Oh, hello, stress binge!
Friday, November 04, 2011
So I have been doing FABULOUSLY with my DBAT challenge and my nutrition and my exercise until yesterday at about 2:30pm. That's when my employer announced *another* round of layoffs (that makes 5 rounds in the last 2 years...ick). It's a sign of the times, I think, that at this point, all I felt was a dull rumble of "at least I'm in the good meeting--where everyone present still has their jobs". Unfortunately, *more* people in my department are now getting laid off (we have a batch departing the first week of December already, plus the new round they announced...apparently everyone's work will just do itself when they're gone, right?)
So I thought I handled it pretty well while I was at work...a bunch of folks went up to the coffee shop to cuss and discuss events, and I skipped that, knowing that the pastry case and a mocha piled high with whipped cream were calling my name if I went. Willpower, no? Ha! Then I went home, where I ate the remaining 2 pieces of pumpkin pie for a "snack", and then I went out and did some running around/errands, stopping for coffee (yep, aforementioned mocha, in the biggest size they sold), and THEN, I convinced John to order pizza AND buffalo wings for dinner even though we have a PILE of chicken taquitos (uber-healthified recipe, no less) in the fridge that just needed to be heated up. O.M.G. Can we say stress binge? Yes, yes, we can.
So now, on top of going to work in a crappy atmosphere (yeah, it's like working in a morgue around here today), I feel like crap thanks to my carb/calorie/sodium overload, which, really, is just icing on the proverbial rotten cupcake.
But I'm not going to let it carry on into today. I had a bagel and egg for breakfast, brought my poor neglected taquitos for lunch, and packed my gym bag so I can hit the gym on the way home from work.
Also, I'm going to figure out how to become independently wealthy and blow this corporate popsicle stand. That sounds like a good plan B, right? :)