The Food Saboteur in Me

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Originally, this blog post was going to be about food pushing and the people who do it. But really, this isn't about them. Maybe some of them mean well, they want to share. Maybe they just want to get rid of the food. "Ask Cyndi" "Yeah, she'll eat anything." But really this is about me and my inability to push the food away.
I half-heartedly said no thank you. I didn't want the glazed donut, beautiful in it's puffy pastry way. I told myself to throw the donut away. But I didn't. I haven't eaten it yet---that's a big thing because the usual thing is to immediately place said delicacy in my mouth and ride to sugar heaven on the waves of glaze and dough. Right now I actually feel a little sick to my stomach. I think that's the vitamin. Maybe it's God trying to help me make my decision. It sort of seems like a trite thing for God to intercede on but He works in mysterious ways.... emoticon
I digress. The big thing is the learning to say no with authority. Authority isn't yelling or biting anyone's head off. You can be cordial, civil and amicable and still have authority. I whole-heartedly believe that. I just need to practice.
What are your strategies for saying no? Do you take an out there honest approach or do you like the passive agressive way more? I'm pretty passive agressive myself which leads to donuts sitting on your desk under a napkin on the side of the desk you never look at on purpose. Just sayin'
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    I've spent enough time being broke and scared of not being able to afford food that saying no to free food is almost painfully hard. I tend toward being very passive in general, but in this I've learned to be direct. It's "No thanks. I don't have room for that in my diet today." Most of the people who know me well enough to offer me food know how long and hard I've been working to lose.
    2865 days ago
  • CHENRY1173
    Mom2Fat1 -- Love the graphics!! This is you on donuts...Though it might be a smidgen sad that my drug of choice are pastries. Oh well, one donut at a time, right!!
    2866 days ago
  • MOM2FAT1
    Just say no! I really don't want or need that but thanks any ways.
    emoticon You on doughnuts
    emoticon You not on doughnuts.
    2866 days ago
    And then sometimes you really do need to bite that person's head off!
    2866 days ago
    I understand where you are coming from perfectly. My biggest problem is my eating and trying to get all aspects of food under control.
    2866 days ago
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