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Old 08-12-2008, 01:26 PM   #16
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I don't know how you guys do it.
I used to work in an office with lots of food around for the taking but I've
been in a new office since April and no one brings in candies, cookies, cakes,
etc. I do go out for lunch with my co workers once a month, but at least then I can make healthy choices.
I know that it would be hard for me to keep on plan if people around me were always bringing tempting snacks into the office.
Congrats to all of you who have still managed to lose in the midst of this
environment!!!
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:28 PM   #17
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Well, you guys can all come work with me because no one here eats! I worked in the hotel industry, so I was used to what you guys go through every day. 2 dozen donuts? Better hurry, they'll be gone in no time.

Here, a plate of cookies will last days and people will groin about "who brought in the cookies?!?!". Granted we are a small office of 6, but we have dozens of students here all the time. But there are no pot-lucks. No birthday celebrations (cards only). No bowls full of candy. No one brings in anything ever. They are all thin or trying to get thin. And although I am grateful for the lack of temptation, I miss that. It really does bring you together.

We do have candy bars and chips for the students, but that's not really "found" food.
It can be a great thing, but sometimes it causes more resentment than it's worth.

We tried having everyone bring something. The person who signed up to bring cold cuts brought 1 pound of turkey. For sandwiches for 26 people. Riiiight. Another person signed up to bring drinks. And brought in a 16 ounce bottle of juice. For 26 people to share? Then there were the ppl who didn't make anything & didn't give money towards buying meat or whatever the main dish was, and think they're going to eat anyway. Nope. Then there are the people who "forget" to bring their stuff & eat anyway. Double nope! THEN there are people who are going back for seconds when half the staff hasn't even had firsts. And even after all that there are people in other departments who smelled the tacos & came over to see if there were leftovers. You are not missing much!!!!
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:28 AM   #18
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Sunshine - I completely feel your pain! Part of my job function at work is to plan and coordinate training programs for our associates - which means taking care of snacks and sodas. I have to make trips to WM or the local bulk warehouse to stock up on chips, cookies, crackers, nuts, donuts, etc. And, not only do I have to go get it, I have to STORE it. In my office, right next to my DESK!

I swear, sometimes I feel like a recovering crack addict who's still "in the business"

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Old 08-18-2008, 10:59 PM   #19
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So does that mean you have an opportunity to influence the snacks to be healthier?

(he he - didn't really mean that to sound like
Now Snacks, today you are going to exercise and be healthier.
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:02 PM   #20
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Wow, I am so sorry you all have to go through that temptation... Luckily I am a stay at home Mom. Though it doesn't do any good it can be just as tempting staying at home unfortunately.
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