Work From Home Win

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!

June 25 Run Photo

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.

Egg Breakfast After Run

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


6 thoughts on “Work From Home Win

  1. Nicely done! I love working from home since I get to control my food a little more, but it definitely gives more chances for snacking.

    1. I think my choices of what I keep on hand at home are even more important now. Now that summer is finally here, hopefully I can just be eating out of the garden.

  2. Hey we all need an adjustment period. Glad you worked out the kinks and kicked butt today.
    I have been inspired by your post-run selfies. I now take super red-faced post run selfies, too!

    1. Funny thing … I’ve taken a photo after every run since sometime in October or November 2013 … and I’ve grown to like my post-run photos more than any other photo that’s taken of me. Some day, I’m going to make a collage of all of them to see my progress.

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