My maternity leave has come and gone. I have returned to work.
|I know how you're feeling, little fella.|
Fast forward to now, with my new lifestyle change, and you can see the problem.
Sure, if I ate nothing during the day time and saved all my daily points for my nightly shifts, I could still keep that old habit going. I could keep eating those muffins and drinking those iced capps and not have to worry.
But that is a REALLY sucky plan.
I've learned how to deal with regular day-to-day issues, those ones that used to trigger a trip to the kitchen. I have ways around my emotional eating habits. I know how to handle that little inner voice telling me to reach for the baddies ... At home.
Now comes a new, fresh challenge for me: learning how to master those nasty emotional eating habits at work.
I'll have to learn not to let any bad days lead me back to the Tim Hortons. I'll need to teach myself to cope through difficult situations (breathing, listening to a favorite song, going for a walk, calling my hubby, talking to a good friend ..)
For now, things are going well. I've been leaving my debit card at home and bringing healthy munchie-type snacks (like sliced fruits) that are within my daily points allowance. I go for walks on my breaks to keep myself occupied (AWAY from the Timmies!). And I drink lots of my yummy lemon-water to keep the "satisfied" feeling in my tummy.
So far, so good! I'm keeping a positive mindset and powering through. I'm confident that in no time at all, I'll have this work-eating demon's butt kicked!!
Does anyone else have a similar demon they're fighting? Any tips?! Please share!