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Surviving Company - Tales From 100# Down

Saturday, June 22, 2013

We just had house guests for three days. We had four meals out at restaurants plus snack food for the Stanley Cup Game and the NBA Final game. This could have been a total DETOUR but I not only survived it but made progress. Here's how!

1) I resolved that the "treat" of the three days was the FELLOWSHIP and fun.

2) I researched menus online before dining out.

3) I split entrees and sides with my spouse.

4) I never stopped tracking.

5) I didn't stop my fitness (I was on the elliptical and exercise bike as we watched sports on TV together).

6) I continued to push my water.

7) I continued to connect to my SPARKPEOPLE teams.

8) I shared my program with our friends so they would help me be accountable.

9) I packed up the special treats that were portable for our friends to take with them and pitched the rest so they wouldn't be in my refrigerator/pantry to tempt me.

10) I rewarded my success with a new insulated water cup!

If you are curious about the meals:

At Pappadeaux I had a wedge salad (dressing on the side) and green beans.
At Panera Bread I split a Pick Two with my husband (Spicy Thai Salad - dressing on the side) Vegetarian Black Bean Soup and bread (all shared with DH).
At Wildfire we split the tenderloin sandwich and mashed potatoes (I also removed the cheese and the french bread so I could have some of the onion bread instead.)
At Cheesecake Factory my husband ordered the Teriyaki Chicken. He cut half off for me, removed the skin and gave me about a 1/4 cup of the rice.

When others ordered dessert I drank water every time other than ONE bite of my son's banana pudding at Pappadeaux.

I had just as much fun as if I had stuffed myself. I concentrated on the chatter, ate slowly and drank lots of water.

It is possible! It's a lifestyle!



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SIMONEKP 7/13/2013 8:15AM

    That's awesome

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TACONES 6/26/2013 6:04AM

    Yes. I'm practicing this by arming myself so my progress is not derailed. Thank you.

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TDEMAIO2 6/25/2013 7:41AM

    WOW!!!! emoticon

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VETTE04 6/24/2013 9:22PM

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MYTHMYTH 6/23/2013 3:41PM

    Thanks for positng exactly how you did it. The specific information really helps.

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JEANNETTE59 6/23/2013 2:53PM

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DEE797 6/23/2013 1:31PM

    emoticon Good for you with sticking to your program!!

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JCRAFT6 6/23/2013 8:51AM

    Thanks for your blogs. They are great inspirations for me. To know you can do it and that I can to. Keep it up and writing your blogs. I love reading them

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WATERDIAMONDS 6/23/2013 8:21AM

    So wonderful. My gosh, what an inspiration you are!

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SISSIE21 6/23/2013 7:22AM

    Way to go!!! Having company can be so hard and you showed that it is possible to enjoy your family and friends and still stay on your program.. emoticon

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JACKSGRAN 6/23/2013 4:19AM

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EVER-HOPEFUL 6/23/2013 3:45AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon you rock love .time to take a leaf out of your book emoticon

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MMMMMM4 6/23/2013 2:52AM

Thanks for posting.
That motivates me for the next lot of guests we have.
I normally give up then.

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RUNNERRACHEL 6/23/2013 12:21AM

    That is awesome, impressive and inspiring.

I often do well when I pack my own snacks and meals, cook at home but find myself getting derailed at sports events, family meals, and special occasions.

Good that you planned ahead and were successful! I am inspired to do the same! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FELINEBETTER 6/22/2013 11:26PM

    You Go Girl! That's the way it's done! emoticon emoticon

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123ELAINE456 6/22/2013 11:25PM

  Awesome Job!!! WTG!!! God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Wonderful Lord's Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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COCK-ROBIN 6/22/2013 10:45PM

    You are an incredible success!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 6/22/2013 10:16PM

    Great job, glad you did well with company and didn't use it as an excuse to 'go wild'. Thanks for letting us know how well you did. We're all proud of you.

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NASFKAB 6/22/2013 10:04PM

  great way to go

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JUDSTERF 6/22/2013 9:08PM

    Awesome job!! You did excellent! A+++ for a job well done!!! Keep up the good work!! emoticon

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GRAMMY7070 6/22/2013 8:58PM

    Fantastic job. You not only proved something to yourself, but to others as well. A little research before hand helps make better choices. You also showed it's the not just about the food, but it's about the people we are with and the fun we are having with everyone. Great job. Thanks for sharing this with us. This is great advice I will remember. emoticon

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DAS92687 6/22/2013 8:06PM

    Hey Suzanne,
I just had company for a week also.
We planned active outings .. .canoeing, swimming, walking the block in the mornings.
It's all so do-able, right?


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35ANGELS 6/22/2013 7:02PM

    You have got this new lifestyle down pat.

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SALLYKWITT 6/22/2013 6:42PM

    Awesome, thanks for being a great example

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