This week has been a little nutty! AND will continue to be for the next few days. I've figured out something that some of you I'm sure will say, "UM, DUH!" I've come to the conclusion that I need to figure out how to live in this crazy food filled world and still maintain healthy eating habits. I really don't do awful in situations of temptation and always have "just a little" but I'm seeing lately how often those situations REALLY come up in my life. It seems like this summer we've been part of a LOT of gatherings and they are ALL built around some sort of meal or food of some kind. And get this...not EVERYONE in the world eats healthy!!! Crazy, eh?
So...my new focus is on those situations. Chris and I do really well when we are in the confines of our own home, but put us in a different situation and we stumble and sometimes just fall flat on our face. I think I used to justify eating the junk because it's a special occasion, or I didn't want to hurt someone's feelings, or it's JUST THIS ONE TIME. But I'm very much realizing lately that it's more than just "this one time." It's ALL the time.
So... here's the deal. I'm done with that. We're going out for dinner tonight and I'm going to eat according to ME and what I need in my body, not what everyone else is putting on their plate. (It's a buffet!) DANGER DANGER! We're also going to my sisters on Sunday for lunch. I'm going to ask her to grill and take something healthy along to grill for Chris and I. We'll also provide a lettuce salad on Sunday so that we are SURE to be ok. My sis is an amazing cook and LOVES to do it. I LOVE to eat it so it's always been a good combo. But it's time that it ends. :) She'll love me even if I don't eat her food... Right?
I think I just need to prove to myself that I can function in the real world. We've mastered making our home a safe eating place. We don't buy junk. We don't bring it into our house. But we find it anyway out in the world. I'm going to live my life like it's one big TEMPTATION, like on Biggest Loser! I can do this! I can control what I put in my body in ALL situations!
How do you do it? What do you do to limit what you eat in social situations? Do you find it hard to?