Thursday, December 4, 2008

Trickery

I'll need to find a new trick pretty soon because around here, it seems as though food is the international symbol for thanks. Our office kitchen is piled high every day with baskets and boxes filled with chocolates, brownies, cookies, candies, nuts, sausages, cheeses, crackers, and an occasional fruit. We are starting to see the gifts of "Thanks for a great year" pile up and it's becoming more and more difficult to resist the urge. I can hear those little nuggets calling my name and I'm using every trick in the book to resist the temptation. I've even tried this, "Hey guys, did you see the ________ that's in the kitchen? Sure looks good" hoping that my co-workers will all rush over and scarf up whatever it is so there won't be any left for me to bite into.

Is it bad to trick everyone and make them eat, so I don't?

8 comments:

Chrissie said...

This time of year is a hard time. There are all those goodies sitting around staring at you. I say you have to do what is best for you in your weight loss efforts but at the same time you don't want to deprive your self as well.

totegirl said...

Is it bad? No. Luckily, we're not allowed to take gifts from vendors. Thank goodness for little favors.

Honey Mommy said...

Not TOO bad. I used to tell my friends that I was trying to make myself thinner by making everyone around me fatter? How nice is that?

Hanlie said...

All is fair in love and weight loss!

Sagan said...

If you were pushing the food onto people and pressing them to eat it, then it might not be so good. Especially if they were also trying to exert willpower. But some people won't be concerned with their weight and all and they just genuinely want these treats, so for those people it's okay to tell them about the goodies! That's how I think of it, anyway.

SeaShore said...

Haha, I see Hanlie beat me to it: I was going to say "all's fair in love, war, and weight loss" ;)

It's hard to resist these things when they're right there in your face and you're encouraged to eat them. Bring your own snacks with you and remind yourself why resisting the junk is better for you.

Good luck!

LastJourneyDown said...

Actually, I think it's a good idea! I just found your blog and look forward to checking in! Since offices do have terribly tempting treats all over the place, it IS hard to keep away. Do your best and try to make tiny goals up for each day to help you get through this tough time of year. Miche

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

Awesome idea. Really. I love it!