Monday, February 1, 2010

Another Party Success

I attended a birthday party Sunday that featured a number of "food mines" that I could have easily stepped on. I proud that I managed to go with good choices and stayed away from dessert all together.

The appetizers were pepperoni, cheeses, olives, chips, carrots, hummus and a few other things. I stayed mainly with the veggies, had some mozzarella cheese, avoided the chips, had a few pepperoni slices and enjoyed the hummus. I made sure not to over graze on appetizers. Normally I would have eaten enough for a meal at this point and then have a large dinner.

The dinner was an assortment of cold cuts and rolls with an open invitation to build your own monster sandwich. Normally I would have constructed one or two densely packed creations with all the trimmings. This time I stayed away from the rolls and had a few slices of turkey, ham and provolone cheese with some black olives, carrot sticks and artichoke hearts. I did have a small helping of home made mac & cheese, about half a cup.

I have to admit it wasn't easy avoiding the birthday cake. It was one of those commercially made ice cream cakes with those chocolate crunchy things in the middle... very tempting. Nonetheless while others enjoyed large slices I abstained... and felt good about it.

This is the forth party/event I've gone to since starting my new life and all four times I stayed within my plan. This Sunday I have a Super Bowl party to attend and will be developing a plan for that as well.




  1. My breakthrough at parties was when I realized that nobody really cared what I did or didn't eat. I learned the fine art of nursing a beer and made reasonable choices at the buffet table. That's really all there is to it.

    WTG on the accomplishment!

  2. Parties are the toughest for me. I never stick to the plan at parties. I guess it's a good thing I don't go out that often.

    Stay strong.

  3. Fantastic!!

    Ugh...I love those little crunchy things in ice cream cakes.

  4. What you would 'normaly do"? That is such a last year thing to say! You are doing fantasticly! Doing the right thing at this party will make it easier to do the right thing at the next party :o)

  5. Mmmm, birthday cakes. And it's so hard to say no to the birthday person.

    Good on you for avoiding it.


  6. Well done bud, i've got a party on Saturday, the cunning art of placing a sausage roll strategically on my plate so i can say, no thanx i've got one all night is going to be deployed. lol. have a good week

  7. Congrats that is awesome, those kinds of situations tend to be my down falls such as this weekend. I just can't help myself and the lack of control is very disheartening

  8. Great Job! I had a full on meat/cheese fest party last weekend... NOT GOOD! You did a lot better then I. :)

  9. Doing the right thing at this party will make it easier to do the right thing at the next party
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