I promise not to regale you too often with my weird predilections towards personal experiments. I’m going to mention them one by one, once a week from now on. So by the time I mention this one again, three months will pass, and you will have forgotten about it already, and it won’t bore you as much.
Anyway, lunch packing’s been made interesting — for me, anyway — ever since my doctor told me to eat tiny meals every two-three hours, instead of huge meals two times a day, which has been a standard modus operandi for me for… about seven years now?
It’s a very spoilt thing to say, but I find this problematic for several reasons.
One, I’m an office worker. How grave the sound, etc., but I am. For now my lunch time isn’t rigid, so I can take six small breaks instead of one big. But lately there’ve been talks about making lunch time fixed, so I’m not sure how I’m going to step out every two hours to eat a cup of yoghurt unless I decide to do it in the bathroom. We’ll deal with that one if we ever get there.
Two, I’m an office worker. Having four meals in the office instead of one means hauling a bag full of small containers filled with food. And we don’t have a fridge, so I can’t just bring a huge-ass container of pasta, five bananas, and several cups of yoghurt, and eat it throughout the week. I have to have several daily small containers of food that doesn’t spoil until the end of the day.
Three, perhaps it’s an exaggeration, but having 7 tiny meals instead of two-three big ones? It’s like all I ever think about is food. I’m not used to thinking about food. Food either is, or isn’t. I eat it when I’m hungry, whenever that is, not when my timer tells me. I eat it, and then I forget about it, until next time I feel hungry again. Now though, I’m juggling all these damn containers and portion sizes and precise times, and it’s just ugh.
Ah well, should’ve thought about that before damaging my digestive and cardiovascular systems.
Now that the lengthy rant about the problem of having so much food omg I’m so unfortunate is out of the way, let’s talk about actual challenge results.
Quite happy to report that unless I jinx it majorly with this post, I’ll officially complete the challenge next week. I give all my challenges five weeks of time, so if I stick to them for five weeks, it means they’re essentially complete, and I can drop them if I want to. But I’ll continue with this one, because my spending spread sheet doesn’t lie: it saves a tonne of money. Even when I go to the cheapest canteen, and buy cheapest dishes, packing my own lunch still saves me hundreds of lei every month.
So I shall persevere, and next time I’ll include approximate savings, some photos, and general sage advice on packing a lunch to work. Otherwise known as, actually making a damn actual blog post actually useful for the general public.