Monday, May 26, 2008

Staying on track for Memorial Day

Today Im hosting a BBQ at my house. It will really tax my will power but Im determined to keep focused on the goal. We're BBQ'ing chicken and hamburgers so I plan on having chicken and salad. I have made a jello salad along with a lettuce salad. There will be lots of deserts including a big pan of blueberry pudding cheesecake bake that I made. I do plan on allowing myself a piece of that. I figure if I leave the chips, hamburgers, pasta salads, potato salads and all other deserts alone I should be okay.

One of the big problems I have on days like today is that I dont use recipes so I have to taste everything to see if its made right. My baked beans are a touch of this and dash of that so I'm going to have to be very careful to not get into a tasting pattern that could add unwanted calories.

I wish I had a better eating plan in place really. I will have to formulate one here real soon. If I dont know exactly what I can have and how many calories I will be eating I get into big trouble!

Well Im off to enjoy the day. Dont forget the men who have fought and died for our country! I thank every one of them from the bottom of my heart.

Thank you all for your cheers and words of encouragement on my pics below!


  1. Sounds like you DO have a plan. Portion control and knowing that there is always tomorrow helps. Special occasions always get me too.

  2. I count each bite and taste as about 15 calories. I don't know if you do the calorie-counting thing but this gives me a sort of frame of reference so I don't get in the habit of nibbling and somehow thinking it's "free".


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