Christmas parties or a Silent saboteur?
Monday, December 17, 2007
Today we had a Christmas party at work, The dinner was being catered in. Lunch time came, I walked into the solarium, and there it was a HUGE dinner table. All trimmed up shiny silver and gold decorations, and the meal itself.
Ham, Turkey, whipped potatoes, green beans, scalloped corn, dinner rolls, and NOW was the desert table, with unside down pineapple cake, velvet cake, pretzels dipped in white chocolate, hersheys chocolate, pies of every kind.
By now my mind is thinking one thing, and my stomach is thinking another...are you catching my drift...lol
I could smell the sugar, and sweets calling my name
I keep saying " Lord lead us not into temptation."
The catering person was looking at me, I know with that saborteur look, and even said oh take some, its christmas. What will a little do? All I could see in my mind was the bathroom scales going up!!
And the song weird al used to sing..." when I go out to get the mail it registers on the ricktor scale!
So I took a small piece of Turkey and made a mad dash to the nurses station....And got myself busy so I would get past the lunch time.and I broke out the can of " slim fast"...sounds tasty huh...lol
A little while later the saborteur, I mean caterer came in...there is still some food back here if you want any....No thanks I exclaimed.
When I got home I was telling my 17 year old son, how proud I was of myself for not going over the edge, now you will children understand the meaning of excited...sigh, he showed none!
But I was...I imeddiately went in and got on the scales and said
yesssssssssssssssss.....The dinner didn't win!
I know that the weight loss was far better at motiviating me then I would have with the guilt of eating those sweets for 1 day..
I actually felt powerful to know I can eat, I can choose, and I can do this!