On Tuesdays, I work at my father’s office.  It’s great for me because it gives me an opportunity to use my extensive Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint skills.  I also get to use the photocopier for free!

Lately, I’ve been cleansing on Tuesdays because I find doing the 2 day cleanse Monday/Tuesday is the most successful.  I’m less likely to have plans to eat out and it’s a great way to start the week, by cleansing my body and losing weight.

Last week, I was cleansing and not only were there authentic Italian cookies from a real-deal bakery in Brooklyn but then they decided to order pizza!  These two items are my ultimate weakness.  I adore cookies and I have a love affair with pizza.

rainbow cookies

Italian Rainbow Cookies

No less than 3 people asked me if I wanted pizza and I was so glad to say, “Nope I’m cleansing” and move on!  The pizza smelled delicious, and I even took a piece with me for my kids to share.  But I was cleansing and I was not going to mess that up during the last quarter of it.  No cookie or slice of pizza was going to be worth it.

If I hadn’t been cleansing, you know I would have struggled with the decision to have a cookie or slice. I would have started having a conversation with myself about whether or not I should cheat, or how bad would it be to eat that, or how badly I deserve a treat.  It’s exhausting having these conversations with myself.

This week, I was cleansing again and this time there was leftovers from a party in the fridge including, roast pork, rice, bbq chicken, fried fish and eggplant parmigiana.  Someone heated some up for lunch and the smell wafted over to my cubicle.  And then, the question, “Marie do you want some?”

“Nope! I’m cleansing!” and I got the hell outta there!

Offices are notorious for having temptations around whether it be coffee, sweets or catered food.  Free food is very alluring, especially when you’re bored doing data entry in Microsoft Excel.  So let’s do like Nancy Reagen said, “just say no” and then get the hell outta there!

Cookies for Lunch

December 11, 2009

I had a bagel today for breakfast from Bagel World which I know is at least 8 points of bagel goodness. I thought that I’d skip lunch, but of course that never happens or helps any! I ended up eating 2 Oreos for lunch and then feasting on some leftovers in the conference room (so tragic). Some of the feast was cut up pineapple and cantaloupe so it wasn’t THAT bad, but there was a big cookie involved I’m sorry to say.

Now its 8pm and I’m still sitting in my cubicle.  Not sure what to do for my solo dinner tonight (Ran is working late).  I have leftover chicken that I made earlier in the week that I can pair with some gluten-free noodles (6 points) that will be decent.  I like these gluten-free noodles because they come dried in 6 point bundles.  So it’s great because I make 1 bundle and I don’t over eat.  Also, the “Blood Type Diet” says gluten is bad for those of us with Type O.  It sucks, because I’m friggin Italian and genetically predisposed to love pasta.  Plus, I hate potatoes.  My only starch is pasta and I can’t have it according to Dr. D’Adamo.  I guess I could have rice.  Is rice gluten-free?  Boring!

Lesson learned for today: don’t try to skip lunch. It never works.  You always end up eating peanut butter straight from the jar or cookies stolen from a conference or some other disgusting task you would never do if you’d just had a friggin soup from Pax for lunch.  Ah well.

Dinner will be more sensible – no more cookies – and I might even have a 2 point serving on chocolate sorbet at the end of it.  Happy weekend!

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