3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > 100 lb. Club

Thread Tools
Old 09-02-2009, 11:16 AM   #1
Serephina's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 82

S/C/G: 237/237/???

Height: 5'8"

Default Work in or out of the home poll

I am thinking that people who work outside the home have different problems losing weight than people who work from home. Which do you do and what are the problems or benefits to it?

I'll go first: I work from home, mostly as mom and housewife, but I also am the business manager for my husband's one man remodeling business (a few hours a week). I think the biggest bad part is that I am right here where all the food is! And since there is no one else here, no one will ever know that I had some cookies. The benefit is housework and gardening and running errands is probably more physical than office jobs. And of course I can have a lot more time to look for new recipes or walk.
Serephina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 11:30 AM   #2
Senior Member
waquilter's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: wa state
Posts: 179


I think both groups have different challenges. Those who work need to plan more - what to pack for lunch and plan ahead for dinner and how to fit in exercise - especially if you have a family. Some people that stay home (like me) tend to put things off - I'll exercise LATER or I'll plan dinner LATER - some days I work much better with a deadline.
waquilter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 11:38 AM   #3
Senior Member
ChrissyBean's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 460

S/C/G: 236/ticker/135

Height: 5'3"


I work FT outside the home, and I find it easier to stay on track when I'm at work. I've always brought my lunch from home, so I control how much food I've got here. Today it's veggie soup, half-sandwich, 2 plums, etc. When I'm at home, I find it so much easier to eat the not-so-good when I have free range.
My MAIN Goal!

Stop the backsliding NOW!

Losing what I regained...
ChrissyBean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 11:42 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In La-La Land
Posts: 3,789

S/C/G: 297/251/190

Height: 5'8"


I work both from home (writer) and out of the home two days per week.

I am much more relaxed when I'm home and so I find it easier to stay on track.

At work, I have access to the work cafeteria with lots of bad choices, and I'm also more stressed and (used to) want to reward myself with food. Also, because I work a long day and have a long commute, there is no way to fit in exercise on those days. If I had to work outside the home every day I would find that hard.

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.--Winston Churchill
ubergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 11:44 AM   #5
Loving life!!
TJFitnessDiva's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Ponchatoula, LA
Posts: 2,349

S/C/G: 360/159/145

Height: 5' 8"


I find I do ok working at home running my own business You just need to figure out ways to either curb the kitchen visiting habits if you work at home and if you work out of the home and esp in an office setting you have to combat what others bring in to share. Either groups have their drawbacks but it's something you need to evaluate and plan for.

Now knowing when to stop work is my biggest hurdle!

"The most exciting, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself."

My fan page on facebook! www.facebook.com/taneeisfitforlife
TJFitnessDiva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 12:29 PM   #6
Senior Member
Bonnie+J's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ireland
Posts: 231

S/C/G: 298/298/150

Height: 5ft 7


i'm a stay at home mother, and i find it very hard to stay on track the days i dont have errands to run or anything. i get so bored at home, theres only so much cleaning and playing i can do all day! i only have one child, so when he is happy i have nothing else to do and i tend to reach for anything at all to keep me busy. its a bit easier to exercise, because i can find things that my son can do with me, but in all its pretty difficult to stick to the plan!
Need all the support i can get!
Bonnie+J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 01:22 PM   #7
Former Quitter
GirlyGirlSebas's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 5,500

S/C/G: 310/310/180

Height: 5'7


I am a full-time telecommuter for a healthcare administrator. I miss working from the office as I now have the opportunity to graze in my kitchen at any time. I don't have structured lunch and break times and I can eat at my desk. Since I left the office for telecommuting, I've gained 70 pounds.
- Rhonda

"Live the life you've always imagined." Henry David Thoreau

Last edited by GirlyGirlSebas; 09-02-2009 at 01:24 PM.
GirlyGirlSebas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 01:32 PM   #8
thistime140's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: small town Iowa
Posts: 69

S/C/G: 210/210/140

Height: 5'4


I am currently unemployed! (ugh)
when I worked FT outside the home, fast food was too accessable, and i worked in a mall...so there were lots of temptations. I started gaining weight then. i never exercise however...so that has improved since my job loss. I do however 'graze' more as one poster stated...and i tend to bake more, also.
btw...anyone have a good home based buz op?
I am thinking about taking some online courses also, in paralegal, but I wonder if starting a new "career" at just outside of 40 is even possible!!
thistime140 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 02:25 PM   #9
Slow and Steady
AbbySinthe's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 472

Height: 5' 9"


I work full time outside the home. M-F 6:30am-3:00pm
I find it way easier to stay on track during my weekdays M-F than on the weekends. I think it's the structure of my work day.
Get to work 6:30-7:00am breakfast by 8:30
Go home at 11am to feed dogs & eat lunch at 11:30am
Gym after work at 3:30pm & Fiber Bar snack on the way home
Dinner by 6pm, water, water, water, read, watch tv sleep.

But during the weekends, it's all so loosie goosie. Wake up whenever, eat whenever, whatever.... If my weekends are any indication as to what I'd do if I worked from home, I'd have a much harder time losing weight.

If you want what you do not have, you must do what you have not done.
AbbySinthe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2009, 03:19 PM   #10
Resident Pixie
Onederchic's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 14,658

S/C/G: Pant Size - 28/12/8

Height: 5'2"


Let's see, for 19 years, I worked outside the home. I managed to pack on the pounds up to hovering around 250. For the last 2 years of my working, it was done from home and I put on another 80 pounds. It wasn't working or not that did it. For the past year, I have been a stay at home..girlfriend..and I have lost almost 140 pounds. I think for me, it is just about being determined and committed and I should have been all the years I was working but hey, I am now and that's what counts.
Stopped smoking October 21, 2008
Made it to Onederland July 16, 2009

Transformation in Pictures

My Facebook

Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Disclaimer: I am not a registered dietitian, nutritionist, any kind of health professional or fitness expert...I'm just a woman who's lost 161.5 pounds so far with a lot of hard work.
Onederchic is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:30 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2