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Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday Food

I've decided that we are going to show up late-ish to the party. Then we can, fingers crossed, avoid the tables of food/buffet line.

I will also be full from our dinner, and will drink soda water/sparkling water all night. If I need a snack. I can have one at home after we get in.

That is my plan and I am promising myself right here and now that this is what I will do tonight. There will be no food to cross my lips. I do not need it. Nor do I want it.


I'm not much of a partier anymore. I don't drink to excess but have an occasional glass of wine - but never in these places. Its funny. I used to be a BIG drinker. (That is that I was both physically huge and drank a LOT! ha!)

5 years ago I stopped drinking. I didn't like who I was when I was drinking, I didn't like that I was out of control when I was drinking, I didn't like that I couldn't have one drink and stop. It was always to excess...

humm... Parallel much?

It was really hard to have one drink, then tell my friends that I wasn't going to have any more. People would buy them for me, and put them in my hand and I would drink them. So I finally just said, "I don't drink anything, anymore". The absolute was a lot easier for me to handle. It was also easier for everyone else to handle. I became the one that "didn't drink", that option was now off the table.

Food is the same. I've read a couple of blogs this week that are talking about addiction and food issues.

Tonight is going to be a struggle for me. People will be drunk and they will want me to participate. The drinking is easy to say no to. The food will be harder. So I guess the total avoidance method is what is going to work for me right now. I managed to do it with one part of my life... why not this?

I want to work up that same hate for who I am as a fat person, just like I hated who I was as a drunk person.

Alright... here is what I WILL be eating today. We are already up past lunch (Yum, it was outstanding):

My Fit Foods:
Oatmeal - steel cut oats with blackberries and walnuts
Berry Salad - chicken breast, blackberries, red onion, goat cheese & balsamic vinegar&evoo dressing
Good Morning Sunshine - ground spiced turkey, egg whites, parboiled rice, onion, salsa


Mrs. D said...

I think that's an awesome plan- you'll still get to enjoy everyone's company but you'll be avoiding a lot of temptation. I'll be thinking about you, I know it will go well!!!

Joy said...

Wow, I could have written this post. Not only am I going somewhere tonight where it will be expected for me to make bad food and alcohol choices but our history's are the same too. I used to drink A LOT when I was a lot thinner and in the Army. Having mainly only guy friends means you never pay for drinks, right? How could a girl say no? Yeah, not good. I [mostly] stopped for the same reasons you did and like you, just very occasionally imbibe but very rarely to excess anymore. Good luck to you tonight and glad you have a plan :)

Vegan Chick Pea said...

It's great how you have a plan. Way to go! :)