Dealing with eating at work is a constant source of amusement for me. Today a group ordered out at Wings’n More, which is a local place that might as well be called Fried Stuff. Most people get a giant helping of breaded chicken tenders with your choice of dipping sauce (gravy, honey mustard, etc), fries, and garlic toast. The restaurant doesn’t have their nutrition facts online, but I would guess this meal to be around 150g carbs at least.
So they ask if I want anything and I declined. It’s delicious, but I don’t feel like dealing with the misery afterward. Instead, I chose to eat my meal from home of 30g carbs.
At the end of the meal, one woman brought chocolate and offered us one piece each. She looked at me and said, “Jaclyn, do you want to cheat a little?”
LOL. Seriously? Oh yeah, the 10g carb piece of candy is totally cheating in comparison to the 150g meal of Fried Stuff.
It’s always like that. No comment is ever made about non-sweet carby things, but one tiny piece of candy and it’s totally “cheating.”
Another source of amusement at work is the tossing around of the term “sugar-free”. Even if it’s filled with fruit, it’s “sugar-free” because they use Splenda instead of sugar somewhere in it. They’ll often offer up fruit instead of candy, cookies, or cake. I do wonder what exactly they think is in fruit.
I don’t bother saying anything most of the time. I used to try. But it’s been 5 years and there’s been no progress in this area. Also, my boss is a type 2, and it was his wife who made the comment about the candy cheating earlier. So that ought to tell you something. XD
Well, it’s been about an hour since I totally “cheated” and ate that horrible piece of chocolate. Current blood sugar? 103 mg/dl.