Tips for working at home

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Hello all!

I started a new job today, working from home full-time. My "office" is my kitchen table and I'm a little nervous about the proximity to snacks!

I'm already planning a daily walk at lunch and have gotten rid of my trigger foods, so hopefully, I'm setting myself up for success!

Do any others who work from home full-time have any other tips?

Thanks!

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  • tinkerbellang83
    tinkerbellang83 Posts: 9,107 Member
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    Can you work out of another room?
  • CNG24
    CNG24 Posts: 432 Member
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    Standing desk! :)
  • lilysillycat
    lilysillycat Posts: 159 Member
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    I also work from home and I have no snacks at home. everything here requires cooking. how about use a chain to lock up all the snacks and put the key at a place that is difficult to get to?
  • lorrpb
    lorrpb Posts: 11,464 Member
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    Pre log your snacks and eat according to the plan. Keep all good out of site except for fruit that needs to ripen. Hope your new job works out well!
  • gamerbabe14
    gamerbabe14 Posts: 876 Member
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    I work from home. I pre log my meals for the day so I can say alright at 3pm I can eat those carrots and I don't snack in between because I can already see my day laid out for me. I also walk during lunch. Working from home is great, I am a much more productive person.
  • k_nelson_24
    k_nelson_24 Posts: 251 Member
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    My biggest piece of advice would be to put yourself on a daily schedule. Wake up at the same time every day, work out around the same time, and eat at the same time every day. For example: I wake up at 5 am to exercise, I eat breakfast at about 8, have lunch at 12 pm, a snack at 4, and dinner at about 7:30! My daily schedule may not work for you, but tailor it to fit your day. I find that if I know the exact time I get to eat again, I can normally hold off until that time!
  • ElvenToad
    ElvenToad Posts: 644 Member
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    My biggest piece of advice would be to put yourself on a daily schedule. Wake up at the same time every day, work out around the same time, and eat at the same time every day. For example: I wake up at 5 am to exercise, I eat breakfast at about 8, have lunch at 12 pm, a snack at 4, and dinner at about 7:30! My daily schedule may not work for you, but tailor it to fit your day. I find that if I know the exact time I get to eat again, I can normally hold off until that time!

    I've been doing this for 3+ years now, works well for me. I figured hey I put my son on a schedule, why not the same for myself? I eat at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm, and again at 10pm before bed. It's only 2 hours between meals/snacks. I prefer eating smaller amounts more frequently so I spread my calories accordingly. Exercise is 10:15am, and again at 2:15pm.

    I get cranky if anything deviates just like my son does :D
  • kcastagnoli
    kcastagnoli Posts: 49 Member
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    You are smart to prepare for this! When I started working from home, I did put on some weight, it was just too easy. I was 115 and got up to 127 - I hadn't weighed that in decades! (I'm short, not skinny.) I am not a good schedule person, so I had to find other ways to prevent the all-day, easy access nibbling.

    The best way for me was to not have junk food in the house. And not only that, but I got rid of any yummy, easy to fix food (except veggies). For example: I love the Morningstar veggie patties, but they're frozen food and only takes three minutes to nuke...and they're delicious...and easy to eat more than one - so they're out and are in the cheat food category now. But carrots are super easy to eat and so I always have a lot of carrots and other veggies that I like and I grab those instead of those delicious veggie patties :).

    That's what worked for me. Everyone is different, find what works for you and good luck!
  • kcastagnoli
    kcastagnoli Posts: 49 Member
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    ElvenToad wrote: »
    My biggest piece of advice would be to put yourself on a daily schedule. Wake up at the same time every day, work out around the same time, and eat at the same time every day. For example: I wake up at 5 am to exercise, I eat breakfast at about 8, have lunch at 12 pm, a snack at 4, and dinner at about 7:30! My daily schedule may not work for you, but tailor it to fit your day. I find that if I know the exact time I get to eat again, I can normally hold off until that time!

    I've been doing this for 3+ years now, works well for me. I figured hey I put my son on a schedule, why not the same for myself? I eat at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm, and again at 10pm before bed. It's only 2 hours between meals/snacks. I prefer eating smaller amounts more frequently so I spread my calories accordingly. Exercise is 10:15am, and again at 2:15pm.

    I get cranky if anything deviates just like my son does :D

    ***You look fabulous!!!!*** I love your pix, well done!
  • ElvenToad
    ElvenToad Posts: 644 Member
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    ElvenToad wrote: »
    My biggest piece of advice would be to put yourself on a daily schedule. Wake up at the same time every day, work out around the same time, and eat at the same time every day. For example: I wake up at 5 am to exercise, I eat breakfast at about 8, have lunch at 12 pm, a snack at 4, and dinner at about 7:30! My daily schedule may not work for you, but tailor it to fit your day. I find that if I know the exact time I get to eat again, I can normally hold off until that time!

    I've been doing this for 3+ years now, works well for me. I figured hey I put my son on a schedule, why not the same for myself? I eat at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm, and again at 10pm before bed. It's only 2 hours between meals/snacks. I prefer eating smaller amounts more frequently so I spread my calories accordingly. Exercise is 10:15am, and again at 2:15pm.

    I get cranky if anything deviates just like my son does :D

    ***You look fabulous!!!!*** I love your pix, well done!

    Thank you very much! 142 pounds lost and in maintenance for almost a year now :)
  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 27,952 Member
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    When I get enough sleep, protein, and exercise, I don't get the munchies. (But I still can't have trigger foods in the house.)

    I am very disciplined about getting some form of exercise at lunchtime - this makes me more productive and energetic in the afternoons.
  • pomegranatecloud
    pomegranatecloud Posts: 812 Member
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    WeWork, Cove, or another remote office.