Yesterday, I made my lunch and stuck it in a bag and put it on top of the stove, which I have been doing for some time now. Unfortunately, yesterday was different than most other work days. My wife had off of school as she is a teacher and our three kids were staying home with her. This meant my whole routine of rushing to remember everything as we run out the door five minutes late was disturbed. I had plenty of time to lounge around and play on the computer, watch the news and eat breakfast before leaving the house in a relaxed state.
I forgot my lunch. The one thing that I had to remember yesterday and there it sat on the stove. I managed alright as there are always salads, soups and plenty of fruit available at our cafeteria. It happened to be "Loaded Nachos" day. How could I pass up nachos? I loaded a bed of lettuce in a bowl topped with tomatoes, a sprinkle of cheese, olives, and one small scoop of taco meat. When I brought my bowl up to the counter, I was reprimanded for not taking the nacho chips. I told the dietary staff that I looked at how many calories were in them and put them back down. One bag of chips had 170 calories, 11 grams of fat, less than a gram of fiber. That wouldn't have been so bad, but each bag was THREE servings. There couldn't have been more than 15 chips total and that was three servings.
I enjoyed my "Loaded Nachos" without the nachos and I felt much better about my choice afterwards. Next week, I will be putting my lunch bag in my work bag instead of leaving it on the stove to forget.