Wednesday, April 15, 2009

For Realz

I don't know if I've covered this before or not, but there are some people in my office that BLOW my mind... I mean I just don't even function on their level... so I can't comprehend it when I see it.

Today my department had a big lunch meeting... so you all know where this is going. There were leftovers - fajita leftovers to be exact. If you're not from Texas - this may mean nothing to you... but there isn't much better down here food wise... fajitas might be one of my love languages... but I'm not sure yet. They didn't make the book - so I'm going to have to flush that idea out completely.

So you know, here I am - girl that still thinks of herself as being 320 pounds - freaking out that someone is going to see me getting food from the leftovers. Irrational, I know... but until you've been the fat girl... you just don't know how emotionally that would mess with you.

In comes two of our administrative people... and I saw one of them make 3 plates! (THREE) Another of them made himself a plate for lunch... and another plate for dinner... when I walked out - he was making another plate and talking about a 4th. Can you imagine?

How is it okay that I'm freaking out about taking enough to make 1 fajita and these people took between 6 and 8 of them a piece? Wouldn't you feel weird about that?

Or maybe it's just me wanting to make sure that everyone else in the office gets a chance to eat...


  1. I'd have absolutely no issue with going to get A fajita. As in ONE. Geez...

  2. HAHAHAHAHA!!! "Fajitas might be one of my love languages..." that's so quotable!

    I do hear you. I hate eating in front of other people. Half of me doesn't want to eat because I don't want them to think I'm a pig, and half of me doesn't want to eat because I don't want to get weird pain or overfull or whatever, and the third half of me wants to dig in and go hog-wild on the fajitas.

  3. You're not alone in that thought. I have always been self-conscious at potlucks and buffet restaurants. I'll only go to get another plate if someone from my group is going. I don't want to be the fat girl waddling over to stuff her gut. When I do get a plate, I make sure that it's full of healthy stuff. I'm sure I'm not fooling anyone with the vegetables, though; I'm pretty sure no one got fat from salad!

  4. I think many of us are the same way.. but if you spend the time observing others, then you won't have any issues with what you do! LOL

  5. You know, my standard is to have people eat more than me. If most are eating 1/2 a donut and some are eating a whole donut, I eat half (or skip it).

    So with that standard, you could have eaten a plate or 2, LOL.

    I know what you mean though.


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