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Did You Bring Your Lunch to Work Today?

Buying lunch every day can really add up, so it makes good sense to bring your midday meal at least a few days each week. Did you bring or buy your lunch today?

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shoppindiva shoppindiva 7 years
i brought my lunch today, but i normally dont just because im lazy. i dont really eat out much except when i dont bring my lunch, so its like a treat not to eat home cooked food. but i know its a great way to save money.
Shadowdamage Shadowdamage 7 years
I work at home so I eat at home anyways...BUT....I do the cute 50s thing and pack a lunch for my boyfriend to take every day. Usually a sandwich, or leftovers from dinner the night before, or tuna and rice (which for some reason he loves.). Rice cookers are awesome. We are up at 7, he gets the rice going if needed, and I make the coffee, and its always ready in about 20 minutes. If you plan ahead and make extra dinner the night before, packing a lunch is just SO fast. And sandwiches, too, are just super quick.
ccpdm ccpdm 7 years
I bring my lunch everyday, also. It's cheaper and healthier. But it's really hard smelling the food that comes walking through here sometimes....
rezgurl rezgurl 7 years
Live 4 km from work... so it's a quick drive home for a hot lunch..
alikat07 alikat07 7 years
I'm terrible about this... however I work on a college campus and their food is super cheap... so that's my justification
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
Sadly I bring my lunch everyday - I'm really poor and also trying to keep my weight in check. I actually really hate it when people want me to go out to lunch with them, because I know it makes me fat and poor :(
gabiushka gabiushka 7 years
I live on the same building, so I eat at home Monday-Thursday. Fridays my boss takes us out to lunch, how cool is he?!
mlarue mlarue 7 years
I bring my lunch usually 4 out of 5 days but I am guilty of buying tea at work almost every day
PammyLZ PammyLZ 7 years
I bring my lunch with me everyday except on payday. I take myself out that day. Kinda like a reward day.
Angela123 Angela123 7 years
Ha!! I usually go home for lunch like bluepuppybites (I work half time in my small town, 5 miles from the house, and the other half in downtown DC) or bring it since DC eating is so pricey, saves me a lot! But, like Martini, today is payday so all us HR girls are going out for taco salads..my weakness :feedme:
syako syako 7 years
oh martini! I :heart: Cosi. Now you've got me craving their flatbread! :drool:
mlen mlen 7 years
today its leftovers. we get free lunches 1 to 2 days a week. lately i've been slacking and buying a lot- but i try to keep it cheap with a lot of soup
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 7 years
NOPE! Today is pay-day - im treating myself to a Cosi salad!
dcfashionista dcfashionista 7 years
Lately I have been buying lunch but I work around some inexpensive stores. We have a honeybaked ham and I will get half a sandwich, chips and drink for under $4.00 (kid's meal) or sometimes add a cup of soup and still will spend under $5.00. I try to get lunches under $5.00. I will bring leftovers in if I cook the night before.
Meike Meike 7 years
No, lunch is provided at my company.
misfitgirl misfitgirl 7 years
I find it is best for me to bring it...I eat so much healthier that way. There is a bakery/deli/taqueria (seriously) nearby that is way overpriced and way bad for you, and with so many options in one place that is within so little walking distance, that can get dangerous fast.
SDTransplant SDTransplant 7 years
I would bring my lunch to work if my commute weren't so long (usually an hour and 15 mins, but oftentimes longer, especially in the winter) and if I didn't take public transportation (train, subway, and then a 15-minute walk). During the summer, I'd worry that my food would spoil and during the winter, I get tired just walking around wearing so many extra layers!
Kel-Bel Kel-Bel 7 years
I'm on the road a lot for work so can usually manage to make it home for lunch...much cheaper & healthier!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i don't typically eat lunch, but if i did then i would be bringing it cause it's so much more cost effective and it's just too darn cold out :( living in NYC means that you have to walk out in the rain or snow or cold or whatever the weather is to get stuff - it's not as easy as just hopping in your car to get something
julieulie julieulie 7 years
I brought my lunch, but I was too busy, so I didn't eat it. But, at least it is still there for me tomorrow.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I always bring my own lunch...the food at the cafeteria is always overpriced. Sometimes if I'm in the mood for an egg, I'll buy one of those. But most of the time I bring my own food.
thelorax thelorax 7 years
I keep a stash of mostly-healthy snacks (instant oatmeal, almonds, Slim Fasts, etc.) in my cupboard @ work, and one or two Yoplaits & Diet Cokes in the fridge. I try to plan ahead & pack my lunches almost every day. It does save a lot of money!
jasmint jasmint 7 years
I'm really trying to pack myself lunch every day. There aren't many options within reasonable walking distance of my work place, especially considering I'm a vegetarian. I really can't/shouldn't eat as many muffins from the bakery across the street as I do.
geebers geebers 7 years
I have been bringing lunch for years now but this job I probably do it 3-4 times a week rather than 5 (not too bad but I should reduce it to maybe a few times a month).
bsglrok132 bsglrok132 7 years
I was at home for lunch but I made my husband some sandwiches and lemonade to take with him :)
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