Saturday, February 9, 2008

A Tempting Evening....


Tonight I face a big hurdle. I'm not all that confident I'm going to make the best choices. My 2 sisters, sister-in-law and all of our daughters are getting together for a sleepover. You know....girlie bonding time and all that. We're going to watch chick flicks, maybe play a game of Apples to Apples and just veg without the men folk. Some of the guys are going up North overnight to Snowmobile and my dear hubby is going to work on the kitchen some more.

Now I don't know about you guys - but when ever the gals get together for a hen fest in my family - food is paramount to the success of the evening. I know there'll be pizza, and salty snacks and some sweet stuff for sure. Not to mention breakfast in the morning. I'm getting fat just thinking about it!

I could pass on the evening - spare myself the temptation - but I enjoy being with the girls and heavens (!) I should miss something! My game plan thus far is to bring a healthy snack. I'm thinking plain popcorn. At least I can eat a lot of that - satisfy my crunch need and it won't do too much damage. I know I'll eat a piece of pizza. That's a given. I just hope I can resist a second (or third!) As for the beverages - I'm planning on ice water all night. I'm not much into pop these days (diet or not) and anything alcoholic would be a disaster.

I'm heading off there with all these good intentions. Let's hope I can pull them off. I need to focus on the fact that we're getting together to enjoy each other's company - not to stuff ourselves silly as wer'e prone to do on these occasions. We're all dieting (except the younger girls who are still youthfully and blissfully thin) so you'd think this would be a no-brainer evening. Except in my family - all bets are off at get-togethers. Which is WHY - I can't call this a DIET! If I'm not on a diet - I can't abandon it. If I'm eating better and making changes (changes meaning DIFFERENT choices) then those changes have to carry over into everything I do.

Don't I sound all confident and sure of myself? I'm not. But I'm trying! Wish me well :-)

10 comments:

Felicia said...

I vote you eat, drink and have a merry time with all the *hens* lol. Its not a nightly thing and life is about moderation not deprivation.

Have FUN!!!

*huggles*
=0)

Hanlie said...

I say "Eat the apples!"

jb said...

I think your plan sounds great. You'll still have a fun night and be able to treat yourself, but in moderation. If it's any motivation for you to stick to plan, I woke up this morning (after giving into temptation last night) and felt awful. Not only did I feel guilty, but my body felt sick and I definitely regretted eating what I ate. So, my advice is to stick with your plan. You won't be deprived AND you won't wake up tomorrow full of regret.

Scale Junkie said...

I think you should have a few bites of everything but not all of anything and spend your time enjoying those precious moments together. Have a blast!!!

Linda said...

If most of the girls are on diets then chances are they too will be providing low fat foods.

These get togethers dont happen every day so either way, relax, enjoy and be HAPPY!!

PRECIOUS TIMES!!

HUGS X

Heather said...

I hope everything went well! I think your plan to bring some healthy choices will help because you wont feel like all your options are unhealthy. and just eat in moderation. eating pizza is not the end of the world..as long as you keep it limited to a slice and then fill up with some healthy choices.

and definitely push the water! be constantly drinking it and you will probably feel less hungry, and you wont be as bloated after all of this.

HappyBlogChick said...

Well, I caught this post too late for my comment to be seen before your event, but ...

I think it is absolutely right that you didn't skip out on the evening only to avoid the temptation. That's no way to live!

The healthy snack idea is PERFECT! It's worked well for me in the past. In fact, I often don't bring just one healthy snack. I bring lots of them, so I can have variety and not feel deprived. Popcorn, fruit plate, veggie plate, some sweet low-point option ... if I focus on that stuff and the company, and then only taste the very tempting other options, it works out great and I don't feel deprived.

Good for you for going prepared. You'll have to tell us how it went.

Cammy said...

Sometimes a girl just needs to let go and be...a girl. Granted, we don't want to do it every week, but now and then is A-OK in my book! Hope you had a blast!

Pattie said...

I'm with everyone else, Lora. I just hope you had a great time with the girls. One night of fun is all part of a life in balance, right?

Life is just too short not to be enjoyed.

Thinking Thin said...

I am sure you did fine. What's the update?