Weigh-Ins are on FRIDAYS - Updated January 13, 2017

Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Hit my goal weight on December 17, 2010:

Monday, October 25, 2010

How I make it happen...at work

Here's how I make my healthy eating/lifestyle happen while I am at work.

This is all routine for me now, but it took awhile for it to become second-nature. 

Here's a pic from my desk today:
From Left to Right:
  • Pink Post-It Note: I start a new note each day and keep track of protein and calories.  I take it home with me at the end of the day to keep tracking my intake.
  • Vitamins.  I take my B12 and Calcium/D chews in the morning at work.
  • Water    I use a 16.9 oz bottle so I have to get up every few hours to refill it in the cafeteria. Keeps me moving up and down the hallway.  I know that I am on track if I have drank at least 4 bottles before I leave for the day.
  • Mini-Fridge: I know that not all of us have this option, but there is usually a communal fridge in most offices.  If you open my mini-fridge right now you will find: 4 x Fage 2% yogurts, Skim Milk, and String Cheese.  If you ask my male coworkers what they think is in the mini-fridge, they'll say beer.  :)
Here's a pic of my desk drawer:
From Left to Right:
  • Sugar Free Oatmeal: 100 calories and great in a pinch for a quick snack
  • Hot Cocoa mix: 25 calories
  • Soup (at the top): 70 calories
  • Crystal Light drink mixes (Target flavors are the best in my opinion)
  • Calcium/Vit D bites
What do you do to be successful with your healthy lifestyle while you're away from home?

12 comments:

  1. I pre pack my snacks the night before. I use a calorie counter on my iPad. I love it so far. I fail at drinking enough water. I mean fail.

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  2. I have to giggle at the big pile of splenda. I keep a whole bunch in my purse because I don't like the blue or pink and not everyone has splenda. I have my office set up a lot like yours. I have all kinds of healthy snacks so I can't sabotage myself.

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  3. I love your healthy work environment. I started bringing in bottled water...and I buy a large Crystal Light Fruit Punch drink.

    You gave me some tips today that I'll try. I like bringing the vitamins to work.

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  4. Great ideas! Just beginning this journey, I portion out and pack my breakfast and lunch each night. I journal before I eat anything. I really like the online tool that comes with the Realize Band. Like Amanda, I too fail at my waters. I totally need to get them in and only like ICE COLD water (Sonic water is the best w/ the yummy ice). Thanks for the tips :)

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  5. No wonder you are successful. Awesome set up.

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  6. Morning is a protein shake and coffee. I pack lunch or keep an emergency frozen meal in the freezer at work for back up. Also, there's a little health shop around the corner that has some great protein bars and shakes and I use them in a pinch as well.

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  7. I keep some crackers and peanut butter in my desk along with some protein drinks, ice tea mix and a little whizzer to mix my powder or steamed milk. I also bought a bottle of sugar free vanilla flavoring from Starbucks to flavor my milk or coffee. Yum.

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  8. Wow you are so organized!!! This is really helpful, thanks!

    Would you be willing to answer the S.O.B. questions? You are a total Superstar!!!

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  9. I bring a little insulated bag each day with a variety of stuff that usually includes yogurt, string cheese, something for lunch like chicken salad, maybe some crackers. I rarely eat everything I bring, I like having a bit of a choice while I'm there.

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  10. Wow - ok now thats what I called committed AND organised. The best I do is cart my water bottle around with me - but then I'm on the road and I can't do much else. Nice going, sunshine - you rock.

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  11. Ok you have given me some great ideas. Love this post. Thanks so much!

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