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!