So I was having a conversation with two of my coworkers about eating in the office. We were talking about eating lunch and indulging in desserts when there are special occasions in the office. When I go into the break room during lunchtime, everyone is eating some type of Lean Cuisine, Smart Start Meal, or something from home that is really small in portion. I have gotten to the point where if I want to warm up my food I try to wait until everyone is done to go warm my food up in the microwave and wait by myself. The reason I do this is because I feel that if I have a normal size portion from home (as in I didn't measure this by the palm of my hand) when I'm not eating a Lean Cuisine, others are looking at me like I'm a "Fat Ass." Now the feeling of looking at me like a "Fat Ass," is my own insecurity, however, what I don't understand is how lunch portions are so small but when someone brings in desserts for a birthday, anniversary, or holiday they are gone in 10 minutes...and that's stretching the time!
I really noticed this during this particular week, it was one of my coworkers birthday's and someone brought in cupcakes, another person brought in brownies, and someone else brought in pretzels with chocolate drizzled on them. The desserts were gone in a matter or minutes. After thinking about this I couldn't help but wonder, why is everyone here a closet eater. If you want it eat it (in moderation) but stop putting on a front like you don't eat sweets, or junk food ever! Even health guru's will tell you to indulge in something bad every once in a while, just don't go over board with it! For instance if you really have to have that bag of Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato chips (my favs)...either find a 25 cent bag, try baked ruffles, or find some veggie chips that have the same flavor.
I wish people would understand that it helps others to know that you can be healthy with out being perfect 100% of the time! When I think of losing weight and I talk to others and every time you talk to them they sound like they NEVER fall off then it turns me off because it makes me think that if you fall off one day then its just down hill from there! And really what is it with society that we have to make everyone think that we eat EXTRA healthy all the time but as soon as someone brings in sweets or some type of junk food we devour it!!!
OK, enough of my ranting...I just had to get that off my chest because I don't understand it???