I like the idea of bringing a healthy dish! Maybe a veggie platter!
To answer the question about last time - I ate light prior to the party. Oatmeal in the morning. Salmon, Baby Spinach, Tomatoes and Balsamic Dressing for lunch. I tried to keep everything basic since I knew the party was happening later in the day. Here's what was at the party:
-Chili with about half a pound of cheddar cheese
-Rice & Beans (I was mostly eating this since it was what was making my stomach feel better once I got sick)
Yeah I know that food is pretty bad for you. I ate a small taste of everything minus the cupcakes, chips, and pretzels and got a painful stomachache. I had one cup of sangria. I drank some water and wasn't feeling much better but once I started eating rice I started to feel a bit better.
I think this time around I'll eat a full meal prior to the party and only eat the party food if I get hungry. I'll try to keep water around too and listen to my body when it comes to the alcohol. Alcohol doesn't normally make me sick and I've only had a hangover if I don't drink enough water between drinks.
My new promise to myself for 2014 is to forgive myself. If I have a setback, this time I won't give up or call myself a failure. Instead I'll forgive myself and keep going.
Ultimately we're all human and if we keep going when we stumble, we'll get there! Slow and steady wins the race!
| Pounds lost: 20.5