Monday, February 28, 2011

Weighing In On The Matter

(First a quick note...I see that I almost have 650 followers!  When I reach 650, I will have a giveaway to thank all of you for taking time out of your busy day to visit me!)

So today was weigh in day.  It was probably not the smartest of ideas to choose Monday as a weigh in day.  After all, if we are going to cheat on our new healthy eating plan, we will probably do it on the weekend.


So, you can see from my sidebar, I didn't lose a single pound this week.  And I know why.  Remember on Friday, I told you I had guests coming for the weekend?

Well, when you eat French toast and maple syrup for breakfast, and have a Reuben sandwich when you go to Cedric's Tavern at Biltmore Estate with said guests, you probably are going to undo all the good you did during the week.

So, would you like to Weigh In on the matter?  What would you do, if you were eating healthier and you had guests coming for the weekend?  Would you feed them your diet menu?  Or would you make a special dinner that you shouldn't be eating?

Would you serve them French toast for breakfast, or a container of yogurt and an orange?

I would love to hear you input, because I think I will be dealing with this issue a lot.
Welcome Home,
Penny

28 comments:

April said...

Wow...that's a tough question, Penny! I think I would try to find a happy medium. I might try to offer a variety of fruits and maybe find a healthier recipe for something like Blueberry Muffins that might be a bit more filling.

Rose H (UK) said...

I'd serve what ever they like Penny, and as it's just a short visit I'd take a small portion too ;O)

Donna said...

I would cook a special dinner but eat moderately. As for breakfast, make whatever they like, have fresh fruits, but remember to eat everything in moderation. (I think moderation is the key) Enjoy!

Hugs,
Donna

Domestic Diva said...

I'm number 642 -- almost there!

Donnie said...

If I knew what to do I would be thinner...lol...have fun and at least you stayed the same.

Kathleen Grace said...

Ah, but you also didn't GAIN any weight from your indugences and you might have if you hadn't been good all week, right? I say life is too short to not celebrate with friends, just get back on the horse you fell off of when they leave. Of course I could lose a few pounds myself so don't listen to me. Congrats on being so close to 650! How cool is that?!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am faced with this just about every day! My hubby can eat anything and everything! So I make meals that I can eat 'some of'....I can eat the meat, veggie and salad...he gets all of that PLUS a baked potato, bread, etc! That's how I handle it every day. We eat the same meal but I add things for him. He needs the extra calories...I don't! So I would make the waffles but I wouldn't eat them. I would make some eggs, too and eat them! I know it doesn't sound easy to do...but it gets easier....really it does! ♥ But you are doing great and when you are as close to your ideal weight as you are...it doesn't come off easy! ♥

Vee said...

I'd be making what I eat and trying to present it in such a way that they feel totally pampered by it. (Then I'd change weigh-in day.)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hey Penny...that's the age-old question. Do I splurge or stay strong? My take on it is this...most women who struggle with weight issues need to adopt a life-style change in order to maintain their ideal weight. I get that...but there are occasions when it's just down right unavoidable to stick to a diet plan. Sounds like this weekend was one of those times for you. Don't beat yourself up about it. Today's a new day and just pick up where you left off. I think we ALL need to give ourselves a break...we expect too much. Since August of 2009 I have lost just under 40 lbs. It hasn't been easy and it hasn't been quick. I still have days when I "eat wrong." Thankfully a new day is always around the corner and I can start fresh. Hang in there...~Ann

Martina said...

Well I wouldn't be to disappointed Penny, because even though you didn't watch what you ate this weekend you didn't gain anything and that's good! When we have guests I always go all out with what I make, and I TRY to eat in moderation. Glad you had a great weekend with your friends, Martina

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Penny,
well I'm like you, I would cook them a lovely breakfast too and eat the french toast but use diet syrup and since you were eating out, I would choose a salad. I know its hard, we ate out all weekend long, so I didn't even get on the scale.LOL
I was chicken....
Have a sweet day an big hugs, Elizabeth

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I try to do a combination thing with guests. Some meals can be over the top and others can be healthy. Definitely no yogurt and orange.
Sam

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Penny, I suppose if you really wanted to be good you could still make your guests some lovely food, after all it's all part of being a gracious hostess, but you have your yoghurt. If you wanted to join in with them then just cut down on your portion. It is hard but I think everyone is trying to eat healthier these days and they would totally understand if you chose to eat something else. I have that same problem every day with cooking for my family.. I cook one meal but either eat less or leave out the bread/potatoe etc.. I think you are doing well.. take care, Maryann

Bonnie said...

