A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Reunion Eating Success!!

I did it. I met all 3 of the goals I set for myself for the family reunion today and ALL-THAT-FOOD!!! I really, truly surprised myself. After I wrote my post last night, I was thinking to myself, "Yeah right Fat Tammy. You know you. You know how you are with buffet tables full of food. You won't meet any of the goals you set. Who are you kidding? Tomorrow's going to be an eating disaster and you know it. Stop trying to fool yourself."

I tried to tell Sean last week that my old mixed tape just doesn't want to die. I've bashed the crap out of that thing and it just keeps playing!

I measured out 3 oz of ham this morning and made a ham sandwich for breakfast. I used Boar's Head 42% lower sodium Deluxe Ham...good stuff.
By the time we got to the reunion at 12pm I was starving....and then we found out they pushed it back til 1pm this year. Dang. So I found some Ritz crackers that my aunt brought for snacking, and I ate 5 of them.

It finally came time to eat. I grabbed my plate and headed down the buffet line...oh my goodness. I have a HUGE family full of fantastic cooks....that good ol' country cookin'....there were probably a total of 50-60 dishes of food on that table. My first goal was to only eat one plate. I did that...and there was no major piling. My plate didn't look like a mountain peak, lol, although I was tempted. But the one plate rule would have been worthless if I would have put two plate full's worth of food on it. First goal met.

My second goal was to make sure half of what was on my plate was vegetables. I did that. I had cabbage, carrots, lima beans, tomato slice, green beans and corn...most of my family members have gardens so nearly all of the veggies were fresh. Good eatin'. With the other half of my plate, there were so many different things I wanted to try, so instead of getting a spoonful, I just got maybe half a spoon...2 bites worth. Everything was fantastic...so, so good, and when I got done eating I was pleasantly stuffed.

They had probably 15 or so homemade desserts. Normally I'm not a huge dessert fan...I like desserts in small amounts....but can't say I've ever binged on sweet stuff. I sure could have today though, I could have started a new bad habit, lol. There was coconut cake, chocolate dream something or other, orange cake with vanilla icing, strawberry cake w/ fresh strawberries and blueberries on top, cobblers, pies...you name it, we had it. But what REALLY caught my eye today was a banana split cake. I had never seen one before. It had the usual banana pudding stuff on bottom with strawberries tucked inside, then a layer of Cool Whip, then on top there were cherries and walnuts and chocolate syrup drizzled all over. WOW. But I resisted...no dessert for Skinny Tammy.

My final goal today was to not have any Coke. I had water and half a glass of sugar-free lemonade. Third goal met. I enjoyed my food, but moreso, I enjoyed seeing family. I spent a couple of hours at the reunion and left at 2pm. I got home at 3pm and played with my puppy for a couple of hours. Then I went down and jumped on the treadmill. I knocked out 2.5 miles in 34 minutes. It felt incredibly good to know that I'm 3 days into the week and everything is right on track with the eating and the treadmill.

I came back and cooked dinner. I baked some cod in the oven with some spices and blackening seasonings on it. I had a 4 oz. piece and it was so good. Cod is a very mild, white, flaky fish..one of my favorites. I also had 2 cups of mixed veggies with it that included cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, yellow squash, zucchini and asparagus.

Today has been a total win!! I'm proud of myself for doing so well with the eating at the reunion...I really am. I'm a total loser when it comes to buffets full of food and today I won!! I hope everyone else had as good of a weekend as I did. :)

Quote For The Day:

"Let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." -Galatians 6:9


  1. Good for you! You did AWESOME!!!!

  2. WTG in meeting your goals - sounds like you did really well! :o)

  3. Woo-hoo! What a great victory! Good going!

  4. Oh, Tammy, I'm so happy for you! You ate like a thin person! I know how hard that must have been. I am a sucker for good home cooked goodies so it would have been a battle.

    You are doing great. What kind of puppy do you have?

  5. Great job Tammy! You should be very proud of yourself. I know that would have been a challenge for me.

  6. You freaking rock, Tammy! Portion control at a family reunion AND doing great on the treadmill! Keep it up!

  7. Congrats, Tammy! That is a huge success to make it thru one of those family things. I have a big family, too, so I totally get where you're coming from. What a great story to start my week with!

  8. I'm new to your blog, but just wanted to say congratulations! It's so nice to accomplish the goals that you set for yourself!

  9. Wow Tammy great job! Setting goals like that before a big event is a great idea. I need to practice that myself! All those veggies sounded better than the desserts actually! Have a great week!

  10. I am so proud of you! My blog, "Me vs. The Buffet" is based on my own weakness for buffets, family potlucks, etc. God Bless You for sticking to your resolve!

  11. Tammy, I'm proud of you. That must have been very hard to go down that buffet table and use restraint. You did awesome. It sure makes us feel so good when we can restrain ourselves doesn't it. Keep it up and have a good week.

  12. Wow, you are a ROCK STAR!!! What you did at the reunion should be a pamphlet handed to every person who wants to lose weight...seriously, that was awesome!

  13. I knew you were going to handle it with honest, simple, responsible portions. And your plan was super solid. I'm thrilled for you, absolutely thrilled!

    My best always

  14. Great job SKINNY TAMMY...goal 1,2,and 3....great job!!! Now no buffet stands a chance, cannot tempt skinny tammy!!!
    Good for you!!
    you did AWESOME!!

  15. Hi Tammy,
    Oh I wish I was there with you! The food sounds fantastic! I am a dessert sucker.
    You focused on the important stuff today. Awesome for you!
    Thanks so much for your comments on my blog! It means a lot!

  16. Congrats on the total win at the family reunion!! I knew you could do it!!!
    It was making me hungry just reading about all that fabulous food!!

  17. Way to navigate those slippery slopes. It's fun pigging out at those kind of events, but it's very empowering to know you can exhibit some self-control under such temptations. Pat yourself on the back... you done good.