SoCS – Eating Food and Other Random Thoughts

Usually, I have some idea what I’m going to write about when I start the SoCS post, but today, I just don’t. I suppose I can’t really go wrong in talking about food and eating food, but I feel like I did quite a bit of that when I did the A-Z challenge back in April, which wasn’t even planned, by the way. I wasn’t going to do a theme, but I think it helps when doing that particular challenge.

I’ve had a few jobs in the past couple of years and the one thing that bothers me, but probably shouldn’t, are the places you can find to eat around your workplace. I don’t think you realize how used to those places you become until you no longer work there and have other, not as great choices around the new job.

I went from a pretty eclectic neighborhood where I had a ton of really good choices within walking distance to a mall. It was pretty terrible. Most days, I chose to take food from home since the choices were pretty dismal. The one place I found that I loved, though, was a pizza place (of course). They make personal pizza’s in like five minutes that are really good, considering most of those types of pizza places are disgusting. I got really used to having pizza once a week and it was the place I went to on my last day of work over there.

Luckily for me, I found the exact same pizza place about five minutes from my new job. It’s pretty sad (or maybe it’s not) that food makes me this happy. Or maybe I should say pizza makes me this happy.

I also have some new, rather delicious food choices around my new job, which is good because I find myself with a full hour lunch now that I have no idea what to do with.

Going to lunch alone can be scary, but lately I am finding it is peaceful. I don’t have to deal with someone else’s drama or with what someone else wants to eat. I just do what I want and spend the whole time either reading or playing on my phone. Perhaps this is anti-social of me, but after my last job and the drama I left, I don’t think anyone can blame me.

Eating food is a necessity, but it doesn’t have to be a chore. I always say that life is too short to worry about it, but I worry about it just as much as the next person. Did I eat too much? Have I had too much sugar today? Did I have any vegetables or fruit to balance out the other shit in my diet that is terrible? I love food, but I over-think the hell out of it. I wish it wasn’t so much of a love-hate relationship… like why does food have to add pounds? Should that even matter?

Yeah, no answers here. All I can say is that I love it and I try to enjoy it while not beating myself up too much for eating too much of the stuff that has no nutritional value even though it can be the most delicious thing in front of me.


This rather random post about eating food is brought to you by Stream of Consciousness Saturday, hosted by Linda G. Hill. “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “-eat.”  Use the word “eat” or add letters to it to make a different word. Don’t cheat!”

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8 thoughts on “SoCS – Eating Food and Other Random Thoughts

  1. Definitely agree that it should not be a chore. Sometimes I wish I had a personal chef who made delicious healthy food for me daily and I did not have to think about what I eat. I don’t have enough money for that luxury though. I remember full lunch hours that seemed to last way too long when dining alone.

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  2. I have had that experience too of not having a lot of good places to eat near where I worked and eating alone. I think there is something to be said about having the time to relax. And I am working on having a relaxed relationship with food. I just finished reading a couple of books about non-dieting. One was Intuitive Eating written by nutritionists who made an excellent argument again many people’s ( especially women) obsession with dieting. It made a lot of sense.

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  3. I sure did enjoy your post sweet girl. I have found on weight watchers that I can eat anything I want to as long as I don’t over eat. Overeating makes me miserable, so I try really hard not to do that. I love going out to eat. Here we are finding some of the places we loved in Salt Lake. Love you sweet girl!
    Have a wonderful Sunday.

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  4. I know exactly what you mean about the restaurants around the places we work! I had a job in retail in a plaza once and there was a fantastic bakery there. Oh how I miss it!
    I have a love/hate relationship with food. I love it, it loves my hips, I hate how it loves my hips. 😛 Great post, my dear. 🙂

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