Yay! I survived my hubby’s family reunion. Armed with a goal and a plan, I returned home with the same pounds I left with. Didn’t bring home any additions to the bunch. LOL! Out for breakfast out each day, barbecue dinners, dessert each night, an all you can eat buffet(which I haven’t done in years…I don’t do buffets and who really needs all you can eat anyway..so ridiculous) and of course, I had to have some ice cream. Yes! I survived!
How I survived a weekend of nothing but food, is quite simple. I ate mainly protein (meat), fruits and veggies. I stayed away from starchy veggies and carbs/bread. I passed for the most part on these things, in order to enjoy dessert. I made a choice to have either, or but not both. Worked like a charm. Of course, I did not have huge amounts of dessert either. I practiced portion control.
Did I feel deprived? Not even a little bit. I had veggie omelettes for breakfast, water was my beverage of choice, I loaded up on veggies wherever I could. I enjoyed beignets, peach cobbler, cake and pie. At the buffet I went straight for the veggies and loaded up on cabbage, steamed broccoli, squash and zucchini and included a small side of baked chicken, sweet potato and I did enjoy a cornbread pancake and passed on the dessert. 1 trip, 1 plate and I was satisfied…very satisfied. Not really sure how people, pile high their plates and then go back for seconds and dessert. Tummy ache and indigestion for sure. Two things, I ‘d rather not have.
Woot! Woo! Feeling happy. Feeling accomplished. Feeling light, happy and free! And I had a super fun time with his family and friends.
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