Me and a bunch of my college friends, many of whom I haven't seen in a long time because after college we spread all over the state, are going on a week of vacation together...and I'm SUPER excited. BUT...I'm already getting heat about my diet and it's still 6 weeks away. But I know I won't be off the diey by then. I told them I completely plan on staying on plan and they weren't happy. I tried not to even mention my diet but it was brought up several times so I had to tell them I wanted to stay on plan. One friend was completely supportive, but not the others.
"so does this mean we can't go out to eat at all?" Well yeah, we can, I'm not going to let my diet get in the way of fun...but I'll join you for one meal, and the rest I'll just enjoy a cup of tea and ya'll can eat...
I think the first half of vacation will be fine, it's going to be just the girls, we're going on a shopping trip to Chicago, it won't be any problem to just bring a few to-go meals along, and have my lean and green when we do go to a restaurant.
But the guys are going to join us on Thursday-Sunday, and we're planning on going to tailgate and then baseball game (and LOTS of booze, they are all very much looking forward to that, and NOT happy that I won't be joining them because apparently, I'm a fun drunk...and I'm afraid I will cave, if the booze is there, and they are all drinking, I'm not sure I can do it!) I told them I'd be the DD, but one of the guys is always DD because of his meds...so I can't even use that excuse.
Then we're going to be in a hotel for 2 nights, eat out all meals, and do waterparks...which I can't bring food in. They all insist can just go off plan for those few days...it won't kill me. But I know if I give in, I will go overboard. Maybe I'll have to give up Medifast for 3 days and just try not to go overboard.
I'm already in heat with my friend (who is normally supportive) because I want to stay on plan for state fair. But it's what we do...we buy everything and split it all, we just eat our way through state fair, deep fried PBJ after deep fried butter after deep fried beer. She's pissed that I want to stay on plan, because apparently, you can't mess with tradition. But I can't go off plan for every big event! By State fair theres a chance I'll be in the maintenance phase, but I doubt it, I should be close though. I won't want to go overboard when I'm so close to goal!!
Just venting I guess, because we did a google hangout last night to discuss vacation and got in a argument about my stubbornness and crazy dieting. I LOVE all my friends, they are extremely supportive and I undertstand why they are upset, I think they feel like I'm dampening the vacation...and maybe I am...I don't want to do that