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A Successful Luncheon

Sunday, July 28, 2013

It's 3:30pm, and the company has left!

I made it through the large luncheon - and through the day -- without exceeding the upper limit on my calories.

I am very full, and will not be eating anything else for rest of the day.

I cooked chicken thighs and Italian sausage.
I bought salads that were heavy duty: potato salad and macaroni salad.
I bought lighter weight vegetable salads too: beet salad, artichoke salad, cucumber salad, asparagus.
My friend brought a bean salad.

I ate some of the chicken and sausage, the bean salad and the lighter weight salads.

I had a piece of the banana cream pie for dessert.

I did not eat any of the bread, the potato salad, or the macaroni salad.

We have lots of the good food left over for future meals in the days ahead.

I enjoyed the day - spent time with my company - and ate my fill.
There was no overeating - and there was no feeling of deprivation.
It was a success!

And here's something I did to prevent problems tomorrow: I sent the leftover banana cream pie home with my friends. I'm feeling very happy about that -- it was a smart move.

What did I do differently this time compared to previous times?

I kept track of everything I ate -- all day long.
I did nibble while I was cooking - but I kept track of that too.
I purposely avoided the higher calorie salads and bread.
I planned enough calories ahead to have one piece of banana cream pie.

In earlier years, I would have kept that leftover pie - and eaten more of it this evening.
I also would probably have eaten some of the other leftovers later in the night. That will not happen this evening. I ate a whole day's worth of food for lunch - and that will be all I eat today.

Was this difficult to do today? Not at all!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/29/2013 11:08PM

    Sounds like quite a feast. You did great!

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PHEBESS 7/29/2013 8:20PM

    Good plan, good results - and yeah, sending the pie home with someone is probably the smart plan!

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WATERMELLEN 7/29/2013 7:18PM

    Good for you: great planning, great outcome!

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BOOKAPHILE 7/29/2013 11:09AM

    Good plan, and you stuck to it!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 7/29/2013 10:34AM

    Well done!

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KANOE10 7/29/2013 9:30AM

    Great job of staying on track..Way to go on getting rid of that pie. I have put the leftover pie in the disposal to keep myself from eating it!
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KALIGIRL 7/29/2013 8:40AM

    emoticon You have got to be feeling emoticon
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EDDYMEESE 7/28/2013 9:08PM

    Great job!

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BINGO24 7/28/2013 6:00PM

    Congratulations! emoticon

You had a great strategy and you stuck to your plan! That is the recipe for success. Great job!!! emoticon emoticon Nancy

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MOBYCARP 7/28/2013 5:31PM

    emoticon Those healthy habits and attitudes are getting stronger!

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CALLIEZMOM 7/28/2013 5:23PM

  I'm really glad and impressed that you planned ahead so you could enjoy your slice of banana cream pie! That's the best part of the SP approach - it's realistic and gives you the control! I think you did GREAT in a very difficult (weight-loss-wise) situation but you stayed on top of it and tracked and tracked! emoticon emoticon

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DEBRITA01 7/28/2013 4:01PM

    emoticon on your successful day!

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IMPROVINGME 7/28/2013 3:59PM

    Yes!

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KAYYVAUGHN 7/28/2013 3:38PM

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