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giving up lunches out

December 28th, 2008 at 07:00 am

Saving log - $0 tip box
Spending log - $12 breakfast

Haven't been to the gym or doing much exercising these last two weeks some walking, maybe a mile or so. Dodging cars trying to "gun it" with my knees as I walk is unappealing.

I went to the gym today though, and weighed myself, fearing the worst. But I'm at:


I have been bringing my lunch most workdays. We've been working about 4 hours per day because of the snow and ice, and if you are there for just a short amount of time, it hard to justify spending 25% of your workday to find a lunch place open and eat what they're serving.

The lunches that I've been bringing are not the portable sandwich variety, but of the bento box variety. I've been making lunches with a base of brown rice or rice pilaf, with turkey, ham, or pot roast laid over it. With that I put a dab of any two condiment-y things like yogurt, cranberry sauce, mango pickle,

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red pepper ajvar, hummus.

The money and the weight loss are nice, but its a bummer giving up one of things I most enjoyed (lunch somewhere else).

3 Responses to “giving up lunches out”

  1. fern Says:

    I hear ya. I really enjoy eating out but have largely cut back on doing so, which was usually lunch out during the workweek.

    I guess if you want to sacrifice health for saving money you can still eat cheaply off the dollar menu at McDonald's, but i'd rather not do that. My favorite fast food lunch, Boston Market, really hiked their prices so i'm steering clear of them, too.

    Your own lunches are very appealing. One of my favorite quickies (at home) is a simple wrap filled with refried (canned) beans and grated cheese. I nuke it in the microwave for 45 seconds, then top with either lettuce or my own homegrown broccoli sprouts. Healthy and delicious.

    At work i eat a lot of Lean Cuisines, but only buy them when they're half-price, so the rest of the time it's canned soup or a homemade soup or salad.

  2. Amber Says:

    Good for you; I too have been packing lunch, it is a huge money saver
    I found these little microwavable mini cups of rice by minute maide and love it

  3. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I packed my lunch today, with some leftover roast from Christmas. Should I to visit Uwajimaya for a bento box set?

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