I feel your pain. I adore french toast; I usually make my pancakes and a nice fruit salad. Now as far as dinner? It has to be yummy, hands down. And, there will be dessert! Probably why I have just tried to come to terms with the need to exercise. I just love food (and wine).

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

No advice....I have always battled the weight issue, so I have no words....just, glad you enjoyed yourself!!!

Terri said...

I would make everything I love using weight watchers recipes. French toast made with eggbeaters is great. I just made a delightful WW cake that is so yummy and scrumptious and only 4 points per slice. I would serve a lot of veggies and a nice steak. It is all about portion control for me. I can eat whatever I want, just have to be smart about it!

Sarah said...

Difficult question. I love French toast and Rubens. I'd probably take a sidetrack off the diet. ;-)
But then I need to drop 10 pounds myself. LOL
~ Sarah

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I think for guests I would throw the diet out the window. Just sayin.

Brenda Kula said...

I would probably do half and half. Half decadent, half diet.
Brenda

Babs said...

I would definitely pamper the guests unless they indicate they're also watching their weight. Maybe you could offer a choice of things for breakfast. Offer the french toast with syrup or fruit and cereal with low fat milk or yogurt. Would that work? Happy entertaining!

Beth West www.northernskyart.wordpress.com said...

If you have company often, then throwing the diet out the window with every visit will probably not help you meet your goals. I recommend you google the "no s diet". I've used that as a rough guideline for my program and it has helped so much. I've been able to loose 30 lbs and I NEVER thought I'd manage to do that. Best of luck.

Pondside said...

I think I'd serve all the delicious things and I'd enjoy them too, in moderation - just kick up the activity a notch to make up from it. Life is too short!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I think when we have guests we should enjoy ourselves too! Life is too short to always be worried about every calorie. I'd rather cut back on days I don't have guests but enjoy all the delicious foods when guests are around. Think of it as...it's the polite thing to do!

Adrienne said...

Since I've been on a life-changing way of eating I always serve my guests what I can eat! It's healthy and can be very delicious. I keep it simple and, perhaps, grill the lean meat outside (even when the weather isn't the best!), use a lot of wonderful seasonings and herbs, have a to-die-for salad with an 'unusual' dressing. Everyone seems to think I've gone to a lot of work when, in reality, it's quite simple.
~Adrienne~

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I liked Donnie's answer :)) Love your pretty spring blog banner!
xo, Andrea

Tammy said...

My husband and I have been eating healthy, eating "clean" food (no processed food) for 4 years now. We are fully aware of what we put in our mouths. My guests would enjoy meals prepared in the same fashion that we are accustom to which are delicious and healthy. We would enjoy dessert too ~ moderation is key. I think you did great this week under the circumstances Penny. From someone who has lost 60 lbs. 4 years ago and has kept it off, success in not gaining weight should be celebrated! Best wishes! ~Tammy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm reading back through the comments...I can use all the help I can get to NOT gain my weight back! And I like what everyone has said about the fact that you splurged and did NOT gain any weight! That's GREAT! I think we should see that as an accomplishment! Hugs! ♥

bj said...

I ALWAYS want to fix my guests the very best breakfast! I like breakfast casserole, fresh fruit and dip, a cinnamon roll or two and fresh, hot coffee and juice. Breakfast is our biggest meal. We like a big one, a light salad or sandwich on that 45 calorie per slice for lunch and a small dinner meal. We are trying not to eat a morsel after 6 in the evening. We are just starting that so I'll see how that goes. Mr. Sweet MUST lose his extra weight to keep his heart healthy.