Do you eat real food or just munchies while you're on your pc?

Eating cereal as I type! - cereal
United States
January 14, 2008 9:42am CST
It depends on the time of day for me. In the morning, like now I'm sitting here with a bowl of cereal since it's 10:30 in the morning. This is when I'm happy that mylot is so slow in loading because I get to get a couple of spoonfuls in. Later in the day I might eat cheese and crackers or a sandwich. At night is when I get into the bad stuff like chocolate or chips depending on what I have in my cabinets. Do you actually eat something at your pc or just pick on candy and goodies?
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@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
14 Jan 08
While on computer, just coffee. A large cup this morning. Been up since 4:30 am. Trying to lose a few pounds here. So keeping the munchables at bay. I eat when my daughter gets hungry. Hopefully that will help. And Staying out of the kitchen after 6pm. But the popcorn does call to me at times.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I drink coffee ALL day long. I don't eat a lot of popcorn though. I never have really. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
15 Jan 08
I'm a coffee addict and there is always a cup next to me no matter what I'm doing. When I remember to buy it I like popcorn too.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Ever since I ran away from home and joined a carnival at 13 I've been a junk food junkie. I eat one meal a day then I munch on junk all day. Donuts, chips, candy etc etc. HAHAHAHA! I love my baked goods the most though. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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• United States
15 Jan 08
I'm sure it's your wife who makes you eat that one meal right? (I see nothing wrong with donuts....especially if their from Dunkin Donuts and have the coffee with them!)
@nichole1983 (1187)
• Canada
14 Jan 08
I'm constantly eating at the PC. It really doesn't matter what it is. I tend to stay away from the sticky and greasy foods so that I don't get the keyboard messy. But everything else is a go just as long as it doesn't get into the keyboard.
• United States
15 Jan 08
I'm very fussy about my keyboard and won't eat anything greasy or sticky while sitting here either. If I'm eating chips or popcorn I keep baby wipes on my desk to wipe my hands off when I'm going to type...between handfuls.
• Canada
15 Jan 08
I keep the baby wipes at hand as well they work great.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I don't buy Munchies. So I don't really eat them. Except at work. But it's usually swedish fish or something that isn't terrible and Pretzels. It's going to sound a lot worse than I'm intending, but one of my biggest fears is getting fat. My mom was and still is a large lady. She has had a lot of medical problems attributed to her weight and had to have the stomach stapling surgery. I am my mom through and through and I never want to go through that. So I'm pretty good about eating in general and I don't do munchies much. nor do I eat much. but my real food.
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• United States
15 Jan 08
The only time I buy candy, chips or other munchies is when my granddaughter is coming to stay over (which is very often...ha ha) and she eats so little that there is always a lot left over and I can't just let it sit there so I eat it. I'm very lucky because the women in my family have always been on the thin side. It's only medication that has me put on some weight but I'm slowly losing my extra 10 pounds.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Yeah, If I ever have leftover foods for some reason from some event that I have, I take it to work. I know you can't do that, but you could always maybe offer it to neighbors? or if it's unopened donate it. I also don't eat after 8pm. so I really don't eat much at my computer period. I usually lay off the compy while I eat. Then I go back to the compy and since I'm on it more at night during the week I don't worry about eating there.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Actually I dont do either..The rule in my house is NO FOOD at the computers except my husband..he eats at his all the time but the kids arent allowed to have food at theirs and I dont allow food at mine....So when I'm on the comp its just coffee or water etc and my ciggies ;-D
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• United States
15 Jan 08
I think your rule is wonderful! It will keep those keyboards clean anyway....but I don't think it's fair that your husband can do it!
@MGjhaud (20696)
• Philippines
15 Jan 08
most of the time i go for something to munch but sometimes if there's a lot of work to do, I bring my meal and take it infront of the PC. What I usually eat are junkfoods (spicy foods to be specific) and fruits.
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• United States
15 Jan 08
I think it's great that you eat fruit at your pc. I seldom eat fruit in the winter but if I remember to buy some at the store it's usually oranges and they are easy to eat while sitting here.
