Monday, September 20, 2010

Office birthday gatherings

I guess I am just doomed to be surounded by cake this month.  In the 3 weeks that I have been on my pre op diet we have had at least 1 office birthday a week and one of those weeks there were 2!!!!!  In my office what they do for a birthday is bring in lots of cake, chips, dips, rolls, cookies, you name it and everyone eats.  The first one I could not even go to that side of the office.  I would take the long way around to get to the copier and bathrooms.  It has gotten easier with each birthday but I still feel this ping of crabbiness everytime I see someone walk by with a plate full of yummy goodness.  So what do I do instead?  I read the OCC message boards, I look up testimonials, I look at the countdown to my band or I update this blog.  It helps a bit and even gives me that atta girl feeling that I have beaten some dark moster deep in my brain.  I know I don't need the cake physically but I am still battling that fat girl in my mind.  She sure does miss food! 

Speaking of the blog.  It really has been a great thing for me.  I know it is not viewed but it still makes me feel accountable for what I eat or the activity I do.  It also helps me vent without boring loved ones with constant complaints of food.  Found a great low carb thing this weekend.  The family had grilled cheeses so I made one too.  I used sliced turkey as the bread and a little bit of cheese in the middle and grilled it like a grilled cheese sandwich.  It was great and hit the spot......  My son wanted one too!  I am starting to pick up on tricks of the trade and proving that a fat girl can learn new tricks!


  1. Just wanted to say I LOVE your blog! I started at the bottom and I think I have nodded my head along through each one! I totally, totally completely hear and understand you. I am serious about the head nodding - the whole way through! I love the honesty and the bravery of your blogs!

  2. Thanks, I knew that I had to have a place that I could be honest, vent and be held accountable. It has been great and helpful too. I hope that one day another fat girl might be able to use it to help them too.