Tuesday, August 04, 2009
I usually wait for inspiration before writing my blog post. This one just fell in my lap.
I was just finishing lunch at my desk when a coworker came over to ask me a question. I just met her a couple of months ago when she became part of my department. She said something like, "Oh am I interrupting your lunch?" As I started to respond with "That's OK," she said, "Looks really healthy" in a sarcastic tone. I think it's rude to put your nose in other people's business, including to comment on their choice of food. I wouldn't say something like that to anyone, let alone a coworker I hardly know!
The scene: my aluminum foil that my healthy sandwich (sandwich thin, lots of boston lettuce, an entire vine tomato, one slice of low sodium muenster, and two slices of low sodium ham) was wrapped in was open on my desk, with nothing on it but baked doritos. I'm sure she thought they were regular doritos.
I just said nothing, and I didn't let my face show any emotion either. I wasn't even annoyed because apparently I must not care very much about her opinion. But, as Stephanie Tanner used to say, "HOW RUDE!"
Monday, August 03, 2009
Last night I went out to dinner with my bf and his family. It was his mom's birthday a few days ago and she chose Olive Garden. I did my homework and stuck to my guns...at first. I ordered the herb-grilled salmon, which comes with steamed broccoli. It was very tasty and pretty low calorie, etc. I did have a breadstick but just one, and I had some salad. All I drank was water...
My bf's father, who I was sitting next to, asked if I was going to order dessert. I said I didn't know and hadn't looked at the menu. He was already perusing the menu and pointed out a few desserts he wanted to try. I guess I couldn't help myself. I wanted to be cool. I had dessert. Luckily we shared, but unluckily we ordered two desserts. I guess the good part is that we didn't finish either one, and my bf's aunt had some too.
Friday, July 31, 2009
I had a pretty good week in terms of food and eating. Two nights this week I didn't have anything to eat after dinner! This is pretty huge for me...very rare in the past. Perhaps it's a new trend.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I almost always bring my lunch to work, and I almost always have a balanced, healthy sandwich. I have a multi-grain or rye sandwich thin, lots of Boston lettuce, about a teaspoon of mustard, 1 slice of low sodium cheese (various kinds), and 2-3 slices of low sodium cold cuts (various kinds). For a while I was eating it along with a snack bag of pretzels, baked chips, baked cheetos, etc. A few days ago I started eating a clementine in place of the snack bag. I've cut my lunch down about 100 calories by doing this one simple thing. I still get to eat a "side dish" with my sandwich and I'm still just as full. If I get hungry later in the afternoon (which I almost always do), I can eat the snack bag then. It's working out really well and keeping me fuller longer! I wanted to share in case anyone else wants to give it a try. It's certainly not rocket science but sometimes I get into a routine and stop thinking about what I'm doing, so this was a great change!
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
So...last night, I brushed my teeth and I was getting ready for bed. My boyfriend came in and we were talking for a bit, but he wasn't going to bed yet. I said something about how I didn't have any snacks or dessert that night after dinner. I was proud of myself because eating late-night or after dinner snacks has been one of my downfalls for a very long time. It's sort of a big thing when I don't, for me. However, from his perspective, this isn't a big deal because it's not something he's struggled with, and he doesn't even think about snacking or desserts most of the time. So, he said something like, "You don't need to have dessert every night." The way he said it, I think the "you" was more general than specifically about me, but either way, he totally missed my point. I almost made a bigger deal about it, but we started talking about something else and I didn't bring it up again. I did think, "This'll be a good topic for tomorrow's blog." :) Anyway, I know he didn't mean anything bad by it. In fact, he's been supportive in a lot of ways, when I explicitly ask for it or explain why I need some support. It might be one of those Venus/Mars things, but it was a little frustrating for me. Anyone else have similar experiences?
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