I have a barbecue that I will be attending this afternoon, so I am in full preparation mode to try and get through it with minimal damage to the weight loss journey. My plan for today is to eat vegetables up until I arrive at the get-together so that I can relax a little once I am there. I’m not saying I will go overboard; I just want a little leeway in case I decide to have a couple of treats.
I know that there will be healthy options available so that is definitely a good thing. I will try to load up a plate rather than hang out at the food table so that I can keep better track of what I am consuming. My tendency at these things is to eat because it’s there. It will be a challenge to alter that habit, but I am going to give it my best.
I am guessing that in addition to whatever produce inspired options they have, I will end up having a cheeseburger or a hot dog plus a desert or two. Here’s a thought: would it be rude to take a knife and cut a couple of whatever desserts are there into smaller portions. I seem to do much better when I can simply try something I am craving since it removes the all or nothing mindset that can lead to me completely caving in.
Alright. I have a plan in place. Deep breath… Why am I so nervous? Wish me luck!