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Avoiding the siren call of food

Monday, August 06, 2012

Anybody else out there find that it's easier to avoid eating the wrong things on work days? Weekends are my worst times, even when I'm not going out. There's time to think about what might be in the fridge, time to get hungry (subsection bored), time to get hungry (subsection lonely), time to get hungry (subsection stressing about work/money/parental interference).

But on work days, well . . . yes I know I talk about the lady bakers in my office, and the people who buy biscuits (I'm one of them). Apart from that though, I'm so busy at work, I can very easily go four hours without even thinking about food, a remarkable feat for a greedy person.

Take today, for example. Bought a croissant on the way to work, and that and a cup of black coffee were breakfast. At lunchtime walked to the supermarket to buy a chicken sandwich and got a 3-pack, 525 calories but I knew I was going to be working late and sure enough it was gone 6 when I left. Now I'm home and there's a potato with my name on it, baking in the oven, with some quorn sausages. All 'sensible' food and I still have 108 calories left to spend on fruit.

Oh. I ate a marshmallow. 25 calories and I don't even like the blighters.

Well, nobody's perfect!
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    Weekends are my worst too. I have my cheat day then. But I do find that weekdays are easier to eat better.
    2108 days ago
    In theory, the days with the most routine and structure are my best days. So work days are often better. BUT. I can get sucked into mindless eating on those days too. When bad food is around (often at my office) I can easily find myself eating it without thinking.
    2113 days ago
    Weekends are tougher for me too hun!
    2114 days ago
  • LAZAR2
    I think the thing that makes it harder is the lack of routine and structure. If you can make a ritual out of how you eat your food on the weekends, then I think you might have an easier time. I know it works for me! Build some fun but sensible treats into your weekend and see if that helps you stay in control.
    2114 days ago
  • KSCRAP363
    Yes, weekends are a bit of a challenge!
    2114 days ago
    I understand what you are talking about. emoticon
    2114 days ago
    Oh yeah, work days are so much easier. Especially for water consumption. I have so much trouble keeping up with my water on the weekends, I feel like I need to tie a thermos around my neck or something.

    Hey, now there's a thought...
    2114 days ago
    Work for me is babysitting he neighbors baby, so I dont have the "structure" that my old desk job gave me. I used to be so structured in my daily foods that you could set your watch by my potty breaks. Now, I eat better, ie no more poptarts at 10AM, but I cant seem to eat at the same time everyday due to the babies needs. I ahve come to realize that we all have an issue and the support here is great. I am proud of everyone for making an effort. Here's to your health!
    2115 days ago
  • RYANB1982
    Yes, I agree! At work I'm simply too busy to eat a lot of the time. It's when I'm at home or going out that I over do it. We can do it!
    2115 days ago
    2115 days ago
    Yes I agree, work days are usually easier, especially if I plan my meals and take a packed lunch with me. Weekends can be a bit lacking in structure.
    2115 days ago
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