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How Often Do You Bring Your Lunch to Work?

Eating out can be hard on the wallet and the waistline. I try to bring my lunch to work, usually leftovers, every day. While that's the goal, I probably only meet it three out of five workdays. What about you?

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sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
I take my lunch to work every single day! No questions about it. I make a bulk load on a Sunday and then eat it the rest of the week. :)
cravinsugar cravinsugar 7 years
I take my lunch to work almost everyday. once every one or two weeks I will either go to the cafeteria for a slice of pizza and a small salad (better than eating half a pizza at home lol) or someone brings lunch in and nosh on their dime. It's not only helping me lose weight, but also saving our budget!
0fashionqueen 0fashionqueen 7 years
I am in the military and I try to buy my own groceries as much as possible to make my own lunch.
bento-barista bento-barista 7 years
I would sometime buy something to eat nearby, but since I work in the downtown area, prices can get pretty steep. For the past week or so, I've been trying to bring food form home every day.
Chicagomarie Chicagomarie 7 years
Last summer I worked at a company that had a great cafeteria an I ate there for a week, but it added up! I noticed I had a lot more money (saved 35-40 a week) when I packed my own or skipped lunch altogether (yeah, I've got tens of thousands in college loans and was working for 12 bucks an hour consistent meals was a luxury) Now I'm back in school and I always pack my lunch, I try to eat all my meals now, but make them cheap (like 2-4 eggs; a cup of soup, those meals both cost less than a buck! and they're healthy).
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
It's funny i was just thinking about this today. I realized i spend way too much money buying lunch out everyday. I am determined to start bringing my lunch everyday. It's a lot cheaper and healthier.
fona fona 7 years
well I'm still uni student so never i prefer to wait until i back home to have my lunch but if i work some day sure I'd like to bring my lunch every day, more healthier and cheaper !
littlekaren littlekaren 7 years
AMEN, Linda48T!!! Well done, well said!
equestriennechic equestriennechic 7 years
I'm a college student... so... never. I guess.
1apple 1apple 7 years
Cook and carry, baby! So I can afford the clothes I want and so that they continue to fit me. :0)
Linda50T Linda50T 7 years
I pack my lunch every day because all we have are vending machines which, as we all know, are the biggest danger zones around! Alot of my co-workers order out several times a week and, oddly enough, they are all battling their weight. Hmmm. Think there's a correlation there? I pack salads, quality protein, fruit etc. I am known as the "Healthy Eater Queen." Yes, I do have an occasional treat, but it isn't the main part of my diet. I can't seem to get people to understand that YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. I am not overweight because I don't eat junk. They think I'm not overweight because I work out, but diet plays the bigger part of the weight equation than exercise. When will people learn?
darc5204 darc5204 7 years
I manage 2 or 3 days a week. When I buy lunch, I stick to small, simple things. I'm gradually working on taking lunch more often.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
I don't technically "bring" a lunch every day, but I load up on fresh veggies, salad and sandwich makings and keep them in the fridge at work. I actually keep more veggies at work than i do at home since i eat at work 5 times a week and only have dinner at home maybe once or twice a week!
syako syako 7 years
Well technically I bring it once a week, but I bring enough stuff to have lunch every day. It's easier than packing it every single night.
JulieJean JulieJean 7 years
All the time. Or I run to the market close by and pick up some fruits and vegetables. It's really worth it.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I work close to a grocery store and often run over there to make a quick salad. Otherwise I bring stuff in from home.
Vanonymous Vanonymous 7 years
I pack a lunch every day. The money I save is totally worth it. I switch it up every few weeks. My boyfriend made a big vegetable soup on Sunday night and that's what we'll bring every day this week. Between the two of us, we'll save about $70. (The sandwich shops around here charge about $8 for a wrap and we probably only spent about $10 on groceries for the soup. ($8 x 5 days x 2 people = a whole lot of money I'd rather spend elsewhere!))
cherryblossom cherryblossom 7 years
i always bring my own food everywhere, i dont trust others to have things that dont gross me out, or things that are good for you or that i want to eat. this is why i think i might have a hard time traveling, but if they had a grocery store im sure id be ok. I dont eat out usually so it would be different thats for sure.
pink-pirate pink-pirate 7 years
I would like to but I'm so tired every night I can't be bothered. Our cafeteria has a good mix of foods and is extremely cheap so I don't spend much on lunch anyway.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
I had a big kick where I'd buy every day, but I couldn't keep it up financially
cg130 cg130 7 years
I bring it everyday! I know it's healthier, and cheaper!
Feesje Feesje 7 years
We have a big cafeteria with a lot of healthy options, so I never bring my own lucnh.
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