I have been doing so well this past week that it scares me. It often seems when I get overconfident that I allow myself to indulge. I'm determined not to do that this time!
This weekend will be a real test. My two daughters and I are travelling to Massachusetts to visit the youngest daughter. Which means there will be a pit stop en route to grab dinner. And the only pit stops on the NYS Thruway are fast food places! I've already decided what I'm going to do. Ordering a salad is a no-brainer. But I'm bringing along my own dressing. What Micky D's considers lite is not so lite! I'm not too worried about eating with the girls once we get there. Somehow the younger two have adopted very healthy eating styles and they are an inspiration to me. The oldest is a bit like her mommy. (She's the only one I didn't breastfeed.... hmmm...could there be a connection here?) But she's on this roll with me too - trying to eat better and move more. She's young. That's a real point in her favor.
So I'm kind of excited about this trip that isn't really focusing on food at all! We plan to shop and sight see and rent videos and giggle into the night. Used to be a trip for me always revolved around the food. Where we'd eat... what snacks to bring for the car ride.... baking cookies to eat mindlessly all weekend.... I'm not saying this will be totally easy. Old habits die hard. The difference is I'm thinking about it now instead of winging it - like I'm prone to do - which always leaves me making the wrong choices.
I won't deny myself this weekend. But I won' overindulge either and I'll try to make the wisest choices I can. Because face it - weekend get-aways are gonna' happen. I have to learn now how to handle them. And that means focusing on the great time I'm going to spend with those girls. And leaving the food in the shadows - where it belongs.