Sunday, September 14, 2008

Words but no pictures...

Well I had planned to be a better blogger this weekend, but I had a busy weekend with work stuff and didn't have my camera when I needed it (my cell camera takes pretty bad pictures).

This time of year is pretty busy at work because of Interview Lunches which I mentioned on Friday. Every fall my firm brings hundreds of law students in for a half of a day of interviews and a fancy lunch to interview them for a summer associate position. My duty as a young associate is to be a "tour guide" for candidates. So I take my assigned candidate from office to office for four 30 minute interviews, and then I take them and 2 other attorneys out to lunch. Some days I am not a tour guide, but another tour guide may ask me to go to the interview lunch.

This week so far I have interview lunches on Monday and Tuesday. This is bad for you, because it means a few times a week you can't see my lunch, but hopefully I can tell you about them. I hope that you can see that will power can make it easy to eat healthy under such temptation.

On Friday my lunch was at Capitol Grille, which is where I am also going Monday. Even though this is a steak house, they have tofu in the back and if you ask for a vegetarian dish they make a very nice tofu and veggie plate. So that is what I had Friday. I started with a house salad with the dressing on the side, and one roll. I also left half of the tofu on the plate. These lunches, especially when at Capitol Grille, last over 2 hours. I passed on dessert on Friday because I was really full. These lunches are normally 3 to 4 courses, because 1) they are on the firm, and 2) we are trying to recruit the candidate (if they get the offer) to pick our firm. Normally everyone orders dessert, as did the other 3 people at lunch on Friday. While the menu looked so tempting, I just need to remind myself that I have a lot of these lunches and even though it is free there is no need for me to order a dessert that most likely has 1000 calories!

I also need to make sure to get exercise in before work on days of interview lunches, because I am normally having a larger lunch than normal and I know I won't get to the gym during work because of the hours I have to spend at lunch. One other thing I do differently is not have snacks. On a normal work day, I eat a smaller lunch and pack a morning and afternoon snack. I don't pack these extra snacks on interview lunch days.

I will see you all tomorrow with some pictures:)

7 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Best of luck with the interviews, Aimee!! Hope your week goes well!!

Olga said...

Wow, that sounds really cool...I hope that after law school I get to go to a lot of these lunches =]

Good luck, I hope you have some worthy candidates that you're not bored with to spend a lengthy lunch with!

mangotriathlete said...

I'm doing the interview lunches at my firm too, so this post about handling/balancing it all came at the perfect time :-) Do you choose the restaurant or does your firm?

Aimee said...

My firm picks about ten restaurants and if I am the tour guide I get to pick the place. If I am not the tour guide, I don't:)

Erin at caretoeat.net said...

It sounds like you're planning your week really well - good for you. Have a great week!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Good luck with the interviews!!!

Heather said...

Aimee, have "fun" at the lunches. :)