Don’t look now but I think your job is trying to kill you. Adults spend a lot of time at work and in a given week you interact much more with your colleagues in the office then you do with your family at home. Your work environment may actually be one of the more significant barriers to your weight loss efforts.
Think about the extra calories you get from grazing around the break-room or out of the jellybeans jar on your co-workers desk. How often are you hitting happy hour with friends after a long day of wrangling with issues in your department? Your work environment can be detrimental to the healthy life that you want to lead if you allow it to, but you have a choice.
While you can’t control the people around you, you can monitor your actions and decide what will or will not work against you. Don’t allow yourself to throw your hands up in defeat because it is yet another birthday this week with cake. You can choose to have a smaller piece or nothing at all. Don’t worry, gaining the reputation as someone committed to taking care of themselves isn’t nearly as damning as you think.
Have a thoughtful Thursday
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