First, since this post is about the Memorial Day weekend, I want to take a moment to thank and remember all of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country in the line of duty, and those who came home and have since passed on. We have many family members who have served or are serving in the Marines, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Army, and I am so proud of them and humbled by their service.
For the Memorial Day weekend, my husband and I went to Pittsburgh to spend some time with my family and to visit with friends. I knew going into it that this would be my first real test of how I handled a number of food stresses being thrown at me in a short amount of time. We had a 5 hour drive each way, I would be going to my first restaurant while on Optifast, and there would be tons of food at the annual picnic.