Today at work there’s a potluck for lunch. I usually don’t participate in these things because I feel like I can’t eat most of the food. It’s a goofy food issue, I know. I just get anxious about how many calories I’m eating. I didn’t make the food, I don’t know how many calories are in what I’m eating, and it’s always really tasty stuff — which means there’s a risk of overeating.
I brought some Biscotti and sliced a few oranges.
Someone else brought pizza, and a few people also brought Fried Chicken from Popeye’s!
I saw a tiny piece of pizza and I snagged that. I got 1 piece of chicken. 1 scoop of hummus, 1 scoop of artichoke dip, a few crackers, 1 scoop of coleslaw, and 1 scoop of mashed potatoes. My goal was to just have a taste of everything I wanted to try and not go overboard.
After I ate that stuff, I got some of the strawberry salad and a slice of watermelon. Wonderful! I haven’t decided yet if I’m going to resist the desserts or have a bite.
On another note, I wrote a short review of my new running shorts over on my Product Reviews Page. Check it out!
QUESTION: Do you like potlucks? Do you feel pressured to eat things you wouldn’t normally eat? How do you deal with that?
UPDATE: I went back for some more Strawberry salad and gave in…I had a taste of the key lime pie and the chocolate pie!!!