I find myself becoming some sort of workaholic, I spend most of my time at work and the little breaks I get in between or dedicated to more work. I do love what I do but sometimes you find yourself at a road of no return especially when you are trying to establish better eating habits. I am learning more and more everyday about having a healthy relationship with food; at times it can be hard but I think that finding healthy alternatives to my favorite treats has done the trick so far.
I recently realized that since I do spend so much time at work, the eating habits of my coworkers have rubbed off on me. I know it was not intentionally done but with all the potlucks, parties, cookouts, and game nights at restaurants easily packed on the pounds over the years. I am not one to make a fuss over food, but when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle it can feel like there is a delicious bump in the road at every turn. I was not able to maintain my new and improved lifestyle because of those delicious bumps, so I would just give and eat to have fun as I call it.
Right now things have been going great with my eating habits, but I feel as if I am alienating myself from my co-works. Lately I have been getting comments and remarks that are appalling to me, some of the comments are very hurtful even if they are jokes. I never knew my eating habits would rub my coworkers the wrong way but I guess they have.
I really don’t see it as a bad thing because I have been feeling alienated as well, when they go out to eat I politely decline even though I want to go I know I would not make the right choices. I know it is very, very hard to maintain relationships with friends and food.