Thursday, December 08, 2005

And so it begins...

Every year, our office is inundated with basket upon basket of goodies, sent by businesses we use in the run of the year. I swear some of these things when put on the floor come to my waist, they're so huge.

We received our first one yesterday, filled with exotic fruits, toblerone chocolate, Belgium truffles, smoked almonds from Pete's Frootique. I lost track of just how much of it I ate, consoling myself with the fact that 'hey, some of it was fruit so that had to be healthy, right?'. I conveniently pushed aside the number of truffles and chunks of toblerone that also went down with it. And we won't even speak of the half canister of smoked almonds.

And so it begins. The battle with my self control - or lack thereof - to eat everything in sight as if it could potentially be my last meal. I don't know why I can't content myself with just one or two bites of chocolate, or one helping of almonds. But oh no, I have to keep going back. Like it's calling me all the way from the kitchen, reaching out with its evil tentacles to drag me back in for another gorge.

I work out five to six days a week during the month of December just to try and stay on top of it so that come Christmas dinner I am not mistaken for the butterball turkey. What I really need though is one of those electric collars you put on dogs to keep them confined to your yard. Then every time I get near one of those baskets I would get a jolt of electricity through my system as a deterrent. Although I suspect my co-workers would be quickly annoyed by the constant ggzztttt as I refused to learn my lesson.

Sigh...December...the Official Month of Gluttony.

9 comments:

Erin said...

Do you also have to contend with a coworker that keeps treats on her desk for folks to share, during the various holiday season? How's about cubicle decorations, light up sweaters or jingling socks? *G*

Kelly said...

You know we were talking about your light up sweater and earrings at the gift grab oddly enough.

Peggy said...

That is the only thing I miss from working in an office. The Christmas season. Somebody was always bringing something in. :-)

Nikki said...

Ah yes, the plethora of Christmas treats. Our fun hasn't started yet ... usually I bring in a tonne of chocolate but haven't gotten around to it ...

I have lowered a button on my blouse though ... December is the time for giving ..

Melissa Marsh said...

I can't eat just one chocolate, either. And I've been a bad girl and keep bringing in Hershey's Kisses.

I've also been VERY bad about working out lately. If it's not the weather, it's the kids' appointments or my raging tension headaches. But I WILL work out tonight! I will, I tell you!

BTW, I'm planning to decorate my cubicle for Christmas. ;-)

Christine said...

Hmmm I work in walking distance to the chocolate factory outlet store in Burnside...so needless to say being the festive season I picked up several bags of assorted chocolate. Yummmm Now after my 7th one...I'm feeling rather sick! And a great sugar high!!!(that ones for you Erin) Worse yet, I bought it yesterday thinking that today I would learn my lesson about feeling rather gross...not a chance...

Kelly said...

Geez Nik, you just keep giving and giving. Does your generosity of spirit (and by spirit I mean general abandonment of all propriety) know no bounds?

Erin said...

Heh, met Dave, Sandy & Leslie for lunch today (Mike & I did)...Dave mentioned that he had seen Donna and that they, too, discussed my sweaters.

Nice to be a topic of conversation.

Um...so long as positive things were said.

And, Christine, HI! A sugar high? You? Can't imagine...

Anne M said...

Nikki, they must love you at the company christmas party.