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Friday, February 11, 2011

Are we all weirdo's?

After school yesterday I took a quick break and went on over to the Costco to meet the Madre.  I don't like going to Costco by myself.  Billy had school and heaven forbid I do my favorite things at Costco alone: eat ridiculous amounts of samples, check out and smell all of the amazing bakery items, look at clothes, eat ice cream and buy mass amounts of produce.

She surprised me with a birthday week cupcake.  Chocolate with coconut frosting....heaven!  I always forget to take off my work keys and look like a nerd.

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I got some good stuff and I am excited to have a stocked kitchen again.

Then it was back to school for an open house until 9 p.m. It was a long day but fun at the same time.  Why do I enjoy being around annoying teenagers all day.....oh yeah, it is because I still am mentally an annoying teenager.

Is it weird that I made my students make a paper chain for a countdown to my birthday to hang up in the classroom so that they remember the important day?

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During lunch yesterday a co-worker came into the faculty lounge and practically screamed...."I have never seen someone eat that many vegetables at the same time, that is disgusting."  Everyone looked at me (yes, I am still that person that cares big time what others think about them), I turned red and then started feeling like I had to explain myself.....'but I eat a lot of normal food too like candy and sandwiches and tacos, I love vegetables and it takes a lot of food to fill me up...etc. etc. blah blah blah.'

She then went on to say, "If I ate that many vegetables I would be in the bathroom half the day."  30 minutes later of listening to her talk about what veggies do to her intestines she left.

I never said one word about what she was eating and how it effects my body, so why do people feel like they have to comment on my 'weird' eating habits?

Don't worry it didn't make me mad or anything but it left me thinking about WHY I don't like it when my co-workers notice what I eat.  Heck, I post pictures of my dinners and insane candy intake almost every day on the blog.   So, why do I love the comments from you guys about what I eat but not from my co-workers.......

******Oh, I know, I know, pick me.....it's because you guys are the same way.  Whether it is because you are a runner and understand the reason why I crave 14 bowls of cereal after a long run, or because you care about getting the max amount of nutrients everyday even if that means eating a bag of spinach every three days.

It is one more reason why I am obsessed with you.  We are all so alike.  We love our food and we are trying our hardest to fuel our bodies with good foods (and treats of course) to get us through our workouts and so we are able to perform at our best levels and feel our best.

Moral of the story: I am going to keep eating my large amounts of veggies and laugh my way until I am 110 years old still rocking the treadmill.

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Do people comment on the food that you eat?  Do you feel like you have to defend yourself?

-My close friends and family know and love the fact that I am a crazy person about my food but co-workers etc. think I am a little off my rocker because I bring a tub of salad and 10 pieces of fruit rather than going to MickeyD's with them.  I feel like I do have to defend myself but from now on I will answer, 'it makes me feel good and happy and that is why I do it:)'

What is your favorite grocery store?

-Costco....it is cheap, close, awesomesauce, samplefilled and the best produce around.

What are your Friday night Plans????

-Date night with Billster @ PF Changs......what should I order?.

166 Comments:

At February 11, 2011 at 6:01 AM , Blogger Kristin @NyceLife said...

I think that THEY (the McD's eating crowd at your school) are the weirdos. You are doing amazing things with the body God gave you- feeding and working it as He intended!!

And, WOW, are those mountains in the back of your Cosco parking lot AMAZING!! I live in coastal GA, not even a HILL, ha ha!

Friday night plans include soccer practice for my son and then maybe a movie with the kiddos. Mark (dh) is on call tonight/all weekend so I am mostly flying solo. I've never been to PF Changs!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:03 AM , Blogger Samantha said...

I wouldn't worry one bit about someone commenting on the amount of veggies you eat (or anything else you consume for that matter) If someone doesn't appreciate the health benefits of a big ol' bowl of vegetables that's their loss!!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:06 AM , OpenID marathonmaiden said...

go on and eat all your veggies girl! i've stopped explaining why i eat the stuff i do. now i just thinly smile and nod my head.

and the spicy chicken is awesome at pf changs :)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:07 AM , Blogger 5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Well, sorry that lady bothered you. =/ I know you have heard it before but I am sure she is just jealous. And she had no clue how to fuel her body for the type of running and exercise you do. And the more healthy stuff you eat the more you crave it! Just like the more sweets and crap you eat the more you crave it. So phooey on her. Please don't ever feel the need to defend yourself for being healthy!

The pic of Costco makes me homesick...we have Sams here. I'll go check it out next weekend. And the mountains are gorgeous. Do you ever run in them? I picture you running in the mountains like it were a field of flowers, skipping and hopping and floating around....is that wierd? i just had a daydream about you dance-running in a mountain, with the expression you had in yesterday's video! HA!

Happy Friday!! The Hubs and I are going to dinner while LB goes to a Valentine's Day dance at his school. So what if he's in kindergarten? We need a date night!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:07 AM , Blogger Laura said...

Ah...same here! Sometimes I'll bring things like Froot Loops for lunch and people always have to comment. Or random things like an entire bag of salad and I'll eat the whole thing without dressing--just some salsa and veggies on top. At least we are being healthy! What works for one person, doesn't always work for another...besides, the only thing I like at McDonalds is ice cream and that doesn't count as lunch! (Not that I've ever done that before...hehe)

Grocery stores....hmmm I LOVE super target for many reasons:
1. they have a starbucks inside...need i say anymore?
2. they have clothes, movies, magazines, art supplies, makeup, fun seasonal things like VALENTINES STICKERS, etc.
3. PLUS their produce is usually pretty good and i can get all of my groceries there. You're starting to convince me to get a costco membership though...I think it would save me a lot of money to buy my veggies and fruit in bulk since I eat so many of them!

P.F. changs...hmmm haven't been there in awhile...Their sesame chicken is usually pretty stellar! What do you usually order there?

And ah....bless your heart for going back to school after work for an open house...that would be rough! Leave work, only to come back later on. When I'm done, I like to be done for the day! haha.

And plus also...LOVED the paper birthday chain! I'm tempted to make one for my wedding. Does it matter that it is not for like 8 more months?! That sucker would be like 4 feet long...apartment decorations here I come!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:11 AM , Blogger Briana said...

I freaking hate it when people make fun of what I eat. I was a vegetarian for 7 years and people would always make fun of me and say stuff like, "Well I'm going to eat double meat now just to cancel you out." Get over yourself, peeps! Mind your own beeswax!

Um, Trader Joe's has to top my list of best grocery store.

Aaaaaand, no exciting 'date night' for us. I have to work at 7 a.m. tomorrow so it'll be a night of dinner at home and snugglin' on the couch (and I am totally NOT complaining).

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:13 AM , Blogger Yogi Bear said...

Oh yes...I love meh veggies! I could eat them all day long. Good thing I don't live alone, or else I'd probably live completely off veggies, bread and dessert!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:13 AM , OpenID fitchocoholic said...

People definitely comment on what I eat:
"How can you eat salad so much?"
"Is that stuff REALLY good?"
"WOW! You eat a lot of peanut butter!":P
"You eat quite frequently don't you?" (especially since I'm trying to gain weight!)
I try not to let it bother me, because I know that in general, I fuel myself really well!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:13 AM , OpenID chefkatelyn said...

I have the SAME problem! At school, everyone gives my mass amount of veggies funny looks but they don't know how many bars of chocolate and quinoa-hummus-balsamic-raisin bowls I go through a day. It's like "sorry for getting some nutrients in, I'll make sure to eat JUST the chocolate and not the salad too".

It makes me self-conscious too, but we will be laughing our way into old age and running marathons when we are 100:)

My friday night plans = making a yummy deliciousness dessert for Indulgence Friday on the bloggity blog! And poss going to see Hairspray:)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:14 AM , Blogger Kara said...

People always comment on the amount of fruit I can eat...I can't believe that a pint of strawberries ISN'T a serving for other people :)

Best grocery store? I love Harris Teeter!

Date night? What's that? :) We have a baby so we don't do crazy stuff like date night, unless watching recorded TV shows and eating ice cream together counts. Which is totally does :P

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:16 AM , Anonymous Kimberly @ Im Not Done said...

This post really strikes a chord with me. I have had this problem too - always with female coworkers.

It got to the point once where I wanted to hide my lunches, and my lunches weren't even that crazy! At the time I was going through a soup and salad phase, not crazy at all!

These women are big time insecure and your healthy eating habits highlight their own grossness. I think that's why they go on the defensive.

Fav grocery store is definitely Trader Joes!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:18 AM , Anonymous Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) said...

IGNORE HER girl! You eat amazingly and we NEED all that spinach to make us run well!:) I get that kind of thing ALL THE TIME, but people don't see half of what I eat, so they can't judge. And hell we all know that you love candy anyway!!

You're right- I love how we're all the same and understand each other!! It's AMAZING!! Love ya girl:)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:19 AM , Blogger trisha*n said...

I like with college roommates that eat like....well, college students. And I don't. I make Costco trips with my mom every couple weeks to stalk up, and my dinner always looks like a load of veggies and fruit. And they look at me funny. But I'm over it, because I love the stuff!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:20 AM , Anonymous Kristy said...

Hi Janae! People like that are just jealous and envious that they are not in shape and are eating McDonald's instead of broccoli. It's their defense mechanism. I'm like you and would never comment on someone's food in an obnoxious way but some people can't help themselves. Such as life. Let it go in one ear and out the next!

