This weekend I am headed to Lake of the Ozarks for 3 days. I’ve been looking forward to this trip for a while, which means I plan on having some fun!
Week 4 weigh-in for the biggest loser contest has me minus 6lbs from my starting weight😊 I wish I had a happy dance icon, because I would definitely use it here. Through extra walking, some basic weight exercises and managing my calories I’m getting results. That is good news.
We all know what a lake weekend brings; lazy, happy days filled with food, friends, adult beverages, good times and not a lot of activity. Since my plan is to have some fun and relax, I have given my food and drinks some thought.
Vodka is my go-to when dieting. It’s low in calories and carbs and can be mixed with several different mixers to give me some variety. My beverage supplies include:
- Sugar free Hawaiian punch packets (I know artificial sweeteners are bad, but let’s remember I’m mixing with vodka so I’m going with it’s all relative😉)
- Sugar free energy drink for when I need a little pick me up
- Diet Sprite
- Unflavored vodka
- Cucumber vodka
- Water bottles for easy mixing
- 30 oz. Yeti tumbler with a lid to keep things cold and prevent spills, kind of like having an adult sippy cup!
Option 1. I’ll mix one shot of vodka with water, Hawaiian punch add ice, stir and off I go. Big cup with only 80 calories.
Option 2. One energy drink a bunch of ice and a single shot= 80 calories
Option 3. Mix Diet Sprite, ice and a shot and a half of cucumber vodka 100 calories (add some fresh mint for an even crisper more refreshing taste!)
My food is going to be simple:
Breakfast, Alhonna’s Bobber’s restaurant has an old school, just like home, egg sandwich that I can’t wait to get my hands on! I’ll be skipping the breakfast potatoes, you have no idea what a sacrifice this is for me.
Lunch I’ll make a sandwich, stay away from chips and sides except for fruit.
Dinner enjoy some amazing BBQ, staying away from fries, potato salad, pasta salads and chips. I’ll stick to corn on the cob or fruit with the delicious shredded beef and pork.
This weekend I will not let my diet keep me from having fun. I’m preparing so I can make some better choices. The scale will likely go up and that’s ok. I can make it go back down with some effort. Sometimes it’s time to unwind, kick back and not think. It’s a change of pace weekend far away from the normal to do list and I am going to soak up every minute!!!