Thursday, November 1, 2012

Potlucks Suck!

For those of you familiar with Weight Watchers you understand the ups and downs of your weekly "weigh in day".  This morning I had my weekly Weight Watchers weigh in and found out that I had gained a pound this week.  Somehow though, I'm still managing to declare this a minor victory because of all of the temptations that were floating around this week.

Halloween for working adults tends to mean potlucks at work... I HATE POTLUCKS, for 2 key reasons:
  1. The food is always GREAT!
  2. The food is always a personal contribution from the individual who made it from scratch which adds a "guilt complex" to not eating it.  If I choose not to eat, am I going to offend someone?
Number 2 is the worst!  I am in a position of leadership in my company which makes me feel a little extra pressure when it comes to potluck sampling.  Whenever we have a potluck I like to walk into the break room and compliment people on what they've brought in.  My compliments are always followed by "well have you tried it?"  To which I feel the immediate need to respond with "no, no I haven't, but I'm going to right now..."  One big scoop of some random something immediately follows and within no time I've eaten 4 days worth of calories just to make others around me feel good.  I guess I need to become more selfish!  I need to make a stand for my own needs and simply say "Sorry, but I can't button the majority of my pants right now, so your freaking food is going to have to sit in the bowl and not be touched by me, just deal with it!"  I may just have to try this line out at our next potluck!

The best anti-potluck defense strategy though is probably just to spend the majority of my day during potlucks in my office.  If I bring in my own food and just avoid the break room all together I won't find myself in awkward situations of trying to justify to someone why I don't want to eat their triple-decker chocolate cake with raspberry topping.

I better get my discipline in order now because we're approaching the season of never ending eating, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I'm down to only having three pairs of pants which are comfortable and I refuse to buy a larger size...

Come on wall against food, kick in, kick in!

Best Regards,

--Fat Guy

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