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I packed my lunch today, so what's the big deal?

Monday, November 29, 2010

I had to help with the re-count of ballots for Governor of Minnesota today.

While I didn't plan any exercise for today (I did walk 5 Miles with Leslie yesterday!) I did pack my lunch.

That's nothing too special. I packed my lunch most days for 29 years while I worked at the bank.

I just was surprised that NO one else packed a lunch.

They must have thought that we would get a lunch break.
We did, for about 20 minutes.
Some left the courthouse - for coffee, etc.
One got a can of diet soda pop.
One went to the vending machine and got a pack of meat sticks, snack mix of some type and a regular soda pop.

While I had to eat faster than I like to - I had my planned, packed lunch of:
String cheese, raisins, applesauce, Greek yogurt & crisp bread sticks. This is a typical lunch. I ended up with 2 fruits and NO veggies. I usually have atleast one of each - but didn't have any raw veggies or V-8 to bring with me.

It held me over for the afternoon and I didn't get that dip in blood sugar at 3:00-4:00 p.m. like I used to. Spark People has helped me learn to eat a bit more protein rich foods at lunch to ward off that afternoon dip.

I came home and just ate a regular dinner. I wasn't starving like I think some of these people must have been by now.

Again, if I plan, I can succeed.

Oh, yeah - the hand recount of ALL the ballots in our county went very well.
It took most of the day - as planned. It was a real learning experience for me.
Many Minnesota counties will take several days to complete their hand recounts.
I am glad that we were able to get it all done in one day!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1BEACHWALKER 12/5/2010 3:25PM

    You are also saving money by packing your lunch! It can add up! Good for you!

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STEPHANIE0982 12/1/2010 12:25PM

    great job planning!! one of my December goals is to bring a bagged lunch from home everyday that I'm at work!

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SHELLEY147 12/1/2010 11:57AM

    so proud of you!! You were the only smart and sensible one! I used to always pack my lunch when I worked, it was a great way to save money and have things prepared the way I wanted :)

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ROSEWCI 12/1/2010 11:08AM

    GREAT planning on your part! Very smart! And good choices too! I LOVE greek yogurt! It's oh so satisfying! Glad you got through your day just fine!!!

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REEDSKI 11/30/2010 5:57PM

    I packed my regular lunch today. I'm glad I'm back to a routine. (I love days off work but I kept wanting to eat this time so it's good for me to get back to work.)

It really helps to have something healthy to eat. I did the same thing when I had jury duty. Most people went out to eat but I brought my lunch. It really does make a difference.

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-CHERI- 11/30/2010 9:00AM

    Yeah - good for you!! I'm getting better at this planning ahead stuff. I now eat better at work and am making an impact at how others are eating at work too. It seems funny, but the volume of food I consume seems way more than others here at work and also a fraction of the calories.

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BIGMAMAT 11/29/2010 10:48PM

    Good for you for packing your lunch! I have only eaten out a few times since july which is remarkable since I use to eat out 3 days a week! Sounds like you had an amazing lunch! emoticon

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SYDNEY_DE 11/29/2010 8:06PM

    As a teacher, it amazes me that people eat out so much! I bring my lunch every day! As the years pass, I get more proficient on what I should bring and what is feasible and what isn't. Knowing what I know now about food and it's nutritional value, I don't think I could make myself eat out everyday!

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