Today my coworker was offering me a tea bag, and then said 'wait, it has sugar in it' (????) I was really appreciative. My other coworker that I work closely with (quite overweight) gets really frustrated by my eating for some reason, and chides me for not taking bread at the deli and not eating 'enough' still.
You're right about loosing your taste for sweets. I ate an apple today and it seems soooo much sweeter than I remembered, I thought it might be overripe- nope, just my taste buds are changing!
Some of these stories are awesome! Glad to hear that some people get it and respect our views on health. At my job they still can't quite understand why I'm "on a diet" (their words not mine) if I'm in good shape. But I'm also only 20 so it's extra weird to them lol.
True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen, not in Washington. ~Anonymous
The worst carrot is better than the best candybar.--TornadoGirl
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I work at a large box-store that functions both as a grocery store and sells general merchandise. Lunches are no problem, but the break room often has chips, crackers, cereal, cookies, cupcakes, and stuff for PB & J sandwiches. It's management's way of "rewarding" our hard work. Yeah, not so much. I've found it best to avoid the break room altogether. 90% of the time I can walk by that stuff without even being tempted, but if I'm tired and hungry (or PMSing) it starts to look far better than it has any right to.
My workplace also often runs contests, especially during the holiday season. The prizes are nearly always candy. After five years, I have my bosses trained, though. They know I'd rather have an apple or orange instead, and they provide accordingly. They also know that if they get a soda for each person as a "treat" that I'll be getting a bottle of sparkling water instead. I think the fact that I'm always energetic and rarely get sick give me some leverage for "requiring" the healthier fuel. They know a good thing when they've got it.