So, I have a double challenge this weekend as it is also my birthday... not only is there the normal "holiday fare", but also the birthday party food to contend with.
Saturday we went out to dinner for my birthday, and while I was fairly confident that I was "good" with my food choices (mostly veggies and low fat meats), I chose to make this a "cheat" day, and didn't even attempt to log the various foods we had at dinner (Chinese dim-sum and ala carte foods). My sweet daughter made a low-carb, low fat dessert in place of the cake... so all in all it could have been a lot worse.
Sunday was a neighborhood potluck at the pool... I never knew there were so many kinds of pasta salads (with oils, mayo, etc)!!! Out of over 50+ sides, there was only ONE regular salad (I could kiss the person who brought it)!!! So, dinner consisted of a huge plate of salad, a quarter pound burger with no bun, and a couple of tablespoons of tabouli salad. Overall, I kept the calories down.
Now, today is the family celebration... and my parents don't exactly respect my lower carb diet... so it should be interesting to see what my choices are. To be sure I have an option for food, I volunteered to bring the salad for dinner (with all sorts of good stuff). At least I am guaranteed a big plate of the leafy green stuff if all else fails.