I Passed Up Free Mexican Food...On Purpose!
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Whoa, guys. I'm just as surprised as y'all are at the title. But it's true! I had the opportunity to eat free Mexican food today and I skipped it.
I work in an OBGYN office and we have drug reps that bring catered lunches fairly often. It's actually a big reason why I've gained the weight that I have. Today we had a rep come and she provided a lunch from the local Mexican restaurant down the road. I didn't know she was coming so I had planned to have a veggie wrap for lunch. I had already put it in my tracker and was looking forward to some fresh vegetables. When lunch time came around, one of my coworkers informed me that a rep was here but she wasn't sure what was on the menu. I walked into the break room to find large containers of chips, queso, greasy meats, beans, salsa, and all the trimmings. The smell was glorious.
I stood in the break room and mentally mulled over if I could pull off a small portion. I was incredibly tempted but ultimately I knew I would fail. Mexican food is my favorite and it's a trigger for me. I knew that, despite my best efforts, I would have served myself a bomb of calories, fat, and grease. After a couple minutes of thinking it through, I went down to the hospital cafeteria for my veggie wrap and I'm really proud of myself. Not only did I pass up on Mexican food but I passed up *free Mexican food*.
I know I won't feel this strong every day but today was a good day. I didn't feel like I was left out of anything. My lunch was still tasty and filling. Hopefully, I'll remember this feeling the next time a rep comes. Until then, I'm going to keep patting myself on the back. :)