Work isn't compatible with eating

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 11:44 AM | comments: 11

I have been eating like crap lately, especially the last week or so. I'm horrified at the junk I've been putting into my body. And the worst part is that I'm feeling it too, with a lot of intestinal discomfort. I haven't felt shitty like this in probably two years.

And the big thing that has changed in terms of lifestyle is this regular salary job. It's so hard to eat right when you aren't in your own kitchen.

But I don't want to quit my job. It was an enormous adjustment for me when I started, after two years of contracting, writing and such, but I feel like I'm finally breaking out of my experience rut by being in one environment with people smarter than me. The consideration was never financial, and while I could go back to more money for less work, I doubt I'd grow professionally. So quitting the day job is not an option.

All that really leaves I suppose is working the problem and learning how to eat on the run. I suck at that. But my body is telling me to stop putting shit into it, and I'm sure that weight gain is probably next (if it hasn't already started). I certainly don't want to undo what I achieved last year.

Gotta stop going to Chipotle so much.


Stephanie, May 10, 2006, 3:46 PM #

You can always start preparing lunch at home and taking it with you to eat in a lunchroom or nearby park. Just a thought...

freeze, May 10, 2006, 4:09 PM #

Wow, what a thought that is. Hmm, preparing lunch at home? Brillant!

Tough love, pizzie, tough love

Before I start: If there is sunshine on Friday afternoon, I'm going to Jeff's and giving him a swirly. :)

It's so hard to eat right when you aren't in your own kitchen.


If anyone is out of his kitchen more, it's the manly man freeze pimp mackadosish stud muffin. I prepare my meals before hand actually. Anyways, you do go home during your day, you do watch your television which is right by that kitchen you're never in.

Go shopping. There's Trail Mix, oranges, apples, bananas, some of that hippie leaf vegan food ("toe-fu" cause it taste like someone's toe) and a host of other great nutrition foods that you can buy, take to your "kitchen" and prepare for when you...hold on...are on the go at work, at tournaments and at conferences abroad.

Plus it will save money and EVERYBODY loves to save money.

Don't get me wrong, Chipotle is nice, but don't go every freaking day or other day.

Bottom line: You just need to get off your ass and buy some healthy shit and plan your meals. Trust me, it works.

Neuski, May 10, 2006, 4:49 PM #

And that my friends was a smack down.

Ty.Blog, May 10, 2006, 4:52 PM #

Jeff, May 10, 2006, 5:09 PM #

Freeze, you have the most fucked up series of "diets" and "exercise regimens" that I've ever known. You're the last person I'd take that kind of advice from!

freeze, May 10, 2006, 6:36 PM #

Did you look ever look at your dude? Have you look at the dude!? You're in denial. I got a six pack and you have a keg.

True, I've tried the ephrine, which was dangerous. I did the fasting thing. That didn't turn out too good.

But I've been at this since February and guess what...IT WORKS! The proof is in the pudding or my aforementioned pack. The last person...huh, I need to be the first person. But that's cool.

It's been well documented that you hate exercise and you've been complaining about not eating right for about the last, uh-um, since I've known you. So, you're not doing something right.

And by "this," I mean the Abs Diet. Freeze recommended. No gimmicks, baby. All natural and proud of it. It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle change. End of commerical.

Please know that this is coming from a place of love and concern for my fellow man. I only say this because you're my peoples, Jeff. I want you to live and enjoy a healthy life.

Jeff, May 10, 2006, 7:08 PM #

Dude... what the fuck are you even ranting about? Have I not lost weight using a sensible diet with exercise? I know what I need to do already. The issue is getting motivated enough to do it. You act like I have no idea what's going on.

freeze, May 10, 2006, 7:26 PM #

Well, do it then. What the fuck is stopping you?

Jeff, May 10, 2006, 7:27 PM #

Why didn't I think of that?

Neuski, May 10, 2006, 8:13 PM #

I'm glad I didn't have to bring up the "fasting thing."

CPLady, May 10, 2006, 9:30 PM #

Considering the crap offerings on campus, and the fact I cannot get a parking spot when I get back if I DO opt to go out to lunch, I learned how to come up with things that are easy to prepare in advance.

In fact, I have a lot of "grab and go" lunches for those mornings I can't get my lazy buns outta bed on time to deal with packing.

I always make sure I have fruit in the house. I'll pack up snack sized bags of grapes, strawberries...heck, I'll even pick up some of those little fruit cups at the grocery store.

Yogurt is another staple grab and go. And baby carrots, already chopped celery...something I can munch at my desk (especially during these nasty first two weeks of classes when getting a lunch break can be all but impossible).

I get bags of "spring mix" (generally baby greens that are perfect for a salad) , separate it into containers and throw in a small throwaway container of dressing...right into the same container I put the greens into. If I get REALLY ambitious, I'll grill or bake some chicken breast, slice it, and throw that into a container as well. Goes really well with ranch dressing. If I get too lazy to grill chicken, sliced ham and swiss works.

I like "wraps" as well. I get the low carb wraps (basic flour tortillas) and throw that sliced chicken breast into one with some cheese and lettuce, then roll it and wrap it with plastic wrap.

Just some "fast" suggestions that would make it easier to get started.

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