Monday, April 29, 2013
The season of picnics kicked off today in my sister's back yard. That's right! Everything on the table except for the meat and some fruit was pretty much off my official "diet". What's to be done in a situation like that?
My confession: You know what they say, "If you can't beat 'em - eat 'em" (...that's kinda like "join 'em" but you'll have to make a couple conceptual leaps with me).
So, I ate 'em...all. I sampled all my favorite tasty side dishes and desserts. (I tremble with pleasure over my fond memories of the pretzel jell-o stuff - ahhhhhh!) It was a FAMILY picnic for crying out loud! Nobody serves up comfort food favorites like your own dang family! I was trapped!
My Resolution: Tomorrow I get back on track and return to my usual low FODMAP fare - no lactose, no gluten, no beans, no "special" sugars found naturally in some fruits and vegetables...sigh. It's not for weight loss, although it has helped, but rather, it keeps my guts happy, what can I say?
So, yeah - I over ate today. I will not beat myself up - my guts should give me enough to regret. I will not berate myself. I will simply have to get over it and move on. After all, it's only food - you know what else they say, "this, too, shall pass".
Dear Picnic, you were wonderful today! 'Til we meet again...