What's up for the 4th of July?
Friday, June 29, 2007
With my family and our activities, a holiday isn't much different from a regular day, at least that's the way I look at it food-wise. Temptations are available 24/7, so I look at holiday food as just part of an overall package that needs to be planned and managed.
This also helps me mentally, so I don't feel as threatened by special events. This was a REAL problem in the past, and would lead to binges - not AT the special event, but afterwards, when I was alone.
My kids are out of the house, but come around a lot, especially my daughter, so I need to adjust for "kids here" or "on my own."
However, I usually base my days' schedules, including food, on "husband working" and "husband not working," because his busy schedule is the biggest impact on my activities (disabled, no car, home full-time).
So I'll have two "not working" days (July 4th and 5th), followed by nine "working" days in a row. On working days, we take care of our own meals, for the most part, sometimes cooking something for the both of us. When he is here all day, we plan out together what we'll eat, whether in or out, go to the grocery for special meal makings, etc.
I guess the biggest part of it all for me is simply to look ahead and be aware of what is coming up, without getting anxious about it.