Sunday, September 12, 2010

Quick Thinking and Risk-Management aka Dodging a Bullet

Well, our calendar had a long-standing dinner party commitment for last night. The hostess is a FABULOUS cook - and of mostly stuff my plan doesn't allow for right now.

I didn't want to miss the event, but didn't want to go off my plan either. What to do? What to do?

I decided I would show up with a fabulous appetizer (which was perfectly on plan for me) ... and a lot of it. My thought was that if there were no other dish I could eat, I could at least eat that.

Well, not only was my appetizer a huge hit, but that - plus a mixed greens salad - got me through the buffet-style meal on plan, and no one even noticed I didn't take the cheese-laden and/or fried other dishes! I had water with my dinner, and stayed perfectly on plan with no one being the wiser!!

I had a wonderful time visiting with everyone, and food was just the background, as it should be! I was so glad a little quick-thinking and risk-management action saved my diet, saved my evening, and boosted my confidence too, that I can make this work for me.

I dodged the proverbial bullet to my diet, and it was surprisingly easy!

Day 53 is starting off well ...


  1. Congratulations! Thinking ahead and planning makes all the difference!

  2. Congrats! That's a HUGE victory!

  3. That's so awesome, Ann! Doesn't that feel great?? I love this feeling of being in control of my actions, instead of letting temptations and a desire for instant gratification rule the day.

    The ultimate gratification will come down the line when we love what we see in the mirror, and when we feel healthier than we've felt in years.

    I'm truly thrilled for you!

  4. Good for you! Not only did you enjoy the even, but you got to bask in the knowledge that you did it and stayed on plan!


  5. Yeah, Ann ... you must feel great. Are you going to share with us the appetizer you made?


  6. Sheilah, it was a garlic mushroom topping. If you want the recipe, I'd be happy to email it (just not everyone likes fresh mushrooms).

    Thanks for all the kind words, Everyone!! It DID feel good to navigate through a party and still stick to my diet!! :)

    Karyn - Wow. You are dead on target. Thank you, and yes, it DOES feel good to be in control.