Here're my issues with this--I'm trying to be realistic:Amra said:DC, go with lots of fresh fruit. I like honeydew, canteloupe, raspberries, and blueberries. I also go with the whole grain wheat bread. I still drink soda now and again but I also drink tons of water.
Indeed. And I love the stuff. Problem is...well. Let's just say you don't want to be in the same room with me after I eat it. And I work in an open office where 40 or so employees all work in close proximity, so I'd be offending at least 4, and in truly bad cases up to 12.Arbedark said:What about DRIED fruit?
Doesnt go off. Still full of sugar. And Usually Cheaper!
DrunkCajun said:Here're my issues with this--I'm trying to be realistic:
Fruit is expensive--so is soda, but bear with me.
I'm lazy. Having a steady supply of fruit with me at work requires preparation and having my head on straight in the morning, neither of which are my fortes. I'll inevitably prepare something and leave it on my coffee table, or worse, in my car.
I'm easily bored with something. The cheapest way I've found to buy fruit is to get whatever's on sale. This means buying half a dozen apples, a whole watermelon, canteloupe, honeydew, etc. Unfortunately, I know myself too well to do this. I'll eat it for a day or two, and tire of having eaten watermelon for every snack for two days, and not touch it again for a few. By the time I get back to it, it's rotting and very nasty. If I buy more than one type of fruit, there's too much for me to finish before it rots. In any case I'm wasting money.
So yeah, I agree this is a great idea, but I don't think I could realistically pull it off. Living alone means I either have to buy in small quantities (like those pre-cut chunks of melon that cost more than the melons themselves), or throw half of everything out periodically.
Ugh, raspberries basically have to be eaten before going to bed the day they're bought or they can be written off as bad. As it is I get home from the grocery half the time to find that underneath the top layer half of them are green and fuzzy.Amra said:For me it's better to waste a little bit of fruit then to not eat any at all. Raspberries are the hardest as they seems to spoil much faster than other fruit.
I would suggest going to a different store. It sounds like the raspberries are getting warm during shipping or at the store. I find they usually are good for two days or so if kept cold.DrunkCajun said:Ugh, raspberries basically have to be eaten before going to bed the day they're bought or they can be written off as bad. As it is I get home from the grocery half the time to find that underneath the top layer half of them are green and fuzzy.
Good for you.DrunkCajun said:At any rate, an update--I made it through the day yesterday on only two Dr. Peppers. On track to do the same today, though it might wind up being three. Either is better than 7.