(I was waiting to see if I had a loss this week before posting this.)
I just have to say that planning does work and so does working the plan. I say this because it was my birthday on Thursday and my husband invited friends over to celebrate with a bar-b-q dinner. That included my daughters helping a friend of ours make the cake. This was probably the best cake that's been made for me since my mom used to make my cakes.
I knew that I wanted to have a piece of cake (even before I saw it), so I planned for it. I ate lighter throughout the day, I did a 65-minute walking DVD and I was careful during the dinner to make sure I had room for the cake.
And I still lost weight!
After the party I journaled everything I ate - down to the piece of chocolate cake that had a cream filling made of peanut butter and chocolate frosting mixed together with milk.
Knowing where I was before the party and where I stood afterwards made it easier to fit this celebration into my week. If I can make it through this week, then I know I can make it through this weight loss journey.