May has been a month of parties, banquets, and gatherings. School banquets to graduation parties and everything in-between seem to happen the month of May. One more week of celebrations then its summer! I always remember the quote I heard from Dr. Phil years ago “life is managed, not cured’. How true is that when we are faced with that which we struggle with. Last blog I talked about 4 weeks of hitting it hard and so far so good…until its party time. No, seriously it is a daily challenge to manage this journey. There are seasons that the daily routine becomes crazy and hectic. I haven’t been perfect in my diet but I have managed. I actually took my own food with me to one banquet because I knew my only options were chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and bread. It felt awkward at first and then my sweet daughter said “mom it’s only awkward if you make it that way”. Well turns out no one said anything, I discreetly opened my grilled chicken and salad and never looked back. I keep going back to having a plan. During this season of banquets I am forever asking whats on the menu so I can prepare accordingly. Only 6 more pounds to go til my goal on June 16. I think I am going to have to be almost perfect in my diet to get there but its do-able.
“A diamond is a piece of charcoal that handled stress exceptionally well” – unknown
Blessings and here’s to all the parties