Anyone Get Breakfast on the Way to Work?

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  1. Ms. I

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    Just for a little treat every once in a while, I'll pick up a little breakfast or a drink/smoothie on my way to work. Does anyone else do this at times? :)
     
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    Every other week I pick up a Caramel Frappuccino from Starbucks. It gives me that extra boost on those mornings that are a little slow...lol
     
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    I use to get sausage croissants with a tomatoes slice from Burger King, or a green ice tea and coffee cake from Starbucks. I think I gained 5 pounds with those habits. I have since stopped. The thought of a sausage croissant now makes me want to gag, which is a good thing for my waist line!
     
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    During the winter, I would stop every once in a while for an oatmeal from McDonald's (the only option I have near me). It was a great pick-me-up on those cold, dark mornings!
     
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    When I was student teaching, I would stop by Hardees about once a week for a biscuit and orange juice. I LOVED it. These days I don't live anywhere near fast food restaurants, so it's not feasible for me to stop by for breakfast.
     
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    At my old job I did a lot and it was bad. I just passed so many places on my way to work - it was so easy. There was an awesome bagel place, 2 Wawas, BK, McD, 2 starbucks, 2 DDs, and two grocery stores with awesome sticky buns - all on my 10 minute commute.

    Here there isn't really anyplace convenient. Every once in awhile I go to a local convenience store and grab their breakfast pizza - but I have to leave the house early and go a little out of the way to go there. If we have PD we usually get to come in a little later and then I can grab coffee and a sandwich and our local place, but again it is out of the way. On a normal day they aren't open early enough. Every once in awhile my co-worker will text me that she is going to DD and will get me something.
     
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    When I was going to school I did almost everyday. Burger King! Now the thought of Burger King breakfast is so not appealing. Nowadays, there is a donut shop not far from the house. We go about once week as a treat for the kids.
     
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    Sometimes I stop off for a coffee, especially during winter months, and while I'm there I pick up donuts and pastries for some of my coworkers. One likes lemon filled, another likes plain, one likes chocolate glazed, another likes apple fritters, etc.
     
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    I love McDonalds sausage mcmuffins with egg and hash browns. Very unhealthy so I dont go very often. I'm not a big breakfast eater anyways, but I might have a yogurt or apple in the morning.
     
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    I used to sometimes get an unsweetened black iced tea from Starbucks or Sonic on the way to school. Since I've moved much closer to my school, I don't drive past any restaurants, so it's not as convenient for me to get anything. Nowadays I usually end up drinking a Carnation at school for breakfast.
     
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    Same here about everything you said! I pass about 15-20 fast food places & other eateries on the way too work, but I'm not really tempted.
     
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    I've started getting a 44oz iced water with lemon slices to drink on all day.
     
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    Not me.

    My sitter gets to my house between 7:05 and 7:10. I drop Brian off at either the bus stop or at school and sign in around 7:30 sometime.

    The only time I stop for breakfast is if I'm working on a Saturday-- proctoring or an Open House or something. Then I'll hit Dunkin Donuts and get 6 muffins-- 1 for me and 5 for the first 5 people who want one.
     
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    ku alum, 5-6 days a wk, I drink hot water w/ lemon in the mornings while getting ready for work. It helps w/ weight loss/maintenance.
     
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    1 day a week I get a yogurt/granola and a Northern Light coffee from Caribou.
     
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    Not usually.

    There isn't any place to stop and get breakfast between my house and work. I live on one side of town, and I work on the other. I take the bypass, which isn't anything other than fields and the river. If I want breakfast, I have to drive through town, where my options are McDonald's or Hardee's. Most of the time I just take something from home and eat it at work.
     
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    Starbucks... my home away from home. Today my daughter had late arrival, so she had time to go with me. We placed our order (actually she did... they started making mine when I pulled in to the parking lot), and as we were leaving, the barista said, "See you tomorrow, bandnerd..." LOL. My daughter said I need an intervention.
     
