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Facing the holidays

Friday, December 13, 2013

I haven't been that worried about the holidays as far as my healthy eating goes.I htink I was naive. We are having our holiday lunch at work today and, already, I've had three people tell me just to eat whatever I want because "it's just once a year". the problem is that it isn't just once a year. it was a couple of times at Thanksgiving, lunch today, a party tomorrow, a couple big meals next week, probably a couple over new years....

I realize that I'm trying to balance a couple of things. On one hand, I guess I should be happy that my job actually takes us out for a nice lunch, On the other hand, we are going to steak house and have a pre-set menu which was selected by an admin person and doesn't include really any healthy vegetable options (no salad and the green vegetable is creamed spinach). So, while I think it's nice that we are being taken out, I do feel that,in a work environment, the diversity of people's diet choices should be taken somewhat into account. We don't happen to have any vegetarians in the office at the moment but if we did, there would be nothing for her to eat. It's worth noting that I work for a large employer (biggest in the state) so it's not like the meal is being paid for out of anyone's pocket so I guess I do think that the entire office should get more of a say in what is eaten.

I'm going to do the best I can as far as lunch goes. I guess I'll just take each meal one meal at a time and try to keep up with burning calories. now that I have a fuelband, it's easier to keep it up!
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VEGIBIKER 12/13/2013 9:45AM

    Ooh! You're right - it's not just once a year - it's dozens of "just once a year" meals! Hang in there! I empathize with you and the tough choices. Doggie bag? Pre-eat a nice big salad and then rummage through your plate for the least harmful option? Extra waters? Lots of strategies - they call kind of come down to the same thing - you'll have to focus on something other than the food as your reason to enjoy your lunch away from your desk.

Hang in there!

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