Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    GERMANIRISHGIRL   160,367
SparkPoints
150,000-199,999 SparkPoints
 
 

That's ALL you do... EAT EAT EAT...


Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts

Friday, January 06, 2012

On Tuesday, I was in the break-room, heating my STEEL CUT OATS, with APPLES and WALNUTS in the microwave, filling up my 5 c. WATER bottle.
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


Some of my co-workers were filling up on coffee, Mountain Dew, donuts, poptarts, McDonalds...nothing wrong with that...I am just saying...
emoticon emoticon emoticon


Here's the New Years Resolution conversation that took place. Keep in mind, this is several different people talking, mostly men:


What's your New Years Resolution this year Trish?

Hers is always to stop smoking.

I didn't know she smoked.

She doesn't.

Oh. [head scratch]




I TRY to explain my 5 MORE MORE MORE goals...
I will eat MORE fruits and vegetables
I will eat MORE healthy fats
I will eat MORE protein for breakfast
I will eat MORE whole grains
I will drink MORE water

[interrupted by]



That's ALL you do... EAT EAT EAT. [I eat SMALL portions every 2-3 hours]

That is too easy.

Why do you always pick something that you KNOW you can do?



[I think this was the exact moment that I thought my head was going to explode] emoticon




I ask:
Do you make resolutions that you KNOW you can't/won't keep? Do you make the same ones over and over without having a plan in place to make them work for you?





Well...

She got that from those SMARTPEOPLE on the internet.






It is SPARKPEOPLE, not SMARTPEOPLE. emoticon





Oh yeah, I have seen her do jumping jacks at the copier. emoticon

Oh yeah. emoticon



[another explosion in my head moment] emoticon


I exit, saying:
Enjoy your breakfast. emoticon


[It is difficult to have an intelligent conversation when you are not speaking with SMARTPEOPLE]





So I guess I will be doing kickboxing at the copier now.
emoticon emoticon

Spark on!

emoticon emoticon

Trish
SHARE

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CARDAMOMMA 3/15/2012 3:34PM

    Hahahaha! I'm hooked. OK, gotta find time to go back and read ALL OF THESE. Hee!

Report Inappropriate Comment
REBECCA180 3/3/2012 12:31AM

    Ha, ha. I met up with someone I was working for this morning and we ate our breakfast together. I ate a little of my broccoli, tofu, egg scramble and a little of my oatmeal, banana, protein powder porridge (big day ahead) while she ate her two pop tarts. Te he.

Report Inappropriate Comment
REBECCA180 3/3/2012 12:06AM

    Ha, ha. I met up with someone I was working for this morning and we ate our breakfast together. I ate a little of my broccoli, tofu, egg scramble and a little of my oatmeal, banana, protein powder porridge (big day ahead) while she ate her two pop tarts. Te he.

Report Inappropriate Comment
HANSBRINK 2/4/2012 12:44AM

  I feel for you. Have had those types of conversations too...

One day I was in the lunch room, microwaving some veggies for lunch. A co-worker asked if I had a rabbit in my office. "Of Course! Harvey!"

Report Inappropriate Comment
VINTAGEMODEL 2/2/2012 8:35AM

    hi, loved the Smartpeople conversation in the meal room!!
You are really funny! emoticon lt is difficult for other people to understand what you are doing...especially people who can eat anything and have the metabolism to burn it off.

I read your page every few days, to reinforce why I am a sparkperson.

I am a warrior
I am a warrior
Keep swimming
Keep swimming
I have a brain
I have a brain
Swim
Swim... Old vintage emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 2/2/2012 8:37:33 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
BEMORESTUBBORN 2/1/2012 12:59PM

    Eat, eat, eat and keep smiling! Funny blog!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SKINNYMINNIE25 1/30/2012 8:51AM

    OMG how funny...I do modified pushups using my desk & keep exercise bands for shoulder presses at my desk.....The conversation all day is:

how to loose weight
the latest diet (eat nothing but meat...what's up w that?)
how many calories in...the donuts, candy, breakfast tacos...you name it.

We recently had a lunch out at a restaurant about 1/2 mile away. When I asked who wants to walk w me, they looked at me like I was crazy. The parking garage was almost as far and folks would rather walk there & DRIVE to lunch...
emoticon emoticon emoticon

Thanks for the chuckle.

Skinny

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISSFORTE 1/25/2012 4:51PM

    So So SO true, thank you for sharing you are soooo right!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONESPOTLEFT 1/23/2012 11:56AM

    like this blog; my coworkers are always bringing in treats too. hard to resist sometimes.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TEECEA 1/22/2012 1:43PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
AHEARTFORCHRIST 1/22/2012 1:09AM

    great reminders.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FRACTALMYTH 1/21/2012 3:08PM

    Kickboxing at the copier sounds PERFECT!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SM-ARTGIRL 1/21/2012 9:01AM

    Ha ha ha! Need more smartpeople like you in the workplace GIG!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KANSASROSE67 1/17/2012 3:07PM

    LOL! emoticon I'm glad we're SMARTPEOPLE!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOOKY-LOU 1/17/2012 1:11PM

    I like that "SMARTpeople!"

