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foodisevil

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Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 10:12
I've just started telling people. "Sorry, my doctor has me on a strict plan and I can't deviate from it anymore this week."
That usually gets people to back off. Or just take the food that you know you can handle. Hope this helps!! Smile
My start weight was 336. This was taken on 5/14/10. Unfortunately I can't get this to correct itself.

I know "Foodisevil" was not the brightest choice for a name, but I was grasping for straws when most everything else I tried was taken. I know that not all food is evil, just chocolate and McDonald's, lol!
kelykazelli

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Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 10:16
Every Friday we usually have donuts and kolaches at the office. For the last couple of weeks we've all come together to be healthier - people are now bringing fresh fruit, yogurt, healthy muffins, etc.

Any chance you can you get your co-workers on board with healthy eating? Even if just a few started a trend, others might join in.
tg000018

Joined: Jun 10
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Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 10:25
Both above ideas are great. I will bring "my" food and "their" food.

I also tell people that I'm on a strict dietary schedule of foods (which has some truth to it).

Other times I just won't participate.

Sometimes i bring in regular foods/desserts and just don't eat their foods, but at least I'm participating.

It can be uncomfortable, but look at yourself in the mirror and then look at them. You will feel good about your decision then.




k8yk

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Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 10:29
Lame. I HATE those office "parties". It isn't a party if it's in an office, IMO. I have decided I don't care if it hurts somebody's feelings. I don't eat things unless I want to. Eating them out of some feeling of social pressure is part of the reason I gained weight in the first place. It's nobody's business what I eat, so they can leave me alone or shove it Smile

Last office party I did just what you said: I made my own dish, which I shared (vegetarian pasta salad) and skipped everything else (except a slice of watermelon). They can give me a hard time, but they aren't the ones who have to live in my body, I am. "No Thank You" is all I feel I need to say to the food pushers.
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k8yk

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Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 10:45
I'm with you. I don't even WANT any of the gross "treats" they have at those things. Yuck. I save my "treat" calories for things I really love, like dark chocolate! Smile

You could start giving THEM a hard time about what they are eating and see how they like it Smile It's so tempting to me when they say "you're thin enough, have a cookie" to say "you're fat enough, put down the cookie". But I don't. Because it's my job and I have to deal with them every day.
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Rnbwgrl

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Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 11:25
I LIE! I say it was good, thanks!

It helps that I am a picky eater - cheese in it? sorry don't like cheese! You would be amazed at how many bad food day items are eliminated by not liking cheese! I always make sure the item I bring is healthy, that way I know I have at least one option, and I always have a backup lunch in case. =)
TheChunkyOne

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Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 11:33
LMAO @ k8!
"you're fat enough, put down the cookie"
I say smart ass things like that in my head all the time and giggle to myself.
You're right, best to keep your trap shut when its ppl you have to put up with every day Razz

We have breakfast every Friday, and i just dont eat it. I have breakfast at home. If someone asks me why i'm not eating i just say 'i already ate'. Or if someone offers me something, i just say i dont like it. People look at me crazy when i tell them i dont like glazed donuts, but hey, it gets them off my back!

I hate how americans center everything around food, and not good for you food, but the fattiest worst foods you can find. And then we wonder why obesity is such an issue in america.
Like k8 said, you're fat enough, put down the cookie!
hehehehe Razz
ruby128

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Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 11:48
My best friend at work helps me, When I say "just a taste" she says "you tasted it all before". then we just crack up. She is skinny as a rail too.
Ceebee

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Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 12:29
I would just bring a dish you feel good about eating that you can share, and then if there is food that you feel good about eating then partake of that.. and let the chips fall where they may. And then depending on how important your work relationship is with the people you can answer their questions accordingly. I myself dont like to make people feel bad so I try really hard not to.. so you just have to decide how to handle that part on your own.. but if your goal is to keep the peace it should only take a few weeks of saying.. "no I did not try that.. but it looks delicious..(you could even really butter them up with I was sorely tempted.. if you really like them or want to suck up) I am just watching what I eat" to get people to leave you alone.. I am sure you could stun them into silence much faster.. buuuuut that may have further repercussions down the road and leave you wishing you had taken the high road.

k8yk

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Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 13:01
Isn't it interesting how everyone finds it just fine to make comments about our healthy eating habits, but no one would dare question the bagel eater? I have the same thing in my office. A very obese woman constantly telling me I've lost enough weight and SHE wants to lose weight too! But then I see her eating McDonald's for breakfast every day.

Actions speak louder than words!
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maymouse_101

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Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 13:30
McDonald's woman = super jealous.

Basically she's telling you: "I think you've lost enough weight. You should just stop eating healthy now so I feel good about myself again and so I'm no longer the biggest person in the office."
meanMrKetchu...

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Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 13:40
I love the suggestion of bringing something healthy that you'll eat to contribute. If no one else brings something healthy, just eat what you brought. You might end up having the most popular dish in the pot luck.

Someone brings in donuts at least twice a week in my office. I work with young computer programmers, who for the most part, don't care what they eat. I've learned to just say no to donuts!
Ceebee

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Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 14:42
yeah the mcd' lady is for real a really sad miserable person. I have a few people tell me that I should quit.. and I am like WHA??? but I know it is because they were happier when they could look at me and say well at least I am not THAT FAT. I guess no matter who you are it feels good to look down on someone at least for some people. Sad

maymouse_101

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Posted: 21 Jun 2010, 19:55
Ceebee, I think that is totally true. I'm sure a lot of people (and I will admit, myself before I met all these wonderful people and started caring about my health) say to themselves, "Well, at least I'm not as fat as that person. So I'm fine."
Jessica...

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Posted: 23 Jun 2010, 07:48
That's so messed up when people try to bring you to their level.
I have lost "friends" because of that very thing, but over things like smoking cigarettes/binge drinking, not eating. When I got pregnant I stopped smoking and one of my former friends was also pregnant and still smoking. She offered me a cigarette almost every time she came over.
She would tell me "My mom smoked cigarettes AND CRACK(OMG) when pregnant with me, and I turned out fine." No you did not turn out fine, you have asthma and a f****ed up selfish point of view.
I stopped hanging out with a lot of people because they wanted to keep living an unhealthy lifestyle after having kids. They would just drop the kids off at their parents house and go "party". I didn't want to be losers like them. Sometimes you have to stand up for yourself and your own health and well-being.
"I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way."
Jessica Rabbit, from the film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"

"If dieting is part of the problem, how can it be part of the solution?" from the book Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch.

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Jessica...

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Posted: 28 Jun 2010, 09:06
Christmas time is the worst time for food pushers. If you turn down a treat, people say, live a little, it's Christmas!
"I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way."
Jessica Rabbit, from the film "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"

"If dieting is part of the problem, how can it be part of the solution?" from the book Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch.

I have a blog! Read it here: http://www.3fatchicks.com/diet-blogs/jessicarabbit/



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