Lunch other than McDonalds

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Re: Lunch other than McDonalds

Postby BillyMansell » Mon Jul 16, 2012 13:10 pm

T.M.H.N.E.T wrote:
Chunkers1980 wrote:slowsider - what point are you trying to make?

He's trying to appear intelligent and failing hard.

And you're trying to appear a dick and succeeding easily. :lol:

Clunkers, what slowsider is saying is read what the OP has said and asked throughout the thread and offer advice based upon that rather than making judgements on limited information and pontificating with a holier than thou attitude.

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Re: Lunch other than McDonalds

Postby ste_t » Mon Jul 16, 2012 14:38 pm

slowsider wrote:
Ignore the sanctimonious twats on here preaching about what your lifestyle should be, there has been some reasonable advice.

Reduce portion size, make more of what you eat fruit and veg (easy to source from supermarkets) and drink more water.



Another sanctimonious fool :roll:

Read my post. Slowly.
It says that there has been some reasonable advice.
My suggestions was to cut down junk and eat more fruit and veg, you think that's 'utterly pointless' but you then go on to give the same advice.

The OP evidently has issues with home life - take that at face value and don't minimise the fact, or patronise the OP saying that they are not prepared to make the effort. The question that was asked was what to eat out that is healthier than McDonalds, and you and several others are telling the OP that he shouldn't be asking that question. :? Is that a perfectly valid point?

It's possible to buy healthier options from the outlets that were listed as being within reach for the OP at lunchtime.


Your original advice was 'eat more fruit and veg' which, although a valid point, was of no help whatsoever. My point as to it's uselessness was that if the OP can't get up 2 minutes earlier to make a sandwich then how will he plan how to incorporate your vital nugget of wisdom into his daily routine?

The fact of the matter is that the OP's question was the wrong one to be asking. It is pretty bloody obvious to even the most simple of minds that eating a sandwich and a bag of crisps from a supermarket is going to be better for you than having a burger and fries. What the masses are alluding to is that if the OP is determined to make a difference then there is little point being half arsed about it, it needs doing properly.

If someone asked the question 'Which of these 2 tyres for racing DH? 1) Conti gatorskin, 2) Schwalbe fast Fred?'

The answer would be along the lines of 'How about you try something suitable for the application, such as a Minion so that you don't die?'

Not the answer the OP would be looking for, but a bloody better answer nonetheless.

You, slowsider, are an utter moron.

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Re: Lunch other than McDonalds

Postby T.M.H.N.E.T » Mon Jul 16, 2012 15:16 pm

BillyMansell wrote:
T.M.H.N.E.T wrote:
Chunkers1980 wrote:slowsider - what point are you trying to make?

He's trying to appear intelligent and failing hard.

And you're trying to appear a dick and succeeding easily. :lol:

Clunkers, what slowsider is saying is read what the OP has said and asked throughout the thread and offer advice based upon that rather than making judgements on limited information and pontificating with a holier than thou attitude.

It's a cruel world

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Re: Lunch other than McDonalds

Postby DCR00 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 19:54 pm

slowsider wrote:
oodboo wrote:It's not just time, there's a whole other issue of disorganisation going on. Can't make a sandwich when there's no bread or any sort of filling in the cupboards. When there is stuff to make a sandwich then I will, but those times are few and far between at the moment. This is something we're working on and don't need your advice on.


indicates something on a level we aren't aware of. Give the benefit of the doubt, in my case.


nope im pretty sure its disorganisation

not just slow by name then

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Re: Lunch other than McDonalds

Postby slowsider » Tue Jul 17, 2012 09:30 am

ste_t wrote:
The fact of the matter is that the OP's question was the wrong one to be asking. .


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Re: Lunch other than McDonalds

Postby oodboo » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:06 am

I bought some stuff to make sandwiches on the way home last night and I actually made sandwiches last night. Even more impressive is that I remembered to bring them with me today, I usually end up leaving them behind when I've tried this in the past.

Getting the kids ready in the morning has, more often than not, recently included passing an NG tube down my son's nose so to his stomach that he can be fed for the day. As he is getting bigger and stronger this is taking longer and has more emotional impact than it used to. I'm guessing that the people who said they have friends that can manage don't have to perform medical procedures as part of their morning routine. Anyway, that's my problem to deal with and just one of many.

The advice I was looking for was along the lines of what can I get on the road that's going to give me enough energy for the day without being too fattening. I do want to stop eating McDs as I know the food is, well it's not really food.

So todays eating will consist of the weetabix I had for breakfast, a banana when I got to work (I'm on my bike today and it's a 15 mile ride here). I've got a couple of ham and salad sandwiches to eat over lunchtime which will probably be one before my lunchtime ride (about 5 miles) and one after followed by a chocolate biscuit. Then finally one more banana before my 10 mile ride home. Then I'll cook a meal for the family when I get home.

Thanks to everyone for their input on this, even the "sanctimonious twats" and their (what I'm going to call) tough love. Here's hoping I can carry on with the sandwich making and hopefully shed a few pounds.
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Re: Lunch other than McDonalds

Postby Chunkers1980 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:58 am

We all need a bit of tough love from time to time.

Glad you've managed to do the sensible thing and make time to fit it in.

BTW - I do that all the time, make stuff to take, and forget it!

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Re: Lunch other than McDonalds

Postby slowsider » Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:58 pm

Thanks for coming back with an update oodboo

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Re: Lunch other than McDonalds

Postby Curious Yellow » Tue Jul 17, 2012 20:36 pm

Fair play fella. Keep up the good work.

Some of the words said were harsh, but fair. It's good advice even if it's not framed in a "touchy-feely", PC manner.

Think about it this way, if your son is ill don't you owe it to him to keep yourself healthy?

One suggestion I have to offer is to do some of your food shopping online perhaps? This way you can guarantee you have the stuff needed to make your daily lunches at the beginning of the week. Also, beats standing in the queues!


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