I have a little favorite market near my apartment called Gourmet Garage. I also love Whole Foods and Trader Joes but don't frequent on a regular basis.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:20 AM , Blogger Katy said...

OMG, PF Chang's chicken lettuce wraps are THEBOMB.COM. Seriously, I love them so hard.

I get comments on how I eat, sometimes. I have a feeling when I home, and CHOOSE to eat green smoothies and healthy food instead of hitting up Wendy's, I'm going to get a bunch of weird looks.... Haha.

Keep doing what you do. You're awesome, and they should know that.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:22 AM , OpenID cooklaughmove said...

Gah! I have this same issue at work! The other day I had a salad and sweet potato topped with black beans and someone said "You aren't a vegetarian are you?!?!?!" and No, I'm not. I just don't see the need to eat meat at every meal. And I get a lot of snacking comments "Eating again I see" Yeah, carrots and celery.

But they are mostly from the unhealthiest ones in they group, so I think they are trying to deflect attention away from their 10 piece buckets of chicken!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:23 AM , Blogger Corrie said...

Wow! I totally get that! I hate eating in the teacher's lounge when I have something unusual/healthy because EVERYONE feels the need to comment on it. In like a GROSS WHERE'S THE MEAT kind of way. I'm not even vegetarian!!

I know it's lame, but on the days I don't want to deal with it, I just eat in my classroom. And I'm normal! Well-adjusted! People like me! That makes me sound like a such a LOSER!! Hahahaha. :)

P.S. You're awesome.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:25 AM , Anonymous Caitlin said...

When I first started weight watchers the people close to me who knew I was changing the way i would eat would really support me because they knew how hard I was working. As the weight came off- and I got closer to goal and I became skinnier they would then say things like "oh come on you can eat that" and now they pressure me to eat bad things again. Its super annoying because its like a double standard- when I was overweight it was okay for me to eat fruit and veggies like nuts but now that I'm thinner I'm not allowed?? no unacceptable haha. Whoops sorry went on a little rant...

Moral of the story- We shouldnt care about those people- We should just worry about ourselves :)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:25 AM , Blogger Kimberly said...

The only comments I get about the food I eat, at least at work, are positive. Like, "Wow, that smells good." And then I start to tell them about how healthy it is and they walk away. Hmph. When I was in HS, though, a Bob Evans co-worker commented that all my salads must keep me "regular." Gross!

I don't have a fave grocery store because we don't have cool grocery stores. We alternate between Kroger and Meijer. Eh.

Tonight, I'll be going to one of them. We're super cool like that. I'll also be eating a delicious turkey sandwich from Jimmy Johns.

P.S. Is it weird that I wondered if I could ship those cupcakes to you? I swear I'm not psycho!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:25 AM , Blogger RunningWild said...

dont listen to the haters. YOU know what's good for you and your body
my friday night plans are dinner with a friend and hopefully a skype date with my love!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:27 AM , Blogger J said...

Ugg I hate when people are judgmental about what others eat! I prolly would have gotten really mad and asked her why she thought she could give her opinion on what I ate! Sometimes I have a big mouth and don't think before I speak but its ok. Hasn't gotten me into too much trouble yet.

We have Wegmans around here - they are grocery stores that are awesome! I love them and hope I never have to move someplace where there isn't one.

I have no idea what we are doing tonight. I know we are going snowshoeing tomorrow and I am running!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:29 AM , Anonymous Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner said...

Good on you for not freaking out on your coworker. It sounds like you have more patient than me :)

Sorry to hear she bothered you.. As if she did that!! Since when did vegetables become disgusting?
Good for you that you are going to continue eating those veggies :)

My close friends and family know that at times I am very picky with what I put in my body (other times not so much). I got a lot of slack from my best friends for a few years when we would go out to eat, but it's better now. I'm also better now too and not as hardcore (or high-strung? lol) but YES I still try to eat very healthy.

I'll probably be going to Costco tonight :)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:32 AM , OpenID movesnmunchies said...

TOTALLY empathize with you!! thats why i LOVE you all too! i dont feel like a FREAK :D

that said, if someone went and got fast food everymeal.- id be tempted to comment..
my fav grocery store in the US of A.. is whole foods or Trader Joes (actualy ive never been to Tj's but i just know we would fall in love instantly)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:34 AM , OpenID girlevolving.com said...

I think most people comment because they're comparing what they eat to what you're eating, and they feel guilty, because they think they should be eating more veggies or whatever (for good or bad reasons). I did that when I wasn't eating healthy, and I've experienced it from people now that I do eat more healthy.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:34 AM , Blogger Sheanna said...

Bah! I can't believe that lady! I've had coworkers comment to me when I don't partake of the pot luck stuff they might bring in to the office. One coworker went so far as to call me anorexic! Rude. Then I felt like I HAD to explain myself....I told her that if I eat crap then I feel like crap...I didn't add that she should "stuff it," but I really wanted to.

I need to get a membership to Costco...With 4 people in the house and the way we love veggies it's almost a waste not to go to Costco.

My husband and I are actually doing pizza night friday (using your pizza dough recipe...THANK YOU...We do it EVERY Friday) and we're going to snuggle and watch movies after the kids go to bed. It's been a stressful week.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:39 AM , Blogger ms. caboo said...

It drives me nuts when someone at work has to walk into the breakroom, stop, and stare at my food and then ask me a million questions about it. Really, it's my food--leave me alone! Plus, I'm trying to read at the same time, so it's really annoying.

Bud and I are watching "Despicable Me", eating chicken piccata and salad for our Friday night.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:40 AM , Anonymous Ally (oatsandspice) said...

I love this post - I live in a sorority house and people always comment on how many salads/veggies I eat... It is always, "Let me guess, you are going to have another salad for lunch?"... It gets SOOOO annoying and frustrating at times! Why don't people all just eat healthy like us!?

And I love Costco - sometimes I go just to try the samples... haha yeah, I'm THAT girl :)

http://oatsandspice.wordpress.com

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:43 AM , Blogger Missy said...

Yes I have been picked on because of my food, I tend to eat the same things because I have an uneasy stomach at times so when I find something that I love and it works for me then I tend to stick to it! lol
I usually go to super-Walmart for my groceries because its one-stop shopping for everything lol I'm not sure if there is a Costco in Charlotte, but I'm thinking of checking into it, you rave so much about it!
My Friday night plans- cook dinner and build my bedroom furniture, everything has come in except my bed, so that will be the extent of my lovely evening!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:47 AM , Anonymous Maria said...

When people comment on my food, I usually just ignore them. I've started to take being told that I eat "hippie food" as a compliment!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:47 AM , Blogger Aneta said...

ppl always comment that i am too healthy or eat 'gross and weird' foods. its called a salad, not gross or weird.
i think its gross and weird when they eat fried foods everyday, but i dont say it to their face.

ps. i love buying spinach at costco.
wish u were from Toronto. we can go Costco shopping together!!!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:53 AM , Blogger Rachel McPhillips said...

Personally, I think it's awesome how much veggies you eat and I am way jealous of your large bags of broccoli.. I love broccoli!!! PS- since I upped my mileage this week.. I have been as hungry as a teenager. I devoured a bag of M&Ms last night. I figured thats what you must feel like on a daily basis!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:53 AM , Anonymous Lindsey said...

I totally understand! I am in college and people act OFFENDED when I don't wan a third piece of birthday cake for the week or when I order a salad... I try to explain that I LIKE to eat vegetables! I don't know how many times I've had to say, "No! I'm not trying to lose weight!" and then explained that that not the only reason to eat healthily!!

Tonight, I'm tagging along with my best friend and her boyfriend to his hometown to watch his bro play a basketball tournament. We're all friends, so I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone there!

(This is only after I "ace" a Biology test... wish me luck! :) )

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:54 AM , Blogger Ashby Family said...

Friday night plans tonight = going to a friend's surprise birthday valentine's party!

I'm totally excited since my hubby has been gone ALL WEEK for a work conference and I miss him! Can't wait to go to a party with him!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:55 AM , Blogger Erin said...

People at my work ALWAYS comment on my food! I usually bring a whole loaf of bread (or package of wraps), a small bag of spinach, a package of turkey, etc. to work on Monday and make sandwiches every day for lunch throughout the week.

Well, it NEVER fails that every day at lunch someone walks into the kitchen to microwave their frozen meals and makes a comment about my "sandwich shop" and how "funny" it is that I make my lunch every day. Why is it funny that I enjoy making fresh sandwiches instead of eating frozen meals or spending money getting fast food from across the street? I've never understood...

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:56 AM , OpenID lunachickruns.com said...

I think people like that make those comments because they are intimidated and insecure about their own UNhealthy choices, like eating at McD's every day. I would just ignore it and be happy that I choose to fuel my body with nutrients that allow me to push myself through tough workouts and that make me feel good!

I wish we had a Costco, I am always jealous of your giant bags of broccoli :-)

Tonight will be a low key movie night...long run in the morning!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:57 AM , Blogger Jody, RD said...

A. I love your Eat This/Not That poster in your class room, probably because we all know you likely supplied all the wrappers for the "NOt That" side.

B. People feel the need to comment on what I eat ALL. THE. TIME. As a dietitian, I can't win. If I'm eating healthy food, people will say "That figures you would eat something like that" IF I"m eating something unhealthy they will say "Are you sure you should eat that? You're a dietitian..."

