Confession time, guys. I have been REALLY bad about packing my lunch to work over the past month. Like, really, really bad. Like, I’m pretty sure I could have bought an iPad with the money I’ve been spending on food lately, bad.
That all changes today.
Because I actually went grocery shopping last night (shock!), and I picked up some of my favorite lunchtime snack items. Also, when my friend Holly was here last week, I got a totes adorbs (shaddup) new lunchbox from the Vera Bradley outlet.
(Please note that is not my Yingling in the background… sadly. Hahaha.) I knew that it was time for this puppy to be USED! So, here is my lunch du jour! I just know you have all been waiting with baited breath.
Item #1 is a sandwich of ham, cheese, and potato bread (my faaaaav!) with mustard and a smear of mayo. (~280 calories)
Then we have some delicious snacks in the form of 2% string cheese (70 calories), a mini babybel light wheel (50 calories) and a fruit cup (80 calories).
I also packed a teeny tiny PB&J sammy, made with some ultrathin bread my parents gave me. (~110 calories)
And last, but not least, grapes. Nom nommity nom. (60 calories)
Oh, and dessert. Leftover Halloween candy FTW! (50 calories)
I know it seems like a lot of food, especially for someone who is supposedly on a “diet” (still hate that word, but you know what I mean). It’s 700 calories’ worth, in fact. But I’m trying really, really hard to shift back the focus of my daily meals. I was doing pretty well with feeling satiated and with my weight loss when I was able to maintain more of an inverted triangle (making the “big” meal of the day breakfast or lunch instead of dinner). I’m still not great at eating a HUGE breakfast (although breakfast is back in general, thank goodness), so I’m trying to make it happen for lunch.
Who knows if I’ll actually end up eating ALL this stuff today (um, actually, who are we kidding, of course I will!), but it’s not like I’m going to eat it all in a single sitting. Spread throughout the day, this list encompasses my morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack, which means it’s all totally within regular limits. Huzzah!
Now, hopefully, this ends up being a long-lasting lunch-bringing streak (say that five times fast!) so I can save money AND know exactly what I’m putting in my mouth (Oh no, I CAN’T STOP).