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Old 03-26-2014, 01:46 AM   #1
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Advice please!

Ok, so I'm doing well dropping the vacay bloat...
I'm happy to stick to my rotations, but -
Tomorrow there's going to be another "work cake day." I swear, it feels like a constant barrage of celebrating this or that, and there is always cakes. *sigh*
I wouldn't care if it was on an UD, but it's on a DD, and I've been doing rather well.
I was thinking I could attempt to make it an MD, then do DD on Friday?
I dunno. I'd like to keep the momentum going for appetite suppression and avoiding a horrible bounce.

My question is: What would you do? What has helped when you have something come up on a DD?

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Old 03-26-2014, 03:32 AM   #2
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Today is my DD and there is a special luncheon at work where the clinicians are being thanked/ honored. I will go, but I will not eat.

That's just what works for me. I doubt that the food will be that spectacular and I just want to stick to me schedule.

If I feel differently later I may change my mind, but I doubt I will. Things will constantly come up if I let them, but in reality how special are they really?

Is this cake that amazing that you just can't miss having some? If it is then you may need to make today a MD or an UD, but if the cake is not that spectacular just visit with your co-workers and skip the cake.
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:45 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, we have a small group. These meetings are already awkward enough - if I even try to politely decline, people will look at me strange. Cake is culture over here. :eyeroll:
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We have 1 birthday celebration for each month for everyone and there are typically 4-8 different cakes, pies, etc. at each one. I think in the last 2 1/2 years I have been to almost every one, but I only had some cheesecake on 2 occasions. Being there to celebrate along with everyone should be enough, if you don't want the cake don't have it, if you want it and it can fit into your day/plan or in the long run it won't matter then have it. It really is 100% your decision and you shouldn't have to feel guilty about it either way.
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Cake is culture but these events are common enough that they have to be handled in the best way that can be managed. It's too late to bring your own meringue button or other useful substitute but I suggest that for next time if you feel the social cost of not eating is too high.

I agree with the others tho' - at some point, if a wedge of high fat, high carb food is not in line with your preferred WOE and it's unlikely to be a spectacular or memorable experience, then it's appropriate to refuse. I accept the wider point about needing to make cultural celebrations more about the socialising and less about food/alcohol.
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:41 AM   #6
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Why don't you take a piece and wrap it up for tomorrow? You could always say, it's beautiful and it looks so delicious so I'm going to take a piece to have later. Depending on how you handle sweet carbs, one piece of cake may lead to a UD rather than a MD. Either way, whether you decide to partake or not, move on with no regrets.

I had these worries too when I started JUDDD and would agonize about whether to participate in office events. It turns out that no one seemed to notice really whether I ate or not.
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:53 AM   #7
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Why don't you take a piece and wrap it up for tomorrow? You could always say, it's beautiful and it looks so delicious so I'm going to take a piece to have later. Depending on how you handle sweet carbs, one piece of cake may lead to a UD rather than a MD. Either way, whether you decide to partake or not, move on with no regrets.

I had these worries too when I started JUDDD and would agonize about whether to participate in office events. It turns out that no one seemed to notice really whether I ate or not.
You could even fib and say your stomach is feeling upset right now so you are going to take a piece for when you are feeling better.
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We have 1 birthday celebration for each month for everyone and there are typically 4-8 different cakes, pies, etc. at each one. I think in the last 2 1/2 years I have been to almost every one, but I only had some cheesecake on 2 occasions. Being there to celebrate along with everyone should be enough, if you don't want the cake don't have it, if you want it and it can fit into your day/plan or in the long run it won't matter then have it. It really is 100% your decision and you shouldn't have to feel guilty about it either way.
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Cake is culture but these events are common enough that they have to be handled in the best way that can be managed. It's too late to bring your own meringue button or other useful substitute but I suggest that for next time if you feel the social cost of not eating is too high.

I agree with the others tho' - at some point, if a wedge of high fat, high carb food is not in line with your preferred WOE and it's unlikely to be a spectacular or memorable experience, then it's appropriate to refuse. I accept the wider point about needing to make cultural celebrations more about the socialising and less about food/alcohol.
I don't drink alcohol at all and no one is offended when I don't drink at a gathering. I have also learned that no one will die if I don't eat either. I still have fun, laugh, etc...

My co-workers are so use to it they say "Is today a food day or a no food day."
I answer and not another word is uttered about the fact.
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Why don't you take a piece and wrap it up for tomorrow? You could always say, it's beautiful and it looks so delicious so I'm going to take a piece to have later. ....

I have had very good success with this method. Heck, take a small piece of EACH! People are pleased/flattered that you are taking some, you can enjoy it (or not) on your Up Day. A win, win. For myself, I find that taking the cake for later satisfies the desire to have it, without needing to eat it. I usually have just a bite or even none the next day, which is a marvel to me. But it really works. (Usually! Sometimes I chow right down and eat the whole thing. But with no worries, because it is an Up Day!)
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I agree with either taking a piece for later (tomorrow), or saying you're not feeling 100% and had better not. Surely no one would expect you to eat if you're not feeling well. Good luck!
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:13 AM   #11
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I should be able to say no and let that be that. I totally agree.
But, we're a small group. We get along just fine, but I find that some of these gatherings can be a bit strained for conversation, if not just downright awkward. (Dinners are usually better with a little bit of wine.)
I guess I'll make a cup of tea and claim my tummy is bothering me. Can't fault that, can they? If I have time, maybe I'll pick up a treat tonight to contribute - at least that way I'll know how many cals are in it and factor it in.
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