Now, let's talk about the inevitable - the bumps in the road. They happen. They're apart of the learning curve. I have had a lot of nights out of the last few weeks, and I'd stayed remarkably strong, that is until I went to my sister-in-law's birthday last night. I wasn't planning on veering off track at all, in fact, I was blindsided. My mistake was going in without a plan. There was a plethora of party foods, and though I started out smart, snacking on grapes and drinking water, by the end of the night I had:
- Sweet Thai Chili Kettle Chips (1/2c.)
- Pita and Hummus (1 wedge, 1 tbsp.)
- Cheese and Crackers (a lot, there was some damn fine cheese there)
- Peanut Butter M&M (1)
- And last but not least, Cupcake (1)
On a positive note, I stuck with water the entire night (it was the least I could do for myself).
As Adam and I were driving home from the shindig, I realized that all I really wanted was the cupcake - it had rainbow sprinkles, for crying out loud. How could my inner six-year-old resist? If I was a smart cookie (mmm...cookies...) I would have made a plan for the cupcake. I would have admitted my "need" for it and made a pact with myself to drink water, eat grapes and then, with pride for accomplishing my goal, enjoyed the cupcake. I also should've brought healthy Paleo snacks to nosh on like olives, nuts and fruity, sparkling water!
Lesson learned. Forward march!