A good friend of mine, Marshall Goldsmith, says that every day can be a special occassion, all we have to do is look for a reason to "celebrate" and we can find it. I agree with him.
In my dedication to continue seeking a lower healthy body weight, I am in constant contact with opportunities to celebrate. So I am trying a different approach. Please read on.....
Saturday night was a graduation party fo rmy niece, jusr graduated from George Washington University (thank you very much!) So at the party I skipped the crackers, passed on the pasta, said no to the garlic bread and wine, waved off the cake and ice cream and even denied the See's candy. AND I had a fun evening of celebration focusing on the graduate instead of the food.
Then on Sunday afternoon we celerated Mother's Day with a weinie roast on the beach. Again, I focused on the love we all have for Mom and passed the chips, ate a naked weinie with no bun, avoided the brown rice salad, skipped wine and watched others eat a special cake in celebration of Mom.
I am sure I avoided over 2,000 calories and I thoroughly enjoyed each celebration. Of course, I will indulge again, but just not for every holiday and celebration that comes along.
Desire to celebrate. Dedication to my plan. Discipline to make continuing healthy choices.