I'm not in a career where image and social situations are everyday. But social situations like my own anniversary party makes it hard for me to eat better. Although this last weekend I ate a tiny piece of cake and tort, so I didn't follow my own philosophy. It's hard when it's your own mother who bought the cakes and she especially bought the tort so that could have a healthi-er alternative!
I know a trick that usually helps me when I know that a social situation may make it hard for me to say no. There is also nothing wrong with having something once and a while, once every few weeks or something. If a gathering or something comes up, I will usually eat beforehand my own packed meal. It feels a little strange to pull it out and eat it when others are being polite and eating the food provided around them, so if you can find a time and place to eat privately, it will be easier. I know that social situations wasn't really your concern, but in your current position, it is a social situation, and phsychologically speaking, social situations do make it more difficult to stick to your own plan. But if you're serious about losing the weight, it doesn't matter how you may feel about what others think. If you want to make sure you use your time wisely after school, what people think won't matter. After all, it's your life, your health, and nobody can make you feel or do anything! YOU have the power to control your own future!
One big thing to remember. Alcohol is calories in a drink, which is way too easy to consume! So you'll be consuming more calories, faster, and you won't get full. So just don't do it but once a week. Drink water water water, especially on performance nights. You'll feel better too!
I love these
Taco salad- black olives, bell pepper, 1 oz of shredded cheese, beef cooked with taco seasoning (make sure it is LEAN beef, and drain the fat because the taco seasoning will soak into the fat, making it hard to keep it low fat) , shredded romaine lettuce, tomato, low fat stone ground corn tortillas, and it DOESN'T need dressing, it is so good!
Lemon Garlic Spinach is wonderful too. 2 TBSP Olive oil, sliced garlic cloves (2 cloves- if you use a whole 9oz package of spinach). Cooked the sliced garlic in olive oil on high heat until brown/scorched, add 4 lemon slices and 1/4C lemon juice, add 1/4C white wine (alcohol cooks off and the wine is optional), 1-2 minutes later, add washed, slightly wet spinach leaves (wet leaves helps the dish cook well), cook for 2-3, remove before the leaves start to get dark, you want it fresh. Makes about 2 servings.
If I have eaten well throughout the day, and I know that my current calorie intake is enough for the day in the evening, I will drink a hot cup of Good Earth Spicey Sweet tea. It is an all-out cure for my hunger, I love it!
Sorry I'm not really in the same situation as you, but I am on stage once about every 6 months and I hate the feeling of being uncomfortable in my own skin while on display. Losing 12 pounds has made me already feel a lot better about showing off my healthier body physique since I am more in shape. Exercise more often, do weights, your body will look an feel like you've lost more weight just because of the leaner muscle.
Have fun, and good luck!
Edited by: JESSAELINN at: 2/18/2013 (19:41)
1/1/2013- 95 pounds to lose... wow
9/24/13- 41 pounds to go! Halfway there!
| Pounds lost: 47.0