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Let's Get the Party Started!

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!

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  • CHYNNA81
    I went to a work party tonight as well and appetizers and the main course also chosen for us..I am not a big pizza fan so I just played around with the food. Honestly they picked some healthy choices so there was no way to be bad and there was no desert...Drinks came with a price sooo on to the next party...

    I think we will make it through the parties. emoticon
    1992 days ago
    Well done. I love parties also.
    1992 days ago
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