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Anyone else have trouble eating healthy at work?

Friday, March 12, 2010

It seems that I can do fine, but work always ends up getting to me. I work 12 hour graveyard shifts... I have no problem bringing my food and enough snacks to last throughout the night. I would say it's 50/50 at my work.. 1/2 of my coworkers are overweight, the other half or not. Regardless, they do a "chow run" everyday. I can usually resist maybe 2 out of 3 days, but I always end up giving in. What I am thinking of doing now is leaving my wallet in the car. Where I work it's locked and very secure, so no one will steal my car or wallet... What happens is one or two people go on the "chow run" and go around the room and collect the money and take orders... so by leaving my wallet in the car, I will not be able to place an order. This last week was horrible, I only gave in one day, but then during my days off the past 2-3 days I've been continuing to eat fast food. When I have it once, it just sticks with me and makes me want the next day and the next day. I was doing so good for about 5 days, and then all of a sudden I realize I'm doing what got me fat in the first place.

I just feel like if I don't get a handle on this soon, without even knowing it I will throw in the towel, and I refuse to let this happen.

Anyone else have trouble eating healthy at work, or is it just me? LOL
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    I had this problem at one of my former jobs, and I finally figured out that with me it was a habit thing... Once I managed to NOT do it long enough that my habit was to eat the lunches and snacks that I had brought with me, I didn't have as much trouble resisting. Stay strong and resist!

    I have also found that there ARE people who want me to fail! I don't know if it is because they don't like me, or if they want to use me as an excuse not to do healthy things themselves. They want to say that nobody can do it for the long term anyway, so why try? Or they try to tempt me to eat something bad for me, and then they make fun of me if I give in, or get their feelings hurt because I turned down their special 'whatever' that they made "Especially for you, because you have been trying so hard, you deserve a treat". Yes, and that is what got me so fat in the first place! My rewards for "trying so hard" have had to become NONFOOD!

    Bad food = emoticon

    Good food = emoticon
    4118 days ago
  • TATTY66
    Luckily I don't have that problem at work but I do have saboteurs elsewhere in my life so I can empathise completely. With them it's chocolate because they know how much I love it. I used to give in and have some but not anymore, now I tell them straight 'I don't want it today or any other day thank you and I really need your support here so please stop offering!'

    I'm hoping that at some point it will sink in!

    You know you can go without, you've proved it, so just be strong and keep fighting those saboteurs.

    Good luck!
    4118 days ago
    Thank you so much! They go to get food once a day, they also do a starbucks run more often then not, and sometimes at 2 in the morning they go for tacos and stuff. It's crazy. What I hate the most is the girl that usually goes is one of my closest friends, she is not fat by any means, but has probably gained 20 pounds and is feeling bad about it. I know she does not want me to do well... this is how it goes...

    My "friend": Do you need food (and she tries to hand me the list to write down what I want)
    Me: no thanks
    friend: are you sure?
    me: i'm sure
    friend: do you have food?
    me: yes i have food i'm fine...
    friend: okay...

    I guess we all deal with sabotage in one form or another, thanks for your kind words:)
    4118 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/12/2010 6:01:06 AM
    I too work 12 hour shifts and have to fight to stay in my eating plan. Not only do they all eat poorly but they talk about food non-stop. So far I have been successful in fighting the urge to be in with the in crowd but I do sympathize with you, you are not alone. Fight the battle and win! You can do it.
    4118 days ago
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