My setup at work

My setup at work


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Thursday, February 2, 2012

No, No I can't do that...

Started out in a good mood, as the sun is shining and they are forecasting that it is going to stick around for several days into the future... :)  That always makes me :)  Then there were a few communication break downs at the office - a major pet peeve of mine, and I found myself frustrated and down...  My mind kept thinking about what I could grab to eat as a "comfort."  But my mind also knows that comforting myself with food is not what I should do...  I need to break the cycle for myself of comfort eating...

There are lots of ways that I am trying to combat the comfort food cycle... The biggest help is not having junk around that I could comfort myself with... At work that really isn't a problem - because I simply don't have anything other than my meals with me to eat...  (Home is another story with kids in the house, and a hubby that is able to eat just about anything and maintain his waistline...)

Along side not having the junk around to eat, at work I am able to just get into a "zone" and work on stuff by  getting my treadmill going and starting to walk at my TrekDesk - and I can't forget the headphones at the same time - they are an integral part of the "zone..."

All of what I am talking about are simply choices - choices to eat better, choices not to cram food in to drown out my frustrations or stress... Finding a different way to deal with the stress is forming a good habit - rather than continuing on the path of bad habits and comfort eating.

There are so many ways to deal with stress other than eating through it...
  • Take a walk
  • Walk away from the area where the stress started
  • Take deep breaths
  • Talk it out with someone
  • Exercise
  • Read a book
  • And so many more...

Thought this was cute - as I usually have salad for dinner each night & am working hard at making good choices on the toppings for the salad - to keep the salad "healthy"