Thursday, May 13, 2010
One thing I have discovered in the last couple of weeks: Work makes me fat. Seriously. And dehydrated. I haven't been able to work as much recently because I was in tech week for a show I am in, and I have been able to keep my calorie counts down and my water intake up. And it's been great. It's been like starting over and losing 4 pounds of water weight is a great jumpstart to my new restart. But next week my show will be over and I will be back at work with a vengeance, because let's face it I need the money....
So I've tried to identify the problems I have at work:
1. No time to drink enough water. I'm standing at a hostess stand all day and I only get a short break for family meal.
Solution? Bring a water bottle to work so I can better track how much water I am drinking throughout the day. Also, try to drink a lot before work so I can jumpstart my intake.
2. Family meal is high calorie, hard to measure, and sometimes just gross.
Solution? Cook for 3-4 days in advance, have lots of portable snacks ready to go, and have a high protein breakfast before leaving for work.
3. We sometimes keep chocolate and other snacks at the desk and I always fall prey to them....
Solution? Leave room in my calorie budget for a small square or two of chocolate, and have my own healthier snacks to munch on late at night.
4. The hours are long and I always want to eat on my way home.
Solution? Save room in my calorie budget for a snack AT HOME, and don't buy snacks on my way to the subway.
Those are my four main issues, but I'm glad to realize that I do still have some willpower these days. I thought I had lost all of the good habits I spent last year building. It has been nice to have this break in my normal routine and see that I still have what it takes. Now all I need to do is keep it up. I'm afraid to call this a reboot, as I think I posted a "starting over" blog about every 6 weeks last summer. I'm tired of starting over, I just want to be in a rut - in a good way!