Saturday we were hosting garage sale and then taking about 30 kids to the Dynamo game. I had no problem at home because I could eat my own food. We stopped off at a birthday party for some friends (their daughter was turing one). I ate a piece of corn that had been roasted on the grill and a hamburger patty wrapped in lettuce. At the game Lisa and I split a chicken strip basket and I had a bag of chips and a few handfuls of popcorn. I managed to stay within my points for the day, but I just didn't feel full or like I should have (not enough healthy food).
Wow - what a day yesterday! Lisa had a wedding in Spring so we were up and running from the get go and then we went to a birthday party for my niece at my parent's house and then to an alumni board meeting that involved a potluck dinner. I used one of our tools that they teach us at WW to make sure the day was a success.
I didn't care what anyone thought at the b-day party and I took the time to weigh and measure all my food and make good choices because I knew that the evening potluck might be more of a challenge for me. My parents had lots of fresh fruit and veggies and my brother had grilled chicken breasts and shrimp so it was easy to eat healthy. Lisa and I split a cupcake and I had a piece of mum's homemade shortbread (yummy!!!).
Our contribution to the potluck was a fresh salad made from spinach, field greens, strawberries, cucumber, and cashews. It was delicious and I served it with a raspberry vinagrete (sp) dressing. I took my own chicken breast since I didn't know what to expect and I took my own dressing (FF catalina - my favorite). I made a big plate of salad and put my chicken breast on top then I had a 1/2 a cup of homemade macaroni and cheese with a little bit of baked beans. I did indulge a little with peach crisp (homemade by Trish) and blue bell vanilla ice cream (just a dollup) - but I stayed within my points total for the day.
I wasn't sure how I would feel weighing and measuring everything in front of people or bringing my own food with me, but I knew I had to do it no matter what. It felt weird, but I knew my family understood and were supportive and I really don't think anyone noticed at the board meeting except our host and hostess (and they support what I am doing).
That has been my weekend so far.