Thursday, March 11, 2010

Day 3?

I decided to take the day off from a workout last night. When I got home, I was really sleepy so instead of hitting the elliptical machine, I hit the sack and took a 20 minute nap before heading over to the boyfriend's sisters house for a birthday dinner. Taking one day off between workout days is a very good thing because I am REALLY looking forward to tonights workout!

My eating has been....there, I guess. I have been snacking way too much at work. I have finally discovered that my mindless eating is in direct correlation with my constant boredom. You see, my job can be a bit boring at times. There are times when I am super busy and there are times where I am just staring at the clock watching the minutes count down. Well, I find that when me and the clock are in a staring contest, that is when I stuff my face...even if I'm not hungry. I'm not sure what I can do to solve this little problem of mine. This little problem is turning into a huge problem for my ass. Do you guys have any tips on how to control the boredom eating?

I was going to start complaining on how we are going on Day 2 of rainy weather and how it sucks so bad and blah, blah, blah...but I'm not. Instead, I'll say that I'm thankful I got to wake up another day with my boyfriend by my side and my kitty at my feet. Today is a great day!


  1. My best tip-it helped me lose those 10 pounds I gained last winter-think about what projects you need to get done around your home. Last spring and summer I made a list of the little improvements that my home needed and got to work. Having projects to fill my free time helped me to avoid mindless tv watching complete with mindless snacking.

    I ended up starting a blog about ways to update your home on a budget too. Between the two, I love those 10 pounds and decided to start my fitness blog. As a bonus, my house looks so much nicer now too!

  2. I would say my way to combat the boredom is planning. Before I leave I put all the food that I will eat into a lunch bag, and I won't deviate. Also- chewing gum. I really love any type of fruit flavored gum (esp. strawberry). I think it helps to just have something in your mouth.. AND if there is gum you can't put any food in your mouth-well, b/c that would be gross.

    hope this helps!

  3. karen - keeping busy is key! today I didn't snack so much because I kept myself busy at work!!

    emily - gum is a great idea. I'm going to have to bring some with me to work. Thanks!

  4. Hi there! Just found out about your blog and I love it already! I totally know what it means to try to lose weight....
    As for your question about boredome eating...this sounds cheese but I do some yoga breathing when the cravings kick in and the food calls my name at night might want to try it too!!!