Facing Fear (20): "Just Tea for Me, Please"
Monday, March 12, 2012
So often, we let others plans/wishes/feelings tell us what to put into our body.....
I received a last minute invitation from my boss to go out to brunch with her and a visiting scholar yesterday. It was a good opportunity for me to meet an influential person in my field, but I had already made plans to cook a fun sunday dinner (carnitas with homemade corn tortillas!) with my husband.
Eating TWO celebration-type meals would have put me way out of my calorie range.
My solution? Facing another fear! The fear of not fitting in. I went to brunch, but I said that I had eaten a big breakfast and wasn't hungry. I just had hot tea while everyone else ate their Dim Sum. I turned out just fine. I honestly don't think that anyone even cared that I didn't eat with them.
Now, I'm sorry for all of the times I ate more than I wanted because I thought that I needed to fit in!