I work in an insurance agency and we represent a large number of insurance companies and this time of year is deadly for dieters in my office. Every day brings more
junk goodies from different insurance companies that gets deposited in the kitchen. I managed to avoid the cheesecake from last week. I admit that I caved when the big tin of three-flavored popcorn showed up, but I had a little last week one day at lunch and this morning had a little bit. That’s a hard one for me to resist.
Today an employee had brought in weekend party leftovers, so there was a tray of party pizza, some spinach pies and desserts. I had brought in a salad and did cave and had a small piece of party pizza with the salad because I was hungry. This afternoon a large basket came in from one of the companies that had cookies, candies, peanuts and pretzels. My office is not really filled with slim and fit people. We could do very well with not having this stuff sent to us. I believe that many people eat mindlessly because it’s there. I try to really be deliberate with the free food I consume and also appreciate that as a sales person, I can leave the office and not have it staring me in the face all day. But if someone has trouble saying No, this is not a good time of the year to work in my office.
That being said, I recorded my lowest weight since starting this diet in August at my last weigh in. I ate modestly all weekend, even with a couple glasses of wine with my mother and a couple of cocktails after shopping on Saturday that tasted Oh So Good!! And I’m back at the gym regularly. It feels great and I’m feeling great but it’s going to take some good will power to avoid the Christmas office goodies pounds.