I have an elliptical trainer at home and I try to do all of my reading on it: newspapers, magazines, and books, few of which are large-print. I think it's a little easier to read on an elliptical trainer (which is also easier on your knees) than on a treadmill. I've read on these machines in gyms although it can be kind of hard to tune out the televisions others are watching! I work out on my trainer at least 30 minutes nearly every day.
At work I only use the elevator if I have a cart of books. I'm in charge of the lower level of my academic library and spend most of my time at the reference desk down there. However, there is no restroom on that level, and I drink LOTS of water, so I have to climb the stairs (and I usually go up two levels to our top floor) every time I have to go to the restroom!
I also try to get outside and walk for 15-30 minutes in the middle of the afternoon at work. It's a great stress reducer and pick-me-up. I am not as good about this as I should be particularly when the weather is not nice or I'm super-busy or short-handed.
My problem is also unconscious snacking, but it's while I'm on the computer at home. One thing that does help that you might try is chewing sugar-free gum when you have the urge to grab a snack. Also drink lots of water; it really does help fill you up!
| Pounds lost: 4.8