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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-17-09 09:39 AM
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122. I agree.
Nine times out of ten I pack my own lunch to bring to work. Usually dinner too, since I work long days. All the peeps I work with (who have plenty of money) CHOOSE to eat junk. I make breakfast at home and I have to be at work EARLY.

Everyday there is a co-worker discussion about which crappy fried food outlet, pizza joint, Chinese food, etc. they can't wait to order from that day.

That doesn't count the day we have office "feasts", which are held once a month. Supermarket cakes, KFC or pizza...sometimes cold cuts. Occasionally I'll indulge, but usually not.

Choices.

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  -If people are responsible for what they put into their bodies, then why is most food available CRAP? devilgrrl  Aug-16-09 11:57 AM   #0 
  - Foodstuff. Food costs more than foodstuff. nt  valerief   Aug-16-09 11:59 AM   #1 
  - I prefer the term "food-like substance" (n/m)  Retrograde   Aug-16-09 11:37 PM   #72 
  - Especially, if you are buying for one or two people!  DailyGrind51   Aug-17-09 06:46 AM   #117 
  - Forget the fast food joints, try buying anything without HFCS  hlthe2b   Aug-16-09 12:04 PM   #2 
  - Economics.  MercutioATC   Aug-16-09 12:04 PM   #3 
  - Mostly salads  juno jones   Aug-16-09 12:23 PM   #11 
  - One more thing on those salads  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-17-09 12:51 AM   #92 
  - I just spent a week recovering from food poisoning  Missy Vixen   Aug-17-09 01:42 AM   #103 
  - Been reading the End of Overeating  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-17-09 12:14 AM   #82 
  - And there are people here who, when you tell them you've availed yourself of those choices,  Missy Vixen   Aug-17-09 01:40 AM   #100 
  - When on the road, plan ahead and bring homemade nutritious snacks.  Speck Tater   Aug-16-09 12:11 PM   #4 
  - Oh, so flippant. BTW, I was using the road as an example. Plus, some don't have a choice.  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 12:26 PM   #13 
  - off course you have a choice, i was in the gas station this morning  vadawg   Aug-16-09 12:36 PM   #14 
  - You're right! People who haven't your foresight can rely on bananas cross-country!  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 01:00 PM   #17 
  - well this person obviously doesn't travel anywhere, so consider the source  pitohui   Aug-16-09 01:04 PM   #19 
  - lol so i guess all those stores all over the world ive been in where ive found fresh fruit etc  vadawg   Aug-16-09 01:07 PM   #22 
  - well i figure if you dont have enough foresight to plan food  vadawg   Aug-16-09 01:05 PM   #20 
  - what a ghoul - what a ghoul.  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 01:07 PM   #23 
  - what you dont do any planning when you set out cross country  vadawg   Aug-16-09 01:13 PM   #28 
     - I'm not talking about me - not everyone plans like I do - I am not most people...  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 01:17 PM   #32 
     - lol what do you mean easy, how hard is it to stop of at any store  vadawg   Aug-16-09 01:25 PM   #38 
        - OMFG! Get over yourself!  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 01:26 PM   #39 
        - ill take that as you conceding my points, thanks  vadawg   Aug-16-09 01:46 PM   #48 
        - uh no. You don't think past your own nose.  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 01:50 PM   #50 
        - I agree with vadawg.  cwydro   Aug-17-09 06:15 AM   #115 
           - pb is high in fat, bread is full of carbs and HFCS, milk and yogurt have fat  Scout   Aug-17-09 11:49 AM   #128 
        - Gosh. Looks like perhaps, you need some enlightening  Missy Vixen   Aug-17-09 01:58 AM   #109 
     - She specifically said she manages to "eat well enough".  Quantess   Aug-17-09 12:41 AM   #91 
     - i see by your profile you are a man...  Scout   Aug-17-09 11:47 AM   #127 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-16-09 11:36 PM   #71 
  - The word is You're  slampoet   Aug-17-09 12:34 AM   #89 
  - if i had your problems with spelling and punctuation, i wouldn't call others dumb. n/t  Scout   Aug-17-09 11:35 AM   #124 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Aug-16-09 11:33 PM   #70 
  - Don't forget the string cheese and little bags of peanuts!  WorseBeforeBetter   Aug-16-09 11:57 PM   #78 
     - Okay, IMHO  Missy Vixen   Aug-17-09 02:03 AM   #110 
  - where the hell do gas stations sell bananas??? n/t  Scout   Aug-17-09 11:33 AM   #123 
     - Every one of them on my way to work here in the Keys  cwydro   Aug-17-09 11:36 AM   #125 
     - well none of them in Michigan do n/t  Scout   Aug-17-09 11:50 AM   #129 
        - Wow, I travel a lot  cwydro   Aug-17-09 12:16 PM   #133 
     - plenty of them in the midwest  gmoney   Aug-17-09 11:45 AM   #126 
  - You were using on the road as the crux of your argument, not as an example. Thus the criticism.  timeforpeace   Aug-16-09 01:56 PM   #54 
  - Under what conditions would someone not have any choice?  Speck Tater   Aug-16-09 02:10 PM   #61 
     - When someone else is driving, and makes the decisions where to stop to eat. That's when.  Quantess   Aug-17-09 01:28 AM   #95 
