I'm very glad my flexibility has increased so I can give myself a big ole pat on the back! I am proud to report that this weekend was a success! I resisted temptations, stuck to my healthy eating plan, and was successful!
How did I ensure my success? It started with planning and recording my meal plans on Thursday. Using the menu for the weekend, I looked up nutrition information and choose what I would eat and what I would need to substitute.
For example, lunch on Saturday was pulled chicken sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans, and potato salad. Passing on the potato salad was easy as I only like my momma's potato salad! The pulled chicken sandwiches aren't bad, and I decided to save some calories by taking my own bun - light. The baked beans were also easy to give up. At around 140 calories for half a cup, I decided they were not worth the calories especially when I can have six times as much in sugar snap peas for the same calories. Finally, the coleslaw . . . Nancy's sweet coleslaw is so so tasty. This was a hard decision to make; but at 170 calories for half a cup, I decided to pass and bring a box of my favorite Green Giant steamed vegetables (sugar snap peas, edamame, carrots, and black beans).
Don't get me wrong, I had plenty of temptation. The cookies Friday night looked amazing, but I had sliced strawberries and healthy fruit dip (1 carton of nonfat vanilla yogurt and 1 large package of fat free, sugar free pudding mix - I used chocolate for the strawberries). Sunday morning was also difficult as Nancy made French toast casserole, and I know from experience that it is CRAZY good! To help, I brought a gluten free, vegetarian fritatta and had literally 1 bite of the casserole.
In the end, I stuck to my eating plan, stayed within my calories, had tons of laughs, and finished seventeen, two page layouts!