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  • And so the holiday plates of poison begin infiltrating the office...

    Plates and plates of sugar coated, chocolate dipped treats have invaded my office.

    Its not really that hard to say no. The first month was hard, but not really now. (although i still really miss peanut butter).

    BUT WHY>>>>do people feel the need to make you feel guilty because you wont eat the shit they bring in?

    So frustrating!!

    I wanna say.. you wanna make me a treat? Go get me a grass fed steak!

  • #2
    If the stuff is homemade, then they probably feel proud of it.
    Try telling them that you're diabetic.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by sed777 View Post

      BUT WHY>>>>do people feel the need to make you feel guilty because you wont eat the shit they bring in?

      My guess is because they feel bad that they eat crap and you don't. They feel inferior. They're just trying to make themselves feel better.

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      • #4
        Yes i know how hard they worked on it.. and having OVER eaten these treats in the past i stated how wonderful the looked and smelled. Thanked them for the effort, but im avoiding sugar.

        Finally after the fourth attempt i simply said, if i eat that right now im going to have to spend the rest of the day on the toilet!

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        • #5
          Send them a subliminal message by bringing in your own homemade HEALTHY treat. Like dates and figs and maybe some nuts.
          --Trish (Bork)
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          • #6
            Man, nobody is baking stuff. It's all just pre-packaged stuff. I'm just glad no one has brought in pfeffernuesse. I would hide them and eat them all.
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            • #7
              It's Christmas time for heaven sake! Eat those dirty carbs on your plate and do plenty of cardio for damage control…
              "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

              - Schopenhauer

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              • #8
                If you don't want anything homemade, just be polite about it.

                As for the purchased crap...I never ate that stuff pre-primal. Honestly, I hate it when people bring crappy sweets from WalMart and cheap ass places for "events". Go to a proper bakery at least. I used to go to a vegetarian potluck and would spend a lot of time and money to make something delicious. OK, maybe not to us, but....I made awesome vegan chocolate chip cookies. Then someone would bring in Chips Ahoy. Or a &^%^&% Dominos Cheese Pizza. Or a bag of whole wheat bagels. I would not feel bad telling someone that you just don't eat crap from the WalMart Bakery if they pressed the issue.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gorbag View Post
                  It's Christmas time for heaven sake! Eat those dirty carbs on your plate and do plenty of cardio for damage control…
                  I'm with Gorbag...I stick to Gluten free...but there are heavenly homemade treats in my house right now too!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by solstice View Post
                    I'm with Gorbag...I stick to Gluten free...but there are heavenly homemade treats in my house right now too!
                    Same. I'm ok with choking down chocolates. Just not the slices.
                    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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                    5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by sed777 View Post
                      BUT WHY>>>>do people feel the need to make you feel guilty because you wont eat the shit they bring in?
                      Modern wheat is a drug.
                      People are addicted to it.
                      When they ask you eat their cakes and cookies, they are basically being DRUG PUSHERS.

                      But what's worse is that people have started bringing in gluten-free cookies and goodies, so the gluten argument isn't gonna work anymore. And I am certainly NOT going off on a primal screed. I guess I'll resort to calories-in-calories-out CW?
                      5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.

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                      • #12
                        I might break my diet for real springerle cookies. But that'll never happen. It seriously takes weeks to make them and a special rolling pin.

                        I'm really disappointed how all potlucks have just become piles of Trader Joe's crap. Hardly anybody actually cooks or bakes anything anymore.

                        Fortunately, the only stuff I've seen lying around the office are tangerines. They get ripe this time of year here in So Cal. Life here really sucks. :P
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                        • #13
                          Ita a slippery slope. I am a recovering sugar addict. I know if i start, it may be hard to stop. I'm not about to threaten the progress and hard work just to not hurt your feelings.

                          I thought about making a treat with coconut flour and dark chocolate, but total cost of ingredients was what a good steak dinner would cost, so i'd rather just go without.

                          Ill treat my self to some good cheese, wine and chocolate. Maybe give in on some egg nogg and seafood chowdah!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by sed777 View Post
                            Maybe give in on some egg nogg and seafood chowdah!
                            This. Definitely do this!
                            Promised Land Dairy makes a really tasty chocolate egg nog. Killin 2 birds with 1 stone there!
                            --Trish (Bork)
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                            • #15
                              This is why I am thankful that my co-workers were able to see my weightloss in the past few months. I can easily pass up anything made of sugar and say, "Diet, Thanks, but I shouldn't. I appreciate the offer, they smell / look great, but I have a few more pounds to go".

                              In reality, I don't think I have a few more pounds to go, I'd love to maintain where I'm at, but around the office, I need to tell a little white lie to not induldge in the crap that's there.

                              That being said, my wife made gingerbread cookies the other day and I caved. I fear I'll cave a few times from my wife's stuff, but she at least tried to sub out anything bad.
                              Regards,
                              ~ Chris

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