For about two months now, Matt and I have been trying to eat healthier. Mostly we have cut out fast food (I can’t even believe I had actually become someone who had to cut out fast food!) and have really reduced the amount of pasta, breads, rice, and white potatos that we eat. I don’t want to say we are following a specific type of diet because we are not crazy about any “rules.” Matt’s definitely stricter with what he eats than I am but we both still “sneak” treats every now and then. There have been a couple Sunday nights where we just want to order pizza so we do just that. But for the most part we are eating a lot healthier and preparing most meals at home. Our sides are a lot less starchy carbs and a lot more veggies.
Initially I just told Matt that this was something I was going to do in an attempt to loose some of the baby weight I had gained with my back to back pregnancies. It was a bonus for me when he decided to join in on my efforts. He admits to gaining some weight himself during my pregnancies. I mean, who can blame him for picking up a treat for himself when he’d run out to pick me up a chocolate chip milkshake to fulfill my pregnancy cravings?
So it’s going well. We’ve both lost some weight, which is of course encouraging and I really feel like I have a lot more energy than I would have if I wasn’t eating this way. Also other people seem to notice that I’m eating healthier. I haven’t really discussed with a ton of people how I’m eating healthier because I just don’t want to make a big deal out of it, but still I guess it’s somewhat noticeable.
One co-worker seems to notice in particular. I guess it was because after she offered me cracker after cracker and I refused day after day she assumed I was trying to eat healthier. She asked me about it, so I admitted that yes I was trying to eat healthier. (I’m not trying to hide it, I just wasn’t trying to call attention to the fact I guess.) The next week she even went so far as to say me that I inspired her to eat healthier herself. Not my intention, but that’s great!
Then this morning she came into the office and plopped a McDonalds breakfast sandwich on my desk and said “I know you’re on a diet, but you can still have this, right?”
I mean. What even?
First of all, I really don’t like the word diet because it seems like a phase and I’m trying to eat healthy overall, not just for a limited amount of time. Second of all. WHAT? If you think someone is trying to watch what they eat don’t bring them McDonalds. It’s straight up sabotage.
Okay maybe sabotage is a dramatic word to use in this scenario, but still. I was annoyed. And then I really wanted to eat the sandwich because, well, it smelled good. I debated on throwing it away or trying to give it away. In the end I took a bite and threw the rest in the trash.
Have you ever tried to change your eating habit for the better and had to deal with other people’s opinions/comments? Sometimes it can be annoying, yes? And then of course other times it can be totally encouraging. Like me telling my husband (because I have to tell him, since he lives with me and all) and getting pretty much the best support possible.