Today, I watched my Sophie girl, very early so writing a blog post was almost impossible. She is getting into everything and completely wears me OUT! Haha! Love that little munchkin. I have been stalking my blogger buddies though. They got me thinking. While reading two fellow Butt Kicker’s blog posts I realized I haven’t talked much about the upcoming holiday and what my plans are for eating during this season. These two ladies (Andie and Erica) are offering up good questions and advice for thinking through your strategies for this big gorge fest we call Thanksgiving. You should check them out.
What am I doing? Well that one is pretty simple — I am NOT partaking this season. Not even in small portions that the EatRight folks at UAB recommend; which I might add makes great sense and would work wonderfully for me. BUT and there is a very BIG but here–I am on a roll. I do not want to do anything that would mess this up, and for me it doesn’t seem to take much to throw things off. I mean really–would you give up your weight loss roll for a special meal? I am just not feeling it. There will be other Thanksgivings and Christmases where I can partake in wise portions–just not this one.
I am going to have a HUGE challenge facing me. I am going out of town–driving back home to Louisiana to see family for a reunion. There will be all manner of food-mines waiting for me to step on and blow me off my course. Am I nervous? Yeah. Big time! I have to pre-make my food options and then maneuver all the well meaning folks who are going to be offering me “just a bite” of this thing or another.
I have a plan for the day, but it just dawned on me … I didn’t plan all my meals! What? Now, I am going to have to rush around figuring out what food I am going to pre-cook for myself to eat in a hotel and as I move around family. I really don’t want to take just OptiFast products–even though they are a great back up. I need a PLAN! Help? I have the plan for the food I am taking for everyone else completely planned–I just can’t eat potatoe casserole (with cream cheeze and several other yummy cheeses) or much else I am bringing. I am very fortunite that most of my family are VERY supportive, but still, what is the deal with folks telling you, while you are trying NOT to slip up, that everyone needs a treat every now and again???
So guys — any food ideas that don’t go over 200 calories that would be easy to pack and take traveling? Keep in mind I will be in a hotel with a microwave, but no other means of cooking. Since I won’t be preparing my sage butter stuffed under the skin turkey wrapped in applewood smoked bacon, or the fat ladden sweet potato casserol, or the wildrice and mushroom stuffing for left overs–I kinda need a food plan. Hahahah! I’m really fine–really I am. I know I can hold my own with Fried turkeys and God only knows what else will be there–I refuse to think of what deserts might show up, besides my daughters cheese cakes. YIKES!
Do you have any good, sound, confident replies to all the food pushers?