I need a plan to stay on track
Thursday, April 30, 2009
I'm an admitted emotional eater. My grandma just passed yesterday morning. I think I'm handling that pretty well.
My concern is with the funeral. If my family can swing it, they'll be flying me to South Carolina to attend the funeral. I've only been to one other back when I was in high school and a friend of mine was shot and killed. I said I'd never go to another funeral but someone has to. My sister went when my grandpa passed just a few months ago and so this time I'll be the one. Living in Alaska makes it hard and expensive to travel, especially on such short notice, so we can't all go.
Aside from the idea of attending a funeral, I haven't flown since before I married my husband and I'll have to take the baby and he's obviously never flown. That's going to be interesting.
I also won't be in control of what I eat. I'll have to choose from whatever others cook while I'm there and I'm not going to make family members I barely know make concessions for my diet when I also don't eat red meat, pork, shellfish, or things "flavored" with animal bits (like greens cooked with neck bones for example. So gross) so I'm just not sure how I'm going to do if I end up going.
I need a game plan and I don't even know where to begin. I don't exactly think I'd go overboard while there and just give up but I do know when things get uncomfortable I tend to grab whatever is edible and convenient.