Work day blues

Back to work today. Joined site yesterday after holiday made me realise I was in need of weight loss support.

And it's hard. Desk tied and realised I do snack in the day to provide a distraction or uplifting moment. Need to find non calorie or mini calories alternatives to get me through the cycle of boredom /mind bending challenges... Apart from the obvious.. Get another job.... Which takes time.. Any suggestions (except eat my colleagues!)


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  • Hi and welcome, Grannybwell :)

    Take a look at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), or in the drop down on the 'Posts' page (it says 'arrange by'). Read the Welcome Newbie thread, then move through to the challenges, where we hope you'll find at least one that will appeal to you.

    Move down to the Topics, to find a variety of threads, collated into specific topics for ease of access and we ask that you also 'file' your own threads, so that others won't miss your important news.

    Take a look at the NHS 12 week plan, as a lot of people have been successful with it, making sure to enter your details into the BMI calculator, to get a calorie allowance tailored to your personal requirements. Don't forget to take your starting measurements and a 'before' picture, as they can be very motivating on days that the scales refuse to co-operate.

    We run a weigh-in every day of the week and you'd be very welcome to join one of them. The threads can always be found in the Events section, to the right of the HOME page, bottom on a mobile.

    We also run a Daily Diary, where we share our meal and exercise plans for the day. It's a great place to get ideas and to keep us focused. The link can also be found in Events.

    Be aware, that the HU app doesn't give you access to all of our important features, so we advise that you use the full website page.

    We've found that to get the best out of this community, we need to be active on the forum, as it's where we exchange information, get motivation and inspiration and make friends. We hope that you'll join us here, regularly, too.

    It's only left for me to wish you well on your journey :)

  • I found no added sugar jelly pots yesterday at 5 calories a pot! Ultimate boredom snack, take a few minutes to eat as well.

  • Good shout. Portable jelly. I'd never have thought of that. Ty.

  • Hi and welcome Grannybwell

    how about Carrot, cucumber, celery, pepper sticks with hommus, fruit, nuts, rice cakes, a quick walk, get up do some stretches, bottles of water.

    hope that helps good luck xx

  • It helps enormously. Being reminded it's OK to step away from the desk and stretch.. I feel so foolish. Ty.

  • Sometimes it's the simplest things we forget, xx

  • I second veg sticks for nibbling 😊 For a change of scene and exercise do you have any stairs at work? Some people make a point of walking to the next floor several times a day to help with their exercise 😊

  • Little changes.. And step away when I'm WFH... That's almost harder.. And the fridge is closer. It's all about choices... This forum is fab. A sounding board with no judgement... Love it.

  • Cooked ham and peppers - or other vegetable. Lean cooked ham is surprisingly low in calories.

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