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1. I choose walk up 4 flights of stairs to the office.

2. I whip out my tape measure to check the diameter of the homemade cookie someone offered me so that I can log it correctly (yes, it was yummy and worth every calorie).

3. I use the postage scale to weigh my almonds.

4. I eat big piles of raw veg w/ my lunch instead of chips like they do.

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When they see your results they may adopt your methods....Just wait and see.
Well... I might look at you funny if you used the postage scale to weigh almonds. I suppose I just guesstimate the things like size of cookie and so on. But if it works for you, go for it!
When they see your results they may adopt your methods....Just wait and see.

Or what has happened to me is that they now offer me cookies and snacks saying I don't need to watch my weight because I've gotten so "tiny". HELLO I've gotten tiny BECAUSE I watch my weight.

~ When I eat homade Hummus instead of eating something with meat.

~ When I choose to walk to my car a mile away than take the shuttle. (I actually get there faster walking instead of waiting for the shuttle to make all it's stops)

~ Ask me how I can eat McDonalds and be on a diet. Ummmm I just add the kids meal with apples and water in my daily calorie accounting.
Shoot I get funny looks if I eat a Salad at lunch while they have Burgers and Fries......You ever notice how people pick on someone that is eating healthy, but I would NEVER pick on someone eating fattening food, like when they saw "O god your eating ANOTHER salad and some fruit? Jeez health nut!" I would never come back with "O god another Burger and gobs of oily fries!!" lol although sometimes id like to
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Original Post by andymontanny:

Well... I might look at you funny if you used the postage scale to weigh almonds. I suppose I just guesstimate the things like size of cookie and so on. But if it works for you, go for it!

 


I do put a napkin down before I weigh the almonds. I try to be very precice M-F so that I can relax a bit on the weekend. SO far it has been working for me.
I don't mind the funny looks, I just smile. I don't mind being the office crazy-lady.

Everyone in my office says "Heather's being good again" at lunch when I bring in my food and it's a spinach salad with fish. Then they go get a burger and fries or a big bowl of pasta.

But I must admit, I made black bean brownies for Valentines day and they were so gross I wouldn't bring them in and subject to my coworkers to that misery.

 

i'm a vegetarian and for some strange reason this fascinates people.  so i'm used to having my every meal looked at and being asked what i'm eating and why all the darned time. i'd looooooove to do that to them but then i'm the bad guy right?  and how many times "ew your eating soy that just sounds gross" have i heard?!  but if i say "ew your eating a slab of dead animal insides that just sounds gross" then i'd be that horrible vegetarian preaching their views.... *sigh* i give up, let people look, i really don't care, i'm eating it and it works for me and i don't ask anyone else what they're doing. 

 

 

Put a tissue down on the scale first SORRY im in the dental feild i know all about cooties :P
We are having a "Biggest Loser" competition at work, so pretty much all me, my sister ( who is in the competition and also works there ) and my boss talk about is dieting. Another coworker is still trying to lose baby weight. I think its crazier that she talks about how she works out alot and is still not losing weight. She tells me this while eating: a bag of Pepperidge Farms cookies ( ya know, the Chunky DELICIOUS ones!), tortilla chips with salsa and ranch dressing, and a bag of M&Ms - and this was only in like, three hours. Now that I started dieting and exercising, I look at people like that like THEY are crazy
what size are your coworkers?  average or large?

I've weighed almonds at home, and measured and all that.  I had to, until I learned to recognize portions better.  I used to fill my bowl with cereal and call it a cup, till I started measuring........thats only one example.
Yessss!!!

And the health freak comments get kind of old!!! I love eating healthy.. I love that I can have 4 times the amount of food than a lot of people for less calories than their fast food lunch that doesn't eve fill them up.

So they can look at me weird all they want! haha..

My nickname at work is 'salad eater'... I'll give you 2 guesses why =)

I hate the vegetarian comments I get! 

People often comment on my lunch choices, a soygurt , sliced vegetables, maybe a tofu stirfry, or how I miss out on the meat choices at work events like their monthly BBQ's and opt for the veggie burgers.

"You like tofu?  It's like eating water"... uh that's... weird...

 Or when they notice I eat more often then most people do but 'never seem to gain a pound' because of my portion controls, healthy choices, and calorie counting.

Original Post by hgielrehtaeh:

Everyone in my office says "Heather's being good again" at lunch when I bring in my food and it's a spinach salad with fish. Then they go get a burger and fries or a big bowl of pasta.

But I must admit, I made black bean brownies for Valentines day and they were so gross I wouldn't bring them in and subject to my coworkers to that misery.

 

What recipe did you use for your black bean brownies?  I've been making mine using a brownie mix and they turn out wonderfully...my coworkers rave about them, especially once I tell them the stats.

Original Post by xosugarbabie05ox:

" I would never come back with "O god another Burger and gobs of oily fries!!" lol although sometimes id like to

You made me snort water out my nose.

I'm so using that the next time someone makes some snarky comment.

Original Post by sixxx:

I hate the vegetarian comments I get!

People often comment on my lunch choices, a soygurt , sliced vegetables, maybe a tofu stirfry, or how I miss out on the meat choices at work events like their monthly BBQ's and opt for the veggie burgers.

There are a lot of vegetarians where I work (lots of Indian and Pakistani people) and when we have cooking contests (I love cooking contests), I always make at least two entries, one for the meat eaters and one for the vegetarians/vegans.  At the first chili cookoff we had, I won both the meat category (with my Texas style chili) and the vegetarian category (with a black bean chili). 

Personally, I am not a vegetarian, but I do like vegetarian cooking and at our cooking events, I really want everyone to be able to enjoy the event, not just the carnivores.  And since I started doing this, the vegetarians in the company have started participating much more than in the beginning. 

It's too bad that people have to be so closed minded about anything that is different.

The line I always use with meat eaters saying my vegetarian food is weird or nasty is, "Trust me, your food is just as gross to me as mine is to you."  It works pretty well.  I just had  to use it last week with a fellow student who lives almost exclusively on red meat and diet coke. 

I had coworkers try to pick on me for my lunch choices as well turkey with lettuce wrap a couple of days ago too. (No bread wrap - turkey wrapped in lettuce!) While they chomped on the cafe meatloaf, burgers, and bread bowl clam chowder I just smiled at them. Then when it was time to go back upstairs (6 flights of stairs) I literally 'bounded' up the stairs. By the time they came up to the floor 'huffing and puffing' I just kept on smiling as I leaned over the rail waiting for them to catch up. Wink

About a week ago a colleague looked at the size of my lunch bag and said "Whoa, are you really going to eat all that?" I don't remember exactly, but I think I had a salad with light dressing, yogurt, a hard-boiled egg, and a package of instant oatmeal (about 350 calories total). She eats a much higher-calorie salad every day and I'm thinking "Whoa, are you really going to eat all that dressing?"

lol, speaking of high calorie dressing...my boss (who is weird to begin with) cuts up an apple and slathers on about half a cup of ranch dressing....that stuff is like 140 cals for two tbs!!!  i don't see how it would taste good.  i really like weird food combinations  and making up new combos...but ranch on top of an apple turns my stomach.  what a great way to turn a healthy snack into like 400 cals.  lol.

 

 

btw, weighing your food on the postage stamp thing is a good idea!!  my work has one, but i never thought to use it.  :p
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