Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Christmas Party Success...Maybe...
I went to my annual Christmas luncheon, knowing that I could eat anything I wanted. I know that if I was really obsessed about being healthy, I could have smuggled in a Subway sandwich. But I decided, in the spirit of relaxing my urge to diet, to just attend the party, eat reasonably, and try to have an okay time.
When I got there, however, I wished that I had smuggled in a turkey sandwich. The food consisted of the following: soggy, greasy green beans, odd colored mashed potatoes, fried chicken, grainy roast beef, corn salad (which actually looked fairly edible) and a ton of desserts. So, yeah, I didn't really want to waste the calories on such unappetizing food. But on the other hand, I couldn't be completely rude (I was sharing a table with the CEO and VP of the company) so I took a reasonable plate of green beans, roast beef, a small roll, and the corn salad.
As I was walking to my seat, one of the senior employees loudly shouted, "That's not on your diet, is it Katie?"
Did I mention how much I love the employees at my company? Haha, needless to say, I walked past him and didn't feel one bit guilty about my plate of food. Then I proceeded to make small talk about the weather and traffic tickets and eat maybe four bites of food plus the entire mini roll. And I drank two cups of strong coffee with cream.
And then I got back to the office and had an apple with peanut butter and an english muffin with butter. A few people commented on my second lunch, but I just smiled and said 'I'm a hungry girl.' =)