At my office, we have monthly scheduling meetings where I am always tempted to order for lunch along with most of the others who attend. However, these past few months, I have had enough self control to decline ordering out and I have brown-bagged it, instead. This is a challenge that makes me feel empowered when I accomplish it. I use to feel deprived when I would sit through the meeting with my packed lunch while everyone enjoyed their fries and burgers; but once I started seeing results from my healthy choices, my decision to bring my own lunch to these meetings has made me feel better about myself. By bringing in my own lunch, I feel more in control. I use to be, and still have my moments, where I am such a slave to food. I celebrate any occasion where I am able to choose the healthy route even when others around me are not.
At work today, there was to be a office party over lunch that included pizza, chips, cake and other treats. This would have been a challenge for me, however, I was not able to go to work today. This doesn't necessarily mean that I am off of the hook, though. The monthly scheduling meeting that I referred to previously is occurring tomorrow over lunch, as well. The orders for lunch will need to be in by 10 a.m. I will be in attendance at the meeting, and I will have my brown-bagged lunch in hand. No ordering out for me. I am strong and I have goals to meet.
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