very hungry by the time you're going through the food lines--I keep pre-portioned ziplock bags with beef jerky, and protien bars in my purse. I cannot let myself get to that "super" hungry place or I go crazy!.Also drinking tons of water will help fill you up during those meals.

You're talking about your square dancing- and being hungry afterward. Only recently I have recognized that exersize messes with my blood sugar-sooo many times I left the YMCA and then ate 2,000 calories--now I have been eating a solid serving of protien before my walk and then something with carbs afterward. Just small snacks but it has made a world of difference.

Maybe some of those tips will help - emoticon

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1MYSTERY_LADY 2/3/2013 10:42PM

    I agree, bring your own weighed and measured food.

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