I just had the worst experience in the break room just now and I feel the only people I can vent to and be encouraged by are you all here on goneraw who understand what I'm going through. Okay, I have alot of people who support me in my lifestyle including family and friends but at my work every single day is a battle. I get made fun of, weird looks when I eat and constant constant 'advice' on how I really should be eating.
I was just making a green smoothie(I try my best to go when I don't think anyone will be in the breakroom) and a co-worker walked in and gave me 'the' look. I am friends with this guy and to me he has always seemed like an open minded person, one of the most open minded here but not today. I asked him what was wrong with putting spinach in a fruit smoothie and he would only shake his head with a smile like "you're a crazy person" and said he was sure it was 'very healthy'. So, I asked him if he would like to try it as I've had success with that method(everyone likes it once they try it) but he kept shaking his head. I poured him a little in a cup and gave it to him but he refused to drink it and started making a big deal to the other people in the room(now 3) about it. They started looking at me weird and finally I left and as soon as I did I could hear them talking about me in there. I'm so humiliated. Things like this happen every day here and yet do I make fun of them for eating their microwave dinners and ramen noodle cups? No! It's so frustrating that I'm the only one that gets persecuted.
I'm sorry for being negative but I'm really discouraged and I know that I won't be able to have a normal conversation with that guy again even though we were friends before.