C. I love grocery shopping at Meijer - it's a midwest thing.

D. Friday night - low key with the kiddo and hubby once he gets back from his track meet.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:58 AM , Blogger Em said...

oh my gosh I can totally relate! People always comment on how I eat so "healthy" and sometimes I am even embarrassed about the food I eat! It makes me so mad, because why should I be embarrassed that I am not eating junk food like everyone else?! Im glad to see that so many people are with me on this one!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:59 AM , Blogger Stephanie said...

My co-workers are the same way, and it got to the point where it really bothered me. Like you said, I didn't comment on their greasy fat-laden food and how awful it is and how can they eat that, but they felt it appropriate to do that to me.
It got to the point where I couldn't eat in our staff lounge without getting some snide comment and getting annoyed so I started eating my lunch in my office. I suppose it gets lonely sometimes, but I can eat in peace and I get to leave 30 minutes earlier since I eat so much faster when I'm not talking!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 6:59 AM , Blogger LifeasKristina said...

Allll the dang time! My cart, the cashier, people coming over to my house, when I go out to eat...it never ends....i'm always trying to figure out why people don't comment about the steak and cheese sub over my salad with hummus???

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:03 AM , Blogger Michelle said...

People say things to me all the time at work about my food! It does make me a little self-conscious, and I actually work on trying to bring more 'normal' looking things as snacks now (veggies and almonds rather than a creepy brown-green hemp smoothie). I know that I don't have to do that, but I hate it when both my co-workers and patrons at the gym where I work feel it ok to say 'What are you EATINGGGGGGGGGGG?'

My real theory is that our 'weird' healthy food is just calling to their attention what they know they should be eating, and it makes them self-conscious. They would rather stay in a bubble where everyone eats junk food all the time, and because everyone does it makes it ok.

Where I live we have Sam's Club, not Costco, but I love it. They have the same giant bags of broccoli! I also love the giant bags of bell peppers!

I am working late tonight, so nothing fun except some tv time later. But tomorrow we are going ice skating!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:05 AM , Blogger Jogging with Fiction said...

people always comment on how much i eat at work. I also get the "i wish I had your metabolism so I could eat that much candy and look like you." I know it's mean, but I'd like to say, "It's not metabolism, it's the billion miles I run every week!"

My parents are taking Mike and me out for dinner tonight for a belated birthday celebration. Yay!

I love BJ's (also a wholesaler like costco), but it's like 40 minutes away, so it's a special treat to go!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:09 AM , Blogger Kristina Buenafe said...

A coworker once told me "wow, you eat a lot for a girl!" when we were eating lunch in the teachers' lounge.

I aspire to eat tons of veggies like you :)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:18 AM , Blogger Siobhan said...

Uggh, I have to defend my eating habits everyday! Especially when I am CONSTANTLY snacking. And my snacking is bananas, oranges, a bag of veggies, and yogurt. And work friends only see what you eat during the day so they think you are just crazy healthy. But really I go home, put on the bachleor, take out a tub of ice cream and mash up peanut butter cups and put them in there and I'm ready for a feast.

Costco is the greatest invention. Ever.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:20 AM , Anonymous Elisha said...

You're not alone. I eat healthy probably about 75 or 80% of the time and most of that is when I'm at work eating breakfast and lunch. I always get comments about how I "eat so healthy" and feel I need to say "oh, well I eat cupcakes too!". I don't know why we feel the need to defend ourselves for eating properly and having the willpower to eat a salad instead of a burger most of the time.

My favorite store is Wegmens. I think they only have it on the east coast, but it is amazing.

Have fun tonight. After work I'll be doing a Jillian Michaels workout DVD, probably cursing it out for being so difficult and involving so many squats, then probably watching the ten thousand episodes of Criminal Minds that I have on DVR. ha ha

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:20 AM , Anonymous Lindsey @Textbooks and Cookbooks said...

Yeah people comment on what I eat all the time. Every time I eat a huge salad w/veggies for lunch (aka every day) people say something like..."wow, you eat healthy" in a negative way. I just think those people are trying to bring us healthy eaters down to make themselves feel better about eating bad!

My fave grocery stores are Martin's and Costco :)

Tonight, I think my bf and I are going to see Black Swan!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:21 AM , Blogger Siobhan said...

Oh! I forgot-- I LOVE THAT YOU MADE THE KIDS MAKE A PAPER RING COUNTDOWN CALENDAR FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY!

You're hilarious. Those kids must love you!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:22 AM , Blogger BigHappyFamily said...

People do comment on what I eat, and it drives me bonkers ... usually, "how does someone eat so much and stay so little?" Or of course, the ugly step sister to that comment, "do you ever eat anything?".

sigh.

Tonight ... treadmill, and family free swim after the big kids finish practice.

Enjoy PFC!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:22 AM , Blogger Mallory said...

Everyone is weird and that's a good thing!! I wish I ate as many veggies as you do. I can think of a bunch of mean-spirited things that you should say back to them next time but I guess that's not a very good idea. So I'd just ignore them. Lol. Or next time you have a salad throw some Mike n Ikes on it also and explain that you made it less healthy when secretly you made it more tasty!

My favorite grocery store is Whole Foods! Yum!

Friday night plans = date night! But I think we are going to order in and watch our new movie from Netflix!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:23 AM , OpenID mickiruns said...

I'm glad you're not letting it get to you. I was dumb, and while I would eat very healthy at lunch, I would make sure my co-workers saw me eat something not-so-healthy. *sigh*

That cupcake looks amazing and made me eyeballs bulge.

We go to the commissary for cheap food :) And tonight we're keeping it low key and waiting for family to arrive.

You sure have gorgeous views in Utah!! I would love to visit out there, I've never been!

p.s. I gave you an award on my blog. You can play along if you would like. No pressure :)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:24 AM , Blogger hbobier said...

Okay, not coolio. You eat as many veggies as your little heart desires. :)

When I'm at work, I always complain about how hungry I am. Usually because I'm always hungry. But it's usually welcomed with a "Yeah, but if you eat normal things like pizza and french fries you wont' be so hungry."

Whatever. Enjoy your clogged arteries.

As for my Friday evening, I'm road tripping to Wisconsin to visit a friend. Enjoy your date night!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:29 AM , Blogger Victoria (The District Chocoholic) said...

People (especially unhealthy coworkers who never exercise or touch any fruits/veggies) comment on how many vegetables I eat and what I don't eat. I curtly tell them "I'm well aware of the content of my lunch" and glare at them like I might kill them.

It kind of stops it.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:31 AM , Blogger brooke @ E.F.F. said...

good for you for keeping positive! you know what is good for you and that is all that matters. that's why you rock :)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:33 AM , Blogger Christina said...

I'm proud of being weird...esp if eating healthy causes that label haha. I could sit and eat fruit and veggies all day! My body feels so much better with them! Just go ahead and try and run 10 miles after eating McDonalds...good luck!! :)

I love Publix! They have great buy one get one deals. Last week, I spent $50 & saved $40!

Friday night plans: the boy's softball game and dinner...after running 10...yay!!! I can't hardly wait to get out of work! Mmm..enjoy PF Changs!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:34 AM , Blogger Angie said...

People constantly comment on what I eat. Mostly my coworkers and my husband's family, lol. They like steak and potatoes. They are getting used to it though. I have started to be a smart-a. Like when someone says "whoa, what the mess are you eating?" I say.. "Its called broccoli, would you like me to spell that?" (they know im not really mean but omg it can be annoying)!!! Have a great Friday!!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:35 AM , Blogger Mamarunsbarefoot said...

UGH!! I just lost my post! GRRRR.. well anyhow. I love whole foods store but can't afford to buy much there, Nothing going on tonight we have homemade pizza for dinner.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:37 AM , Blogger Kathie said...

Co-workers make fun of my eatting all the time. They are notorious for "I think you are in the kitchen more than in your office" or "you are always eatting" (I eat every 3 hours) Then they make fun of my "small, portioned out containers" (yeah, that's why ya'll are BIG and UNHEALTH) I dont care. I let them make their remarks and just continue on with what i'm doing.

P.S. you would love working here..it's for a produce company!! yayaya cheap produce!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:40 AM , OpenID runbakerace.com said...

I think people comment because they just want to criticize. Don't worry about them, veggies are super good for you :)People comment about what I eat all the time and the large quantities of it as well. You are so right, it's fun to have the blog world out there with like minded peps. Loved the honeymoon photos and cruises!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:43 AM , Blogger Meredith said...

Janae, she had her full cup of hater-ade yesterday! That was just plain rude. Don't worry about her. You're right, do what makes you happy! People comment on my "healthy" food all the time. It's almost like it's not normal for me to eat that way. Which is sad. I say if I eat crap all the time I run like crap. And it tastes good to me. I also get "You're eating AGAIN??" That one does get to me sometimes. But I know what my body needs.

I love Trader Joe's! They have sunflower butter that is my replacement from peanut butter (I'm allergic to nuts). It's soooo good. And their produce prices are great!

Friday night plans? Not much, think I'm getting a lovely little cold. Home with the hubster - movies & dinner in bed!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:47 AM , Blogger Elizabeth Cheek said...

AMEN X 100!!! I get SO tired of people's little comments about what I eat---if I want to clean out a salad bar---so be it---I paid didn't I! and if I want a plate full of broccoli--shut up! its what I like and it makes my body feel rockin' good! I just stuck a batch of black bean brownies in the oven and I cant wait. You go girl--you keep eating your broccoli and don't worry about people's comments or stares! I sure don't. I don't even care what my extended family thinks!

