Day 58: Business Dinner- Part 2

Submitted by BaylorBlondie on Fri, 06/23/2006 - 12:48pm.

I’m back in town from my business trips to Portland and Seattle.  Unfortunately, I am pretty sure I gained a few pounds at the client events.  It’s one thing to cut portions when eating out with friends, but these situations were different.  As the event coordinator at these client dinners, I felt pressured to eat almost everything placed before me (the five course meal I had selected) in order to not risk appearing that I didn’t like it.  Despite my engourged and uncomrtable feeling at dinner, I still had clients comment that I wasn’t finishing my dinner.  Granted these were larger men commenting, but I still overindulged in order to try and finish the appetizers, salad, soup, filet mignon, shrimp scampi, and cheesecake.  Not only did I not finish any of these, I did not even touch the side dishes of asparagus and sauteed mushrooms.  I sat dumbfounded as I watched some of these men put away everything

Even worse, due to the unforseen loss of packages, we spent the entire day of the second dinner frantically running around downtown Seattle reprinting our marketing material and repurchasing the customer gifts.  It wasn’t until at the dinner that I realized I completely skipped lunch and only had one egg for breakfast.  Not very healthy eating.