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    I take a Keurig coffee in my travel mug and a piece of fruit or a sandwich thin with egg whites...and I'm out the door. No fast food breakfasts for me.
     
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    I go through the drive thru at Starbucks 1-2 times a week for a Tazo Chai Latte. A co-worker and I usually takes turns getting them. Last week, I went through the drive thru and asked for 2 Tazo Chai Latte and then the worker cut me off and finished my order for me --- extra hot, one regular and one skinny, :lol:
     
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    I'm probably one of the few people who gets a COLD drink from Starbucks even in the morning: A grn tea frap no whipped cream.
     
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    I wish I had time to do that. No, I am racing out the door frantically each morning. I just make my coffee and that holds me over until about 10:30, when I have my first bite to eat.
     
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    I stop at Tropical Smoothie often enough that they know me by name (usually about 3 times a week but some weeks are every day). It is so convenient because you can order and pay online. So when I get there I just run in and grab it. I don't even have to wait in line. Very nice for someone like me who is perpetually late!

    I will also occasionally stop for a Starbucks passion tea lemonade and a blueberry muffin but I stopped doing that as often when I learned the amount of calories in one of those muffins!
     
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    When I get breakfast out (which I will likely do tomorrow as I am out of cereal at home) I always get McDonald's oatmeal with no brown sugar and an iced tall skinny vanilla latte at Starbucks. That total meal has 290 calories, and is very low sodium. I love it!
     
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    Is there anything thing in the oatmeal, such as fruit? I would love to eat something filling and low calorie but I don't like just plain oatmeal.
     
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    If I go the roundabout way to work I can stop at a convenience store and get coffee and a bagel but I won't unless I'm totally out of breakfast items at home. I used to pass Dunkin Donuts on my way to work but now it's in the opposite direction since I moved.
     
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    Yep, it has apples and raisins. That's why I stopped getting it with brown sugar because it doesn't need it.
     
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    Wow, I don't have any places like that in my neck of the woods. I'm hooked on Jamba Juice's Matcha Grn Tea Blast. I'd love to just order & pay online, then run in & grab it! That would be scary how much more I'd drink it then! :eek:
     
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    I am just TOO cheap to stop out for breakfast. It does add up on a weekly basis ( I know from experience). I also get up that 1/2 hour early so I can sit and relax, eat a calm breakfast and read a small bit of the paper. Makes for a more calm start to the day.

    (although when we go on a driving trip and don't want to make breakfast at home, we will stop at McDonald's or Burger King and it is such a guilty pleasure! Mmmm)
     
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    I don't like any type of coffee product, but 1-2 times a week, I get Chick Fil A for breakfast. I figure I'm doing well to stay from the donut places! :lol:
     
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    I love chick Fil-A's breakfast burritos! I treat myself w/ it once in a while.
     
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    I do if I have the time. McDonald's or Starbuck's. I love the breakfast burritos. Just no time to prepare at home, and I am not hungry till I get to school. My favorite treat is a coffee with Ginseng powder! It is a special treat - too costly!
     
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    On my thirty mile drive to work I pass exactly zero establishments from which to order breakfast. Even if I did, I wouldn't...just not a big fan of breakfast.
     
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    Same here JustMe. Normally, I don't eat breakfast.
     
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    I have to admit...I'm addicted to Mexican food for breakfast. And New Mexican food...well, throw some green chile on it and I've gotta eat it! I get a breakfast burrito at least once a week and a carne asada taco (not on the same day - lol).
    I never used to eat breakfast, but now I seem to be starving when I wake up. The good news is that I rarely want much at all for lunch.
     
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    I Stop every day for a large coffee from DD for breakfast :0 and every day I see the same 5 or 6 teachers doing the same thing :)
     
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    A couples slices of toast, two scrambled eggs, one piece lean bacon, fruit of some sort, and orange juice ......... I usually have a large (Calelas) mug of coffee while travelling to school, the gym, the shooting range or where ever life is taking me that day.......

    (Big guys need lots of fuel......... :p)
     

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