Jaime, you sound like me last weekend (birthday 4/6)!
First, try to keep to your exercise routine as best as possible. That is YOUR GIFT TO YOU! Work the other stuff around your schedule.
Dinner with Dad - renegotiated it for lunch. When to a restaurant that served salads and "lighter" fare (smaller portions!)for lunch. Had an omelet w/a fruit cup. Went to another place for dessert and had a child sized custard sunday. Also made walking a part of the outing with my Dad (so we could talk and enjoy the great weather)
Dinner w/Friends - for me it is all about the alcohol! so I stick to an appetizer, salad and 2 margaritas/martinis max. If you like to, and you can get them to go, follow up with dancing!
"Supper" with Mom - kept breakfast light. Ate the meal in shift. Had filet mignon, mushrooms, baked potato w/lite sour cream first (got it out of the way and it couldn't be repeated!). After sitting for awhile, ate salad, later spinach. Took dessert home (because I ate so much FOOD). It might have been dishonest, but my husband ate my dessert (a good thing) and my Mom was satisfied that I had it.
The rest of the week, I brought salads to work for lunch, made sure I walked after work. Kept the calorie count just a bit light.
This morning my scale said that I lost 2 pounds.
Good Luck. Hope this helped. And have a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!
Edited by: TTLEELEE at: 4/11/2008 (12:38)
"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough."
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| Pounds lost: 9.0