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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? :)
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    Good for you Shannon for moving on today. Yesterday wasn't great, but maybe you can learn from it? Perhaps if you would have went to that coffee shop at work with your coworkers and had that mocha and talked all nasty about the job, it would have satisfied you and you wouldn't have had to turn to all that food later for satisfaction? Just a thought! I'm sure it is super stressful when things like that happen at work (which I don't understand your company because I know they are hiring constantly) but I know you can find ways to deal with it. Perhaps make a list and keep it with of something you can do, other than turning to food, when things get stressful. Hugs to you girl! Any chance you want to meet up for a bodyflow class on Sunday and destress?
    2118 days ago
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    Awww girrrl, there must be something in the water with the Warriors lately.. seems like most of us have had similar blogs in the past week! What everyone saying is true.. it's over and done with and now you can move forward. You've been doing So well with you DBAT challenge, keep it up!!!
    2118 days ago
    Breathe. Today is a new day. You have got the right attitude. I'm sorry about the stress. :( I stils have yet to figure out how to deal w/o the stress binge.. Just take each day as a new one, and you got this.
    2118 days ago
    That's definitely reason to be stressed! But you've already started working your way up. It's over, it's done, move on. Good job, Shannon.
    2118 days ago
    I hear you on the stress thing. I read a quote once a long time ago that stuck with me - Something like, "Worry does nothing except rob today of it's strength." I realize it's impossible not to worry about job layoffs, but it is possible to give it a moment and then choose to move on. Sounds like you have.

    Binges happen. What happens next is the make or break for me. You are turning it around already which is HUGE. Have a great workout.
    2118 days ago
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