Ponderings on the diet…

Well, the past month hasn’t been too kind to me, diet-wise. I’ve been fluctuating between 214 pounds and 219 pounds, thanks to not being good with what I was eating, extra splurge meals thanks to birthdays, and the whole Thanksgiving deal. Now that Thanksgiving is over, I can go ahead and concentrate on losing weight again. Granted, Christmas is coming up, but it really shouldn’t be too bad, and quite frankly with no real events happening this month other than that I shouldn’t have any real problems. We’ll see how it goes, though.

The thing I’m finding pretty funny right now, though, is the fact that if you had told me five or six years ago that Asian food would be a major part of my diet, I would have laughed in your face. However, that seems to have precisely happened. More often than not, I end up having pho or vermicelli for lunch at this place called Pho Saigon, which has locations right by my office and by our Creekmont location. About once a week or so I get Chinese takeout at a place right outside my subdivision called Hunam Garden, which is EXTREMELY convenient for me to pick up from on my way home from work. Also, once every week or two, I have sushi either at a sushi place or I pick some up from Kroger’s. It’s surprised me how much I enjoy it, especially considering how apathetic I was to it in the past. The main challenge I face now is getting Misty to try it, especially the Vietnamese stuff. Ah, well… maybe I can start her off slowly, like on sandwiches. :-)

Actually, on a side note, most of us in IT where I work are waiting for the boss to notice a bit of rebellion we’ve fostered. The boss goes to this Vietnamese noodle place called Steve’s for lunch, which is about a block or two from the office. He’s taken us there a couple of times, but the rest of us truly dislike it and prefer going to Pho Saigon. The boss, on the other hand, prefers going to Steve’s. We have no idea why, as one coworker ended up with roaches in his drink on more than one occasion, and another coworker waited an hour for her food (and when she got up to leave they insisted they were getting it ready, yet she could see in the kitchen and there was no one doing anything). Not only that, Pho Saigon has better food, bigger portions, lower prices, better service, and is much faster. To each his own… but we’re now waiting to see how long it is before the boss notices that every single person in the IT office now has a Pho Saigon calendar hanging by his or her desk. :-)

Ah, well. The nice thing about having a small bowl of pho or vermicelli for lunch is the fact that I’m hungry by 4 PM, which tells me that I’m eating less than before. As long as I keep this up, I might even hit the 195-200 pound goal by the time the parents and I go to Vegas (which is another post in and of itself). We’ll see how it goes… wish me luck. :-)

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