Not only is it the name of an awesome band, but today’s subject is an idea for a blog post I had a little while ago.
Does it offend you when people bring their own food to a function you are holding? I’m just curious about everybody’s feelings on the topics. I can see some people not minding but others being insulted if I were to bring my own eats.
Anthony and I bring our own main meals to certain parties because we know that most of the food being offered isn’t too WW friendly. Not like we make ourselves a meal and eat only that or make a big stink about it (no way!). We’ll bring Boca burgers, fat free hot dogs, and chicken burgers over to BBQs to avoid screwing our week up in one day.
I try to compare our BYOFing to other special diets/lifestyles like veganism, vegetarianism, and the like. When I do that, it makes bringing food to events not seem so weird or insulting. So far, so good.
At times, I find that I get a little embarrassed about it. Going to the grill master with a little baggie of greyish patties and whispering about how to prepare them can do that to me. Not only can it be a little embarrassing, but it can also make me envy anyone who can/does eat whatever. Boca burgers and fat free hot dogs really aren’t that bad, but when I see them sizzling on a grill next to behemoth cheeseburgers and Nathans foot longs…It can really make me mad.
But…I keep myself in check. I know that it’s what I need to do to better myself. Maybe permanently. Maybe not. But it must be done so that I can reach my ultimate goals.