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Saturday, May 16, 2015

This is the time of year when work becomes hazardous to my health. It seems we have a food celebration every other day.

Yesterday it was a reception with warm appetizers, mini-desserts, and wine. Today, we had *two* events: a huge cassata cake with wine, and then later gourmet cake pops.

I need to work on Saturday afternoon, after which there will be another reception to mark the occasion. I have to work all day Sunday, during which there will be both a lunch reception, and another celebration at the end of the day. And then next Tuesday we are going out for a lunch sendoff for two retiring colleagues. I've already researched the menu online and identified some healthy choices, so at least that one I am prepared for!

So far I've managed to either nurse a glass of water or to take one token small morsel at each food event. And I have managed to somehow avoid the cake! I know each food event is meant kindly, to mark a special occasion. But taken together, all these celebrations are starting to feel dangerous!
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  • BUTTONPOPPER1
    I'm trying to think of a good analogy for what you're going through. Dodging bullets on a battlefield? Running though a cow pasture and trying not to step on a pile of manure? Getting caught in a sudden downpour and trying to stay dry? I don't think any of these fits the bill, but my point is that you've been presented a very difficult challenge and it sounds as if you're doing a great job with it!
    2159 days ago
  • SOOZIEQUE55
    Glad you were able to avoid temptation. I wouldn't have been so careful. Glad you are able to check out the menu ahead of time to pre-plan your food choices. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2159 days ago
  • PJDANIELS
    Lions and Tigers and Bears,Oh My! Dangerous indeed. I find it helpful when I'm going somewhere, a "food" event, I have something with protein, a string cheese, a hard boiled egg, etc., and lots of water. It helps me not to cave in, and focus on the people, instead of the food. Also, I keep in mind some of the best advice I ever received here on SP, "don't start what you can't stop". --Pam
    2160 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/16/2015 11:52:41 AM
  • SLINKYREDDRESS
    Oh, my! How do you manage to withstand all that temptation? I guess if you just concentrate on the social aspect of the events and involve yourself in some really good conversations, it might take your mind off all that food. I think I'd be sneaking a banana and some granola bars into my purse, tho. Hope your willpower holds up.
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    2160 days ago
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