So, last night I went to a wedding shower, and there was FOOD GALORE! The bride-to-be is Ukrainian, so they had table full of the most amazing, fattening foods you could think of. Before I went, I gave myself a game-plan: I ate a nice healthy turkey wrap at home before the shower and allowed myself to have 3 appetizers and unlimited fruit and veggies. I also allowed myself to linger on 1 glass of wine. That was my plan and I was sticking to it.
I am extremely proud to say that I stuck to my plan! I stuck to it, and I didn't feel like I was missing out, no one looked at me weirdly, AND, most importantly, I felt ......get this......satisfied! No. Way. I had no idea that's all it took to feel "satisfied." I thought stuffing your face because "it's there" was the only way to feel that satisfaction. I can't tell you how amazing I felt this morning when I woke up and realized how good I was at a social event that was weighing (literally!) on my mind ever since I received the invitation.
So it IS possible to go to a social event and be on a "diet". You just need to PLAN for it. This is the first time I had planned for something like this. I was able to enjoy my time there, and not worry about blowing it. I keep pinching myself every time I see the lower number on the scale. Sure it's only 1 lb and is done only once a week, but I am still in awe. Is this even for real? How is it possible that I am able to go to a social event, be included in everything including food and drink? What an epiphany.
Weigh-in is on Tuesday and I guess it will prove how well my "planning" really went. I am actually excited! Who knew this month was going to be this great? And I thought I had to lose 10 lbs fast before I felt any sort of entitlement. I was so wrong.
Week 1: 181.2 lbs
Week 2: 179.8 lbs
Week 3: 178.3 lbs