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The Autobiography of Russell
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It's a weighty problem
I need to do something about eating during the work day. I get to work about 8am, I start getting hungry about 10:30 or 11am, I go to lunch at 12pm, and I'm hungry again by 2:30 or 3pm, yet don't go home until 5pm. I need to reschedule my lunch for being at 11am and 2pm or something.

Why? Because several times over the last few days I've weighed myself and, on average, I'm about 133 lbs and dropping. This is not good, as pretty soon I will actually be underweight. I may have vowed to take up exercise if I ever hit and sustain 150 lbs without gaining proportional height, but I need to do something about this losing weight too.

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raist_ From: raist_ Date: May 3rd, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good exercise can actually keep weight on as it builds muscle mass. :)
From: russross Date: May 3rd, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
why not eat 2 smaller breakfasts throughout the morning to maintain your metabolism. it actually is healthier for you to eat several smaller meals in a day than three large ones.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: May 3rd, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I normally eat whenever I get hungry enough to interrupt whatever I'm doing, which ends up being 4+ smaller meals and snacks throughout the entire day. The problem I have at work is (1) making the time outside of normal lunch hours and (2) getting the food to eat. I'm going to have to get some more mobile food to bring to work that can be easily heated here.

This morning I was looking at my stock of food and realized I have plenty of soups. I just need to get a microwavable bowl with a lid to bring to work to heat it up in.

For today I have a quick-heat cup of ramen noodles that I'll probably be eating very soon (and it's only 8:30, even if I did get here half an hour early).
From: russross Date: May 3rd, 2007 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
protein bars, nuts, low-fat string cheese and yogurt are all other portable options that i always have lying around as well, i found those will often do the trick.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: May 3rd, 2007 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I normally carry a bag of stick pretzels and once every week or two I'll get a bag of beef jerky as well. Those are only snack foods and don't fill me up very well. A TV dinner would make a good filler, though. Hmm...

I'll have to look into protein bars, though. That sounds fairly good, especially since for a while a few weeks ago I was 'eating' only meal replacement shakes because I didn't feel like eating anything. I didn't even really want to 'eat' that, but I knew I couldn't go hungry for very long without getting sick.
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