Friday, February 25, 2011

A challenging weekend ahead

I think mentally preparing for what you know is coming up will help you make a gameplan for the situation. That's what I'm hoping anyway.

This weekend is going to be a bit of a challenge. My parents are home and my sister will be here and I tend to eat more when she's around. She's super skinny and can eat whatever she wants... why I didn't get those genes is beyond me! When she comes home, there's this "home from college" vibe, even tho she isn't that far away, so we tend to eat more "special" foods, like higher calories dinners, like steak and potatoes, appetizers during happy hour (which I will not partake in) and fatty snacks.

Even tonight, it was just my parents and I, and we ended up eating at 9 and got to talking and started clearing up the table around 11. That's largely due to happy hour. Once the drinking starts, dinner gets pushed back. We started cooking/ drinking around 6ish and that's just the way it goes. I think I'll have to compensate for that by having a veggie snack during happy hour so I'm not starving by the time we eat. I have to admit I do miss having drinks with everyone. Water just doesn't have the same effect. So, it's challenging. Don't get me wrong, I like hanging out and talking and visiting with my family, but it does put a strain on my diet because I get hungry and am tempted to eat/ drink the wrong things.

But whatever. I'm in charge of me and no one else, so I will stay focused on myself and my 199 goal.  I WILL NOT go off my plan. All I'm saying is that it's going to be a challenge. Like I've written before, it's easy when it's easy. When it's not easy, that's when you have to prove yourself.

Attitude of Gratitude: I'm grateful to have such a great family.

9 comments:

Kelty said...

Alcohol is always a difficulty of mine as well. I don't drink any other calories, but when friends and family are having a beer or a glass of wine it's a struggle to not join!

Caity said...

I totally understand, I just came from visiting my boy's family and they are all about food! It was such a huge challenge. But you can DO it! I know you will. You'll be fine. Just be stubborn about it. Best wishes. :)

Diandra said...

Yes, you can do it!

We've got a challenging weekend ahead, as well. Two days with the BF's family, and it is all about food, too. I am trying to get them to cook something healthier, but... unless it is fried AND baked AND there is cake, the guys are not satisfied. (At least the BF agreed on something unfried, but spicy. I can do that.)

Luckily, none of them are heavy drinkers, but all the snacking!!! *sigh*

~ Darla ~ said...

Tough stuff, but you are in charge. Great attitude. You can do it.

Baby Weight and Beyond said...

I do not look forward to having to deal with the points of alcohol again. Is there nothing "low-cal" that you can drink?

Diet Starts Tomorrow said...

the weekends are always the hardest for me! just remind yourself how good you'll feel on Monday morning if you stick with your goals. good luck!

Mrs. D said...

I can't sympathize on the alcohol front (never been much of a drinker), but I do get the skinny sister/friend issue! I have 2 close, skinny friends that I spend a lot of time with. One eats like a football player, and the other is pregnant so there's cravings to deal with ;) When they want to eat out, and share a popcorn at a movie, etc, it gets hard to say no. Eventually, they do get used to hearing it though and stop offering. Your plan to avoid falling into that trap is great- stick to it!!

Karen@WaistingTime said...

I always eat more with family because the food is different. More and not as healthy. Sigh.

Kristen said...

you've got this you can do it!