Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 47 - When You Have No Choice

Tonight, hubby and I are attending a charity gala and dinner for a local organization where hubby serves on the board of directors.  We attend this thing every year and usually have a good time.  That being said, I absolutely know what to expect.

We will receive 2 free drink tickets upon entering, mingle around with the crowd, visit with friends, bid on silent auction items, and then finally all sit down to a dinner served at banquet tables.  Dinner is a pre-determined menu.  In past years, this has included a salad with a creamy dressing, a basket of assorted rolls with butter, an entree of usually some type of beef filet covered in a sauce with a starchy vegetable and a green vegetable, and then of course, the obligatory dessert and coffee.  At this point, the "program" will begin where we will hear about the wonderful things this organization does (which they do...not knocking the organization at all...believe in it...that's one of the reasons hubby serves on the board!) and then the evening ends with finding out if we won anything on our silent auction bids.

So...we have absolutely no choice or control over what our dinner will be this evening.  What to do, what to do?

Our game plan as we get ready to leave the house is to stick to a glass of wine apiece and then switch to tea or water, ask for a dry salad and lemons, scrape the sauce off the entree, eat the green vegetable offering, and skip the dessert and just have coffee.  We may come home hungry and we may not...time shall tell.

As much we want to eat healthy and stay Paleo all the time, real life does get in the way.  Sometimes you just have to go with what you are offered and do the best you can under the circumstances.  I will update you later tonight and let you know how we did!


  1. It will definately be a challenge! I have been in this situation recently, I literally picked at the salad, scraped said sauce of the meat, ate the green veggies, skipped the rolls and the dessert of course! Then I excused myself and ate my packed hard boiled egg and some other Paleo goodies :)
    We just have to do our very best and not sweat the small stuff :)
    Good luck on the auction!

  2. Exactly. Sometimes eating paleo just isn't an option in certain situations so ya gotta do the best you can :)