Ok. I made it 5 days. Big deal. (Actually this last day I went over - 1900 calories! Including a glass of wine. But I had already sort of given myself permission to go a little over calories since I'd been getting so hungry lately and I did take a 37-minute walk - 3 miles per hour - 200 calories - dreading the uphills, my legs tingling madly when it was all over, just from a little walk. I am definitely in need of continued exercise.) Here's where it gets complicated - Only 5 days in and already I have a party to attend. The hostess is preparing the food. It sounds good. And healthy. But I don't think I'm actually ready to veer from the program yet. I'm going to do it anyway. And I'm not going to be too lazy or distracted to continue meal planning and go to the grocery store and have it available at home, be ready for my day before I get caught unprepared.
I will have breakfast and lunch as usual and control myself at the party tonight. She's making a chicken stew, a veggie plate, and dips. Hmm. I wonder if those dips will be fatty or not - dips seem like a good way to over-indulge without realizing it.
I know in life there will be these little occasions, and should be. If only managing my intake and my overweight weren't an issue so I wouldn't have to worry about it. If only it weren't on the 6th day of my weight loss effort.
But there's nothing else for it but to attempt to control myself and evaluate the damage or lack thereof tomorrow.
As for sweets, should anyone bring anything... just one serving. I haven't had any sweets in 5 days but after days of starving myself a little bit, 1 cookie on my tongue could trigger those drug reactions.
My goal will be to not ruin my diet at all! That would mean ingest only about 500-700 calories at the party. Keep that in mind, and remember your serving sizes. There is absolutely no room for seconds in a diet. Except in the case of sugar free jello.
No kidding, maybe I should take some sugar-free jello as a backup.