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Day 3- Eating healthy at work


Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Part of my plan this year is to avoid fast food breakfasts and lunches while at work.

Today I brought scottish oatmeal with apples and raisins, made in the crockpot for breakfast, minestrone and an apple for lunch, and yogurt and a banana for a snack.

The hardest part for me is to prepare ahead of time to have healthy and PACKABLE things on hand when I leave in the morning. I am NOT a morning person, and it's difficult to remember that I need to feed myself when I'm headed out the door.

This year, I am committing to packing my breakfast, snack, and lunch the night before, so that I have no excuses in the morning, when I open the refrigerator, see nothing ready to go, and think "I'll just pick something up". Inevitably, that leads to a quick trip to McDonalds or Taco Bell when I'm too starving to think by lunchtime. Sometimes this even means that I skip breakfast altogether, depending on how busy I am. NOT GOOD!

So, that's the plan. Prepare a breakfast, snack, and lunch each evening so that it'll be ready to go in the morning.

Wish me luck!
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LESSOFMOORE 1/9/2014 9:22PM

    emoticon Jane! emoticon

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SPARKLINGHOPE 1/9/2014 10:41AM

    Good plan and I wish you all the best!

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SQUIRRELLYONE 1/8/2014 2:39PM

    Batch cooking makes this surprisingly easy. That way, even if you've forgotten to prep, you have a pot of soup in the fridge to pour from, yogurt, precut veggies and salad fixings, and fruit on the counter: all of it ready to get tossed into your bag in under 5 minutes, even if not pre-portioned!

(disclaimer: I literally wake up 1/2 an hour before I have to BE at work, so this is my daily regime)

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ARUNNINGKAT 1/8/2014 2:13PM

    Food prep the night before is so important! That is one of my big goals for this year too!

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