Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I had another work party today. This one was not as successful as the last. It was a work meeting, but as a treat for all of our hard work on the committee, we met at a restaurant. There were appetizers and beverages. We did not place our order, everything was ordered for us, so there was very little control of the choices. At least that's what I used as an excuse. I did a good job of watching the portion size, but nobody forced me to put the apple strudel on my plate or top it with whipped cream. Likewise, I would have found it easier getting my eight glasses of water in today if I had opted for that instead of the 8 oz. bottle of Coke. I topped it off with a glass of egg nog when I returned home.
Parties are not going to disappear, especially this time of year. I think, rather than getting discouraged, I can take this opportunity to re-evaluate how I will approach these events. Instead of enjoying too many of the treats that will be served, I can see the party itself as a treat. I get a chance to see friends, family, or co-workers. I get the chance to enjoy a nice atmosphere. I get a chance to enjoy the moment. After all, that's the reason I go to most of these events anyway. I can also imagine the party that I will feel like having when I finally lose the weight, when I finally reach my goals. That will be a reason to celebrate! The fact that I'm starting the journey is a reason to celebrate. So come on, let's get the party started!