We made a last minute decision to go to our church camp. Church camp always seems to include of a lot of eating. The sisters in our church are some of the best cooks in the country and everyone likes to put out their very best homemade dishes. It’s a lot of fun when the big kitchen full of women all preparing their favorite recipes.
The menu is fairly simple. There is a pizza night, a BBQ night, and a few potluck dinners throughout the long weekend. Breakfast is served daily, pitch-in snacks buffet is served in the evening, and a pitch-in dessert buffet is served each night sometime before bed… in other words… late. Just what we all need. Something fattening just before bed.
The bbq didn’t do me in. I had a grilled burger with sides of watermelon, cantaloupe, and grapes. But the potluck dinners were anything but healthy… everyone had to bring their favorite dishes including creamy, rich, sweet, buttery, oh-so-fattening favorite desserts. Yeah… not only did we have dessert before bed… we had dessert with each meal.
I had a plan. I would take plenty of healthy snacks and easy breakfast food. I could eat breakfast and snacks in our room. I planned to avoid the main lodge every night during the late night dessert buffet. So I stocked our room with a bag of apples, 5 nectarines, 8 bottles of v8 juice, water, 8 bananas, and a box of high fiber breakfast bars.
Sounds like a good snack plan doesn’t it?
Well, I came home with a bag of apples, 4 nectarnes, 8 bottles of v8 juice, 3 bananas, and an unopened box of high fiber breakfast bars. It was a good plan. If I had followed through. But noooo… I ate breakfast in the lodge… bacon, eggs, and pancakes one day. Sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy on day two… okay. You see the pattern here? Good old fashioned down home cooking… every single day for five days!
Ohmygoodness… I’m up 3 pounds!
I feel like I need to de-tox from all the bacon grease and chocolate desserts. It’s a yucky feeling. I don’t want to do this next year…
My plan for this week: I’m going to stick to my 1200 calories a day and exercise daily.