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Thursday, December 12, 2013

We had our building sponsored Holiday Appreciation Lunch yesterday. We have a cafeteria in our building so this was a lunch provided in the cafeteria for everyone for free. Ooooh, roast beef and aujus, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, salad and cobbler for dessert. Well Im not dummy Im not going to turn down a free lunch! But seriously? I took all of it and the best thing I can note in 'self control' was not eating the dessert because 1. I was too stuffed after eating the 2 slices of roast beef on my plate (just because it was there doesnt mean I need to eat it all) potatoes, green beans and 2 rolls with butter; and 2. it wasnt that good. I never even touched the salad. I wanted to eat my meal before it got cold. I mean I just completly forgot about my recent strivings to eat reasonable sized portions in the light of 'free'. It was good (although not great) and I guess I can say I got my protien for the day! I didnt even feel guilty doing it, or pause or anything, just enjoying the company of my friends and the free lunch. It wasnt until I was done and uncomfortably full that I even thought about it. Like i said I passed on the dessert at that time because I tried a bite and it wasnt that good. The only word that describes it is: amnesia. emoticon
So, too offset, I had a light supper. And I made my C25K run. emoticon
Tomorrow is pur office holiday potluck ( its that time of year emoticon ) and white elephant gift exchange. I plan on being 'present' and making good food choices. I dont know what I will bring, probably soda, because my daughters birthday party is Sat and I dont have time to make anything. Any suggestions on healthy, EASY,QUICK potluck offerings? Thanks!

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2HAMSDIET 12/13/2013 12:10AM

    Healthy Bean dishes are my picks for pot lucks as they fill me up and can either be in the crockpot or a salad. They are filling and easy canned food.

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LILMISSRED79 12/12/2013 5:19PM

    We all go through that temporary insanity stuff from time to time. (At least it wasn't a pint of ice cream or something, right?)

I like to do a veggie tray with a tub of hummus when I don't have time to make anything. Delicious and simple!

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MEMKEEPR 12/12/2013 4:21PM

    I've been taking fruit plates to holiday parties and it's a good choice for me and has been welcomed by others also looking for some good choices.

I told understand the holiday amnesia - best of luck with remaining parties. emoticon

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KITT52 12/12/2013 3:53PM

    have fun

Comment edited on: 12/18/2013 7:04:39 AM

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CIPHER1971 12/12/2013 2:31PM

    I read a great article on Spark about balancing exercise and food at this time of year. You made some great choices - you had a light supper, and you did your C25K. 1 or 2 or even 5 big meals won't undo all your hard work, especially if you balance with lighter meals and exercise.

I would say that was a WIN.

Have a great day

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ERIN1128 12/12/2013 1:23PM

    Holiday amnesia is a killer! But good for you for getting out C25K'ing, that's the best response!

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