How do I find time to eat?
January 11, 2006 12:03 PM Subscribe
I haven't got a free moment during the day. When do I eat; how do I find time?
posted by sian to Food & Drink (24 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm starting my fourth semester of college and have taken on two part time jobs to pay for the expenses related to living on my own. One is on-campus work study and fills up the blanks between my classes. As for the other job... Although I got hired at a nice, well-paying sedentary job with flexible hours, they need me to train daily for two weeks, which means showing up from either 8am - noon or 5pm - 9pm every day. This is really difficult to do, as I have to skip a class or two here and there to fit in the training and take time (about fifteen minutes) to commute and find parking. I don't believe they need to give me lunch time at the job training since it's only four hours a day.
My problem is that this leaves me absolutely no time to have a decent lunch or dinner. I'll be going usually from 8am - 9pm (work in the morning and night classes, or vice versa) without so much as time for bathroom breaks for these first two weeks of training. If I do eat, it needs to be a meal while I'm walking or in the car. Is there any way I can healthily push back my meal times to have dinner after nine o'clock? I can't space meals out too far because I get a massive headache. How do you fare meal-wise when your schedule is packed tight? I'm looking for some ideas both for meals and for finding an excuse to eat.