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SHELLYL Posts: 76
8/31/12 3:28 P

I personally would either A) NOT eat the cake OR B) eat it BUT only 1/2 of it :) If you want a drink enjoy one or two and then drink water the rest of the night

Dance, Dance & sure way to burn some calories off

Get back on track the tomorrow (I allow myself one cheat meal once a week). You are not going to blow and undo a months worth of work in one day,especially if you watch portion control

Relax and enjoy the day with your cousin. You are doing a great job....keep it up :)

Let us know how you did

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8/31/12 2:38 P

You're not going to undo all your hard work. Acknowledge that you won't be able to get a good accurate count of the calories, and make up for it by dancing your booty off!

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,446
8/31/12 1:44 P

". I already planned on passing on the cake and alcohol but what do I do about dinner. "

Have a small piece, enjoy a drink, and remember portion control.
Most of all, HAVE FUN!

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8/31/12 1:25 P


People who are on "diets" skip the wedding cake. People engaged in a healthy lifestyle change enjoy a small piece of cake and glass of champagne with their meal. As others have noted, you don't have to deprive yourself to be healthy. All things in moderation. That includes wedding cake and champagne. It's your cousin's wedding, enjoy yourself ! Just be mindful of the portion sizes, that's all.

I've been to enough weddings to know that the portion size of cake tends to be on the small size. As for dinner, go for the fish or grilled chicken. I can't tell you how many weddings I've been to where the choices were chicken or fish. Either is safe and both meals will be portioned controlled. it's not like you're going to be at a restaurant where they serve gut busting plates.

Like I said, enjoy yourself, just watch the portions. I can't imagine living a life where I wasn't allowed to eat something because I was worried I'd gain weight. that's not healthy. Yes, a cheeseburger, wine, wedding cake, etc... CAN all be a part of a healthy lifestyle.

Indulge, but don't over indulge. And if you do overindulge, you aren't a bad or unhealthy person. You just do your best to eat more mindfully for the rest of the week. NO GUILT necessary.

guilt = diet

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8/31/12 12:01 P

Hi JDAVIS4521,

As Zorbs stated, none of us gained weight from one not so healthy meal, but eating that way day in and day out. If you allow this one meal to knock you off track, then you need to re-think your plan. There will always be events (birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduations and the big ones--holidays) that will challenge us, but as long as we do our best to eat healthy around those events, you should be just fine. Healthy eating does not mean PERFECT eating.

Coach Nancy

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8/31/12 11:40 A

that's the have to understand that it is pretty much impossible to undo a month's work with 1 night.

Eat what you want, within reason, and enjoy yourself.

JDAVIS4521 Posts: 119
8/31/12 11:36 A

Ok, so I have been on my journey since Aug. 3rd. I have closely monitored my calorie and know exactly what is going into my mouth.

HOWEVER, tonight is my cousins wedding. I already planned on passing on the cake and alcohol but what do I do about dinner. The event is professionally catered but I have no idea how to count my calories. I don't want to blow a months effort for one night of fabulous food.

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