I have been trying to eat as I should and exercise 5 to 6 times a week for a little over 60 days now. I have my low carb meals and two snacks planned out almost every week day. I have not lost a single pound but I have lost 1 inch around my too thick waist and my too skinny legs are gaining some muscle.
As a vegetarian and a type 1 D, I feel isolated at work. My team mates always ops for fast food if I suggest going out to lunch if I do not want what I bagged for lunch that day. One week the company bought pizza two days for us, gave out candy bars one day and muffins another day. I love muffins from Paradise Bakery so I ate one but I did turn down the pizza. The next week bagels which is a food that really only works for me if I am about to hike at least 4 miles on a moderate to strenuous hike but I have a tough time saying no to them and I still ate the bagel.
I think saying no to these foods is the easier part of it. I mean it is what we have to do since we are dxd and I was dxd at age 5 so there are quit a lot of times I have said no thank you to a certain something.
The harder part is that I feel so isolated on my team. Everyone except for my manager is very overweight. Two team mates are working on their weight but by a type 1's standards they are not eating that healthy. i try to eat non-processed whole food type meals.
I have to go alone to restaurants becuase they choose low price and convenience over the things I want in a meal. I feel very alone on my team. There are others on the floor who are healthy eaters so I guess I should reach out to them when I am having a hard time saying no to that bagel which will send my blood glucose high and stymie my efforts to have less body fat.
I know many of you have felt this way. Isolated because we are different. Just felt like blogging about it today.