Unhealthy Co-workers

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I work with one of the unhealthiest, self-endulgent people I've ever known. She is also one of the sweetest people I've ever known, so I have to tread lightly. Even though my co-worker & I get along really well, I am so annoyed with her habits.

She has diabetes, a heart condition & a million other serious problems. Oh - and she's only 40 years old! She keeps loads of sweets in the office and tempts me with really fattening home-cooked meals. I usually find my way out of it somehow, but today was a very bad temptation day. She had another employee walk to McDonald's for her after I ate a healthy salad and she left it sitting on her desk for about an hour smelling up the office. I was so pissed. I even expressed that I didn't appreciate it, but she just doesn't get a clue. She loves to brag about how she only eats meat & no veggies, she drinks diet coke all day long & she laughs at people who exercise.

If anything else, she has taught me how NOT to be... but sometimes I just want to tell her how much I can't stand her unhealthy ways. I try so hard by bringing in my lunch & snacks, but that GIANT pot of M&M's just scream my name around 3pm everyday. I think I might put something gross in the jar like soap or spit on them. LOL... grrr!
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    That is so true. My husband tends to do the same but he's not diabetic. So frustrating.
    3016 days ago
    Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. I not only work in an unhealthy office, but my husband has a need to stock the pantry with snacks and the freezer with ice cream (I actually posted a picture of our pantry in one of my blogs!). Like your co-worker, he is diabetic, has heart issues plus a host of other health problems.

    I have learned that some people prefer to live a shorter, happier life doing whatever they want than a longer, healthier one. I used to point out to them they would be happier without excess weight or joint pain, but they really don't feel it's worth the effort. To each his own.

    Yes, it's extremely difficult when you are in close proximity to such people. But we must find a way to not let it drag us down!!
    3016 days ago
    Just keeping doing what you are doing right, especially since you know WHY you are doing it. You never know, some of your habits might rub off on her. I had a friend of work that I talked for years about health and fitness, but she never seemed to get it. About 6 months ago, she finally got it, and she was very grateful. I never gave up on her, and I tried not to let her influence me with her bad habits. emoticon
    3017 days ago
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