Uh oh…it’s gonna be a tough weekend!

Well here we are at the first real challenging weekend of summer! We are having a friends 50th birthday party at our house on Saturday night. I’m trying to plan ahead and think how I am going to control myself and not go overboard on food or alcohol in order to still post a loss for next week for my purple team.

Here are my thoughts….

1)  It isn’t until 5PM. I could have a light breakfast and maybe just fruit for lunch or something…want to try to keep it under 500 calories if possible. Most of the cleaning and prep will be done tonight, so not like I will be exerting much energy getting ready for the festivities.

2)  We will be grilling out (burgers, Italian sausage and hotdogs) and people are bringing sides. Can I resist the taco dip and cheesy potatoes??? I can always have a bunless burger in order to save a few hundred calories on carbs I really don’t need anyway and stick with the baked beans and veggies.

3)  Alcohol…oh glorious alcohol! I plan on consuming some several beverages, but I am trying to think what would be the best for me to drink. Might try some MGD64 to keep the calories about half of the 110 calories BudLight sticks to me. But then I am tossing around the idea of getting some cheap vodka that I can mix with diet Sunkist soda to make some refreshing cocktails.

4)  There will be no birthday cake, but some people are bringing dessert. I just am praying it’s something I don’t like so I won’t be tempted to munch every time I walk by the kitchen. (like the no-bake cookies at the graduation party last month). Come on pies….or double chocolate cookies….I can resist you guys easily!

I guess my fear is that I am going into this weekend at the lightest weight I have been since early 2004. I am 3 lbs away from weighing what I did when we got married almost 5 years ago. I “feel” less of my body when I touch my hips and am starting to loose the first trimester pregnancy look that I seem to have had since I became an adult (even though I have never been preggers).   And now I am questioning if I am strong enough to resist some tasty refried beans topped with creamy sour cream and fancy shredded cheese on delicious golden tortilla chips Taco Dip??? Will not always having a frosty beverage in my hand while chilling with my friends make me have a horrible night? No it won’t, but my warped sense of thinking has already kind of set myself up for some sort of failure.

Does anyone else do this….it’s almost like self sabotage! I felt so good having posted a 2.6 lb loss this week and now I am preparing myself for seeing a gain next week, even before the festivities begin? I don’t think so sister!!! I am going to make sure that I am always carrying a bottle of water with me and follow the rule of having a bottle of water in between every alcoholic one that I partake in. I will not deprive myself of trying some of the tasty treats, I just will use a smaller plate so I can’t present the temptation to overeat. Gonna play some corn hole/beanbags and enjoy the company of my houseguests…that should keep my focus away from the food!

At least that’s the plan for now…ask me again on Sunday how it went!