Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Full time job to help weight loss...?

First of all, I got a job! Yay. It is a hostess position, so I'm not getting too excited, but at least I will be working. I start today. It's a full time position, so I'll have somewhere to be and something to do now, which is the great part. And hopefully I'll be able to meet some people around my age.

I am also thinking that with working full time, I won't be able to munch on food at random times during the day out of boredom or anything. This way, I can plan my meals and when I'm going to eat and therefore eat less calories.

Since the job is a hostess position, I'll be working at night, so I won't be home for dinner with the family, which is definitely going to help me. I won't have to eat what everyone else is eating, and I can eat when I want to. This will also help because I've realized that my family eats so late (like 8pm) and if I eat lunch around 12-1pm, I get hungry before that, and end up snacking around 6pm. And I keep thinking, hey wouldn't it be nice just to have dinner at 6pm and not add more calories just because I'm hungry? Eating dinner as a family is like a big deal with my family so if I were to just eat by myself, I think my mom would be insulted or think something was wrong. So now that I'm working during the dinner hours, I just avoid that whole situation.

Does work help you all keep to a better eating schedule or does it end up making you busier and then more likely to eat quick, junk foods?

11 comments:

Christie said...

Well, I work at home in front of the computer so mine defiantly doesn't help me out any! I get bored and grab me a little something to snack on. Just because!! I know, it's bad. I'm getting better though, the closer I am to running the 1/2 marathon. So glad you got a job!! I'm sure you will meet lots of people being a hostess....good luck with your first night.

Lisa Mancini said...

Congrats on the job!!! I know when I worked, it was very easy for me to NOT snack. So good luck!! Have fun too!

~Lori~ said...

Congrats! I work at a school, so if I dont take my own snacks, I dont get anything. (The only machine we have is a soda machine) For me thats a good thing, but I just have to remember to take stuff with me.

Ann said...

Yay, congratulations on the job!! :)

Jodie said...

I always ate worse when I worked because I would eat out and grab unhealthy snacks because I was just too tired (um...lazy) to pack my own stuff. So the key is being prepared!! You can do this! Congrats on the job

Mrs. D said...

Congrats on the job!!

I tend to do better with my eating during my work week simply because I'm on a schedule. Even with the catered lunches, it's easier. The weekend is always harder because I'm not on my schedule. We're running errands, spending time with friends and family, etc. There have been times when we've been so busy I forget to eat until I'm starving- and that's when I make bad choices.

I hope having a schedule helps you!!

Diandra said...

Congratulations! And yes, the job does help... we're not allowed to leave the premises, and I only pack a small lunch most of the time (a sandwich or wrap and some cut-up vegetables and fruit). That's essential for me being good during the week. I wonder how I will survive my holidays. ^^

Diandra said...

Oh ,and as for snacking - why don't you *plan* snacks? I've tried going with the "Eat every four hours at the latest" approach, and the amount of stuff I snack on has been reduced considerably because I do not try to "tough it out" till the next big meal. ^^

Bonnie said...

I find it soooo much easier when I'm working to keep to my schedule....I'm on vaca right now and I'm being a very bad girl and will pay for it on weigh day

Missy said...

Congrats on the job! I think you'll enjoy the flexibility and freedom.

Jodie said...

I left a blog award for you at my blog (biggerthanababyelephant.blogspot.com) I'm so glad to join you for this journey!
Jodie