11-6-15 (day 5 early)
Thursday, November 05, 2015
I am going to write my thoughts down now since I am sure I wont get time tomorrow to do it.
As I wrote before tomorrow I have plans to go to dinner and a movie with the kids and my hubby. Everyone is getting home early to spend some great time together. Every other Friday I started to have everyone here for game night and dinner. I cook and we play board or card games. Everyone seems to enjoy it. Well this time my youngest wanted to see the Goosebumps movie so badly so I decided to plan one of the game nights for that instead. He is scared to see it but wont be with his big brothers and dad with him. If they are tough he will be tough too : )
Well I believe we will end up at the Olive Garden, then walk the mall until the movie starts a few hours later. I have CAREFULLY CAREFULLY tallied up my day with food! And I am excited to say that I can and will be able to enjoy myself food wise. I studied the menu at the Olive Garden to what my needs are and picked a few options that will keep me well under what I need to be for the day. I will stick to the usual breakfast in the morning and lunch the same also. Boring especially when going out, but I want to feel normal and enjoy the evening. I think I may even enjoy a diet pepsi and some popcorn. NOT OVER BOARD! But ALLOW myself. With careful planning I will be perfectly able to "afford" to do this with my eating plan. This will be a splurge for me even if I am keeping within my bounds of eating. I am also considering only taking one day off (Friday) from the intentional exercise, although I kinda planned the whole mall walking thing on purpose.
Ok that is my dangerous plan. Safe for me yet feeling naughty about it. I know! I made sure! I am keeping within my boundaries of eating! I wont feel left out or deprived and I can feel at peace with my food choices for that day. NO WHIM DECISIONS! that is usually big trouble. That is why I planned ahead.
Things have been going really well for my blood sugar wise. I doubt it will make any dent in my A1c this time around, which I will pay the consequences for I am sure. But, made my bed, gotta lie in it. I am two days away from reaching my first week! I feel I am going to do it! Just one step at a time. Don't get ahead of myself too far and get overwhelmed.
Oh, btw a tip I discovered tonight is: I found some WHITE acorn squash at this new market I checked out. I halved them, seeded them, put olive oil, garlic salt and onion powder on them, put them in the oven at 350 until they were brown. They were different than other acorn squash I have had (orange/green and bicolor). They were so similar to mashed potatoes! WHAT A FIND!!!!! I never thought substitutes could touch mashed potatoes, but this is soooo close! Hubby was even amazed at it. Gotta keep that in my head for another time. Delish!