Our Friday night--includes dinner with my pa-in-law--He takes us most of the time to a fish buffet---with a rockin' salad bar, but tonight it is pizza and I'm pumped! Hugs you cutie--go have a great day---E

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:48 AM , Blogger Britt Burns Kelly said...

Janae your blog is the sweetest, and you are a doll. I hear the same crazy things from my coworkers about what I eat, and my diet mainly consists of fruits, veggies, and lots and lots of candy just like yours. It can be difficult for people to understand what a trained body feels like when they do not have one.

So hold your head up girl! Obviously the veggies are doing you good right now. If Americans would only focus on themselves and what they are putting in their own bodies, over one third of our country wouldn't be obese.

Oh and the view from your Costco parking lot is AMAZING! I'm jealous!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:48 AM , Blogger Diana Tries-A-Tri! said...

Yeah people do this all the time at work to me too. I'm a vegetarian though so I eat all sorts of fake meat and other protein replacement stuff which just fuels it haha. AND they bring lunch to share with each other like three times a week and always go, "oh, Diana we WOULD share, but this has MEAT IN IT!" Like they're trying to lure me out of it or something haha. Veggies are delicious, I make no apologies. And I'm with you, I could eat my body weight in broccoli.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:56 AM , Anonymous Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run said...

There is a guy at my work that always lectures me on the Boca burgers I eat and how they have "so many chemicals."

This guy is extremely overweight and it bothers me to no end. Why does he feel he can judge what I eat when it's visually apparent he doesn't eat the right stuff?

I just always answer him, "you know my body thrives on chemicals!" and then I'll take a bite and make a yummy noise to be silly. I don't know how else to respond.

He's a nice guy too, so I don't want to be rude.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:02 AM , Blogger Beth said...

Ugh, I hate when my co-workers comment on my eating and exercise!! Every. Single. Day. somebody makes a comment about me eating oatmeal. Yes, I make oatmeal at work every day for second breakfast, no its not shocking or that strange. Be quiet about it!

And for the record, I totally approve of your veggies and candy diet. Awesome :)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:07 AM , Anonymous Paula @ Eat:Watch:Run said...

I felt the SAME way about Seattle. Clean version of NY and so many cool public art sculptures.

I've been to a cruise to the Bahamas. My only one. It was a Disney cruise and I didn't care for it probably because I don't have kids or watch Hannah Montana movies. But I will definitely try another cruise line in the future!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:07 AM , Blogger Big Daddy Diesel said...

- Yep, all the time I get looks and comments about my spinach salad that I eat everyday, Personally I dont think they are really mad at you, they are actually mad at themselves, after eating 2500 calories from McDonalds and they not not even full, that not including the mass amount of fat on top of it, so in their own self pity, they slam on the person that they fully know that they should be eating like us. Ya, society has become this way, its our fault they eat so badly.

We are ELITE athletes, all of us, doesnt matter your skill level, once you cross a finishline at any race, you are an athlete, can we continue to be elite athletes, we train while others watch TV, heck we even train in front of the TV, so we can "be part of the TV conversation at work" but we are still training, we eat to fuel for training, we all know that eating McD's before a workout is going to kill the performance of that workout, not to mention we will want to burn those calories off. We know how to fuel for performance, we have studied this and we know we are right, so again is our fault that the rest of the world is mad at us.

so when we are 110, on the porch, in our running shoes, we will be going over our race medals, comparing stories, and have tall tales to tell the great, great, great, great, great grandkids

So you dont need to defend yourself, because you already know your doing it the right way and they are mad that they dont have the mental fortitude to follow your example

- Tonight I am doing V-Day with the girl, we both agreed we didnt want to fight the wait lines on Monday

- Have a great weekend

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:09 AM , Blogger sdralphs said...

Love that you have been to Astoria Oregon!!! Oregon is my favorite and I hope I get to move back there. Gorgeous! I hate defending what I eat. It's like if you eat healthy they think you are starving yourself, when it reality my healthy salad will keep me more full then your McDonalds. True. I just want to tell them to leave me alone. I think it's just because they are insecure. Just my opinion.
I love HEB. It's a grocery store in Texas. I miss it so much from the summer. It's like Costco/Maceys/Smiths. Loved it!
Tonight I have basketball games and then fondue with the hubs after. I am doing a "Bachelor" week for him. It's too funny. He gets a date card each day. If he is lucky he gets a "rose" at the end of the date. Ha ha!!! I'm a loser.
Oh, I ran 3 miles yesterday again, a minute faster pace and it felt amazing! You inspire me!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:10 AM , OpenID cupcakedynamite said...

I HATE WHEN PEOPLE DO THAT TO ME. I feel like SOMETIMES (not all the time) people feel self-conscious about their own food choices and choose to pick my veggies apart!

What I hate most is when people say "you're so tiny..you don't need to eat that way."

Like 1. I am not eating to be tiny, I am eating veggies because I am trying to ward off cancer/disease/give my body what it needs and
2. Maybe I am "tiny" because I DO eat this way!

GAH!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:12 AM , Blogger Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

Hi love! Happy Friday to you :). I'm sorry they make you feel uncomfortable - little punks! I love to eat my veggies, and the more chocolate I'm allowed! Oh yes,and Costco is wonderful. The samples are AMAZING! You look super adorable in that jacket, btw.

Thank you so much for saying such lovely things on my blog - you are a doll! Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:13 AM , Blogger Pam said...

My favorite grocery store is Whole Foods, but there's not one any closer than 2 hours from here! So any time I have to go to Nashville I go and stock up. Most people go to Nashville and spend all day in the malls. I go and spend all day in the grocery store. haha...

It's date night tonight! Woohoo! Rodney Carrington show starts at 7:00! I can't wait! I reeeeeallly need a good laugh! This has been the longest, most stressful week!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:14 AM , Blogger Tara said...

I am seriously jealous of the mountains the in the background of that picture!!

I am a little obsessed with HEB. They only have them in south Texas and they are heaven.

I have no plans yet tonight. My boyfriend has to work late so I might go grab sushi with a friend.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:15 AM , Blogger Pam said...

Holy cow, did you know you're at 750+ followers?! This blog is blowin' up! Wasn't it just like a couple of days ago that you were stoked about making 500? Keep on rockin' it girlie!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:16 AM , Anonymous Bess@Bess Be Fit said...

Well, its pretty rude your co-worker felt the need to tell you she thought your eating habits are weird and then proceeded to tell you what eating like that does to her bathroom habits....ew. That is probably bc she NEEDS to be eating veggies like you do to clean out all the yuckiness in her intestines! Veggies help you flush out yucky toxins and such, so at least you know you don't have that but she does...mauhaha. sorry, evil laugh.

I don't have Friday night plans...except work at the gym!

And so you really can't go wrong at PF changs...but def get the lettuce wraps appetizer.

Love ya pretty girl! Have a GREAT FRIDAYYYY!!!!!!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:19 AM , Blogger funderson said...

Weirdos rule and that woman is obviously jealous.
That birthday chain is awesome...your students are very sweet.
My Friday night date is with a bunch of hills to run up and down...definately weird...

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:19 AM , Blogger ihatepickleslikewoah said...

O goodness janae i knowwww how it is!!! I was vegan for a few years and it was the WORST!!!! I started just telling people that my stomach couldnt handle meat and dairy. Now if i order a salad people say "why dont u get REAL food??". Veggies are the real food, right??!!

Love ya cutie!!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:19 AM , OpenID ihearteggs said...

I often feel like I have to defend my eating habits. I recently aquired a new boss who well... after trying to shove muffins at me finally commented on my pile of veggies and chicken I eat every day for lunch. Whatever. I just try to ignore (though it DOES annoy!)

Costco is my fav too! Mostly for those big bags of brocolli!!! ahahaha

Friday night plans? Hot yoga and my couch!! Happy friday lady!!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:21 AM , OpenID Carrie said...

Yay veggies!! Go on with your bad self! :)

As for PF Chang's, you can't go wrong with lettuce wraps and crispy green beans!! They are delicious!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:22 AM , Blogger Trying To Heal said...

when i worked with other people i always got flack for bringing in vegs as a meal instead of going out to eat all the time. i would just boast, "i stay healthy and save money this way." they were always more impressed w/ the save $$ part than the healthy. their loss.

and my fav store is TJ's. everything i could ever need...though not a fan of some of their produce. i like to pick my fruit thank you!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:22 AM , Blogger Shannon said...

I hate it when people comment on what I eat, so if I bring something that I'm sure will gain comments I do my best to not let anyone else see. A lot of the stuff I eat the people around here think is disgusting, so I hate it when people see what I'm eating and say "What is THAT!?" and then I have to go on to explain "It's butternut squash soup" or "It's quinoa casserole" or something... then I have to go on to explain WHAT quinoa is is and yadda yadda. On Sunday I went out to eat with my mom and dad where my mom and I split a bison burger and a veggie sandwich, then we got gelato. We went to Sam's after where I got a sample of pita chips and hummus and my dad looked at me and asked "What are you eating now?" Gee, dad, thanks for making me feel guilty about my sample. I didn't bother getting any more samples after that.

I'm working tonight. Yippee. I want a new job...

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:23 AM , OpenID cupcakedynamite said...

The tofu lettuce wraps are amazzzzing. Better than the chicken, I-SWEAR. And yep, we're all weirdos, but that's why we're so awesome :D Happy date night, xo!

-Courtney

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:23 AM , Blogger norcalchick4 said...

