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    I started a new, awesome office job this summer. A couple months ago, I had to move my desk over by the corner window (nice), but in very close proximity to another co-worker. She always makes a comment when I don't eat lunch. Reminds me when my break-time is, ALL the time, comments on my noisy stomach growling/intestines eating themselves. Today she said "Are you going to eat on your 15 minute breaks (at 9am and 1:30pm), instead of your lunch time (at 11am)? I noticed your stomach doesn't growl anymore." Damn, woman! I need my lunch-time to make art, that's why I've changed my schedule (I'm up at 5am, now don't eat until 9am, instead of fast until 11am). So freaking nosy. Always offering me peanut M&Ms and gluten-free dessert crap. Grrrrrrrrr. Anyone else deal with this shit?

  • #2
    A little bit. My co-workers are a bit more diplomatic but I did get a raised eyebrow today when I ate 4 devilled eggs at lunch :-) And when I fast, if I dare say it's cold in the office, they blame it on the fact that I haven't eaten (rather than the fact that it's bloody freezing in the office and everyone needs a sweater...)
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    • #3
      Sorta. But it's not at the office. They know I'm more dicaplined then them, will research credible sources on nutrition, and are a little jealous of that. Now at home living with a CW nurse wife it's a bit different. Diner with her and the kids was a little quit tonight because I picked the chicken out of the chicken and dumplings and ate that with a big salad while they had a bowl of C and dumplings.
      Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rasputina View Post
        Today she said "Are you going to eat on your 15 minute breaks (at 9am and 1:30pm), instead of your lunch time (at 11am)? I noticed your stomach doesn't growl anymore." Damn, woman! I need my lunch-time to make art, that's why I've changed my schedule (I'm up at 5am, now don't eat until 9am, instead of fast until 11am).
        Ha!

        So she was right

        Originally posted by Rasputina View Post
        So freaking nosy. Always offering me peanut M&Ms and gluten-free dessert crap. Grrrrrrrrr. Anyone else deal with this shit?
        Do you think she's doing it to be friendly?

        I love peanut M&Ms and wouldn't say no if someone offered one to me. It's much easier to stop at 1 when they belong to someone else.
        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.

        Griff's cholesterol primer
        5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
        Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
        TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
          Ha!

          So she was right


          Do you think she's doing it to be friendly?

          I love peanut M&Ms and wouldn't say no if someone offered one to me. It's much easier to stop at 1 when they belong to someone else.
          She is just being friendly. And nosy. And pushy

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          • #6
            Politely ask your co-worker how many times per hour she passes gas while on the CW (gas producing) diet.....and just try to keep a straight face while asking! (please post video here).
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            • #7
              All of my coworkers have gotten used to the way I eat. They don't even comment when I tear into a chicken with my fingers and eat nothing else. My wife expects it now.

              Now, they WILL give me tons of grief if they see me eat something I normally avoid. I will hear hours of crap if I decide to be bad and have a Reese's PB cup. Rightly deserved I guess.
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              • #8
                It takes a while, but they get over it.

                There was this one chick who worked out in the office who would come back to the factory floor with a little basket of candy all the time and offer some to everyone. I'd always decline. She'd try something else. I'd decline. Eventually my supervisor just yelled from across the way, "Deanna doesn't eat anything. She lives on air!"

                That was the point I knew my coworkers had accepted my "weirdness" - lol

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Althaur View Post
                  All of my coworkers have gotten used to the way I eat. They don't even comment when I tear into a chicken with my fingers and eat nothing else. My wife expects it now.

                  Now, they WILL give me tons of grief if they see me eat something I normally avoid. I will hear hours of crap if I decide to be bad and have a Reese's PB cup. Rightly deserved I guess.
                  Yup, THIS!

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                  • #10
                    I leave my Amazon Prime bags of canned sardines on my desk - half for the shock value. I eat raw carrots for breakfast at my cube. The funny thing is I actually met a MDA Grokette in the office who spotted my diet by glancing at my desk. The next day she brought me a paleo chocolate baked treat. #winning
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                    • #11
                      Try being a Registered Dietitian and eating lunch with co-workers! Lunch is noticed every day. Grocery cart is surreptitiously reviewed if I run into co-workers at the grocery store.

                      They really got a shock when I was doing the Potato Diet the last few weeks. Nothing but a big bowl of mashed potatoes and tea for lunch - several days in a row... Or chopping a whole avocado and dumping an undrained tin of tuna in olive oil into my salad. As my administrator eats his low-fat, 100 cal treat pack of little chocolate cookies and his diet Coke.

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                      • #12
                        If I had a co-worker who made so many comments on my stomach growling I would tell her that it makes me uncomfortable when people comment on my bodily functions and would she be kind enough to stop.
                        Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Althaur View Post
                          All of my coworkers have gotten used to the way I eat. They don't even comment when I tear into a chicken with my fingers and eat nothing else. My wife expects it now.

                          Now, they WILL give me tons of grief if they see me eat something I normally avoid. I will hear hours of crap if I decide to be bad and have a Reese's PB cup. Rightly deserved I guess.
                          Ditto! They think it's all incredible will power BUT, I appreciate it when they call me out
                          Some people just need a sympathetic pat... On the head... With a hammer.

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                          • #14
                            My co-workers watched me incredulously at first... then I lost 106 pounds. Then they asked me how I did it, and when I told them, they told me it was "too hard to eat that way".

                            Well, that's your perception, co-workers.
                            Don't ask the question if you don't legitimately want the answer.
                            Peak weight on Standard American Diet: 316.8 lbs
                            Initial Weight When Starting Primal: 275 lbs
                            Current weight: 210.8 lbs
                            Goal weight: 220 lbs (or less): MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

                            The way "ChooseMyPlate.gov" should have looked:
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                            • #15
                              My coworkers are all agonizingly CW, but harmless enough. They talk about their diets and exercise programs with each other all the time, but they never try to push their chronic cardio on me or tell me what I should be eating. Sometimes somebody will offer me something I don't eat but there's usually never an issue if I simply say no thank you, and by now most everyone knows that I eat "weird" stuff anyway. One time a coworker even thoughtfully made some cookies that she truly thought were grain and sugar free so that I could eat one with everyone else. Unfortunately they were made from a boxed cake mix and I had to explain to her that sugar and flour were in cake mix!

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