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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Brown Baggin' It

Even more new followers, very exciting :)  I'm extra excited to see another VTNT alum!

One of my goals for the 100 Day Challenge was to eat healthier.  I do good for breakfast and dinner, its lunch that gets me.  Even as a little kid I didn't really see much appeal in a sandwich that had been sitting around for four or five hours getting mushy and warm and my feelings in that area definitely have only gotten stronger with age.  I'll occasionally take some left over pasta or soup with me to work but for the most part I eat with all the girls I work with.  I love each and every one of them in their own special way, but I don't want to share their eating habits!  When I eat food that's bad for me, I FEEL bad.  I can guarantee if I eat a half a french fry at lunch I will be tired and cranky by the end of the day - and I won't work out that night.

I've worked hard at it this week and I've got to say, it has been a challenge.  Today I had a salad, yogurt and fruit for lunch.  I've already found a perk (besides the calorie payoff!) to bringing my lunch.  My "scheduled" lunch time is 2 p.m.  I start work at 9 a.m. and usually eat breakfast around 6:30 or 7.  Everyday, around 1:30, I get a headache.  I've always attributed this headache to stress.  Guess again!  That would be my blood sugar talking!  Now that I have food available to me, I can eat it when I get hungry around noon, rather than waiting up to eight hours.

Now I just have to find a way keep myself interested in my homemade lunches.  I think this weekend I'm going to cook a couple pasta dishes and freeze individual servings to bring with me to cut down on prep time in the mornings.

I'm throwing it back to my readers now:  Do you bring lunch with you to work or order out?  How do you keep your lunches healthy?  Anyone have a way super extra amazing lunchtime recipe I can't live without?  Please share, I'd love to hear from you!


  1. I almost always brown bag it. It's just too easy for me to get carried away and overdo it when I go out for lunch. I try to vary it between home cooked meals and sandwiches/soup. It's a lot cheaper, too, which is a bonus :)

  2. Fortunately I live in a small town so I can go home easily for lunch every day. But when I do go out it is hard to eat well. I've finally put my foot down and told people that I can only join them once every 2 weeks ... unless Grandpa wants to take me out. Anytime he wants a lunch date I will, of course, be free!