     - Been in that exact situation myself  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-17-09 02:09 AM   #111 
     - "Too poor to eat crap makes a lot more sense to me"  TexasObserver   Aug-17-09 08:29 AM   #119 
  - How do you do that when no liquids or gels are allowed on planes?  slampoet   Aug-17-09 12:31 AM   #88 
     - You can take sandwiches on planes.  cwydro   Aug-17-09 06:20 AM   #116 
        - And how do you preserve them w/o liquids or gels?  slampoet   Aug-17-09 05:36 PM   #136 
  - There's a lot of hidden baddies too.  juno jones   Aug-16-09 12:16 PM   #5 
  - Exactly! Which is basically my point and that is most food available is shite and can't be avoided.  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 12:21 PM   #10 
  - Eggs for one  juno jones   Aug-16-09 12:46 PM   #15 
     - Wow, is that 'New Leaf' still around? I'm hungry ;-)  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 12:58 PM   #16 
     - Wish it were.  juno jones   Aug-16-09 01:08 PM   #24 
     - Mmm, eggs, still my favorite food since childhood and that was a long time ago. nt  valerief   Aug-16-09 01:01 PM   #18 
     - How d'ya want 'em?  juno jones   Aug-16-09 01:12 PM   #26 
        - I like mine cooked mine on both sides - nice and crunchy  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 01:27 PM   #40 
        - Fried in grapeseed oil, over easy, atop buttered organic oatnut bread.  valerief   Aug-16-09 01:35 PM   #44 
           - What poverty stricken person hasn't enjoyed eggs fried in grapeseed oil atop organic oatnut bread  Maru Kitteh   Aug-17-09 12:34 AM   #90 
              - those poor folk are just too lazy, all they need is 20 minutes extra per meal....  Scout   Aug-17-09 11:55 AM   #130 
     - One lean turkey saussage we like  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-16-09 11:50 PM   #76 
  - And chopping fresh really cut into your profits  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-16-09 11:46 PM   #74 
  - Well, for example, at Burger King...  FarCenter   Aug-16-09 12:17 PM   #6 
  - +1  emilyg   Aug-16-09 01:24 PM   #37 
  - And the bun probably has HFCS... so there...  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-16-09 11:52 PM   #77 
     - By itself, at 678 calories, it is not too bad by itself as a lunch  FarCenter   Aug-17-09 09:23 AM   #120 
  - You're right that options are limited and you have to plan ahead.  TexasObserver   Aug-16-09 12:18 PM   #7 
  - one tires of TSA grabbing one's healthy snacks carefully packed  pitohui   Aug-16-09 01:06 PM   #21 
     - In my OP I wondered about people thinking past their own nose - apparently they don't  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 01:10 PM   #25 
     - Apparently you didn't read your own post.  TexasObserver   Aug-16-09 01:18 PM   #33 
        - And don't get snippy because you didn't think past your own nose and we called you on it.  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 01:23 PM   #36 
           - No, you "called" me on answering the question you asked.  TexasObserver   Aug-16-09 01:38 PM   #45 
              - Unheathy crap is what is mostly available...  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 01:51 PM   #51 
                 - I agree with you, and that is a big problem.  TexasObserver   Aug-16-09 02:03 PM   #57 
                    - I used the road as an example because I noticed that there was really nothing but crap...  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 02:16 PM   #63 
     - The OP spoke of "being on the road with kids" not flying.  TexasObserver   Aug-16-09 01:17 PM   #31 
        - same difference - airports can be used as another example of being exposed to crappy foods  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 01:22 PM   #35 
           - I agree with you that airports are much harder to find good food.  TexasObserver   Aug-16-09 01:39 PM   #46 
              - That's basically to point I'm trying to make. That if there was nothing but healthy food available..  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 01:49 PM   #49 
                 - Healthy foods should be more available.  TexasObserver   Aug-16-09 02:02 PM   #56 
                    - We can only hope that the rest of the country gets on that same path.  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 02:08 PM   #60 
                    - Did you find Jesus on the way to Damascus?  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-17-09 12:16 AM   #83 
                       - I learned how to eat smartly 20 plus years ago, and have been living it since.  TexasObserver   Aug-17-09 12:27 AM   #86 
                          - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-17-09 12:30 AM   #87 
                          - issue resolved  TexasObserver   Aug-17-09 01:32 AM   #96 
                             - But personal attacks are fine...  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-17-09 01:39 AM   #98 
                          - Ha! My numbers are waaay better!  REP   Aug-17-09 01:09 AM   #93 
                          - Hey good for you, you did get the differential  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-17-09 01:13 AM   #94 