It's my first time commenting but I have been stalking your blog for a couple months now and feel that we would be best friends if we didn't live a couple states apart!

I had to comment on this because I get people constantly critiquing my eating habits or my weight. I am small, only 5'3" and around 115-120 but it's mostly muscle...from running and weights :) People always feel the need to tell me I'm too skinny or they "hate" me because I'm so small. It's really discouraging and rude! I never comment on their weight, so why is it ok for them to comment on mine? Same goes with what I eat. It sucks :( But I secretly think in my head, "Well if you didn't eat like a pig, maybe you wouldn't weigh 300 pounds! So there!" Very mature, I know! :)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:28 AM , Anonymous Dorry said...

Birthday cupcake in the sunshine! You are radiant. :) I've had to (or chosen to) defend my food choices for years. It's gotten better lately because most people now just know how I eat and they are used to it, but there will be people who will call you out or try to bring you down. In my opinion, it's very inconsiderate to discuss someone's food choices, especially while they are eating. I shop at several different grocery stores, but my newest find is a place called Natural Grocers and they have really cheap prices on staple items. We have no plans tonight, so maybe a movie date! Your birthday is in 2 days!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:30 AM , OpenID Ali @ Ali Runs said...

That is annoying that someone would make such a production about what you're eating. When I had my summer job, people would always call me a "rabbit" because I packed healthier food and a lot of salads. I just kind of brushed it off, because I enjoyed what I was eating! :)

--I LOVE Wegmans! I just moved to a city who has it for the first time and it is the most wonderful grocery store, EVER!!

--And I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE PF Changs!! (doesn't that break your rule of free date nights though ;) ) I always really like the Kung Pow Chicken (major spell check needed) HAVE FUN!!!!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:31 AM , Blogger Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

Your coworker is probably just envious that she doesn't eat that amount of veggies, and isn't as healthy. :)

As for PF Changs..Chicken Lettuce Wraps all the way! No contest.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:36 AM , OpenID mommysgoingforarun.com said...

my coworkers always comment on my food. it's actually a daily ritual where they both stop to check out what i brought that night. it started one day when i made curry with beets. it was a mistake of a mixture, but i was trying something new with beets, which i don't care for normally. yesterday i made my boss try a very green smoothie. i figured if she was going to smell it, she might as well taste it!

p.f. changs: please don't let me down, here. i expect you to order the great wall of chocolate, AND take a picture before and after. i go there just for the giant chocolate cake.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:38 AM , Blogger Laura said...

I don't mind comments from friends or families but co-workers make me mental. Mine are obsessed with Wendy's (not my style) and screamers (slurpess with soft serve on top)... my boss thinks I'm crazy but it's worth the extra broccoli! Hope you have a great date tonight!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:44 AM , Blogger Heather said...

I think it's rude for people to comment negatively on another person's food that they are eating! Those people have no filter...they can't help what comes out of their mouth. It could also be that they are feeling a bit self-consious about the bad food choices that they've made and try to justify that by picking someone elses choices apart to make them feel better.

I really like Whole Foods store and could spend most of the day walking around checking things out.

I have no plans tonight other than going to the gym.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:46 AM , OpenID runyogarepeat said...

That is so rude! Keep eating your veggies, and you'll be the healthy one. I can't wait until I'm a dietitian, and my co-workers will be eating the same stuff as me (hopefully they will be!). Costco is the best for big bags of spinach & bananas, but there's a few local co-ops here that are so fun to browse around and look at all the fun, healthy foods.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:49 AM , Blogger A Big Little Life said...

You eat those vegetables girl! Sidenote: if that woman's intestines get that messed up from vegetables, she is probably not eating enough!

You have to get the lettuce wraps (appetizer) at PF Changs. They will change your life.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Nicole said...

You are awesome, don't let that bother you one bit!
A few of my co-workers are somewhat similar and my superior calls me "Slim" and says I need to gain weight... she recently got gastric bypass and a decent amount of my other co-workers are serevely overweight. I certainly don't need to gain weight by any health standards but her calling me "Slim" is relative to the people I work with. It's a touchy issue because if she were to say anything about my weight and what I'm eating I really can't do anything, but if the tables were turned I would seem like an awful person. I basically try to ignore it all and do my thang!
But I'm not sure why people feel they need to comment on what others eat. I tell people their food looks good, but not if I think it looks disgusting. I think that when people take issue with what you eat it's because they have their own issues with food. There is nothing wrong with being healthy, so don't let get to you.
Hooray for your birthday week! Have a great weekend and eat all of the veggies you want, of course alongside of your birthday treats!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Joanna said...

Yay for Costco...someone just informed me that the V-day cookies are too die for!! They run out fast and they only make them for V-day. Have you tried them?

At my old school, I would get SOOO much negativity from the other teachers because I was "soo skinny" and they would pick at what I was eating. I had one co worker say " When you get pregnant, I hope you get FAT." It was in a joking matter, but I was super hurt by that. I tried to eat healthy and just because I didn't eat 2 hot pockets and a bag of doritos like the teacher across from me, they questioned my food choices... hated it.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:53 AM , Blogger Katie said...

this same thing happened to me yesterday, except it was about fruit! and i also got a ton of crap from running to work (8 miles) instead of sitting on my butt on the metro. we'll have the last laugh, age 140, still cranking out the miles. xo!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:54 AM , Blogger Rochelle said...

I don't eat as healthy as you do...well I kind of eat healthier but not as much vegetables...but my coworker tells me all the time how unhealthy my mac and cheese is...or my smart one meal...or my diet soda. I just want to be like - screw you - I love food and I run to be able to eat however I want!

So at least they are complaining you are too healthy...LOL

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:59 AM , Blogger KT80 said...

A lot of times I feel self conscious at the amount that I eat too. It takes a lot to fill me up too! I know that even though I have some fat to lose, I am much healthier than a lot of people that I know. I think needing to eat a lot, often is a testament to your metabolism. I know the more I work out and the healthier that I eat, the hungrier that I am throughout the day.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 9:03 AM , Blogger LoriV. said...

I absolutely hate comments about what I'm eating. I always feel like I have to defend myself.

Costco is my favorite for produce too. Unfortunately I end up buying way too much when I'm there! And I don't eat the samples. I know, I'm weird.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 9:04 AM , Anonymous Nicole @ Of Cookies and Carrots said...

Fave grocery store: TJ's. Hands down. Though I love whoel foods (and they often have samples!) it's kind of expensive sometimes...

Though I looove costco too! ;)

People make fun of me for eating ridiculous amounts of vegetables sometimes too but mostly they find it endearing. i mean, back home my friends are all sort of healthy-eating weirdos like me (in a different way slightly but still) but here at college more of them are more meat&potatoes, fast-food types so they can't quite fathom eating a huge salad twice a day or anything, but they dont' really judge me. and honestly i make fun of myself for it. because i eat a lot of vegetables. and it amuses even me when I somehow get through 1.5 pounds of salad in a day... Pretty much I tell people that I'm eating their vegetables for them ;)

<3
n

 
At February 11, 2011 at 9:06 AM , Blogger LAPT said...

So, the past two days for breakfast at work, I've put the following in a bowl:
- 1 vanilla lite&fit yogurt
- 1 huuuge spoonful of pureed winter squash (with cinnamon and a little sweetener)
- chia seeds
- cereal

Yesterday someone told me it looked like vomit. Today, someone told me it looked amazing and even asked for a bite (AND HE LOVED IT). So... who cares. Eat what you want!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 9:07 AM , Blogger Runners Fuel said...

my co-workers cmoment on how often I eat and how I rarely eat something "bad" for me.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 9:18 AM , Blogger Rick and Nikki said...

I feel the same way. Last week I was asked why I didn't just eat some of the food they have in the employee lounge (all yummy cooked food). I just smiled and said I am trying to control what I eat.

But that was half truth. Truth is I have to pay 20 bucks a paycheck to eat that, when I already spend that on weekly groceries. And the other truth is - they have way toooo much stuff I should only eat once or twice a week. Whatever girl, what works for you is what you should do.

I always feel I have to explain myself when I have family staying over because my breakfast usually consists of a banana or strawberries, and some fiber one cereal. Not the yummy kind - the rabbit food looking kind. But it makes me feel like I started the day out right & I feel full and ready to conquer the day.

Next time, look her up and down & tell her you're trying to prevent clogged arteries. ;-) Love you bestie

 
At February 11, 2011 at 9:19 AM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I would never scoff at a person (to their face...lol) eating a bunch of crap for lunch. I never understand why people think its so weird that I enjoy vegetables and fruit. I regularly get called *Health Nut* by friends and family members. At first I felt the intense need to defend myself and assure them that I did indeed eat sugar and butter sometimes. Now I just embrace my role and hope that my health rubs off on people. There's only one other person in my office (my boss) and his idea of lunch is tossing some peanuts in his diet coke. He knows better than to make fun of me. :)

Happy almost birthday!!!!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 9:30 AM , Blogger kay.tee. said...

There's a weird food culture in Utah. Since there's a good amount of people that don't drink, they eat instead. I always joke that there should be a Biggest Loser Utah edition. You are doing healthy things for your body every day by eating nutrient packed foods and working out so hard. People that knock it are just jealous, or just afraid to try an active lifestyle and fail. Don't take it personally.

I eat "Paleo," which is an old school caveman diet. It cuts out all of your favorite stuff, but I really enjoy the plain, clean, meat/veggie/fruit/nut diet. I get a lot of clients telling me that cavemen only lived to 16 or even my doctor appalled that I don't eat any grains. But it's all about listening to your body and fueling for your lifestyle.

