Saturday, May 7, 2011

A day to be proud of

Today has been a great day all around.

It started with my 3 year old jumping on my at 6:45am and while I would have preferred a later wake up call, this ensured that I was off to the gym for spin class by 8:15am.

After spin class I showered and got dressed in one of my new (smaller) outfits. My daughter and I enjoyed lunch together (Subway) after dance and then we went to run some errands.

I have family visiting tonight and I am making a healthy BBQ dinner.

Tonight I have been invited to a grown up party. This particular party usually spells trouble for me as there is always lots of alcohol and lots of yummy party food. I am going, but I have a plan. After doing some research I decided that the best thing for me to drink is rum with diet coke. I purchased a very small bottle of rum to take with me (the whole thing is 430 calories) and I have also bought a small bag of baked cheddar and sour cream chips. Depending on how much I eat at dinner I may bring some other snacks too.

I am really enjoying the ways that I have figured out how to live and enjoy myself and social situations while continuing to lose weight. I was never someone who could go for a long period of time just saying no to snacks or eating out or whatever so a pure will power strategy was not good. The other option which is saying just %$#@ it whenever a fun activity came up was also not a strategy that gave me results. This meets both of those needs and it is working.

Happy Mother's Day tomorrow to all the mom's reading my blog.


  1. Happy Mother's Day to you! Sounds like you had a wonderful day! It's great when you can succeed in being social and not overeating .. I'm still battling that sometimes!

  2. Happy Mother's Day to you, too!

    I would have never thought to plan out my party like that. It's brilliant and I will use the advise in the future.

    Have fun!