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Day 64 LBF and scared of working from home

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Do you ever want something but at the same time fear it? I was fortunate enough to be told that I should work from home. I'm a freelancer on a long project at a company. I went into their office most days (I only work 4 days lucky me). Now I am going to work from home.

I have managed 64 days of being binge free because I had a good habit of eating a good breakfast before work. Having a packed lunch at work and coming home to supper that I make from scratch. However, working from home puts me right by the kitchen and I know that when something is boring or difficult I tend to turn to food for help. I need a strategy.

I think I am going to structure my days. One day a week they want me to come in and that will be Wed. I will prob. take Thursday as my day off. That gives me a long weekend.

Sun- Tue. Wake up, get my boys out of the house in time for school, exercise, log on sparks, shower, make breakfast and lunch. Eat breakfast.
Work till lunch, eat lunch (i don't get paid for my lunch hour). Continue working till end of the work day.

Have a small snack and prep supper.

The rest would be the same as when I work in an office and have to commute.

I must say that I love exercising first thing. Then if I get a chance I can add more exercise otherwise I've already done it.

Anyone else have a similar issue?
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RELIBELI 10/25/2012 2:09PM

    I've been working from home since I went back to work 3 years ago when my youngest started kindergarten. It has its perks and benefits as well as its challenges and struggles.

Time management systems that work are great. I just blogged about a new one I just implemented. It's working great (other than the time I'm spending on SP right now when I need to go out and do errands!)

So, I'll keep it short, but would love to discuss further with both of you and any other at home workers.

I will say that the No S Diet system has been key to my at home success at least with food since I found it a few weeks ago. I'm strictly sticking to 3 solid meals a day; no snacks, and it's working for me. I'm not thinking about food all day long, I'm not hungry or starving myself AND it's helping me reach some of my goals. Extreme moderation...that is working for me.



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DARE2LIVE2011 10/25/2012 9:28AM

    YES, I get this! I started working from home this past January. You are right to add some structure and treat it just like your "office" job. I have my meals and snacks planned out, I eat pretty much the same thing every day, which some find boring, but at this point in my fitness / weight loss journey, it's what I must do. I actually "punch a clock" via computer, so am using my lunch hour to exercise. You will find your "new groove," and working from home is a true blessing in my case! Blessings to you as you stay healthy and figure out what works! emoticon

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