(Closed) NWR: Coworkers trying to get me to eat brownies!

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

i bake for my coworkers a lot and do not force anyone to eat things. i understand that people may not be into desserts, not like a certain ingredient, are on a diet, are diabetic, or whatnot.  sorry she called you out like that–it’s a little embarrassing because you don’t want the person who made the brownies to feel like you’re specifically rejecting their brownies.

Post # 4
3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Oh, how I wish I didn’t like sweets!

Coworkers are SO annoying. When I was dieting for the wedding, they’d try to sabotage it and when I’d stand firm, they’d make snide comments. I loathe the people I work with, though. Stand firm, modern daisy!!

Post # 5
5497 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

That’s not cool! I bake for co-workers. but just put it in the back room for them to enjoy at their liesure. I’m sorry she did that!

Post # 6
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

How rude! I am more nonconfrontational, so I would probably take one, make some excuse that I’m busy and have to eat it at my desk, and then break it up so it looks like I ate some, roll it in a napkin, and throw it out. 🙂 All sneaky-like!

Post # 7
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

That’s so annoying!  No one should push people to eat desserts.  Not everyone likes them or they might be dieting or they might have health problems that keeps them from eating sweets.  People shouldn’t judge!

Post # 8
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I second Laylabelle, I have tried to give up sweets soooo many times but only failed miserably. 

People suck I confirmed this assumption at work yesterday. I literally cried like 3 times because I was soooo angry at their incompetence. You’re not alone my dear. Brush it off and ignore her. 

Now, if you’re feeling “bitchy” find out what she doesn’t like (food wise) and make some for her as a “belated birthday present” lol I’m such a jerk. 

Post # 9
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I know this guy that HATES fish, and he was so tired of ppl trying to force him to try it, so now he just says, sorry i’m allergic to fish…and they immediately leave him alone…LOL maybe u could have a glutin allergy? lactose intolerant?

Post # 10
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

ARGH that’s so annoying. I had something similar happen to me at work. One of the women in the office baked a carrot cake for her supervisor’s birthday and was cutting pieces and handing them around and I kept just passing pieces on to others because I don’t like carrot cake. Then the woman who made the cake totally called me out on it in front of everybody and wouldn’t let it go so I had to tell her to her face in front of the majority of my office that I do not like or want any of the cake she made. That was fun.

Post # 11
23 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

Fiance and I both have this problem in our offices.  The only solution I’ve found is to smile, take a piece, and give some excuse so you don’t have to eat it NOW–either that you just ate and will eat it later, that it’s FI’s favorite and want to bring it home to share with him, etc., and then just throw it out when no one’s looking.  It keeps the peace while you don’t get stuck eating food you don’t want.

Post # 12
3331 posts
Sugar bee

It’s too bad that they’re trying to push the desserts on you.  I know my office is notorious for having sweets and baked goods in the kitchen at all times.  I was trying to lose weight for the wedding and it used to drive me crazy.  However, once I started losing weight, people started commenting and noticing that I never took the staff meeting donuts.  It kind of inspired a couple of my coworkers to stop eating sweets in the office too.  In fact, our office manager started providing yogurt and fruit at staff meetings instead of donuts and pastries.  Maybe you could bring in some healthy snacks next time?

Post # 13
374 posts
Helper bee

Hello!  Well, you could say “I’m allergic to chocolate” until someone brings in fruit cake.  My suggestion would be to take a piece of whatever is there and not eat it.  Take it back to your desk, if they watch, wrap it up and say “I’m taking it to share w/my fiancee.”

Truthfully, these people are either good hearted or enabelers.  They must know you are trying to watch your weight before the big day; and they are trying to fatten you up if they are really pushy about you eating.  Don’t make excuses about brushing your teeth, etc. That’s lame.  Just take a piece and either take it home or dump it.  Or take it and put it on someone’s desk who will eat it.  Stop making excuses.

Also, you really need to make sure you do not have an eating disorder.  I’m just throwing this out there.


Post # 15
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

ahh yes the lovely ladies and their never ending baked goods!  I rarely eat sweets, but when it’s brought into work I always take some make take a bite then throw it away.  I make sure whoever brought it in sees me take some! haha 

I don’t think it’s that serious to say someone may have an eating disorder because they dislike sweets..

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