Events like this are not something we normally do, but tonight we are. Food (dinner) and drinks are being served and I have to figure out how to not be rude and still balance my "eat right challenge". I prefer to always eat what I prepare so I know exactly what I am eating, but in this case I will be attempting to be very very selective at what I choose to eat. The drink choice will be easy, I will drink only water. As for food, I can't exactly bring my own meal for their chef to prepare (I wish), but I am hopeful that they have healthy options, maybe vegetables and a green salad without dressing. If I get lucky, maybe fresh fruit will be an option for dessert :)
The hardest part will be seeing a bunch of decadent desserts dripping with chocolate and foods that I love pass me by. I'm pretty sure I will be salivating like a dog when I see any sweets. I will need to say a prayer each time I see something I want to eat but I can't have. I need to figure out how to teach myself that those foods only provide temporary pleasure, but in reality they give me long term pain (pain in terms of the way I feel and extra weight) Eat Healthy = Feel Great vs. Eat Bad = Feel Bad.
I need some major WILLPOWER tonight! Lord, please help me stay strong and make smart choices when it comes to my eating, Amen. Whatever happens, it will be hard, but I am determined to make smart choices, the best I can given the circumstances.
I will let you all know what I end up eating at this event.
Until next time...