Being around my family presents great challenges when it comes to eating healthy. With all of the southern comfort foods we all love (potato salad, macaroni and cheese, biscuits, chick and dumplings) being made fresh and put in front of us, it is hard to resist. I tried to let myself go a bit today as well as keep things in balance. Overall I feel like I did ok, although, I probably enjoyed the two pies that I made a little too much. In a few moments it will be midnight and I return to counting calories, carbohydrates and everything else that is bad for me, and start working out overtime to burn off the excess calories from today. I enjoyed giving myself the freedom from the measurements today and just being conscious of what I have eaten. Tomorrow, everything must be counted, with great accuracy.