I’ve lost the ability to sleep in but I’m so happy to have the day off of work.
Usually a day off work means I can watch trashy daytime TV (“you are NOT the father!”) and hang out… with my refrigerator. Staying at home on a weekday can easily become a party with me, Maury and the fridge in heavy rotation. I’ll have breakfast, a snack, lunch, two more snacks and somehow I’ll make a light supper followed by a heavier one late at night (and there will be lots of picking and munching in between all of that).
Maybe its just me, but its hard to be at home and not eat.
On the other hand, when I’m at work I have a set amount of food and specific times to eat it. I pack my lunch most days, stock my desk with fruits, veggies, oatmeal and I keep low calorie frozen entrees in the office freezer for lunch.
When I’m at work, I don’t have access to my favorite foods and I’ve realized that a lot of my diet success (I’ve lost 15 pounds since January) is contingent on that.
I think my normal stay-at-home-and-eat behavior is based on boredom and I really don’t want to fall into those patterns today, so I’m planning to stay out of the house as much as possible.
When I’m done with this post, I’m going to make breakfast and then I’m going to take an afternoon yoga class. I’ll pack some apple slices, then hopefully I’ll meet a friend for lunch, do some shopping and come home for a normal dinner in the evening.
If all goes well, staying out of the house will keep me from eating my way through the day… wish me luck!