I love Costco too. I go through an entire turkey breast, a 3lb bag of spinach, a 5.5lb bag of frozen veggies, and a 3lb bag of berries every week. I don't know what I would do without that incredible store! You should check out the White Linen spaghetti sauce, it's incredible.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 9:31 AM , Blogger Caroline said...

ah the touchy subject for me...yes almost every day if I eat in front of people other then Bill and my 2 kids. People will make comments about the food I eat: veggies and fruits always. At restaurant it is a real pain. Even my own parents make comments and they made me cry during the holidays and I am 42 yrs old!. If we go to friends house for BBQ I bring my own food. I almost hide to fix my plate and to eat because they tend to stare at me..bad enough they think I am weird because I eat the proper way : fork in the left hand! It sucks. I wish they would just all leave me alone.

Favorite grocery store: Costco, Henry's and Trader Joes do you have those 2 where you are?

 
At February 11, 2011 at 9:32 AM , Blogger Madison Michele said...

one of my favorite foods is almond butter- you know the big jar from costco!! and still to this day (and it has been 3 years) my roommates STILL make fun of me for eating it!! It is so good!!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 9:33 AM , OpenID lauravirginia said...

If you're a weirdo, then so am I. And I like it that way. :)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 9:47 AM , OpenID yourdailygrace said...

People comment on what I eat sometimes and I do feel like I have to defend myself because like you I care what people think and just want them to like me! It's silly but it's me, oh well! I love Publix, I think it's a Southern thing, they have amazing bogo's and it's really nice! I also love Trader Joe's but am without one in FL so I stock up whenever I travel somewhere there is one! My plans include laundry, baking, tv, packing, and blogging! So exciting! I love PF Chang's order some lettuce wraps for me!and I'll eat a red velvet cupcake for your birthday! By the way the mountains behind you gorgeous!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 10:11 AM , Blogger Mara... said...

Wow, this post really ruffled my feathers. I think it was SO RUDE of that co-worker to comment on your food!!!! You are the one who is taking care of your body, eating good stuff to fuel your runs and even if she doesn't know that about it, it's just plain downright rude to say anything like that. Everybody thinks it OK to eat a supersized Combo Meal #5 from a fast food restaurant, but if you see somebody eating veggies...stop the presses!! Call the police! UGH, I hate that.

I got alot of that from people when I was vegetarian. Lots of comments about my food and when I was pregnant with my 2nd child I was vegetarian and that really pissed alot of people off. And they told me about it. Why do people do that???

Okay, i'll calm down now. Fav grocery store is Trader Joe's (love their natural peanut butter and almond butter). And we have no plans for tonight!

Have a great Friday!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 10:16 AM , OpenID runthelongroad.com said...

I'm always defending what I eat during lunch! People don't think I eat enough and always ask how I can run with eating so little. What they don't know is that I eat mini-meals throughout the day and lunch is merely a snack for me, not a meal. I try to explain this but it's so frustrating.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 10:18 AM , Blogger Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

That is a great perspective to have--now, who is the "annoying teenager": your coworker. Immature!

I hear words like, "whole wheat, fiber, green," from my coworkers often. Like it's impossible to eat that way?!

Yes! WE ARE ALL WIERDOS! AND I LOVE IT!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 10:19 AM , Blogger michael. mindy. dane. said...

You crack me up. Pretty sure I've commented like 9 times in the past 3 days, but I'm a teacher too so I feel like I am as cool as you. But I keep wondering why you have to stay late at school all the time? Or sometimes? My school never does that except for parent conferences, so I keep wondering why?? Not fun!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 10:20 AM , Blogger d.a.r. said...

It's not like you are smoking a pack of cigarettes or stuffing your face with cheetos. Veggies are so good!! I just wish I liked more of them!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 10:30 AM , Blogger katiemb said...

Someone made a similar comment to me last week when I was eating my breakfast at work! It wasn't quite as rude, but it made me so uncomfortable! I didn't know how to respond. When it comes to commenting on someone else's food, I don't think you should say anything unless it is positive.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 10:32 AM , Blogger Kassie said...

Seriously!!!! You can't win. Eat bad, people scoff. Eat healthy, people scoff. People need to keep to themselves!!! By the way, Happy Birthday!!!!

Order Lettuce wraps tonight!!! YUM.
I love Whole Foods and Publix, but there isn't one in our new town so I have no choice but Kroger or Sam's (which I prefer).

Not sure what I'm eating tonight, something good 'cause I have a 1/2 marathon in the morning. :)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 10:44 AM , Blogger michael. mindy. dane. said...

not gonna lie...feeling pretty cool that you commented me back. and, uh..i was gonna invite you, buuuuut i can't find your email address anywhere..

 
At February 11, 2011 at 10:52 AM , Blogger RoseRunner said...

This is for sure a topic we can all relate to.

I am self-conscious about grocers comments when they are checking me out. They'll be like "what is all this squash for? fall decorations?" and I'm like no.... I'm going to stuff that in my belly...

I once worked at a place where there was a cupcake and pizza celebration every week for some birthday or other event. It became pretty evident I wasn't eating much of their food besides a swipe of frosting here or there, and I recieved some aggressively rude comments.

Your coworker is way out of line. way out of line. she clearly was trying to embarrass you by calling it disgusting.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 10:53 AM , Blogger skoval21 said...

I have to agree with you about Costco!

It is my FAVORITE place to go!!!! I usually go once or twice a week! haha

PF Changs mmmmmmm love it too!! I always get the lettuce wraps and the chicken and broccoli and brown rice!!! So jealous...Have a great date!!!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 10:55 AM , OpenID lizzyj1305 said...

HOW RUDE!!! but way to take her comments with class and not stoop to her level!!!
YOU WILL BE ON THAT Treadmill at 110! hehe and hopefully I'll be right there next to you praying that my pelvis doesn't hit the floor! :)
I get the OH MY GOSH on my veggie intake ALL THE TIME! so much so that I'm immune to it, and my eating habits haven't changed on bit because of it!
You know exactly what your body needs to run FAR and FAST...not some lame co-worker, so keep rockin those veggies! LONG LIVE THE GREENS!
I hope you have a fabulous FRIDAY!!!
Get the Chang's SPICY CHICKEN!!
xoxo!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 10:57 AM , Anonymous Jaeme + Randy said...

Okay it is so funny you posted about this. There is a girl at my work that comments EVERYDAY that we work together on what I am eating. So annoying. Drives me crazy and I always vent to my husband about it. I don't know why it bugs me either but its uncomfortable. Its probably because everyone at my work eats out everyday so I'm the odd ball.

I don't have a Costco card because I can't eat that much food with just Randy and I but I love going with my mom! MMM samples!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 10:57 AM , Blogger Lindsay and James Cotter said...

oh girl, I get made fun of ALL the time, except for my husband. Who loves all the weird things we eat. Like RAW falafel balls and nut pate! Plus my hubs can eat about 5lbs of cauliflower and carrots in one sitting. So if I were at the table with you, i would have said "GRAB A FORK!" eat your veggies!! HUGS!!
LC

 
At February 11, 2011 at 11:00 AM , OpenID hungry-dancer.com said...

I definitely get comments sometimes because of my weirdo eating habits!! I just brush it off because I know what makes me feel good!! I lurve Costco!! I could spend all day there..no joke.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 11:09 AM , Anonymous chelsey @ clean eating chelsey said...

I HATE when people comment about the things I eat. In fact, I had a coworker once tell me that all of my medical issues (thyroid disease, girlie issues, etc.) would disappear if I just ate some bacon. Reaaally? I don't think so, but thanks for being so closed minded.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 11:10 AM , Blogger Christine said...

People comment because they are insecure themselves- they know they should be eating healthier and you and your vegetables are just a big in-your-face reminder that they don't like. I'm sure your school's biology teacher won't criticize you!

I also think teachers spend all day "noticing" what kids are doing and making comments they forget to turn that off when they're around adults (I teach high school as well).

 
At February 11, 2011 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

hmmm I am going grocery shopping tonight for veggies, maybe I'll go to costco. Thanks for the idea!

I get the same grief from coworkers too. I think it is because I am so fit. I don't think they understand how much work it is to nourish an athletic body. Plus, if they tried my veggielicious diet, they would probably feel 1,000% better than they do on the McDonald's one.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 11:19 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get a lot of similar comments. I have GI issues and am also in the process of recovering from disordered eating habits, so not only do I often crave strange combinations, but eating balanced meals while I'm at school can be difficult as there's a lot of food ("normal food") that my body simply cannot handle.

I normally try and brush it off. I run, strength train, and cross train, whereas most of the people who make those comments to me do not, so they don't understand that sometimes all I want is a big bowl of spinach and mashed potatoes! After all, I can't expect to bulk up living off of pizza and chicken patties. They're just silly.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 11:23 AM , Blogger ShortSkirts said...

Yea I find it odd when people comment on what you eat. Especially when you are eating vegetables. I go through silly amounts.

She is probably just jealous, and I would have been like uh TMI on your bowels don't need to know haha.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 11:25 AM , Anonymous caroline said...

this is a huge pet peeve of mine too! People at work always comment on how healthy my lunches are but it's the same as you, I stock up on my healthy nutrients at meals so that I don't feel bad when I indulge. How come nobody comments when someone puts back 4 slices of pizza at lunch but if I eat four servings of veggies they're up in arms. Craziness.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 11:26 AM , Anonymous Stephanie said...

