Due to polar vortex #2 sweeping through Chicagoland, we were strongly encouraged to work from home on Monday and Tuesday. It was SO nice to be able to get work done without distractions, and without the sterile cubicle environment. But when I’m at home, I tend to snack away mindlessly. But this time, I was much more aware of my food choices (and I think my food journal was a large part of that.)
Unfortunately, I found that I did use food when I was stressed this week: I had a two scoop sundae from Culver’s after a tough day at work, and then two donuts another day after I hit a deer on the way home. (I’m fine- but there is some body damage to my car…). I know I eat when I’m stressed, but I need to dial it back in. Or at least have one scoop and one donut instead of two- sheesh. My sweet tooth definitely got the better half of me!
Rachel and Heather both suggested protein powder to curb cravings and snacking and keep you fuller longer, so picked up some vanilla EAS protein powder and gave it a try. To my surprise, it didn’t taste like chalk when I mixed it with milk! I hope to try it in a few more recipes to mix it up a bit.
Anne also had a good tip: brush after each meal! It works right? I mean who has had a glass of OJ after you brushed your teeth?! Eeew. But instead of being judged at work for brushing my teeth in the bathroom, I think I’ll plan to bring a bottle of mouthwash instead—same idea right?
Saturday- Kettlebell/plyo/boxing workout with Kim and some other fabulous bloggers! (Read more here.)
Sunday- rest (Not gonna lie, I was quite sore after Saturday’s workout!)
Monday- 29:30 on the treadmill (3.1 miles) + T25 Ab Intervals DVD
Tuesday- Popsugar videos: 10 min arm workout (tough!), 40 minute bikini workout
Wednesday- Was supposed to go to spinning with friends but hit a deer. Lovely.
Thursday- Muscle Sculpt class at work
Friday- 30:00 on the treadmill (3.25) miles planned
How was your week?
Linking up with Style Elixir and Lauren Elizabeth.
Image courtesy of Katie at Live Half Full. Check out her progress too!
I think I’m the total opposite of just about everyone that I snack SO much more in the office! For starters, there’s junk food at every corner around here, and I get bored so much more easily that I snack to break up the day. I rarely snack when I’m working at home, because I’m either really focused on my work, or focused on not working :)
You could also try chewing gum if you don’t want to brush your teeth at the office (but I doubt anyone would judge – I’ve definitely seen people do it, and I don’t think anything of it).
sorry about the deer – glad you’re okay though!
Katie @ Live Half Full says
I’m the same way, Anne! I feel like I eat better at home too because I have healthy options in my kitchen vs. all the places surrounding my office that always sound better than what I brought.
Rachel G says
That’s great that you were able to work from home when the weather was so awful!
I’m glad I don’t work from home because I would have a hard time with snacking. I don’t snack as much at work because I don’t have as many snacks available there!
And ugh, deer. I hope they are able to fix it and it’s not too expensive! Or rather that your insurance covers it! I hit a deer in 2012 and damage costs add up quickly!