Tuesday, January 8, 2008

At Work

Eating healthy food during the day has been a real challenge for me over the years. Right now I work in a government office complex with poor access to good, affordable choices. The food court downstairs offers little besides Taco Bell, Sbarro, Pizza Hut and KFC. There used to be a Subway, but they're now gone and the only place left that served salads has also closed. And just thinking about Panda Express makes my blood sugar rise...

Believe it or not, one of my best options lately has been the Walgreens nearby. They recently started carrying freshly-made sandwiches and fruit from a local catering vendor, so I tried out one of their offerings. Not bad and not expensive, either. While there I pick up some handy snacks that can also treat lows, if necessary:

In the past I've also brought my lunch to work, which I've been doing more frequently to save money. (There may soon be a holy war over space in the fridge here in Cube-ville, however) Most of my colleagues never debate their lunchtime meal beyond choosing which fast food establishment to patronize. It amazes me that nutrition hardly elicits a second thought, when it's always a part of my internal dialogue. I'm comforted, at least, to know that other PWDs have similar food struggles.

How about you, fellow readers? What are your workday food tips, tricks and habits?


Cara said...

My tip: STAY OUT OF THE BREAKROOM!!!!! I work in a government office also, but it is just a local office. We have a bad habit of brining food in and leaving it the breakroom to share. If I go in there I eat. :(

Scott K. Johnson said...

Ug. Food.

I swear it is the most problematic thing in my life.

Too bad I can't just give it up altogether.

Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy) said...

The parties at my workplace literally take the cake, too. I go out of my way to eat something before I attend, but it's still hard to pass on a cookie or two...then I end up chasing highs and lows for the rest of the day..oh well...(:-(

Thanks for reading!