Going to a Party (Party)!
Posted January 3, 2013on:
It’s a friend’s birthday party tonight, and I wasn’t sure I was going until about twenty minutes ago.
So, how to prepare, given that I know she has mostly junk foods at these things? First, I’ve been drinking tea all afternoon, so I probably won’t want much soda (and she does usually have diet soda). Second, I just ate a good, hearty dinner: my Mediterranean chicken, with quinoa and some bok choy as side dishes. Third, it’s my plan to have as little food as I can get away with at the party — if she has a birthday cake, I will only have a little bit (and I will track it), and give the rest to the friend who is driving me there. I may have one or two chocolates (which I will also track). I will avoid the chips and dips, since I know those are my downfall at parties.
So, that is my plan. (If I get home early enough, I will update this post with a report on how I did.)
How do you prepare to stay on plan at parties without feeling deprived? What is your favorite pre-party meal?
3-Jan-13, 12:08 am: Update: I did pretty good. Had a couple of cracker with olive tapenade, 1 piece of chocolate, some Chinese vegetables, and some diet soda. Hopefully, it won’t blow my weigh-in on Friday.