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Returning home

Sunday, January 26, 2014

I just returned from a visit to my son and his family. This visit - as always - is filled with lots of activities with my grandkids, and not much control over meals.
However, I did manage to stay true to my commitment to eating within my calorie limits each day. How did I do that?

--One evening, after I had eaten enough all day long, I announced I was not having any dinner. I sat in the other room while the rest of the family sat to the table and ate.

--Another evening, when my husband wanted to go for Chinese food, I avoided the heavy sauces and the crispy fat-laden 'chips' altogether. I ordered the 'healthy selection' on the menu and had plain chicken with steamed vegetables.

--For three mornings in a row, our entire family went to our hotel breakfast buffet - with choices of pastries, eggs, fruit, breads, yogurt, granola, etc. I ate more than usual for breakfast on those days, but I watched and tracked my food carefully - and did not overdo it on any morning.

This visit was a first for me, where I put my eating agenda front and center for me.
Did I feel deprived? No. I felt triumphant.

I have come home this evening having had a wonderful time, and feeling full of energy.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IMPROVINGME 1/27/2014 11:42PM

    Good for you! That's just the kind of attitude adjustment that I'm working toward!

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CARRAND 1/27/2014 3:28PM

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CATLADY52 1/27/2014 2:13PM

    emoticon You did a great job. emoticon

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DAISY443 1/27/2014 10:34AM

    It gets easier the more we practice, but I do tend to backslide big time now and then! Good for you!

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KALIGIRL 1/27/2014 8:14AM

    Here's to your triumph! emoticon

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KANOE10 1/27/2014 7:37AM

    Great job of staying on track while visiting your family! You made excellent healthy choices.

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WATERMELLEN 1/27/2014 6:56AM

    Well done! A triumph indeed!!

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FIFIFRIZZLE 1/27/2014 3:37AM

    Sounds like a great holiday!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/26/2014 10:40PM

    Fantastic!! I totally love it! Success!

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BOOKAPHILE 1/26/2014 9:38PM

    Yay you! Well done and well planned. You did what you needed to do in a changing environment. You have every reason to feel triumphant!

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/26/2014 8:39PM

    emoticon Mentally tough? Strong and victorious! Good job!

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