For me, we are having our company Christmas luncheon on Monday. We are having a pot luck where our boss brings a ham, and then everyone signs up to bring something. I decided to take control and bring something that I know I can eat, which will be a tossed lettuce salad with cheese and croutons. Even if I only get salad and ham, I will be ok. I just have to stay away from all the other goodies that people are bringing. There will be plenty of desserts and even though my coworkers know I am on Weight Watchers, there is always someone that wants me to try some new dish they have brought. And for some reason they like to decorate the tables by putting Hershey miniatures and candy canes at each persons place setting! So I will have plenty of things to tempt me. What they donít seem to understand is that I canít just try a little bit of this or that. It will only set me off on eating a ton of other sugary treats! I try to explain that me with sugar is just like an alcoholic is with liquor, but I just donít think they get it.
For instance...A coworker brought lemon bars on Friday to work and told me that it was a Weight Watcher recipe and that each bar was only 2 points. She even had the recipe so I would see what was in it. The recipe was only 2 ingredients-a can of lemon pie filling, and a box of angel food cake mix. You mixed them together and poured it in a jelly roll pan and baked it. When it was done you cut it in 30 bars with each bar worth 2 points. My coworker told me the only thing different that she did was to bake it in a regular cake pan and only got 13 bars! Since it was a different pan, the bars were twice as thick as they would have been, and by only making a 13 piece cut, each bar was 10 points, not 2! I only get 23 points a day, so I wasnít about to eat one of her lemon bars. After I explained that although they looked and smelled fantastic, I wasnít going to eat one, she said ďOh come on, arenít you going to eat one to make me happy?Ē I kid you not! I said ďNo, Iím not going to eat one to make you happy, Iíve been doing that my whole life and thatís how I got to the size I am!Ē I just know myself too well, and if I even took a little bite, I would want more. I think it kind of hurt her feelings, and I didnít want to do that, but when it comes to food I needed to do that! Hopefully our luncheon will go smoothly!