Hi Janae!! Omgosh I HATEEEEE when that happens! I can relate to you too, because I'm very thin (I have an overactive thyroid and without going into detail, I have to work very hard to keep weight on....btw not as fun as it sounds..) Anyways, I wouldn't say that I 'love' veggies, but I enjoy them because they make me feel great! Again, while I don't LOVE healthy food, I do LOVE knowing that I'm eating healthy. However, I am a university student and so I eat in a giant dining commons. I feel like I always get stares from people when I go to the salad bar, rather than eat an ice cream waffle for dinner. I just don't really want to load up on greese and I can totally feel the stares when I dont eat live everyone else.

Good for you for not snapping back and keeping your calm. I never know what to say...I generally just get red and say something oh-so-poetic like "yeaaah". Good luck!!!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 11:29 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I get a lot of similar comments. I have GI issues and am also in the process of recovering from disordered eating habits, so not only do I often crave strange combinations, but eating balanced meals while I'm at school can be difficult as there's a lot of food ("normal food") that my body simply cannot handle.

I normally try and brush it off. I run, strength train, and cross train, whereas most of the people who make those comments to me do not, so they don't understand that sometimes all I want is a big bowl of spinach and mashed potatoes! After all, I can't expect to bulk up living off of pizza and chicken patties. They're just silly.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 11:42 AM , Blogger Kara and Glen said...

Janae - I just have to say I love the "eat this -not that" poster on the wall in your classroom. It made me laugh! You are so great!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 11:45 AM , Blogger athletic chick said...

I get comments from my coworkers about all the veggies and fruit I eat too!!! And it bothers me as well. I try to explain that if I want to be a triathlete and cyclist, I have to fuel my body so it will perform well. Then they make fun of me for wanting to be so active. So I've quit explaining myself and just smile... and go on enjoying my yummy, healthy food. :)

I totally love your blog posts and pics. Hope I get to meet you someday!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 11:54 AM , Blogger Maria said...

Co-workers comment all the time- if I have a snack or something as they see snacks as unhealthy (eg chocolayte, crisps,. biscuits) whereas my snacks are healthy (eg nakd bars which are like larabars I think, oat cakes or nuts and dried fruit). But then they dont do any exercise so dont need to fuel themselves in the same way!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 12:02 PM , Blogger Emily said...

That is really annoying! I've had "friends" in the past who comment on what I eat when I eat healthier things than they do, and used to constantly make fun of my running and called me insane for running every day, or crazy for running a marathon (and not insane/crazy in a good way). I think people who try to put you down are usually doing it to make themselves feel better - notice the people that make comments are the ones eating the bad food, or not exercising/have a healthy lifestyle. So if it makes them feel better, they can say what they want. We'll be the ones still running at 110 years old!! :)

Tonight is date night with my bf - I'm surprising him by taking him to a really nice seafood restaurant for dinner and then an Italian place for fun coffee drinks and dessert after! So excited! Enjoy PF Changs - everything is awesome - you MUST start with some chicken lettuce wraps!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 12:13 PM , Blogger Kate said...

This used to happen to me in college constantly! It became very frustrating and I hated it. Nowadays, it doesn't happen as much, but people do take notice of how MUCH I eat and that makes me self conscious. They always say "wow! you ate all of that! well, i guess you can because you'll run it all off." Then they go continue on telling me about how they have such a slow metabolism and I'm really blessed with a fast one, etc. The truth is, I run a lot. I don't think I would be able to eat as much if I sat on my butt every day. Anyway, I can empathize.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 12:13 PM , Blogger XLMIC said...

Maybe she's so cranky because she NEEDS to be eating a lot more veggies so that her intestines will do their job properly ;-)

For a while I did feel that I had to defend myself... during a few phases of life. lol Now it is because I don't eat wheat at all, sugar rarely and dairy hardly ever. For a bit I ate none of those... like about 2 years. And I don't drink alcohol at all and not for religious reasons. I feel like I am constantly needing to explain. Before I used to eat like you do! LOTS of LOTS of things! And I was (am) skinny skinny. Lots of activity will do that for ya ;-)

Fave grocery store: toss up between Trader Joes and Berkeley Bowl. The Bowl has AWESOME produce and a huge selection of gluten-free stuff.

Friday "date" night: hubby is going out of town and I will be home with the kids! Woo Hooo!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 12:20 PM , OpenID endlessrunner said...

HAHA! I love that your coworker gave you a hard time for eating a lot of veggies!! People like that are so weird...just let us binge eat veggies and fruit and leave us alone!!

Side note: Utah looks BEAUTIFUL, I need to make it out there!

My weekend plans are to go skiing, wooo! :)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 12:32 PM , Blogger Jenn said...

Oh you know why they say that to you...
Your to die for gorgeous!!
You are in crazy insane shape,
and pretty much everyone wants to be just like you!
It hard when you have everything together, it makes people jealous!! Especially when they wish they loved veggies too. People cant help themselves but to say snotty things to girls like you.
So just think about how You inspire us all to eat more veggies and be better to our bodies, I think you handled it well!

:( Oh beautiful Utah I miss you so!!!
Did you say hi to my mom while you were there?? :)

Have fun tonight, me and Kev are going to get some sushi, we are going to take you and billy to the best sushi place when you come here! :)
xoxo
Jenn

 
At February 11, 2011 at 12:37 PM , Blogger danielle said...

People talk about what I eat all the time...and tell me I'm too skinny. I always feel like saying "well if you ate like me you wouldn't be so fat!" I'm not trying to be ugly but it really does start to get annoying when people make fun of us trying to better ourselves and be healthy. We will eat our broccoli and they can eat their big macs...just leave us alone!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 12:38 PM , Blogger Stephanie Rigg said...

Being a teacher, I totally love this post! Its so true and teachers ALWAYS comment on my broccoli/salads/apples... its really awkward and i never know how to respond. For some reason a lot of teachers just eat easy,quick things like fast food so they are shocked when they see someone eating healthy food. bunch of crazies..

 
At February 11, 2011 at 1:00 PM , Blogger Momma K and her Krew said...

3 things:
She is jealous , I love Costco 4 eva AND get lettuce wraps.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 1:10 PM , Anonymous Jamie said...

I'm willing to bet that other teacher isn't running Boston this year. You didn't get to where you are by eating double cheeseburgers, right?! Go on and eat your salad and be proud of all you do... you're awesome!!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 1:20 PM , Blogger Geneviève said...

"I am going to keep eating my large amounts of veggies and laugh my way until I am 110 years old still rocking the treadmill."
This is my life philosophy. And no, 99.9% of people do not get it at all, but always seem to comment on my endless amounts of energy, how I never get sick and how I look great... hmmm... put two and two together people!
YOU ROCK!!!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 1:24 PM , Anonymous carmen said...

I can totally identify! My coworkers always make comments about my food. Sometimes I eat alone in my office with my door closed to avoid their comments. I also like to eat mass amounts of veggies (but also eat normal food) because I run a lot and need the nutrients and fuel. You are awesome!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 1:33 PM , Anonymous Corey @ the runners cookie said...

I know what you mean - sometimes people will comment on how "healthy" my lunch looks, but it always seems like they mean it in a negative way! Some days I bring a huge salad, other days I bring a PBJ and goldfish, haha. I eat what I crave, and what I have in my kitchen, and I really don't enjoy people commenting on it! Sometimes I think I'm overly sensitive, but it bothers me when co-workers make it seem like a negative thing to bring a healthy lunch.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 1:44 PM , OpenID asideofsimple said...

I'm right there with you! The other day I was eating a banana and apple cut up and mixed together with pb and I must have had at least 5 different people comment on it. Meanwhile, they're all eating different foods and not one of them is commenting on what they're eating. Whatever. They're jealous, I know it. I love my taters, but I love my brussels, too! Oh...and my chocolate covered gummy bears. Get on that boat!! And pretty please can you bring me to Costco sometime? Aka when I come visit? I've never been;)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 1:51 PM , Blogger Stefanie D. said...

You should have told her that you have some sort of life threatening disease, and eating mass amounts of vegetables is prolonging your life expentency. Not only would she feel bad, but she would never question your veggie eating habits again.

I have a brother-in-law who is always commenting on what I eat. Like the other night for example (My sis watches my baby when Husband goes to work) when I picked up my Little C, he was like, "So are you staying for dinner?" and before I could answer was like, "Oh wait, we don't eat diet food around here, so your probably not." Nice, eh? Gotta love those in-laws. :)

Fortunately my co-workers never comment on my food. But I'm sure they are questioning the 5 clementines that are sitting on my desk right now. Haha.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 2:21 PM , Blogger Melissa said...

I love PF Changs. Do what I do and order everything. Easy right?

 
At February 11, 2011 at 2:23 PM , Blogger Rene said...

Love the Eat This, not that poster in the background.
I expect samples at Sam's on Saturdays but my favorite is when I go on a random weekday and they have a boatload of samples.
We used to get comments too but never paid attention. I just know what my body feels like when I eat certain foods and I listen to that.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 2:48 PM , Blogger Gracie (Complicated Day) said...

That's like my work all over. I get insane amounts of ridicule for my eating habits - which I don't even think are very healthy! Not only are my co-workers shocked that my food isn't fried (or is a vegetable), they often don't recognize my food at all. They had never heard of lentils, polenta, or kale, to name a few.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 2:57 PM , Blogger ida said...

