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.
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?
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.
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?.