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.