We had one of those meetings at work today where lunch was provided.
Up until I walked out of the office door yesterday, all I knew was that “food” would be provided. However, just before I reached the door, my manager cheerfully called after me: “Oh, pizza tomorrow!”
Me (slightly puzzled): “Pizza?”
Turns out that the “food” being served at the meeting was to be pizza. I don’t eat pizza at the moment. Apart from the dough (carbs), there’s also the cheese and the oil that aren’t good for me right now.
So, I said:
“Erm, I’m not eating pizza right now. Aren’t there any alternatives? Like small sandwiches or salad-y bits?”
So, my manager (who knows I’ve been losing weight), said:
*taps side of nose* “No, but leave it with me.”
I came in today to an e-mail from him saying that he’d arranged for some “non-pizza” food. Later, he told me he’d ordered some “chicken and potato wedges”.
I eat chicken, but not really potato (carbs) and anyway, what’s a chicken “wedge”?
In the end, I bought my usual sandwich and took it along with me.
The pizzas that arrived were enormous. The chicken “wedges” were basically huge nuggets (ie: fried) and the potato wedges were large chips.
I didn’t touch ANY of them.
Fortunately I didn’t need to feel guilty as nearly all the food got eaten.
One of my colleagues said I was being very “disciplined”. To date, I’ve lost 2 and a half stone so I said “I need to be!”
If you’re on a diet. Stay focussed. You can do it!!