When you are trying to stick to an eating regimen these events are hell. First you have the sights and smells. That alone is enough to get your mouth watering. Then you have the people passing by your office with plates of food talking about how good it is. Great, why don't you just shove some in my mouth and force me to chew. And then finally there's always at least one or two people that need to know why you aren't participating. Then you have to explain to them that you brought your lunch and are trying to eat healthy only to get a puzzled look like "Why isn't this food healthy".
The truth is, you or I could participate in these events if we only knew how to stop. I could easily get 500 calories of healthy food and skip the dessert, but I don't have control to stop (and I know it). So instead I have to avoid these things like the plague.
The great news is that I was successful today despite being exhausted (yes I still have considerable knee pain with no signs of improvement). I ate the lunch Mrs. FogDog packed me and I got all my water in. No exercise, but plenty of walking around as it was a very busy day. After the meal there were tons of leftovers just sitting in the cafeteria. Every time I walked by I thought about just grabbing one cookie. It took all I had today to stay out of there. Each time I reminded myself... no more excuses.
Today was a good step back on the path, I hope Day #114 is just as successful.
[Photo: Flickr / Horia Varlan]