Potluck and Pie

Delicious potluck food!

Delicious potluck food!

Yesterday we had a potluck at work. I completely indulged. I used almost double my daily points allowance….and I’m ok with that!

We had so much food. I made something unhealthy to contribute, bacon wrapped stuffing balls, and everyone ,including myself, loved them. We had such a variety and nothing healthy! Chicken tandoori skewers with sauce, tortilla rolls with cheese and meat and cream cheese, 7 layer dip and chips, potato and smoked salmon hash, shrimp with cocktail sauce (This was out most healthy option!), nuts and bolts, spinach dip with sourdough bread, two types of cookies, brownies, chocolate covered pretzels, mocha pie… yeah. I had at least one bit of everything. I enjoyed it so much!

Today I’m back to being on track, and actually i did pretty well yesterday, I kept track of every single thing I ate. When I got home I was still so full that I didn’t end up eating much dinner at all. Luckily it was just soup and biscuits. I’m pretty proud of myself for making sure I wrote all the food I ate in my planner.

The whole potluck was my idea. I decided to have a fun Christmas day at work. So we all dressed up in red and green and random Christmas stuff, we played some fun games and I had some mad libs for my team. It was a lot of fun!

Today my food plan is all set. Breakfast shake, granola bar, orange, leftover soup and a biscuit for lunch, and a 100 cal bag of popcorn in the afternoon. I work long days on Friday so I usually eat a little more at work, otherwise I get so tired that by the end of the day I barely want to drive home, and often end up getting a cheese burger from McD’s on my way home.

I’m kind of amazed at my lack of fast food eating in the last couple months. I used to eat fast food every day. I work in an office tower above a mall, and like most malls there is a food court. I would eat the same thing everyday for awhile and then switch. One month I would eat nothing but meals from A&W and the next two weeks it was exclusively fried honey garlic chicken and noodles at the chinese place, then a period of huge subs and cookies and the local sub shop. Yikes!

I may be losing weight slowly, but look at how far i have come already. Now I bring lunch to work almost every day, and the days I don’t I run to the local target and get a frozen WW meal or I go to the sub shop and get a six inch sub on wheat and no cookies!

Thats me bragging right there…. go me!

I’m very excited that my Dad is going to be here soon! Only one week until he is here for Christmas. I’m so excited for Christmas. This is my favorite time of year. I love the lights and the dark and the crappy weather. I also love giving my family and friends gifts. I crocheted a lot of stuff this year. I already game a friend her gift, a scarf I made, because I suck at saving presents! Luckily I have another gift for her, for closer to the day! My love for this time of year might also be because my birthday is coming up. I will be 28 years old on December 30th. I’m very much looking forward to a steakhouse dinner and homemade cake. Thats another event I will save all my weekly points for. It’s my birthday dammit. I’m going to enjoy it!

Well I need to get back to what I was doing. I also have to finish drinking my water with Vitamin C effervescent. It seems like everyone at work is sick right now. I’m listening to people coughing so badly that it sounds like they are going to vomit at their desk. Yuck. I’m going to keep myself healthy.


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