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Lying About What You Ate (Not What You Think)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

I don't mean in terms of "I ate 3 cheeseburgers today and I'm not going to tell anyone, and tell them I had a salad instead", I mean actually telling them you ate the unhealthy food to get them off your back.

I just realized I did this without even thinking. I am a dispatcher and it is "dispatchers week" and so there is some sort of food or goody each and every day. Luckily I only work 4 days out of the 7, but still. Today was breakfast stuff, waffles, bacons, sausage, eggs. I found myself when the one woman said "Did you get some of the waffles?" I replied without thought "Yes, I had a little bit, it was yummy, thank you." This woman was on the committee that made the money to provide us with these things. She said "oh good, glad you liked it, there is plenty." I just replied thank you, all while taking my soup out of the microwave.

I know some say that you should tell anyone and everyone about your healthy life style and all of that, but I know my coworkers and they know me. I have been on a weight loss rollercoaster the entire 4 years I've been here, up and down in weight, and I pick my battles, and this is one I chose not to pick. It's easier to say that and keep walking, instead of 20 questions about why you don't want to eat it. Plus, where I work there are even more toxic people that will actually try harder to feed you garbage if they know you are trying to be healthy.

Has anyone else ever lied about what they ate, or am I the only one? LOL.
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    Guilty! Chocolate filled croissants were available at a work meeting a few weeks ago. I had to work nightshift that night so I told the host I would take one for that night (they are well aware of my weight loss and nutritional efforts). Took it home and left it as a treat for hubby!
    3322 days ago
    I've done that plenty of times. I'm a trainer in an office environment and we have a lot of pot lucks ("pig outs" we call them). I'm also on the volunteer committee so I plan a lot of these junk food fests. I take a little bit of everything but try to eat just the good stuff. You are definitely not alone.
    3340 days ago
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    I have found myself doing the same thing! Sometimes I feel like dealing with food pushers is even harder than actually losing weight lol.
    3352 days ago
    Yeah...it takes a while for people to catch up with a major change like that. And saboteurs are everywhere!
    3353 days ago
    I do it all the time. I don't feel bad at all. It's so much easier to avoid any sort of issues that others bring up by making different choices.
    3354 days ago
    I've done the same just to avoid confrontation. It's true that some people seem to taunt or push food if they know you're trying to work on healthy eating habits. I'm more than happy to talk about my eating habits if I know it's true, positive interest. If I feel it'll become a thing, I'll do the same as you did and remark that I tried whatever food they brought...
    3354 days ago
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