Smashed with snow!

by Christine on February 2nd, 2011

filed under Christine's Life Updates

Snow, snow, snow is what is on everyone’s mind in Upstate New York today. Most of the people I know had work cancelled, and although I don’t think my workplace was officially cancelled, I got the okay to work from home today. I’m proud to say that I’ve been very productive and have gotten a lot of busywork done so far today!

Being stuck at home means a whole new challenge: avoiding food. Do you guys find that it’s a lot easier to avoid food at work because your choices are limited, but at home you have cupboards filled with food, so the temptations are more numerous! It doesn’t help that I have raging PMS and so I want to devour anything remotely chocolately-looking in sight, and for some reason I’ve been on a major cereal kick–I can’t seem to get enough cheerios! I feel like an addict! Hold me back, kids!

So far today I’ve had 1 cup of coffee and 1 omlette (1 egg, a dash of skim milk, 1 slice ham, 1 slice cheese, for a total of about 180 calories). I’m trying to think of  something clever to make for dinner…maybe I shred up some baked tilapia and make some fish tacos…hmmm…

One great thing about staying at home: there’s no excuse not to get a little exercise in! Every time I finish a little project for work, I do 100 situps. Hell, I’m just lounging around in my PJ’s…why not?

My hubby is out of town for the week, which is some really rotten timing with all this snow. I have absolutely no idea how to work my snow blower. Thankfully, my neighbor and friend Bill agreed to come over and dig me out of my driveway. I’ve got about 12 inches of snow that needs to be removed, but the 4-foot wall at the end of my driveway (thank you plow trucks!) is going to be a real bitch to cut through. I tried to do my part by shoveling out the path to my front door by hand. It took me about 45 minutes, and now my back is sore. There’s no way I could hand-dig-out my entire driveway!  Still, the shoveling was something similar to exercise, so I’m going to count it.

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  • Bonnie

    Our winter from hell (which really doesn’t make sense) was last year. We had 3 blizzards and 2 were back to back. I feel your pain. I don’t know what I would have done if my husband had been out of town.

  • Patrick

    YES, much easier to avoid food at work, in general when I am busy I do much better at keeping temptation in it’s place. Snow all done falling here, we spent 90 minutes removing the 20 inches that we got w/ 35 inch drifts from the 40 mph winds. The positive of it, LoseIt says I burned 922 calories snow shoveling. Somehow I doubt I burned that much but when I got inside I had to change clothes from being soaked in sweat. That said, ready to retire to costa rica.

  • Shane G.

    yeah I think that is a real problem for most people. I am a routine kind of guy, so when I get out of my routine, it is a challenge. but I have been home for two days now and have actually gotten used to that as well. I think the key is to just keep yourself busy. I have come to find as long as I workout on those days, then I tend to stick with my better eating habits with much less effort.