Sunday, 22 February 2015

Special Occasions!

Charlie and her cupcake!!!
My youngest Grand-daughter just had her 2nd Birthday party. She has been such a light in our lives. She is so full of personality and a huge blessing to our family. Isn't she a little doll??

And for the first time in a very long time (actually...maybe the first time ever!!!) I did not have any of the party food. No cupcakes, no chips & salsa, not even any vegies & dip. I had a big cup of tea and at my 3 hour mark I had my protein shake I had brought along with me. AND HERE'S THE KICKER....I did NOT feel sorry for myself. I did not even want it....ANY of it.

I just enjoyed my amazing family, I "basked" in the love I felt for them all and from them all. THAT's what I chose to fill up on. So grateful to be there and so honored to be a part of this amazing group of people. I didn't feel the need to indulge in the cupcakes (which, by the way, happen to be a favorite of mine...any baking really) I just enjoyed watching my little sweetheart eat hers and that was enough for me.

Spring and summer tend to be seasons filled with special occasions. Weddings, bridal showers, birthdays, baby showers, graduations...etc.

A couple of weeks ago I attended a bridal shower and I brought my own food. I brought my protein shake to the birthday party...I know I'll have to pick and choose when I will have an off plan meal or day, so I am trying to choose wisely and have some good common sense about it. We have a LOT of birthday parties in our family...I find them easy to bring my own food to. We have a wedding to attend in about a month...I may choose at that time to have an off plan day...or I may not, I'll see how I feel at the time.

 I do know the people who love me understand why I bring my own food right now. I am not embarrassed to do it. There will be times where "real life" does happen...but being healthy is my "real life"and I can work with these special occasions and still make good choices for me.

Life is full of special occasions...but we CAN choose to focus on the reason for the event, the people we are celebrating, the love in our lives instead of all the food and drink....and we can have a fantastic time!!


  1. Well said Michelle! You're so right, lets focus on the reason for the celebration first. Happy 2nd Birthday Charlie, she's a cutie!

  2. I love that you're bringing your own food! What will-power! Way to go Sister, xoxo