Dealing With Food At Work

I think pretty much anyone who is trying to lose weight and works in an office knows what I am talking about when I say that you have to deal with a lot of food temptation at the office. If it isn’t a holiday party then it’s a birthday or other “special event” that requires people bringing in some type of food.

For me, this week, it was cupcakes. One of my co-workers has a birthday this weekend, so there was a little mini office party for her in the break room. It was not so much as party as a break for everyone to gather and enjoy the sweet treats that were brought in to celebrate. Well, not only did I not want to eat a cupcake because I am trying to lose weight, but I am also wanting to focus on eating organic foods and these came from the local Kroger bakery, which means that there is no freaking way that they have anything organic in them.

But here is the real problem with people bring food to work for everyone to eat – they do not like it when you tell them that you’re not interested in eating it with them. It is almost like they do not want to take no for an answer and I have no idea why. They even try to make you feel bad about joining them! I think maybe me not eating the cupcakes with the rest of them maybe makes them feel guilty about the indulgence, but that is not really my problem. However, they still kind of take it out on me, which is totally not fair. Cause I really do not care if they want to eat cupcakes after lunch. Heck, they can even have my share if they want it, that is how much I do not care about it!

I am really not sure what to do about this type of situation cause there will be many more just like it. I mean, I guess I could stay at my cubicle instead of going in the break room with them. But I think that might be a worse idea because it will end up making me look like a snob, which is definitely not what I want them to think. I just do not know why I cannot celebrate with them without eating the cupcakes or other food that they have brought in. Guess I will be dealing with that a lot this year.