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I took all my leftover cookies and pie to work. Plenty of other people aren't worried about eating too much so it's out of my way!




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Work is no different to any other situation. There is 'food' available all around us, almost all the time. But in the end no-one is forcing you to eat pizza, or doughnuts or any other crap. In the end it's you who makes the decision to stuff your face, or nibble, or say no thank you and make other arrangements. So are you accountable to yourself?



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I actually brought all the chocolates to work that was given me over the holiday. I hope that with 25 employees in the same area, I will not have to consume much, if any.

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Try bringing in some health food and sit it out.

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I work in a building with 80 people and one break room so getting healthy for even half of thesis so expensive. Beefing a military base that we get walk ins a lot but they always bring in donuts yummy but not good.

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Glad I stay at home too.

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Having read through the first page of responses, all I can say is I'm so glad that I work from home!



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Sometimes we have to do it ourselves. They don't realize about healthier lifestyle.

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I heard a coworker moan,"People keep bringing us junk....someone should bring us a fruit basket." Well I looked into it-an average fruit basket with nothing special was pretty expensive. I did buy a box of clementines-everyone loves those- and put it in the break room. People are eating them.



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Everything has change. So we have to help others.

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One advantage to the slumped economy is that vendors aren't bringing food baskets and candy the way they used to. It seems everyone in our area has been too busy to bake or bring in the amount of food we usually have. What may have seemed like a "Bah humbug" Christmas in some areas is at least a good think in the snack department.



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Just remember where you were and where you are now.

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everyday there are sweets and snacks for the holiday! My self control is limited....



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Again today I see the break room has more left over christmas snacks. Lucky I had a great day yesterday and I am motivated. Getting over the desire to just mindless eating, is hard. I woke up to a beautiful sun, and I am excited for the weekend! Guess that's my motivation.

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So are Christmas Stockings!!! emoticon

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So one Wednesday bring in some health stuff. They might just enjoy it.

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We get all kinds of unhealthy foods at my workplace. Wednesday is treat day (where people on my support team take turns bringing goodies) and Friday is Bagel where the company buys bagels for the whole office. And there are other random food events, usually less than healthy.

I just politely refuse to indulge most of the time and quietly eat the healthy foods I prepared and brought for myself from home.





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I have always worked in the healthcare field and am continually astonished at the food offerings. Not so good salad bar, lots and lots of fried stuff, greasy stuff from outside vendors, and vending machines are no better. I bring my lunch every day and when I am at my best, I bring my snacks, too. emoticon



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It's almost over with as far as seeing all that junk at work. Now for the New Year try bring some healthy treats to work and put them out.

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Lola I am the same and it has never bothered me till the last 4 or 5 years.

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Trying to eat the right thing on time like this is very hard.

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Hmmm! Where can I apply???

I'm a born foodie, I'm afraid, though I have it under control these days. But there's not a nanosecond when tempting food won't catch my eye. I guess the key for me has to come to a place of acceptance for that, just acknowledging that it's an appetite - no pun intended - that I will always have in life...and probably FOR life, too! emoticon



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Maybe a wrap here or there or take something in. They are saying they will be offering healthy sides.

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As long as it good for you. They do have salads. So try to eat what help you toward good health.

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I am a managr for mcd and I can eat what ever I want and whenever I want! how do u deal with that?



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We have to keep over powering the mind as well as the peoples with this junk.

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Sounds great here. I do the same.

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I know that it's a big struggle at this time of the year.

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AMEN. emoticon

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This is the time of the year that I just do partake of a limited number of things I do not eat any other time of the year. I have learned to just do a little taste and move on to something healthier

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The amount of candy and sweets sitting around at work is staggering. I have fallen head first into that candy bowl more than once.

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Yeah, this is hard! Lol
It is really cracking me up how many people and how many times people have tried to push food on me. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I am just thinking... "look at me... do you REALLY think I need to eat this?" emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
I know it's people being nice and trying to help spread holiday cheer but honestly, I can't wait until all the holiday food is gone and out of my face. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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You can do it.

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I do not have a strong will but I have been doing very well considering I try to wait awhile after they are put out then most are gone.

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Oh my! The baskets that people have been sending in are filled with unhealthy foods. My Manager puts out a basket or two a day and there are about 25 people who partake. He puts the food on a table which is in one of the many aisles. So far, I have minimally taken food off the table by rarely going down that isle. And when I do, I try to go for healthier food which is a challenge, I have to say, it is not easy, but I've got my eye on the prize. I have brought in some apples and oranges that are in my desk when I get am urge to eat. I have one more day to work and then I will be off for two days. I will stay strong



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That sound good.

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a veggie or fruit tray with some low fat cheese are items I do my best to stick to when making pot luck choices. so many temptations!!

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Healthier foods forever!

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That's great that you have move to a healthier place. Keep up the good work.

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Reading all these posts from people who are struggling with this issue at work, I am struck by how much our culture equates caring and good times with un-healthy foods. I'm heartened to read of places where there are some healthy offerings such as mandarin oranges.

I'm very fortunate that my work is mostly junk-food free and also somewhat health-conscious;a healthier workforce lowers the health insurance premiums, so there's incentive for them to encourage healthy habits. Every month they have "Bagel Fridays", but in addition to the bagels and pastries they put out bowls of cut-up fruit and yogurts. The fruit is the first to disappear!

The first year I was employed there, there was a ton of junk food all over the place. Since then I'm on a different floor and with a different group that doesn't bring in a lot of extras. When we do, it's usually in very limited quantities. Two of my team members are from Greece and bring in to-die-for sweets, but they bring in just a few so I don't feel guilty having one. I also bring an extras home to share with my family.

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I have made a commitment to change the way I look and feel forever. I made 10 different kinds of Christmas cookies to pass out to family and friends, work has so much candy, cookies and junk food their is barely a place to sit and eat. I did not sample one iota of it. No taste test just to see. NADA. I put a veggie chili in the crock pot and asked one of the other girls to bring a fruit tray. One of the other girls brought an organic whole grain baguette from wegmans and the other stuff was hands off! It was great!



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I have started bringing my own healthy lunches to avoid the junk in the hospital cafe that they serve to the staff. As for the chocolate & cookies that appear in the nurses' station....I allow my self 1 piece per shift. That way I parrticipate with my coworkers but maintain my steam in my weight loss journey.



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Yes. Especially when you have to bring something.

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Declining and avoiding the first one is easier than staying away from the second one of whatever it is so I am trying really hard to go that route and if not maybe take only one when it is the last one there.

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Bahahahah! That's great. That wouldn't fly here tho.



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Way to go. I have had some but been watching it. Up a little but less than 3 pounds so I am very proud of myself!

Congrats to all and HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

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ROBBIEY I AM SO PROUD OF YOU THAT TAKES COURAGE

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