Author Topic: I brought my lunch to work every day for 23 weeks, but today the streak is over.  (Read 1333 times)

clarkfan1979

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I am pretty good about meal prepping on the weekends and bringing my lunch to work. I prefer leftovers instead of sandwiches. I had a 100% success rate in the 16 week fall semester. I'm now 8 weeks into the spring semester, and unfortunately the streak is coming to an end, today. I traveled this past weekend and didn't have the time to meal prep. I'm buying lunch on campus today. The streak is over.

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Well done for those 23 weeks.

But this is just like excercising. It is never too late to start again after a pause.

When I make my own lunch, I just make sandwiches before I leave the house in the morning, at the same time as making a sandwich for breakfast. Take 5 minutes only.

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Better bring two lunches tomorrow to make up for it.

Not a bad record, start it over, we will check in mid August to make sure you broke this record.

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I'd treat that lunch as part of the travel/vacay expense since it was the travel that caused it. I wouldn't even count it as a break in the streak. :)  i.e. I'd expense it under "Discretionary:Travel" instead of "Discretionary:Fast Food:Lunch".
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I am pretty good about meal prepping on the weekends and bringing my lunch to work. I prefer leftovers instead of sandwiches. I had a 100% success rate in the 16 week fall semester. I'm now 8 weeks into the spring semester, and unfortunately the streak is coming to an end, today. I traveled this past weekend and didn't have the time to meal prep. I'm buying lunch on campus today. The streak is over.

Haha I love this. We make our lunches every day too. I also keep Cliff bars in my office just in case, last time I forgot lunch I ate a cliff bar and didn't break my streak. I buy a big box of Cliff bars so they are about $1 each, more expensive than my usual lunch but less than buying lunch. Not sure if some kind of bar would be enough lunch for you, but they're very filling for me. Good job doing the 23 weeks regardless of hiccup.

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The breaking of the streak sounds like an MPP to me! 

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Well done!  I work a seasonal outdoors job doing long days where I drive around to a lot of different sites, and Iíve been pretty bad at meal prep.  I usually try really hard for the first few months, but as I get into the season I slip more and more because itís so easy to get fast food when Iím running around.  This year is going to be different, I spent some time this winter figuring out what I can easily prep and would keep me full for the day and actually be decently healthy, so Iím planning to try extra hard this time and see if I can also go the full season with extremely minimal eating out

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I love this.  Congratulations.  Sometimes I bring a lunch that cost less than a dollar to make and my coworkers who just paid 8 dollars for their lunch look at my lunch and they are jealous. 

Yesterday my coworker sipped her Starbucks and said that she knows that her spending is out of control.  I poured the coffee out of my thermos and told her that all this coffee cost less than 50 cents.

 

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That's a good run. I am also at jobsites, often in the country, so my only option is to bring lunch. I keep an old microwave in my work truck so I can reheat leftovers, that and a folding camp chair and I'm set.

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Great Job OP!!!

That's a good run. I am also at jobsites, often in the country, so my only option is to bring lunch. I keep an old microwave in my work truck so I can reheat leftovers, that and a folding camp chair and I'm set.

Ha! Reminds me of this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDzXetCAhBQ&t=707s

Love this idea!

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I am pretty good about meal prepping on the weekends and bringing my lunch to work. I prefer leftovers instead of sandwiches. I had a 100% success rate in the 16 week fall semester. I'm now 8 weeks into the spring semester, and unfortunately the streak is coming to an end, today. I traveled this past weekend and didn't have the time to meal prep. I'm buying lunch on campus today. The streak is over.

I always pack my food for work.  For the few times I didn't get to meal prep for the week (sick/vacation/forgot I'm working(!)) I keep emergency food in the freezer- dumplings, left over beans/rice/frozen veggies whatever to defrost for a quick meal.  Worst case- frozen home made bread into PB&J sandwiches, fruit and water with chia seeds (get that protein and fiber!)

 

Wow, a phone plan for fifteen bucks!