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#1 MJ_S

 
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:47 AM

Title says it all.

Right now there's a giant overflowing plate of cookies directly on the other side of my cubicle wall at work (I'm adjacent to the cube that gets used as the kitchen, and the counter is up against my cube wall). Everyone keeps coming in and gushing about the cookies, and I hear it very clearly.

People at my work are obsessed with food. It's constant pizza, cookies, cakes, etc. all day long.

I try my best to ignore it and I think I usually handle it pretty well, but today I'm just depressed and sick of hearing about food I can't eat all day long.

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Just wanted to rant.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:57 AM

Nasty stale things that are cold and pasty. Nothing like the fabulous warm peanut butter cookies you'll make this weekend and eat all warm and chewy right out of the oven. :)
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:17 AM



People at my work are obsessed with food. It's constant pizza, cookies, cakes, etc. all day long.



Sounds like a case of mass malnourishment, to me. :P :rolleyes: :o :blink: ;)

edited to add: just reading that makes me feel queasy.
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#4 MJ_S

 
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:13 AM

Nasty stale things that are cold and pasty. Nothing like the fabulous warm peanut butter cookies you'll make this weekend and eat all warm and chewy right out of the oven. :)


I haven't worked up to making cookies yet (need to find a good dairy free recipe for this). I may need to, and soon. Fave is choc chip.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:34 AM

Do you like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups? That's what I treat myself to when things like this happen. Just keep some of your favorite snacks with you for times like these. Or, think about all the weight they will gain eating all that crap!!
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:44 AM

If you can do nuts I highly reco an Elana's Pantry recipe. There's a triple chocolate chip recipe that's un-freaking-believable and is milk free.

And isn't there a way to move to a different cube??? Ack!
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:47 AM

I haven't worked up to making cookies yet (need to find a good dairy free recipe for this). I may need to, and soon. Fave is choc chip.


Here, kiddo. :)
Try these. Get yourself some Enjoy Life chocolate chips or chunks (no dairy) and bring them in to work with you. ;)

Easy peasy recipe.

http://abcnews.go.co...riteria=&page=1
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 10:47 AM

I hear you - people bring in food all of the time and rarely is it something I can have... I tell myself it's easier to stay thin that way and then giggle when I realize they'll all hate themselves later for eating it. Cruel in my head? TOtally - but it's my survival mechanism. :D
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:00 AM

Thanks! I'll try one (or all) of these.

And no, I tried already to move cubes, but we don't have any other available spaces. I'd have to trade, and nobody is willing to move.

If I had a dr's note I'm sure I could, but just being near the food is not making me sick (as far as I know). It's more mental angst and annoyance than anything.
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:06 AM

It's more mental angst and annoyance than anything.



In time, this will pass. I promise!

I feel myself gagging now when I see food like that all clustered together. Blech! I would have been one of the first ones to waddle up and fill a plate with that junk to graze on. As a former chubbo myself, I look at it all now and think....that is just going to make someone's arse fat, clog their arteries and make them gluten-headed. Who needs that? :rolleyes: :lol:

Make your own gluten-free goodies, have some fruit and some chips handy, for moments like these and tell yourself "I am going to live a long and healthy life". :)

You're going to be okay, hon. It's temporary and you have every right to grieve and vent. (hug)
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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:31 AM

Think of how awesome it will be when you take your own homemade cookies to work that taste exactly like gluten cookies or better. My favourite chocolate cookie recipe follows:
http://leitesculinar...ip-cookies.html They are the BEST EVER! People cannot tell they are gluten free whatsoever.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:46 PM

Sometimes I get a craving for something that has gluten. I think it is natural, because the things I miss do taste great. I think that somehow my mind found a way to deal with it, because I really don't get tempted. I don't want to feel sick, and I know what that will bring me. So I just eat something else yummy :) Have a yummy snack handy (I love chocolate so that will always work for me :D )
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:23 AM

Umm well I just ordered from Lizlovely glutenfree vegan selection. Her chocolate chip cookie tastes like cookie dough batter, so it is not my favorite. Right now there is a 15 % sale on the new gluten free cookie options. The new peanut butter ones are awesome!
You can order a case and freeze them.

I don't have any ties to the company, or get any fininacial compensation from them. The cookies are a great gluten free splurge. The vegan makes them egg and dairy free too for those with more diet restrictions. :D
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:40 AM

The code OMGMARCH2012 is good until the end of (you guessed it) March at www.lizlovely.com
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:52 AM

Thanks! I'll try one (or all) of these.

And no, I tried already to move cubes, but we don't have any other available spaces. I'd have to trade, and nobody is willing to move.

If I had a dr's note I'm sure I could, but just being near the food is not making me sick (as far as I know). It's more mental angst and annoyance than anything.

You need have a relaxed chat with your HR person if this is bothering you all the time. He/she may be able to arrange a cube trade if you can make an argument that the constant annoyance and mild upset is affecting your productivity.

I'd recommend the Betty Crocker gluten-free chocolate cookie mix. It comes out great!
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