While taking a much needed break, I came across this on the front of the HR magazine. Made me chuckle a bit. I would like to go on record and say work does not make employees fat. Employees make employees fat. Lol. I hear all sorts of excuses day in and day out about how someone is making someone fat. Someone brings in a cake and there are declarations about how they just have to have a piece. Or how they had to buy a burger because they didn't like what the cafeteria served. Or even how they don't bring lunches because they think the break room fridge is disgusting.
I don't blame them though. I used some of the same excuses and even have created some of my own. But I now work to combat the fat by bringing food that I think is healthier for me.
Even when groceries are low, I do everything I can to throw together a good lunch. Here I found about a cup of lettuce and 1/4 tomato. I didn't think it was enough but the husband reminded me that I had canned beans. I tossed in some rinsed black beans and made a quick yogurt dressing and voila...lunch!
Sometimes I forget to check the clock when getting ready for work each morning. These are the days I have to take breakfast to work. Instead of spending $3 for the cafeteria breakfast, I grab a slice of bread, cup of OJ, and some egg whites in a bowl. When I get to work I microwave the eggs, and toast my bread for a decent breakfast.
Of course the fruit/yogurt smoothies work well in a pinch.
This was a pitiful substitute for sweet. I really, really wanted a slice of that office cake but refused to give in. I had to quickly peel an orange. It did the job but I would be lying if I said I didn't still want the cake.
Leftover's salad. I'd say I put a little bit of everything in this bowl that I find in the refrigerator. Chopped lettuce, beans, peas, tomatoes, couscous and top it with vinegar/oil mix. We don't waste a lot of food in our household so I have a lot of meals like this for lunch.
Yep. That's a slice of cake on my desk. I was away on break and came back and there it was. A co-worker put it there. It was her birthday. She said she knew I would refuse so she only gave me a small piece. Small?!? That sucker was huge. I only had one bite. Really! I would say I was proud of myself but it was not the best cake so it was easy to refuse more bites.
I'm not perfect but I do the best I can for me.
Quote of the Day: "A nickel's worth of goulash beats a five dollar can of vitamines" ~Martin H. Fischer