Yesterday and today, I've felt very tired physically. That can spell trouble. Yesterday, I had to work extra hard to stay resolute; and I'm proud to say I stayed strong. After all, I survived my first holiday party! WHAT?! Yep! I had a great time without doing something stupid.
How did I do it? Planning. I started the day with something light, making sure to record everything I ate. Even though we had to cancel our morning gym plans, I made up the missed time by walking fast up and down the isles of Lowes and riding our exercise bike. On that, I was very disappointed in myself that I couldn't do more than 10 minutes at a time on our bike. I still wonder why that is . . . but I digress . . .
Before going to the party, I figured up the nutritional value of our dish - cheesy potato casserole. (Not as bad as I expected.) At the party, I passed on the fattening appetizers (Rodney's famous savory, smoked salmon cheesecake!). At dinner, I surveyed the offerings before loading my plate. I loaded up with a wonderful spinach salad, some fruit, about 4 oz of ham, a single serving of my potatoes, a bite of corn pudding, and a pile of Willie's spicy greens! If you can envision my plate, you will see 1/2 of my plate was fruit and veggies, 1/4 was protein, and 1/4 was starch. Happily, I had room for dessert - Jeannie's WONDERFUL raspberry trifle and another one of Willie's famous recipes - sweet potato pie (the best you'll ever have!).
Amazingly, I resisted the urge to go back for more of that pie . . . it puts the best pumpkin pie to SHAME.
Today, I don't feel as strong. I'm just so tired. I don't understand. Even the thought of making an easy egg makes me want to curl up and cry. Today will be harder, but I will work to prevail. I will work to stay resolute. That is my promise. That is my goal.