Here is the meeting summary from July 30, 2011.
This week in the meeting room we talked about some ways that we can have fun without food!
Imagine that you're an event planner, and you're planning three big parties: a wedding, a family reunion and a child's birthday. Now imagine that you have to plan all of these events without food. Is it possible to have a good time without eating? You bet!
Creativity is key
Brainstorming can help you solve many weight-loss problems. So think about how to make these parties a hit without using food as the focus. Displaying old photos and videos of the bride and groom at the wedding is a fun way to get all of the guests involved. Staging a family-themed scavenger hunt will make all of your family members work together as a team (and enjoy themselves along the way). And to keep everyone entertained at a children's party, just think games, games and more games!
I know it's not very likely that you'll ever attend a party or celebration that is completely without food. But now that you've had a chance to brainstorm non-food activities that would make a party enjoyable, you can expand these ideas the next time you're planning a get-together, so that food isn't the most important part of the event.
In addition to keeping food and fun two separate entities, establishing your Winning Outcomes for a certain celebration is a great way to keep your focus on weight loss, not on the food buffet. Winning Outcomes, a powerful resource from Weight Watchers Tools for Living, will help you to figure out exactly what you want from weight loss. Once you decide that reaching your weight-loss goals is more important than overindulging at a party, you can really begin to work toward reaching those goals.
Fun without food
I now know that I can
Have fun everywhere
If I make a good plan.
Go hiking go biking
A new attitude.
Is all that I need
To have fun without food.
Try to remember to focus on your goals rather than on food at your next celebration!!