Hello everyone! I take it your Tuesday has been filled with good things...or at least I hope it has. Mine has been busy but OK. I haven’t done anything out of the ordinary today. I exercised, ran errands at lunch...the usual.
I wanted to use my space today to complain. It’s not really anyone’s fault but it’s still annoying. We celebrate birthdays at my workplace. Not only do we have like a once a month celebration or anything, we go all out for every birthday in the department. There are 16 people in my department so the birthday celebrations are a little excessive if you ask me. I do think it’s nice but it makes it REALLY difficult when you are trying to diet. There is a good chance I have blogged about this very thing and if I have I’m sorry but I’m not going to lie...with 16 of these extravagant office parties a year...I may have something to say about it every time. Today alone there are chips & dip, Rotel dip, corn dip, chicken salad dip, someone brought ham biscuits from a breakfast place around here, cookies, crackers & cake. That is all I could see but I didn’t go within 50 feet of the stupid table. Usually, I bring something like vegetables or fruit or baked chips but I’m the only one that ever eats them and I’m still using points I wouldn’t normally use so this time I decided I would just sit out. It’s too hard for me to say that I will just eat a little bit. I didn’t get this healthy figure by only eating one serving of food from a table wide open with treats. When I first started Weight Watchers I had a much better attitude about all of the eating going on around me. I would give myself pep talks and resist but now it just makes me angry. I mean, do you know what it’s like for someone like me to sit here all day with the smell of melted cheese filtering in my nose and not go try to physically bathe in the crock pot. It’s like putting a heroin needle in the peripheral vision of a heroin addict...it’s WRONG. Not only that but we are having softball practice Saturday and the email said there would be a cookout to follow. It’s like you can’t get people to go to work or work functions unless there is food involved. Then there is “Big Friday” when the WHOLE company brings a dish...and that is once a MONTH. I swear I work for the fattest company ever.
There. I feel better. I think the easiest way to avoid it is to not even try to assimilate. I think from now on I just won’t bring anything and just suffer through the smell because it’s too hard to try and only eat a little or eat apple slices while everyone else has pure fatty goodness. I did very well...I’m OK now...just ready to be at home so I can eat my Lean Cuisine in peace.
One other thing...there are these new things called Fruit Crisps from Special K. I’ve seen the commercial and Nish told me about them but I can’t find them anywhere. They are like little Pop Tarts and you get two and they are only 100 calories...they are 2 points on Weight Watchers. I would love to try them.
Have you seen them anywhere? They aren’t at Wal-Mart or Target that I could find...even online on the Special K site where it says “Buy on Amazon,” the link takes you to all the Special K products you can buy and they aren’t on there. Maybe they just aren’t in Alabama yet but if you have seen them let me know. Maybe I’m just not looking in the right place or something.
Ok-I think I have rambled on long enough today. Have a great evening! It’s Idol night!
“So tired that I couldn't even sleep
So many secrets I couldn't keep
Promised myself I wouldn't weep
One more promise I couldn't keep
It seems no one can help me now
I'm in too deep
There's no way out
This time I have really led myself astray
Runaway train never going back
Wrong way on a one way track
Seems like I should be getting somewhere
Somehow I'm neither here nor there
Can you help me remember how to smile
Make it somehow all seem worthwhile
How on earth did I get so jaded
Life's mystery seems so faded
I can go where no one else can go
I know what no one else knows
Here I am just drownin' in the rain
With a ticket for a runaway train
Everything is cut and dry
Day and night, earth and sky
Somehow I just don't believe it
Bought a ticket for a runaway train
Like a madman laughin' at the rain
Little out of touch, little insane
Just easier than dealing with the pain
Runaway train never comin' back
Runaway train tearin' up the track
Runaway train burnin' in my veins
Runaway but it always seems the same.” Runaway Train-Soul Asylum