A big turn off
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I had an eye opening moment today. We were having a lunch brought in from a sales rep and they asked yesterday what we wanted brought in. Everyone decided we hadn't had pizza for a while and that sounded good. At first I was concerned along with one of our unit clerks because she has just started Weight Watchers. He was picking it up from Pizza Hut. I looked it up quickly on line and told her,"We can do this- have them order one thin crust veggie and we will each have 2 pieces." We were looking forward to being in control at lunch and being able to enjoy it with others. So often we end up falling into the temptation when lunches are brought because we aren't prepared, they are free and by that time we are usually VERY hungry! So we were pleased. But then of all things, in the morning the rep called and said he was at Panera's and should he bring that instead and much to our dismay, two people said that's fine without checking with anyone.
When the food came, it was in these huge individual boxes with a very large sandwich, chips, and a huge cookie! this is where my moment of revelation came in. I looked at those boxes and was very turned off by those dressing laden sandwiches and just the glutenous amt of food that everyone was planning on eating. I just couldn't do it! It turned me off! My WW coworker had taken one already and was trying to look it up on line and realized the whole sandwich was 900 some cals.! At that point, I left for the cafeteria at work and got an Olive garden type salad without the croutons and a dish of cottage cheese and brought it back. I got a few looks but I don't care. We had a plan and it fell through so I went to plan B dog gone it and nobody better give me any sass!
My point is I have made a very gradual change on how I view food alot of times. I still turn to it to many times with my emotions but my gerneral attitude has definitely changed. this made me very happy to realize that I am making progress even though the scale doesn't always show it. Its good to look at our successes sometimes, isn't it?
Blessing to all who read this.