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 ...