Normally I would be on suicide watch right now as this morning the scale showed an unimpressive weight gain of one pound (one measly pound, how I loathe thee), but surprisingly I am still in great spirits and an not defeated by said pound. Why? Because it is Christmas, and I have not had any desire to binge on all the yummy sweets and treats all over the place. I am totally going to kick this Holiday Season’s ass!
Today, at my lovely office (which we all know is a Mecca for unhealthyness) I saw this weird bright yellow with red dots shaped like a large doughnut. When I got closer, I realized it was a supersized rice krispie treat, but it was made with microwave buttery popcorn and jujubes in place of the krispies. I am serious. Who eats this stuff?
This massive popcorn train wreck shared the table with about 6 boxes of almost empty chocolates, tarts, cupcakes, cookies, fudge, and fruitcake....I don’t know who eats fruitcake, but it was half gone, so someone must. I think it is weird and reminds me of a senior citizens home. I cannot get over how much food is revolving through our doors, we must have secret eaters that stow the food away in their pockets and then privately mow down in their office and cubicles.
So what do you do when an 80 year old client comes into the office and brings in a plate of shortbread cookies that his wife made for us, but she couldn’t make it to the office today as the weather was so bad, so her husband brought the plate of crumbly buttery shortbread into the office for her, making the special trip JUST because Mrs. 80 year old wanted to share her family recipe for shortbread with us.
I lied and said I had a piece of gum in my mouth, and then pretended to ‘chew’, but took TWO pieces of shortbread from the plate and placed them in a napkin and said I would eat them for dessert after my lunch. Really, I threw them in the garbage. What? It was a big plate, everyone got a piece! I didn’t want to hurt their feelings; you know what old people and food are like.
Stay strong over the holidays! We can do it!
I hope everyone has a great happy and safe holiday season filled with the ones you love. Next blog will be January 4, 2010. See you in two weeks (hopefully a skinnier me will see you in two weeks).