In a few hours we'll be heading to my in-law's cabin for the weekend. I'm nervous but determined to stay away from too many carbs and refined foods.
Here is my game plan:
Pray. (Did that this morning. Will do it again when temptation surfaces.)
Prepare. I'm taking cooked chicken breasts cut into chunks, hard-boiled eggs, garden-grown cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and watermelon. Salad is on the menu. I can take some string-cheese and apples too.
Stay busy. I can't mindlessly munch if I'm on a walk, or taking notes on the Low-Carb book for Dummies. I can play horseshoes and ping-pong with the kids or whoever else will play.
Eat when I'm hungry. Nothing is worse than getting too hungry and then snarfing down on whatever is available -- usually chips and treats. I'll eat sensibly whenever the urge strikes and avoid gluttonous eating.
Remember why I'm doing this. My health matters. Not just for the moment, but for the future too. I want to serve the Lord now, but also when I'm older. There's no time like the present to begin on the path to better health. (Weighing less will be great for my knees. I can't wait to go on a mission with my hubby. That's a big motivation for me to get healthy and stay healthy.)
Ask for help. I'm going to let others know that eating lots of carbs is like ingesting poison for my body. (My doctor's words.) No one would want me to take poison, right?