Avoiding the siren call of food
Monday, August 06, 2012
Anybody else out there find that it's easier to avoid eating the wrong things on work days? Weekends are my worst times, even when I'm not going out. There's time to think about what might be in the fridge, time to get hungry (subsection bored), time to get hungry (subsection lonely), time to get hungry (subsection stressing about work/money/parental interference).
But on work days, well . . . yes I know I talk about the lady bakers in my office, and the people who buy biscuits (I'm one of them). Apart from that though, I'm so busy at work, I can very easily go four hours without even thinking about food, a remarkable feat for a greedy person.
Take today, for example. Bought a croissant on the way to work, and that and a cup of black coffee were breakfast. At lunchtime walked to the supermarket to buy a chicken sandwich and got a 3-pack, 525 calories but I knew I was going to be working late and sure enough it was gone 6 when I left. Now I'm home and there's a potato with my name on it, baking in the oven, with some quorn sausages. All 'sensible' food and I still have 108 calories left to spend on fruit.
Oh. I ate a marshmallow. 25 calories and I don't even like the blighters.
Well, nobody's perfect!