I have a new job at work. I am now the lunch lady!
I work in an office with all women. There are 10 of us, and we al struggle with our weight. We are from mid-30's to early 60's. Most of us have tried (and failed) to lose weight before. But this year, something is different. Almost all of us have at least tried Zumba. There are 5 of us who are there every time we can. And we are al becoming more conscious of what we eat.
When I first started making healthy choices in January, I think everyone expected this phase to pass (like it has on previous attempts). But I have stuck with it. Every day, instead of grabbing a burger and fries, I quietly make my sandwich (Sandwich thins, Laughing Cow Cheese, and lunch meat) and add cheese (cottage cheese or mozzarella balls) and fruits/veggies (carrots, applesauce, pineapple, and/or banana). And I grabbed my bottle of water.
Two weeks ago. L asked me to "Just buy my breakfast and lunch and I'll pay you for it". The second time she asked (when I know she was serious), I invited her into the kitchen to make a sandwich. I showed her the correct portions.
Later I asked if she was satisfied (she was). I told her her entire meal was under 400 calories--much less than the fast food she normally eats. I had just been to the store, so she gave me half of what I spent on groceries.
It's kind of exciting to be inspiring others to make healthy choices!