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.' =)


  1. Good for you! We have our holiday party on Friday at work and I'm pretty nervous for it to be honest. They order a bunch of food to be catered and then everyone brings in sides and desserts, so there is always a ton of food and most of it is not healthy and (unlike yours it sounds!) delicious. Eek!

  2. What is up with the people you work with saying stuff to you about what you eat?? Geez, people ned to mind their own buisness. I like the way you handle all the talk though!

    Isn't it the worst when you are planning to try and eat like a normal person and then everything that is being offered is gross or just not worth it at all?

  3. Why can't people mind their own damn business when it comes to food?


    Good for you! Your second lunch sounds more appetizing than your first, IMO!