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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Two buffets down, and one to go.

The results of my attempt at mindful eating at Buffets 1 and 2? Success! In addition to my planned salads, challah, and olive dip, I ate a small piece of chocolate cake at buffet number one, but at buffet number two, I successfully avoided carrot cake, chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, mint Newman O's, and chunky chocolate choc chip cookies! I told myself I could have one of each flavor potato chip (okay, so that turned into two or three of each), and a whole serving of my favorite Everything pretzel chips with artichoke & spinach hummus.

I grabbed fresh raspberries and blueberries when I was feeling tempted, and stayed engaged in long conversations with people so I wouldn't keep thinking about the food.

I forgot to mention that the second event was really just a bunch of snacky foods, so I ate dinner at home beforehand which helped me not be ravenous at the party.

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Wish me luck on the third and final buffet of the weekend this evening! The plan is to skip the sweets entirely this time since I don't want to overdo it on the sugar.
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