EstherC

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    EstherC got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    BACKGROUND TO COMMENTARY: Go into "common kitchen" at training facility that is sugar-laden filled with poundcake, donuts, instant mac and cheese, cup o'noodes, etc. (you get the picture.)
    In cleaning up my food lifstyle as well as rebuilding my immune system due to my autoimmune disease, I have no choice to be 100% on board in everything that crosses my lips. This includes better awareness of things I never used to think about or did for environmental choices only. http://www.ehow.com/info_8446890_dangers-styrofoam-containers-hot-liquids.html
    Slight soapbox moment: Here comes the styrofoam cup...(why anyone would ever purchase those to serve people based on the environmental impact alone is beyond me)
    Actual Dialogue:
    Me: [standing at sink, minding my own business, rinsing out my reusable/recyclable starbucks cup with hot water so that I can make green tea from a bag I brought with me.]
    Owner of training facility (who appears to be <50 but moves very arthritically and sickly ): "You can use our cups too."
    Me: Thanks so much. I'm good though. (not wanting to be too preachy and zipping my lip.)
    Owner: What's wrong with our stuff here?
    Me: I just would rather not drink hot beverages or really anything out of styrofoam.
    Owner: Oh. Well, guess good for you... (shrugging like I have an issue.)
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    EstherC reacted to missmunchie in The crazy things people say   
    Oh man, I love this string! More laughter, horror, and drama than the Oscars.
    I talked to one of my (obese) coworkers about what I was doing the other day, as he pulled out his "healthy" lunch of a box of Wheat Thins, flavored yogurt, and pretzels. It was so sad and ironic that he was telling me his "really healthy" roommate was pushing him to eat better and this was her approved food! And obviously she knows better because she's really skinny and works out 2+ hours a day.
    Back in college (before I knew what a whole food was!) a friend came over and made these sugar-bomb rum-spiked smoothies. I was asking her what she put in them and she kept saying, "don't worry about it, they're low fat!" I tried to explain that a 300-calorie sugar bomb does not a healthy snack make, but she just kept repeating "low fat" until I gave up and had some wine instead.
    My MIL at every family gathering: "Oh, you can have a little bit. Just one bite. It won't hurt anything ..."
    And I picture the overweight, sick, zombie sugar army staggering to the chorus of, "Join us ... join us ..."
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    EstherC reacted to Kirsteen in The crazy things people say   
    Went into an in-store cafe to treat myself to a black coffee. Was served it and then had the following conversation.
    Server : Is that all or can I tempt you with one of our cakes or muffins.
    Me: No thanks, that's fine.
    Server : Oh, ok here then and puts shortbread type cookie on my saucer.
    Me : No thanks, don't waste that. I won't be eating it.
    Server : But it's free!
    Me : (thinking to avoid an argument) It's ok I'm gluten free.
    Server : Oh, no problem I can get you a gluten free one.
    Me : (wishing I'd never brought it up) No thanks, honestly don't bother.
    Server : Oh you people that stick to your new year's diet.
    Me : I'm not actually on a diet.
    Server : What! You're not on a diet and you still don't want this even though it's free??
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    EstherC got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    BACKGROUND TO COMMENTARY: Go into "common kitchen" at training facility that is sugar-laden filled with poundcake, donuts, instant mac and cheese, cup o'noodes, etc. (you get the picture.)
    In cleaning up my food lifstyle as well as rebuilding my immune system due to my autoimmune disease, I have no choice to be 100% on board in everything that crosses my lips. This includes better awareness of things I never used to think about or did for environmental choices only. http://www.ehow.com/info_8446890_dangers-styrofoam-containers-hot-liquids.html
    Slight soapbox moment: Here comes the styrofoam cup...(why anyone would ever purchase those to serve people based on the environmental impact alone is beyond me)
    Actual Dialogue:
    Me: [standing at sink, minding my own business, rinsing out my reusable/recyclable starbucks cup with hot water so that I can make green tea from a bag I brought with me.]
    Owner of training facility (who appears to be <50 but moves very arthritically and sickly ): "You can use our cups too."
    Me: Thanks so much. I'm good though. (not wanting to be too preachy and zipping my lip.)
    Owner: What's wrong with our stuff here?
    Me: I just would rather not drink hot beverages or really anything out of styrofoam.
    Owner: Oh. Well, guess good for you... (shrugging like I have an issue.)
  5. Like
    EstherC got a reaction from Suzy in The crazy things people say   
    BACKGROUND TO COMMENTARY: Go into "common kitchen" at training facility that is sugar-laden filled with poundcake, donuts, instant mac and cheese, cup o'noodes, etc. (you get the picture.)
    In cleaning up my food lifstyle as well as rebuilding my immune system due to my autoimmune disease, I have no choice to be 100% on board in everything that crosses my lips. This includes better awareness of things I never used to think about or did for environmental choices only. http://www.ehow.com/info_8446890_dangers-styrofoam-containers-hot-liquids.html
    Slight soapbox moment: Here comes the styrofoam cup...(why anyone would ever purchase those to serve people based on the environmental impact alone is beyond me)
    Actual Dialogue:
    Me: [standing at sink, minding my own business, rinsing out my reusable/recyclable starbucks cup with hot water so that I can make green tea from a bag I brought with me.]
    Owner of training facility (who appears to be <50 but moves very arthritically and sickly ): "You can use our cups too."
    Me: Thanks so much. I'm good though. (not wanting to be too preachy and zipping my lip.)
    Owner: What's wrong with our stuff here?
    Me: I just would rather not drink hot beverages or really anything out of styrofoam.
    Owner: Oh. Well, guess good for you... (shrugging like I have an issue.)
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    EstherC reacted to juju in The crazy things people say   
    "salad is not a food!"
    wha-what? I still wonder what they think salad is.
    One of my favorites was a vegetarian co-worker who was drinking a Diet coke and eating Fritos and a hostess cupcake told me that the grassfed steak on my salad would give me colon cancer. I looked at her lunch and then at mine and said "that is a risk I am willing to take."
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    EstherC reacted to Flynn in The crazy things people say   
    "Fruit will make you fat" - a fat coworker who doesn't eat fruit.
    "I could never eat as much as you" - a fat coworker who eats lean cuisine every day
    "How do you eat so much chocolate and stay so fit?" - random coworker
    and my favorite..."that's the biggest salad I've ever seen"