The Dreaded Christmas PotLuck
Thursday, December 10, 2009
We had it yesterday, and I made up my mind to watch how several of my thin co-workers eat:
1. THEY DIDN'T FILL THEIR PLATES WITH EVERYTHING. The thin people did NOT fill up their plates with a helping of everything like it was their Last Meal on Earth. They took small portions and skipped over many of the most fattening dishes.
2. THE THIN PEOPLE MAY HAVE GOTTEN SECONDS BUT ONLY ON ONE OR TWO THINGS. They either went back for a sample of something they liked the first time, or for one or two tastes of something new. They did NOT have a second full plate.
3. THE THIN PEOPLE TOOK THEIR TIME. They didn't race into the room, fill a plate to overflowing, wolf it down and head back to the serving tables. They meeted and greeted, circled the food table before they put anything on their plates, and took their time eating. They continued to sit and visit after their food was gone. The food was NOT the main focus.
3. THE THIN PEOPLE DIDN'T FEEL OBLIGATED TO EAT DESSERT. The overweight people moaned how full they were but ate a plate full of dessert anyway. The thin people were able to deflecting pressure, by saying things llike, "Oh that pecan pie does look so good, but I'll have to let my meal settle a bit." Or, "I think I'll have a piece of that later."
So in other words, they NATURALLY FOLLOW THE BECK PRINCIPLES THAT WE ARE STRIVING TO INCORPORATE INTO OUR LIVES!
I have not been great this week, but I got on the scale this morning and I am only up a few pounds. I have 3 finals today so another long day, then a mountain of grading, and the big staff training on Tuesday that I haven't even thought about yet (much less know how to do what I'm supposed to be teaching).
After that, things should settle down a bit. I'm giving myself credit for what I have been able to do. Last night I knew I'd be home late so I put turkey legs into the crock pot instead of stopping for pizza.
Here's a paraphrased quote that sums up the way I'm feeling! " I ain't what I could be, I ain't what I should be, but THANK GOD, I AIN'T WHAT I USED TO BE!"