This summer I have spent several weekends away, visiting friends and family. I find that these types of mini-trips are one of the biggest challenges I face on my weight loss journey. This weekend I am going to the beach in Delaware to a bachelorette party. This will of course mean drinking and eating out.
The trouble comes with trying to make the right choices. Of course, I want to eat the deep-fried foods and the sugary, frozen adult beverages. But I know that doing that will throw me off course. On the other hand, I don’t want to completely deprive myself, and be downer. So the focus has to be on balance. Would I rather have the decedent entrée, or an extra glass of champagne? Rationally, I know the answer is to make wise choices, pick healthy foods, and only drink a little. But faced with the reality of the situation I often find myself making the wrong choices.
After a few months of being on Weight Watchers, I do feel that I am making better choices consistently. For example, a couple of weekends ago on the way to Wildwood, Scott and I stopped at a rest stop and we were both getting hungry. Despite the fact that in my mind a road-trip=excuse for junk food (Combo’s are my weakness), I choose to get a fresh fruit cup. It was great that they even had that option and that I was able to make a good choice.
So hopefully this weekend I can put some of the lessons I have learned into practice and make the best choices for me. Ones that will leave me satisfied, but still able to have fun!