I had my lunch already entered on the nutrition tracker that I use. One can of Progresso Light Homestyle Vegetable and Rice soup, and one container of Del Monte's No Sugar Added diced peaches. Not the best meal out there, and a bit more processed than I'd like on the peaches (I'm a soup slacker and just can't bring myself to fret about the ick in there today), but it was low on the calories which I needed considering I'm planning on firing up a pot roast in the pressure cooker tonight.
Unfortunately, I'd forgotten that we had a "Lunch & Learn" scheduled today at the office. This is where one of the vendors (we're an architectural firm) brings in massive quantities of food, and those who are affected by the product -- i.e., everyone but me -- have to eat the food and listen to them deliver an educational seminar for an hour.
I make it clear to the vendors that, as I am She Who Puts Them on the Schedule, they are required to feed me as well. I haven't had any arguments from anyone, although my predecessor shared that one company told her, "Well, it's against company policy to include clerical staff in the headcount..."
Somehow, those folks didn't make it onto the schedule*. Shame.
So anyway, today's vendor likes to go above and beyond the standard Panera fare, which I can weather without much stress. No, no, they brought Olive Garden. And there was much rejoicing from everyone employed here who isn't me.
However, I'm amazed to say that I actually survived the meal without plunging my head straight into one of the (EIGHT!!!) bags of breadsticks they brought in. I had a little 9" plate, and I filled half that sucker with salad, and the other half with pasta. I went heavier on tomato-based sauces than cream. And although I did take a breadstick, I also threw it out after the second bite when I realized it was stale.
Why waste my calories on something that just wasn't that good? There was a time in the past where I would have eaten it just because... but (tooting my own horn here) my pot roast is that good, and I'd rather use more calories eating that tonight.
Unfortunately, there will be leftovers. So here's hoping my amazing willpower (I am the processed carb queen, y'all) holds out.
In other news, I was down to 152.75 when I weighed in on Thursday. I kind of laughed when I saw the weight, because I remembered back when I was 24 years old is when I'd first hit the 150's.
I weighed 153 and at the time I thought I was huge.
Now? I'm tickled pink by it.
Gotta love perspective.
*Just to clarify, our office is very small, 10-11 people total, and there's only one clerical employee. So seriously not out to break anyone's bank here.
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