It's rude to go on and on about what someone is eating, no matter what it is. You shouldn't have to defend your lunch. It is weird how it's ok to talk about someone's big salad, but not their big order of fries.
From PF changs- they have the best calamari, and the lettuce cups rock too.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 3:03 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

PS...Did the *Not that* wrappers in the background come from candy you'd already consumed? :) :) :)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 3:32 PM , Blogger Rose said...

I love Costco. They really do have awesome veggies.

Tonight I'm doing yoga with one of my friends, and then eating myself silly. Om nom nom.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 4:16 PM , OpenID ratherthecouch said...

Sounds like a classic case of jealousy! Before I started eating better I would comment all the time on all the salads one of my friends ate. But I'd generally follow up each comment by saying, "By the way, I'm only saying this because I wish I had the discipline to eat salads instead of french fries." Unfortunately, not everyone is as self aware as I am...ha, JK.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 4:45 PM , Blogger KatiPet said...

i feel like this always happens to me and it makes me so mad/sad/embarrassed all at the same time! people at lunch always say, "wow you eat so healthy" which makes me think a few things...

a) is a 5LB salad and a greek yogurt really THAT healthy...or just healthier than that big mac you ate (which looked delicious by the way)

b) i swear i eat a lot, lot, LOT of peanut m&ms behind closed doors, i'm just afraid you'd think i was weirder if you saw me eat just candy for lunch

c) why are you trying to make me feel bad for liking vegetables!?

d) should i eat my lunch in a bathroom stall tomorrow?

 
At February 11, 2011 at 5:06 PM , Anonymous Kate said...

Oh snap moment. I am always getting questioned on what I eat. It used to be about what I can and cannot eat (3 year wheat intolerance) but once I started eating enough to fuel my runs, I started getting looks about WHAT I was eating. Apparently its not that usual to mix banana and choclate protein powder into your oats... But the blogworld has me convinced otherwise! Eat your veggies. Mothers worldwide would be proud.
(Love the blog btw, your runs are a-to-MAZING.)

 
At February 11, 2011 at 5:09 PM , Blogger EBURNS said...

I agree with so many of the above, so just what to say is it is crazy how we do all get each other. Maybe you need to have that blog get together yet. Not only could we run together, but everyone could just eat the way they pleased.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:14 PM , Blogger Alyssa said...

I used to have class every Thursday from 4:30 to 7:00. My lunch was at 10:45 so needless to say I'd be starving, and would always bring carrots&hummus and yogurt. EVERY FLIPPING WEEK the instructor would comment about how much I eat, how I was always eating, he wished he could eat all the time like me and not get fat, etc. Meanwhile everyone else was eating fast food! I finally flipped out on him and told him to stop talking about what I ate, which was followed by a really awkward silence with him telling me he was just kidding and me snapping "whatever" and turning away. I still can't believe I did that but he really got under my skin! I'm glad I am not the only one who gets this crap from people. I find its mostly when people are uncomfortable with their own choices, like "oh man I'm over here eating fries and look at you being all healthy"...I never know what to say, and always feel that weird need to "defend" myself too....

 
At February 11, 2011 at 7:25 PM , Blogger Rachel Marie said...

HA! I read the first comment and had to go back and look at the picture again. I was so focused on the cupcake that I totally missed the amazing mountains in the background!

I'm not the picture of health, but I have always loved salad and veggies. I had a coworker tell me that it was unhealthy to eat vegetables for so many meals, that I needed more red meat in my diet. I couldn't help it--I asked him if red meat was how he kept his girlish figure, and seeing how he weighs about 290lbs he got mad a me and walked away. Ooops.

Ignore her. Never ever ever feel embarrassed or like you have to explain/defend your actions and choices. You have a dedication and a commitment to yourself that people like your coworker will never understand. If she wasn't eating crappy food, vegetables wouldn't make her body sick or uncomfortable. We are not engineered to run off of Big Macs and Hamburger Helpers.

My Friday night plans include snuggling the little blonde furball and blog stalking until Jason comes home from work (2am! Boo!). Slippers, puppy, pajamas, hot chocolate, laptop and Netflix!!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:45 PM , Blogger ratzxfink said...

i love me veggies too! and i pack my lunch everywhere i go so much that i' kind of labelled a health nut! sigh! they don't see the normal junky food i eat too! :P
so a lot of times i eat alone as i'm embarrassed that i pack my own lunch and eat lots of veggies. i feel funny, incomplete without my veggies and fruits!!! lol!!! :P
think she's just feeling bad that she isn't a great veggie fan like you! :)
i love ice cream too!!!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:47 PM , Blogger PBandJ Runner said...

Don't worry about the veggie haters- I had my fair share of experiences with them, too, at my summer job. Everyone always ordered out and looked at me like I had four heads whenever I plunked my salad and snacks down to munch on while they scarfed down 2 dollar Chinese good. My lunch table also gives me some pretty weird looks for the massive amount of carrots and, pretzels, cheese, and salads that I eat, but I get by by reminding myself that my arteries are probably a lot cleaner than theirs, and that I am going to one day be like popeye and sprout massive muscles from all the salad I eat (if only...). Stay strong, and keeping eating that broccoli!!!

 
At February 11, 2011 at 8:52 PM , Blogger Adrianna said...

holy cow, YES! if they arent commenting on how i eat a salad every day, dont eat fast food, dont eat out all the time, dont eat this/that, they are giving me a weird look or tow. makes me rather uncomfortable, but i LOVE veggies! and they actually fill me up (after lots of them). sorry i dont want to eat crap and feel like crap. oh well, to each his own...

friday night in...gotta work saturday. at least the soup and fashion police are new!

love me some whole foods, sams club (we dont have costco), and harris teeter.

 
At February 11, 2011 at 10:59 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

Today all my coworkers were making fun of me for eating taco bell. it really hurt my feelings too. if I wanna eat a nice taco bell taco, I will! Jerks!

 
At February 12, 2011 at 12:01 AM , Anonymous sally kate said...

wow- i lived in provo (well spanish fork, worked in provo at a boarding school) a few years ago and I forgot how gorgeous it is until i looked at the pic of you with the cupcake. I live in colorado now, gorgeous here too though :):) if it makes you feel any better after i taught my circuit class tonight i had a spinach, orange, and baked chicken salad with red wine vinegar as dressing then followed it with pretzel mnms, a blow pop, and a mcdonalds ice cream cone. haha- balance my friend, balance. you should never feel bad about vegetables- she should, i mean what a lovely conversation for her to have with you over lunch! that was one thing i remembered living there- soooo much fast food to choose from!!!! i also went to the golds gym you work at (if its the HUGE one) a few times but mainly stayed at the one in spanish fork. my co-workers now feel awkward eating around me when they eat unhealthy, but i always try to help them come up with new foods to try. in fact one of my male co-workers took it upon himself to cook healthier meals at his house after he told me what their weekly menu was and i replied- wow tommy all you eat is 'bar food' (nachos, wings, pizza, etc). haha- did i just realize maybe im the equivalent of your rude co-worker where i work??!

 
At February 12, 2011 at 7:54 AM , Blogger Ly* said...

People ALWAYS comment on what I eat... at the beginning, when I was still getting used to all the eating healthy thing, I would get really embarrassed and annoyed... Now, I just look at what they're eating and how they look like and that alone answers them. Mean, right? Oh well. lol

 
At February 12, 2011 at 3:44 PM , Blogger Jen said...

I just found your blog and think it's wonderful!
: ) I'm a vegetarian runner and I get comments about what I eat and how much I run all the time. It gets old and yes, I often feel I have to defend myself and it bothers me too.
I'm currently training for my first 50 mile ultra in April. I told that to one of my coworkers and he said that was "stupid". I didn't have words to respond. Someone always has something to say, don't they?
Ultimately, you're making good choices for you and your body. Keep eating those veggies and keep on running! : )
Jen

 
At February 12, 2011 at 4:04 PM , OpenID melissadishes said...

people pick on me for my eating too, it's annoying. I don't defend myself usually. I am also healthier than all of them too.

I am a high volume eater, I keep bags of frozen veggies in the office freezer for when I need them. people think it's weird.

they pick on me when i'm healthy or when I splurge. It's none of their business I say. I HATE unsolicted work comments, especially over food. there is 1 man in the breakroom who works in another division that loves to give me pearls of wisdom. UGH

 
At February 12, 2011 at 7:18 PM , Blogger Holly said...

I ate a HUGE salad beast, a half of a really big sweet potato, about 1/2-3/4 cup of broccoli AND some leftover corn bread from a few days ago. You know what? I was not hungry until almost dinner time!! Just by watching me eat a salad for lunch almost every day my almost 4 year old now wants to eat salad AND THAT is why it is awesome to eat good food! Because the kids you teach and my kids see us doing it (in your case they hear you talk about it and might see you) and think that if she does it it might be worth doing. You talk the talk AND walk the walk! Amen sister!

 
At February 13, 2011 at 7:59 PM , OpenID bakingnbooks said...

Your a lot nicer than me then - I would have 'socked' her in the face (your coworker)...but I'm impulsive like that? ;)

Pretty bad when Vegetables can't be considered "normal food" - just roll your eyes and BE YOU!

 
At February 15, 2011 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Laura said...

people are always commenting on what I am and amNOT eating.... I'm over it. I light watching the look on their faces while I chug a big green smoothie! :)

 

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