I hate work birthdays.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I had a really bad diet day today. In our very small office, when someone has a birthday, someone brings in a cake and we order in lunch. Since where we order lunch is always the birthday person's choice, I have no say so in where we buy from, I am only forced to pick the best of what they have. I know what you're thinking. Just refrain from ordering anything, right? No can do. We only have 7 people in our office and we don't celebrate birthdays very often, plus 6 of us are women, and the others take these birthday parties very seriously. I'm already different from the rest in that I am much younger, from a different background, and have had a hard time keeping my big smart-ass mouth shut about my opinions. Like politics & religion. I know it's a bad idea, but I just can't keep from voicing my opinion when someone else chimes in with something ridiculous.
So today, they decide to order from a local diner. I tried to find the most healthy option - a turkey wrap with tortilla soup. I only ate half of the wrap, but I know what I ended up putting into my nutrition tracker was lower than the actual numbers. I'm sure there was more fat/butter used in the cooking process. *sigh* Plus a co-worker generously brought in Irish soda bread for St. Patrick's Day. Luckily, the birthday cake was served last week.
So now, I'm going to have to eat chicken broth and lettuce for dinner to stay within my calorie range. I just wish I had a little more will power. I've been doing so well, but it all went to hell in a handbasket today.
Oh well, tomorrow is another day. I just have to pick myself up, dust myself off, and start over. And all those other cliché's. :)
Thank goodness we only do this a few times a year.