Have a great day...SMART friend!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOPEYP 1/15/2012 5:38PM

    Glad that people are noticing your hard work even though I believe they are jealous of you. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ONUTHIN125 1/15/2012 4:59PM

    Great blog-when I see co-workers doing the mindless eating drill that I use to do I wonder did I look like that & my answer is always YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Spark On & hope that one day they will wake up and smell the oatmeal!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BLACKBIRDSING 1/15/2012 12:41PM

    Crack me up.

Report Inappropriate Comment
AFRESHSTART2 1/15/2012 8:43AM

    emoticon blog! They are right ... SPARKPEOPLE does make us SMARTPEOPLE! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KRYANPRINCESS 1/14/2012 11:40PM

    Great blog!!! :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
TIMEFORTHISMAMA 1/14/2012 9:09PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANELAKANOA 1/14/2012 9:07PM

  emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TEENY_BIKINI 1/14/2012 8:47PM

    emoticon

Great work!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MEMEME75 1/13/2012 10:23AM

    SMARTPEOPLE rock!



Report Inappropriate Comment
MEADSBAY 1/12/2012 9:19PM

    HAHAHAHAHA!
We ARE the SMARTPEOPLE!

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MANILUS 1/11/2012 10:17PM

    Congrats to you for being realistic and wanting to stay on the healthy track. All I can say is they are jealous, Spark on!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
-THINQ- 1/11/2012 1:40PM

    GREAT blog! Your attitude and fortitude Rock!

I also have recently discovered steel cut oats, and I think I'll check out how to make them in the mic, too.

glad to b ur SMARTfriend!

sunnyLizzy> emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LILLI56 1/11/2012 1:06AM

    My sister thinks I am saying smartpeople too. They just think you are so smart doing what they wish. Sparkpeople makes us smartpeople!
Do your kick-boxing!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DAWNFIRE72 1/11/2012 12:30AM

    I love your sense of humour. I totally get what you mean about making resolutions with no plan as to how to accomplish it.

Maybe that is why they are resolutions and not goals.

I love your plan for the year.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRIPLEL1977 1/10/2012 11:39PM

    Darn...our office copier is out in the front where there is a security camera. I'll have to think up an alternative

Report Inappropriate Comment
OPTIMIST1948 1/10/2012 9:16PM

    I dont have a copier as a SAHM, but perhaps I could find some time to do a little shadow boxing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JDELEON81 1/10/2012 9:11PM

    loved this! People won't ever understand those kind of things if it's not something they've chosen for themselves.. and it's obviously not. Good for you for making better choices for yourself!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FT4EVR 1/10/2012 7:27PM

    Great blog! I work under similar circumstances and can totally relate!

Report Inappropriate Comment
4A-HEALTHY-BMI 1/10/2012 4:05PM

    All I ever do is eat eat eat too.

Tons of little meals all day. I suspect my co workers are tired of seeing me hog the toaster over, the microwave, etc. LOL

Works for me, so there!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FLYFROG 1/10/2012 10:40AM

    emoticon Don't let anyone talk you out of what you know is right.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GOIN4GR8 1/10/2012 12:25AM

    Loved it--you have a great writing style. :-)

Report Inappropriate Comment
PAULETTELORAINE 1/9/2012 10:48PM

    Some people will just never "get it", but that does not stop us from making the right choices. When reading this I thought of the breakroom where I used to work and what you described is fairly common, I think. Great example for all of us! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ALECIA0823 1/9/2012 10:17PM

    Awesome!!! You know, sometimes the best example is a silent one; perhaps some of your co-workers will become "smartpeople" too!

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUCCESSN2014 1/9/2012 5:44PM

    People can be so dense sometimes..

I love the "Smartpeople" comment, LOL..

Yep, that's us.... SMARTPEOPLE...

Report Inappropriate Comment
BRANDI.FEY 1/9/2012 5:33PM

    Lol. Jumping jacks at the copier! Love it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHERRYTOMATO 1/9/2012 4:29PM

    haha, smartpeople, love it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MISSB8604 1/9/2012 3:53PM

    Amazing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RUNNER12COM 1/9/2012 3:32PM

    Love it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JESSICAMAE83 1/9/2012 2:30PM

    Great job!! We definitely are smart people though too!! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TAURUSGIRL3 1/9/2012 1:01PM

  How about a kickboxing move to her head?? LOL- Some people are just jealous! Keep on sparkin!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LINDAJ0621 1/9/2012 9:36AM

    Thank you! I can always use a good laugh!
emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMOF4CHANGES 1/9/2012 8:25AM

    Great job. Teach by example...even those who won't be taught.

Report Inappropriate Comment
WOLFKITTY 1/9/2012 1:50AM

    MMm-hmm!!
I totally feel ya.

Jocelyn

Report Inappropriate Comment
MARYHENNIG 1/8/2012 11:00PM

  Too funny! They deserve a kick in the rear!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANISSAFOGEL 1/8/2012 10:55PM

    Jumping jacks at the copier? Kickboxing at the copier? That is dedication! Resolutions shouldn't be set ups for failure, they should be poster children for accomplishment - and you will most likely do yours. Happy 2012!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.
Member Comments Page (111 total):  1 2 3 Next >