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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Brown Baggin' Scavenger

Today I wanted to be bad and go pick something up for lunch rather than my traditional brown bag lunch. I reallllly wanted to, but I resisted temptation. I brown bag it for two very simple reasons: it helps keep me thin and my wallet fat. It's that simple. However, it can be dull and boring, but it really doesn’t have to be.

Four years’ ago when I managed a restaurant, I could eat anything and everything and stay the same size. This was because I was running from point A to point B and then back to A roughly a hundred times a day. I should have got a pedometer and tracked how many miles I walked in a regular day. When I got a “desk job”, I quickly realized that eating out everyday for lunch was not only costly, but it wasn’t very figure friendly either. So I attempted to change all that.

I started with Lean Cuisine. It seemed simple enough: hot lunch… tasted OK… and was cheaper than what I was spending. Eventually, I got sick of them. Then I went to soup... then deli sandwiches... then fruits and veggies... now I am eating cereal for lunch….and am bored with it.

It’s not that I am trying to lose weight, but I am not trying to gain weight either. Plus, I like to eat – a lot, and the last thing I want to do is “diet” for dinner. So my “regiment”, as I like to call it is to watch what I eat during the day and then enjoy dinner at night. I try to not overeat at dinner, and I try to limit myself to fast food only once a week. (I confess… I am addicted to always delicious Taco Bell)

Wow, I’ve really digressed!

Back to the subject at hand: Next week what I plan on doing is switching it up once again, and I will be sharing what I make and the results here. I’m thinking wraps with protein, little bit of cheese, lots of veggies and no dressing, sauces and what not. I’m hoping I can become rather inventive with these and not just go with the fairly traditional ones. Thus being more exciting for me and you.

Stay Tuned!

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