So far this whole work thing has been fairly good to me.
Walking for 40 minutes a day and getting me far away from my couch has me oozing positivity.
There are down sides, though.
See, my new position is at a university. The building that I work in has a residence attached and there is a dining hall directly above my office. Staff members are entitled to partake in the breakfast served daily. It’s a continental breakfast including muffins and pastries. Oh, and waffles on Tuesday.
Then there are community dinners on an almost weekly basis, usually featuring Korean, Taiwanese and other Asian cuisines. Totally delicious.
Today there were trays of treats with brownies, squares, and banana and carrot loaf passed around after an association meeting.
This happens at least once a week.
So just like the students in the dorm across the cloister, I am now afraid that I will be gaining the freshman 15.
My saving grace has truly been planning out my meals and tracking. This week, I made a Mexican rice casserole as well as a chicken meatloaf that way I’d guarantee myself 6 POINTS only for lunches/dinners and allow myself a little bit of wiggle room should an unexpected treat tray arrive at my door.
The digital devil is even impressed, showing that I’m down a considerable amount since the Monday meltdown, even with a surprise invasion of a cranberry bliss bar thanks to a co-worker the other day.
Now I just have to make it through a dinner event tomorrow night unscathed.
Clearly I went into PR for the food.