Aren't special occasions so tough?!! I got my plate out determined not to 'crater' at the picnic. Of course, I brought my family's favorite potato salad...not at all healthy but a favorite of some of my friends' too.
Since I made it, I felt obligated to eat some of it. How silly is that? But it was a VERY small dollup...teeny-weeny! I must say, in my defense, that I have made many a cake for baby showers and wedding showers and had nary a bite..not even of the icing! So I'm not that hopeless of a case LoL!
Let's see...I skipped the hot dog..those things are just nothing but chemicals...but I did have a scoop of someone's homemade chili with beans. This was very good! And I had watermelon..always a safe choice. And I scooped up a big helping of coleslaw. Before you croak..just know that it was FANTASTIC! It had a basalmic vinagrette dressing and olives in it for some extra 'pizzazz'. (I tried a piece of sausage but it was too spicy--so I skipped it thank goodness!) That was it! Another picnic safely navigated. :o)
I didn't have the desserts at all because I'd rather talk than eat..thank goodness! I kept seeing it go by on people's plates and forgetting to go get some. (Thanks for the distraction Lord!)
But when we got home..late at night..sigh..I had a leftover hamburger patty..but I did eat it on a tortilla rather than on a bun. I was so hungry! Thank goodness the fridge was stocked with sliced cantaloupe which was a great snack for our movie night.
What are your strategies for avoiding excess calories on the holidays? I do know that I went armed with a 'mindset' of not feeling obligated to 'eat' just because it was there. (all except for that potato salad--yipes!!)