Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Office Lunches

As I hinted in yesterday's post, I am going to discuss a big challenge of mine today. That challenge being office lunches. I work in a wonderful office with about 12 people and we all have one big thing in common; we love food!

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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Do any of you have certain food temptations at work?

1 comment:

  1. Food temptations at work? Oh, god yes. I work part time 2-3 days a week at a gas station. Where we serve pizza. And burgers. Fried appetizers like jalapeno poppers and mozzarella sticks, and mac and cheese bites. Yes, that's right - friend MAC AND CHEESE. Oh, I'm drooling just thinking about it. Not to mention all the chips and candy and donuts and stuff on the shelves. Self control is so difficult when I'm at work. :/ I'm quitting my job next month - mostly because it's too hard to say no and it's ruining my success. Sad, but true.