100 lb. Club - Accountability help needed for tonight!




howie6267
01-16-2009, 03:04 PM
I am going to a game night at my church and there will be food and snacks. This is a real weakness for me. I tend to get started and don't want to stop. I am posting this so I know I will have to come back and give a report. Thanks in advance for your help. I'm going in with 600 calories left so that is what I want to eat.


Shannon
01-16-2009, 03:23 PM
I have never thought of this idea, its a great plan. I think everyone has more control when they know they are accountable to someone besides themselves. Let me know how it went. Remember, we are here for you!:hug:

RMatS
01-16-2009, 03:47 PM
:nono:We'll be watching you. Let us know.


Randi
01-16-2009, 04:28 PM
WOW - I can only echo what the previous posters said - this is something that I never thought of and it is a really good idea!

You can do it and incase the snacks call out just a little too loudly - have some :dust:

Above all - HAVE FUN!

autumns19
01-16-2009, 04:42 PM
Have fun tonight. We will be here waiting for your next post. I am sure you will be just fine.

Michelle98272
01-16-2009, 05:36 PM
What works for me is to imagine what will be there in regards to snacks and figure out exactly how much I can have. When I'm there, I break the "what's allowed" into two or three platesful (then I get 2nds or 3rds without eating more). If there is a choice of plate sizes, choose the small plate. Drink something while you are eating to slow yourself down. When you are done, throw the plate away and walk away from the goodie table.

Also, if you can, bring some healthy options for yourself and the other folks. Veggies and FF dip or sliced fruit is usually a welcome addition.

howie6267
01-16-2009, 06:34 PM
Thanks for the idea's and all the support. I'm off to games.

howie6267
01-16-2009, 11:26 PM
Thanks again for all your support. Knowing that I had to come back here and report really helped. Turns out all they had was junk. Pretty much just a grab bag of candy bars. This was a mens game night so I guess that's what you get with a bunch of men. So I don't have a huge problem keeping away from sweets. I mean I like them but not as big as problem if there would have been pizza and chips. So I did not eat anything. I was starving by the time it was over and headed to the truck stop where there is a 24 hour Subway. So I had a footlong Roast beef and stayed withing my calories. I eat 1800 calories a day and today I had 1818.

Jen415
01-17-2009, 08:54 AM
Great job, Howie! Maybe next time you can take something with you that you know is within your plan?

SuchAPrettyFace
01-17-2009, 03:37 PM
Good for you, Howie! :dance:

I was gonna say the same thing as Jen. I airpop some popcorn before I leave & stick it in a big ziploc. No salt or butter, maybe some cayenne, garlic powder or smoked paprika to keep things interesting. If not that, then I like the little (plain!) squares of shredded wheat. That way I am getting some fiber & no one is asking, "Don't you want any ________.?"

Definitely an NSV!

gumboot
01-17-2009, 04:27 PM
Good for you for sticking to your plan!

Lovely
01-17-2009, 04:30 PM
I eat 1800 calories a day and today I had 1818.

:bravo: :celebrate: :congrat:

autumns19
01-17-2009, 07:09 PM
Congratulations on sticking to your plan! :D

chick_in_the_hat
01-17-2009, 07:23 PM
Rawk on, Howie!!! Good to see you back, BTW!

Jennelle
01-17-2009, 08:14 PM
Great job, Howie! :cp: