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.