I’ve been fascinated by what my co-workers think about losing weight. I think about it and talk about it too much, which was stressful when I was bigger, but amusing now. Anyway, see if you can tell the men from the women.
Coworker #1: (After a barbecue lunch put on my work) “I was having a hard time deciding whether to eat another sausage, or a brownie. In the end I had the sausage, but they had switched brands, not as good. Should have eaten the brownie instead.” (As for me, I ate two sausages and half a brownie, though no buns, pasta salad, potato salad, or anything but the green salad. I don’t like their brownies, too much sugar, not enough butter. I don’t like most sausages, either).
Coworker #2 After being invited to a restaurant that it takes months for a reservation “I can’t go. I have to go to the gym EVERY DAY after work” (Two months later, hasn’t started yet)
Coworker #3 “I would really like to lose 10 pounds, and I tried riding my bike for miles and running, and lost a pound. I tried dieting strictly, lost a pound. It’s annoying, but I can’t do anymore”.
Coworker #4 “I can’t lose this tummy. I did a successful cleanse in the past, cut out gluten, dairy, meat, soy. I’m going to start that soon” Personally, I think skipping the bag of chips every lunch would work just as well, but not my business.
Coworker #5 “I started gaining weight after working here. I was doing no exercise, none. At all. Now I run on the treadmill, for 15 minutes, and have returned to normal.”
Coworker #6 “I don’t know why I’m gaining weight. I have never had a belly roll before. I do not like exercise, don’t want to do it, though I probably should”
Coworker #7 “I don’t understand this goal of losing weight. Where I come from, it’s a compliment to be called fat. Personally, I used to be normal weight, now I’m much too thin, and though I’m trying, I don’t gain weight.”
**Not exact words, but close.