There must have been a gusty wind today because it seems that all my good intentions were blown away (apparently they were pretty light). Today was my first time as party host since starting my new plan -- and I bombed! As it is, Sundays are especially difficult because church is in the middle of the day and our meal times get all wacked. Still, I really tried to make healthy choices (I didn't even lick the German Chocolate frosting), but the tragedy is I made too many healthy choices, if you know what I mean.
For me, I have even BIGGER problems after the party. Subconsciously, I think parties stress me out -- all the temptations and choices. So it's after the party, when everyone is gone, that I usually give in to the first temptation that comes my way.
Tonight, the temptation was Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwiches. I figured I'd make 4 sandwiches, for "Brady and the girls," and that I'd just scrounge for crusts (my favorite part anyway). Instead, Brady didn't want any and Genevieve wanted Plain Toast With Cinnamon Sugar. So, I let myself "just have a nibble"...and then another...and another...and before I knew it I was telling the girls there were no more -- the reason I made them in the first place!
In my Ideal Weight World, I should have asked who wanted one FIRST and only make that amount. Or, I could have saved the unwanted sandwiches for tomorrow's lunches. Or, I could have made a less tasty snack. Or, I could have just said no to the late evening snack (probably my best option).
Instead of ending my week with a bang, I got a bomb. Now, I'll just have to head back to Tara because...tomorrow is another day (insert theme music from Gone With The Wind and imagine me holding a carrot in a field).
Strawberry Mini Wheats & Milk: 300
Veggies & Hummus: 350
Potluck & Turkey Tasters: 350
More Tasters: 200
Ham & Cheese Bomb: 650
Note: All calculations made today were pulled out of my bum, so read with caution (and maybe a clothespin!).