I’m in my second week of a MWF telecommuting arrangement. I was very excited for this to begin because I commute about an hour each way to work. I figured working from home would give me time to get in a run and more time to cook real food for dinner. What I didn’t anticipate was that I would want to eat everything in the house while I sat here, alone, all day.
The first week was a disaster, eating-wise. I’d go downstairs for a “quick snack” two, three … maybe four times per day.It was ridiculous. This week has been different. I’m committed to tracking, and this morning I Got up before work and got my run in!
I actually look pretty happy in that photo. It was nice and peaceful this morning. I saw a lot of other runners and walkers out. I ran around the lake, which was gorgeous. But mostly, I was happy to be done. Although it was a cool 61 degrees, it was 100% humidity. I was a sweaty beast.
When I got home I had just enough time to shower and make a nice post-run breakfast.
I stayed pretty busy during work. I grabbed a healthy snack in the morning, a filling lunch, and a snack when I packed things up for the day. Dinner was blah thanks to some somewhat rancid butter that I put on my spaghetti squash. After dinner, Aaron and I went for a one hour walk. That’s right—two chances to earn Activity Points today!
If I can replicate this success most days that I work from home, I should be in pretty good shape. Here’s my food log for today.
Breakfast: 2 eggs, 1 slice whole wheat toast, apple
Snack: String cheese, .5 oz walnuts
Lunch: Oatmeal (1/2 cup dry) with 1 cup chopped strawberries, 1 T strawberry jam, .5 oz walnuts
Snack: Peanut butter granola bar
Dinner: 4 oz salmon burger, 1/4 cup peach salsa, 1/2 cup white rice (spaghetti squash that didn’t get eaten)
Snack: Popsicle, 1/2 cup grapes
35 Weight Watchers PointPlus
13 Activity Points earned