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
15 Jan 08
ye s i am a bit like you first thing in the morning i have to have my toast and coffee.then during the day i nibble on whatever i have in the fridge,then dinner i cook and bring it into the computer room and eat while i type.always have to have the coffee.maybe we should just put the computer in the kitchen.cheers sue
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• United States
15 Jan 08
Have you noticed the crumbs from the toast in your keyboard? I have and when I eat toast sitting here I'm constantly wiping them up! I don't think having my pc in the kitchen would be such a great idea...lol
15 Jan 08
i must admit i really am bad, as i have a laptop aswell thats on my lap so i just lean over and pick on whatever is available... No wonder i ahve put on weight lol
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• United States
15 Jan 08
I guess the convenience of a laptop isn't as good a thing as most people think. Being so accessible to food can be a great way to put on weight. :(
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Same with me, depends on what I want to eat is what I eat no matter where I am. If it's breakfast time, I'll eat eggs and toast.... if I eat breakfast at all. Or lunch I'll eat some left overs of some sort. Inbetween times I'll eat chips or doritos. Doesn't matter because I can type and chew at the same time. lol
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• United States
15 Jan 08
The time of day never matters with me. I eat what I want when I want and I don't think that's a good thing.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
14 Jan 08
All I can say, ctry, is that you eat like a bird! I am guilty of eating at the computer sometimes, but I usually log off if I am going to eat a meal. I don't do much snacking, but when I do, it is late at night. The only other times I snack are when my daughter comes over. She always brings snacks-to sabotage my efforts at dieting, I believe, LOL.
• United States
15 Jan 08
You are right...I'm not a big eater and never was. My kids are great for trying to make me eat especially now that I'm mourning my mom. If they don't bring some kind of food over when they come they order a pizza, subs or chinese food when they get here.
@Mamaof2 (574)
• Canada
14 Jan 08
Depends on the time of day and what the stomache calls for..lol Usually just my coffee while on the computer but occasionally I do grab some munchies. Meals are usually done at the table with the family but if I am childless for some reason over a meal time then I may just eat at my computer..lol
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• United States
15 Jan 08
I'm happy to hear that when your kids are home you do have meals with them. So many familys don't bother.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I drink a lot of coffee and diet Dr.Pepper while i am online and those little 100 calorie snack packs..Since i eat mostly stuff that weight watchers eat, popcorn is one of my favorites...
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
14 Jan 08
I'm on a diet, so real food right now. Actually pretty much real food all the time. I try to move away from the keyboard and the printer as this can really mess them up. That reminds me, it's 11 am and I haven't eaten yet. Better get to it. Take care
• United States
15 Jan 08
11am and haven't eaten yet. That sounds so much like me. Once I get started here on mylot time goes by so fast and I forget to eat.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
14 Jan 08
i usually eat my breakfast (generally a bowl of cereal) at the pc in the morning before i rush off to work. then when i get home just after lunch, i eat a sandwhich (i work from 9-1 mon-fri)
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• United States
15 Jan 08
It's so much easier to eat a sandwich while sitting here at the pc. At least we can just set it down and pick it up.
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
15 Jan 08
I eat real food and snacks, it all depends. If we are having dinner and my husband puts a movie on that doesn't interest me I might do a couple of posts while I eat. He is gone at work during the day, so when the baby is eating breakfast I will post. I am not a big breakfast eater, if I eat breakfast it is closer to lunch time. I get online randomly throughout the day and night. I love to snack, so I might be eating a muffin, cookie, doughnut, cheetos....
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
15 Jan 08
When I eat , i eat real food. not the junkies. I am not on mylot the whole day. Just a small part of the day.Atill i do not eat munchies. May be during the time I take my lunch at desk, I do some mylotting.
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@yxdxhx (5)
• China
15 Jan 08
I office eat the food on my pc.
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@k1tten (2321)
• United States
15 Jan 08
Like you it depends on the time of day with me and how close to a meal it is. But I'm bad at munching throughout the day. So it really doesn't matter what I eat.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
30 Jan 08
well, going through your discussions list (thank you very much for having such wonderful topics to reply to) I have eaten a half a bag of baby carrots (raw) and a couple handfuls of mini pretzels!
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
25 Jan 08
I don't usually eat at the computer. I like to eat at the kitchen table no matter what time of day it is. But I do munch on junk food while I'm at the computer. Like chocolate or chips or candy, and always a diet coke beside me, except in the morning, then it's coffee or tea. I know I eat way too much junk food and I really don't care. I am only about 25 lbs. overwieght so it's not too bad, as long as I don't gain anymore.