Day 141: Social Events

Submitted by BaylorBlondie on Thu, 09/14/2006 - 4:08pm.

I had another after work function tonight.  I had two last week as well.  These events are very fun but horrible with my Sonoma Diet.  I am trying to limit portion sizes, but in some instances, if a more senior person offers you an appetizer, you cannot turn it down.  The idea behind these three events was to network.  They are held after work which means I am quite hungry upon arrival.  There are appetizers and drinks followed by dinner and drinks. 
Another problem is I still have the college minset of “free food!”  In college, they advertised free food at meetings in order to increase attendance.  It works.  Also, being on a stricter budget in college, you quickly learned to hoard food given at these meetings or eat as much as possible as quickly as possible so you did not have to buy dinner later on.  I have found that even with consciously addressing this, this impulse still arises at times.  I feel that since it is free, I should fill up quickly so my meal budget will not be depleted.