January 14, 2012

The Dreaded BBQ

One of the things that my friends and family love to do on a weekly weekend basis is to throw a BBQ at each others house. Today is no different than any other BBQ, however it is the first one that I go to with my new lifestyle change/diet.

I sincerely cannot remember if back in 2006 when I was seriously dieting if I ever encountered the anxiety that I am feeling today. I know, I know, it's just a BBQ I should let loose. However, I've put too much work into this lifestyle change already for the past two weeks to go and screw it up by eating whatever at this BBQ.

I don't blame my friends for throwing together bowls of chips & salsa, guacamole, refried beans, spanish rice and a huge veggie tray with full fat ranch dip. I really don't blame them...that's what a BBQ is all about...the fooooood!!! However, I just can't help but think that it would be best for me to take an apple in my purse with a small container with already measured out peanut butter. I know it sounds crazy, but I'm in it to win it. In my previous lifestyle I would eat whatever, whenever at these BBQs and although I thought I was having a good time. I really was miserable.

I can sincerely say that being overweight is the ONLY thing in my life that I am unhappy about. It is my biggest issue and the only one that can change that is me.

So on my blog today, I am vowing to stick to the veggie tray sans ranch dip, take my apple and PB, and to eat only 3-4 oz of the actual BBQed meat. This will keep me in line with my caloric budget as well as let me participate in the social gathering.

If anyone has any quesiton regarding my apple and PB container...well I shall refer them to my blog where they can read all about it! Shameless self-promotion....hahaha!


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