Hi ovlady! How generous of your company to provide hot meals...not a perk we get too often in my experience. Dessert would be a temptation for me too! At my last job we had potluck/pitch in meals about twice a month. I gained a lot of weight that way.
I need to lose about 120 lbs to get to a healthy BMI. I'm 5 ft even and I currently weigh 235. I'm down 10 lbs so far. I have to say, this website is a great tool for weight loss. I also do not restrict myself from any food, but I count it in my calories for the day. Maybe that will work for you so you can take advantage of your company's benefit. Or maybe bring your lunch three days a week and eat at work twice a week? I would have a hard time not eating dessert if I ate the meal provided. I know you will find a solution that works for you!