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My pants are slipping

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I'm having to pull my pants up a little bit today!! LOL!!!!
I guess I'm starting to see some changes thanks to eating healthier and walking.

I cut 20 mins off of yesterday's walking time for the same distance covered. I tried to stop and rest less often and succeeded a bit. I think I should try a little more distance tomorrow or Friday - to work on endurance and strength.

Last Sunday, I had no intentions of dieting for the dinner out with my husband for his retirement, but this weekend we have people in from out of town for my husband's nephew's wedding......
SO what do I do about eating healthy for the wedding? Do I just eat and not worry about it, or try to sample everything leaving food on the plate (I hate to waste food!!) Is it too tacky to take it home? I think so especially when there is a big crowd like a wedding. You know Italian weddings - - - 6 hours of eating....three first courses, 2 or 3 second courses. HELP!!!!!!!!!
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THEN Sunday, we will be taking these people out for a big lunch before they leave to travel home. I'm not as worried about this day as much because the food will not be as extensive. It will be easier to pass up.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/18/2013 11:56AM

    Awesome on your slipping pants! Keep up the good work.

DO eat something before you go to the wedding so you're not starving.

DO drink lots of water.

DO try to get some exercise in before going to the wedding.

DO peruse what is offered, decide what you really want and sample a bit of those special foods.

DON'T forget to socialize! Make that your focus.

DON'T overindulge in the alcohol area.

DON'T worry about leaving food on your plate. Especially if it's served to you already portioned out. Chances are that the portion size is probably at least double what you should be having. So, while I agree with you about wasting food (that's how I was raised also!) don't feel bad about it in this case. It's just one of those things you don't a have control of.

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THOMS1 9/18/2013 11:31AM

    Good news about the pants. Portion control for the rest and I wish you success. Let us know how it went. emoticon

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JACKSGRAN 9/18/2013 10:30AM

    Good news about the pants! Good news too about the walking. Little by little we get there, amazingly, one good day leads on to another.

You have been given some good tips about how to handle food at the wedding. I hope you will tell us all about it! Enjoy being with the family.

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MONTANAWALKER 9/18/2013 10:14AM

    emoticon emoticon Good for you on the pants and on the increase in walking times. Don't push yourself too hard. As for the wedding I hope you'll read my blog today. I was prompted to write it because of the blog that 111BUTERFLY111 wrote. Celebrate the couple and the's about them, about love and commitment it is NOT ABOUT THE FOOD. Concentrate on the people and practice mindful eating. What you remember about this weekend will be the people you spent it with, not what food you ate. Just choose wisely. Remember a moment on the lips, forever on the hips or whatever platitude you need to leave it on the buffet table.
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SQUIRRELLYONE 9/18/2013 8:17AM

    Eat a little bit of what tempts you, but sit and feel how your body is reacting (full? not full?) to prevent overeating. Also, for heaven's sake, don't go to the wedding starving! Make sure you've eaten properly so you don't overeat out of hunger when you get there!

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DISCOVERLLH 9/18/2013 7:53AM

    emoticon on the slipping pants! If it were me, I would try a little of everything I REALLY wanted, not just everything that is there. I personally wouldn't take the option of just eating what I wanted for the wedding, because I would feel guilty the next day. As for taking things home, I think it is a bit tacky, except for the wedding cake, which I know a lot of people take home. Most of all, have fun! If you are spending time on the dance floor, you won't be thinking about the food. Good luck!

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    Sounds like you are doing great! Have a bowl of soup before dinner if you can get it, just make sure that it is a non-creamy soup. I have a wedding coming up also and I was thinking about the food stuff also. I may even eat some fruit or veggie sticks in the car beforehand. I will plan ahead and eat lighter the night before. I really would like a piece of wedding cake.

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PINKEUROGIRL 9/18/2013 7:34AM

    Good news!

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SUSANWENDORF 9/18/2013 7:28AM

    Drink lots of water to fill yourself up! Then taste a little of whatever you really want. Leaving food on your plate is better than leaving extra calories in your diet - or extra guilt in your brain! But most of all, don't feel deprived! Have fun!

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BLUENOSE63 9/18/2013 7:20AM

  Yeah for non scale victories! Keep up the good work!

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