                          - I have primary idiopathic FSGS/nephrotic syndrome  REP   Aug-17-09 01:41 AM   #101 
                             - Ouch...  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-17-09 01:45 AM   #105 
                                - Thanks  REP   Aug-17-09 01:50 AM   #106 
                                   - Had one as a child, I know how much they can hurt  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-17-09 01:56 AM   #108 
                          - Congratulations. Do you credit eating properly or exercising?  TexasObserver   Aug-17-09 01:36 AM   #97 
                             - I have excellent table manners and always eat properly  REP   Aug-17-09 01:42 AM   #104 
                                - A masticator. I see.  TexasObserver   Aug-17-09 01:53 AM   #107 
                          - hah! got you beat! i'm "morbidly obese" and i have EXCELLENT  Scout   Aug-17-09 12:10 PM   #131 
  - Corporate Catch-22.  Greyhound   Aug-16-09 12:19 PM   #8 
  - It is predictable, like the sun rises in the East, and sets in the West  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-17-09 12:12 AM   #81 
  - And single people --  MindPilot   Aug-16-09 12:20 PM   #9 
  - Because most stores package their "good" foods in bulk.  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 12:24 PM   #12 
  - In that situation, most food is crap because that's what people want.  flvegan   Aug-16-09 01:13 PM   #27 
  - And most people want it because that's all there is.  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 01:30 PM   #42 
     - Ummm...no.  flvegan   Aug-17-09 02:13 AM   #113 
  - In an aside. I had somebody give me a strange look at the grocery store today.  alphafemale   Aug-16-09 01:14 PM   #29 
  - Only the weirdest of people would analyze you at a glance and give you stink eye  Quantess   Aug-17-09 02:19 AM   #114 
  - Hitting the road.  abumbyanyothername   Aug-16-09 01:15 PM   #30 
  - speaking of good food: McDonalds has 2 sausage-egg biscuits for 2.50  aikoaiko   Aug-16-09 01:20 PM   #34 
  - I'll pass on the salt, fats and sugars in that  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-17-09 12:17 AM   #84 
  - No it doesn't.  flvegan   Aug-17-09 02:11 AM   #112 
  - Let's take the limited income folks into account as well  FirstLight   Aug-16-09 01:29 PM   #41 
  - Thank you for your story - it is your situation that I was thinking about regarding this issue.  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 01:34 PM   #43 
  - Ya, I hate it when friends or others tell me  FirstLight   Aug-16-09 01:46 PM   #47 
     - I'm sure you haven't the time or energy to do your own canning, roasts and soups.  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 01:56 PM   #53 
        - lol you really cant see past your own nose, you make the time  vadawg   Aug-16-09 02:02 PM   #55 
           - Why don't you ask FirstLight the same question Mr. High and Mighty.  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 02:03 PM   #58 
              - why should i, ive been there, done that, had to grow,forage and steal food  vadawg   Aug-16-09 02:07 PM   #59 
                 - And not everyone is you! Can women get by the way you did as a kid?  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 02:13 PM   #62 
                 - screw you  FirstLight   Aug-16-09 08:24 PM   #64 
                 - Lemme guess--you had to walk to school 5 miles, barefoot, in the snow, uphill, both ways? (n/t)  WorseBeforeBetter   Aug-17-09 12:06 AM   #80 
  - I know and I understand it  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-17-09 12:03 AM   #79 
  - Predatory marketing yields shareholder (not to be confused with STAKEHOLDER) value. (nt)  Heidi   Aug-16-09 01:55 PM   #52 
  - Sure, roadfood sucks.  JNelson6563   Aug-16-09 09:12 PM   #65 
  - I agree.  cwydro   Aug-17-09 09:39 AM   #122 
  - I'm very sorry what your hand puts into your mouth is outside of your control...  BlooInBloo   Aug-16-09 09:13 PM   #66 
  - Oh come now, you know better...  devilgrrl   Aug-16-09 11:14 PM   #67 
  - She specifically said she herself "eats well enough".  Quantess   Aug-17-09 12:18 AM   #85 
  - This year I grew stuff in a garden that was previously grass  BecomingBrainy   Aug-16-09 11:29 PM   #68 
  - I take food with me and do research  Cha   Aug-16-09 11:32 PM   #69 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-16-09 11:41 PM   #73 
  - Excellent. Why is the obvious always the most ignored. Thanks!  David Zephyr   Aug-16-09 11:48 PM   #75 
  - More options need to be more available at more places to more people  REP   Aug-17-09 01:39 AM   #99 
  - And that is a chronic problem of the Inner City...  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-17-09 01:42 AM   #102 
     - I used to love living near a commissary  madville   Aug-17-09 12:11 PM   #132 
  - For most of my adult life  timtom   Aug-17-09 07:20 AM   #118 
  - When in doubt ...add cheese and bacon ...the industries moto and golden rule.  L0oniX   Aug-17-09 09:30 AM   #121 
  - Don't forget the food smells essenses, and other  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-17-09 12:30 PM   #134 
  - My Road Trip Across America Observation  otohara   Aug-17-09 12:36 PM   #135 
 

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