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Eating Out: An Ongoing Cycle

September 26th, 2012 at 07:08 am

I had a full entry typed up yesterday and the internet ate it. Boo.

Last night, I had a meeting and Brandus had Parent Teacher Conferences. I had to leave my job (45 minutes away from where I live), head to our town, pick up Voldemort, and then drive another 40 minutes to get to the town where Brandus works, so last night was a planned eat out night.

I don't mind every now and then, although I really don't like much fast food. The problem is that it throws me off for the next day.

I take leftovers for lunch almost exclusively. I don't care for sandwiches much, and I'd rather have something hot, so I pack leftovers.

The trouble comes when there ARE no leftovers.

If I eat out for dinner at an actual restaurant, it's generally ok, because I usually have leftovers from large servings. But when I eat fast food for dinner, it means that, almost always, I end up picking up something the next day for lunch as well.

Currently, for lunch today I have string cheese and an orange. I'm doubting that will hold me.

4 Responses to “Eating Out: An Ongoing Cycle”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good job packing something! Maybe almonds, peanuts, or sunflowers seeds would be good to add. Can you find them in a vending machine? Think about having things on hand that could make for a snack type lunch.

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    If you have a deep freezer or enough freezer space in your fridge, pack a one serving size of the meal your cooking and freeze it for those days when you have no leftovers. I've done this many times and it works great.

  3. skydivingchic Says:

    Have you tried cooking larger quantities so you have more leftovers? There are only two of us and we both eat leftovers as well. I try to cook a large crockpot or full casserole dish of something (with a minimum of like 6 servings) at least once a week so that we don't have to cook every single night. I also try to do a good amount of cooking on the weekends so our fridge is reasonably well stocked on Monday morning.

  4. SicilyYoder Says:

    String cheese and an orange wouldn't hold me either. I am lucky to do 90% of my work from home since I'm a published writer. I did have fast food twice today because I was running errands, and it made my stomach feel awful. I prefer homemade meals.

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