O.k. I need advice. I'm a Gen Xer who has a different viewpoint on food at work than my colleagues. For several reasons food has never been a security blanket/socializing/comfort thing for me. I "eat to live, not live to eat". Also, do to my food allergies, I have to be very careful with what I eat so I am not big on office parties.
However, on every job I'm always stuck with people who love to throw big office parties, bringing in food, and forcing food on others. "Just a bite, a bite won't hurt anyone." "I made it so you could eat some", etc. Those who don't participate are blacklisted as anti-social.
Since my diabetes diagnosis (and even before), my appetite has all but disappeared and I've lost alot of weight. I already wasn't eating much, and now I'm really not eating and what I do want to eat or crave is healthy foods and alot of water. Of course, I've received alot of snide remarks from co-workers about my weight loss but they don't know about my health, yet they do suspect something.
Well, now there are two people in the division pushing for a pizza party and ice cream social, and because the main office (we are in a remote location) has had theirs, these two knuckleheads are adament that it must be done here. The head boss has agreed. Now mind you, it's August we have 1 refrigerator, no oven, 1 microwave (reheat only) no health services on site.
Murphy law always kicks in and someone will get sick. Someone always gets sick this time of year from eating the wrong food. The main location has a full-blown cafeteria and workers that serves them this type of food so they can have these types of activities. We are in the boonies. There are two urgent care clinics nearby. And who will have to take care of the sick---me.
Then my BG will drop and I'll have to get all my glucose tabs to get it back up. I'm not a happy camper when my BG drops. I'm tired of cleaning up other people's messes. These are older people (Baby Boomers) who are just selfish and acting childish, reverting back to 1st and 2nd graders. They'll eat, make a mess, food everywhere, and the custodians and I will have to clean it and them up after they upchuck over everything.
Anyone have any advice?