I posted this a picture on Instagram this morning and actually thought about things a lot while I was at work so thought I would write a post about it. Today was National Teachers Day. I had absolutely no idea. The first thing I saw then I walked into the staff room at work was a gigantic table full of sweets. Cookies, brownies, pastries, cake…you name it. Everyone was indulging in a little something. SInce I recently made promises to myself and am participating in the ECD’s Clean Carbs Challenge, I decided to forgo the sweets and just take a bunch of grapes. I didn’t want to look like a snob and act as if the food wasn’t good enough for me, you know?
I find that I get a lot of weird looks and comments when I choose healthy options, especially when I’m at work. People either telling me to put some meat on my bones, that I look like I’m “melting”, and that it’s just one piece of cake and “it won’t hurt”. Thanks, but why is it okay to criticize people when they are making healthy choices but not okay to tell people that they are slowly killing themselves when they eat fried cafeteria food every day? It just doesn’t make sense. Maybe I have goals or perhaps I don’t want to feel like I need a nap after I eat. Heck, maybe I’m even going on a trip next weekend and want to look my best. When I try to explain they just don’t get it. At all.
Right now I’ve made the choice to give it all I’ve got. I am ALL FOR indulging but there is a time and a place. I am also very selective. Costco brownies just don’t do it for me. I would much rather not give into the social pressure to eat treats that don’t even taste good to me. INSTEAD, I will wait until the last day of my trip next weekend to eat cupcakes, bagels, and pizza (can anyone guess where I’m going?? 😉 ). There are so many other things I’d rather have. Hello, froyo and pumpkin spice lattes! I swear I don’t even like coffee but those are laced with crack.
One more thing. I also have the mentality that if I eat a “cheat” or “treat” meal (whatever you want to call it), the rest of my day is completely shot eating-wise. It sort of becomes a “waste of a day” for me and I fall completely off track. Hence why eating brownies and cake at 8:30am would not have worked out very well!
I think I’m done with my rant for now!
Do you ever deal with what I’m talking about? What do you say to people?
Any fun plans for this weekend??