• 6 months ago

    Stress at work

    It's only at work that I eat sweets and junk! I never see anyone talking about this! I really like my job but it's a grind commuting by train 5 days a week. My husband and I practice yoga stretches every single morning 5 days a week at 4:30 am, yes 4:30 AM!! The weekends are relaxing and easy going. I feel like a baby whining about how I can't stop eating sweets and no one is helping me! lol

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  • 5 months ago

    RE: Stress at work

    I recommend: Make yourself a variety veggie and low fat ranch tray beginning of each week setup in daily small trays so you can grab and go. Keep your carrots minimal as they are high in sugar. I recommend a variety of celery, broccoli, sugar snap peas, radishes, cucumbers, zucchini, jicama and cauliflower. Throw in a couple Tablespoons of almonds and 2 dried apricots (potassium). And be sure to keep a tall water bottle full next to you at all times. If you set your cell phone to remind you to drink 12 oz of water every hour - to 2 hours at the latest it will help curb. I do this myself. :) For ranch dressing - mix a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch with a large tub of fat free yogurt. (I make my own yogurt with whole milk but no sugar as what you buy in the store isn't that great and most DO NOT have probiotics anymore due to their heating process.) Yogurt is unbelievably easy to make. The same time your cell phone goes off, also take a few deep slow breaths - in through the nose, out through the mouth - feeling your abdomen expand. For some reason, we often forget to "breathe" and this helps relieve stress.
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Stress at work

    Additionally, take some stevia with you - fix yourself a cup of tea with a packet of stevia...I like Constant Comment - helps with sugar cravings and is "soothing." If all those suggestions don't help and you still have a deep craving....find yourself some high percentage dark chocolate at a Health Store - something made with Stevia or agave but no other sugars. Allow yourself one square (not a bar) every day. Dark chocolate for me, helps curb those awful sugar cravings.
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Stress at work

    i'd suggest you dig into what the core problem is. obviously, if you oink-out only at work, there is something about work that aggitates you. this does not sound like the typical "i need to lose weight" post, i am sorry to say. what's buggin' ya at work? hate the boss/co-worker? too tired because you are up too early and need the sugar rush (if you get one; i don't). stress? talk to us!
      • 5 months ago
        So there are many issues at work that aggravate the *** out of me! lol Getting up early is non-negotiable unfortunately and I'm really used to it. I do love sweets and I also abuse them. I have tried the "oh have one and walk away" that's not me lol! I can't change anything at work I can only change how I feel about things. There is a big change at work and my group the EA's are being affected by it the most. We are all processing it differently and we are also not talking about it either. I don't "pal" around with anyone of my subordinates only people that are of a higher pay grade then me. It might sound a bit snobbish, but I don't need to prove anything to them.

        UGH!!! Never ending thought's about food and sweets!!!! I am on medication for depression and anxiety and I'm happy with the results of that. It's the constant ruminating thoughts of food and sweets that's never ending!!!

        Have a great day and speak soon. :)
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Stress at work

    There are lots of sweets and junk at my work too. I keep some healthy snacks in my desk and in the refrigerator and that helps.
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Stress at work

    I have been there and done that too. My success was to allow myself one craved for reward which in my case was chocolate ...one square but then I had to keep one promise to myself....a long walk going from brisk to slow back and forth. Funny thing is I became addicted to the walking and lost the weight with a perk of feeling wonderful while enjoying the sights and sweets went to the far back corner of my mind.... But now I am old and cannot be as mobile...the problem is back demanding a different approach. Just a suggestion.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Stress at work

    I have had that same problem. What helped me was bringing my lunch to work, every day. I am also an early bird, I get up at 4am, have to be at work at 6am. When I pack my lunch, it has snacks also, lots of raw veggies, I always bring an avocado for lunch, maybe boiled eggs and a protein drink (160 cal). There are so many sweets at work, that helps me stay on track.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Stress at work

    I am not stress for work. I am stress for him who likes website a lot used product. He gave me a lot stress.