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Posted: 19 Mar 2012, 18:13
Thats another really good comeback! I love it!

Also as an update, I broke my plateau (Its not showing up on certain parts of the website) but now i am 142 yay!

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Posted: 27 Mar 2012, 14:05
Hey there friend. Quick story for you: I used to work at a convienence store right out of college to save up money for moving away from CT to sunny FL. There was a man that would come in and buy about $500.00 in lottery tickets every day. One day, I opened my silly little mouth and asked him why he didn't consider investing the money instead of buying lottery tickets everyday. OMG! He chewed me up and spit me out twice. In retrospect, I realized my the moment, I was an idiot.

Summary: Sometimes people say things without any ill intent as they do not realize what type of emotional connection one has to the items they are commenting on. So, I, vicariously appologize for all silly check-out I was one myself.

Hope that you remain encouraged and confident in your journey. Peace!

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Posted: 29 Mar 2012, 03:57
I get funny looks while buying ice cream, pizza, etc. I have to explain to everyone that it is all about the calories.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.

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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 08:25
I get the questions on eggs because I usually go through 2doz week eating the eggwhites in inlets so I'll buy 4-6 doz at a time. I usually do a furtive glance left and right then lean in close and whisper 'its none of your business...'

I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.

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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 21:46
Angel Face wrote:
I work in the grocery industry and one thing we are encouraged to do is engage in conversation during check out. The checkers and baggers are suggested to comment on what you saying, "That looks good, what are you making?" or "Those shrimp are a great buy today." It can get tiring coming up with things to comment on.

I agree it sounds like a clumsy compliment. It also sounds like it came from the mouth of someone who doesn't know the antioxidant benefits of dark chocolate! Don't sweat the small stuff and enjoy every bite. Smile

Same here I work in the customer service industry and we do a lot of times comment on things people purchase, for me a lot of times it will be somthing ive never tried and would like to hear first hand if its worth trying out, maybe the guy really didnt knoe the added benefits of pure dark chocolate?
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Posted: 13 Feb 2013, 22:33
I think the issue may be that the store tells them to chat in a friendly way with the customers, without realizing that for some of their employees this is not enough guidance to avoid prying or saying things that might sound judgmental.

Obviously the kid did not realize that chocolate is good for you.

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