I weighed in at Weight Watchers this morning and was rather pleased to see I lost 2.8 pounds last week for a total loss of 6 pounds since May 3. Mindful eating and increased activity is definitely paying off!
Of course, picnic season begins this weekend with our family Memorial Day picnic and I'm a bit worried that it will be hard to make good dietary choices when surrounded by burgers dripping with cheese and salads swimming in mayonnaise. And the devilled eggs! Curse you, deliciously devilish eggs!
I've been told to bring pasta salad and a dessert so I can, at least, make sure those dishes fit in my diet. The pasta salad will be mayonnaise-based, but I will use light mayo cut with 0% Greek yoghurt. I'll also use whole grain pasta and pack the salad with vegetables and black beans. Dessert is easier as I'm already known for bringing diabetic-friendly desserts so we'll have sugar-free brownies and fresh berries.
I know, I know ... it's a picnic. A special occasion. No need to get so worked up about a little food.
It's just ... I'm fat. Much of my family is fat. They have health issues. I have health issues. And I believe some of our shared issues are diet related. So family food has become a big deal for me. And so I ask you, People of the Internets, how do I side-step family food bombs without bringing up my own lifestyle changes (I'm just not ready to discuss them yet) or sounding like the Food Police?