Stressful work day but with a silver lining
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Yesterday was a very stressful day. My colleague and I actually ended up walking out of the office for a couple of hours after our boss spoke to us yet again, in a completely unacceptable manner. I'm not proud of my actions exactly but she has been treating me like a doormat for years and it actually felt like a very positive thing for my self-esteem to say, 'No this is not an acceptable way for you to talk to me' and then follow through by removing myself from the situation.
She didn't apologise but did hand us our bonuses in the afternoon which is the closest we'll get to an admission on her part that she was in the wrong. Plus the bonus was good enough that I can save a bit and spend a bit. I'll definitely not be able to use money as an excuse for not signing up to an exercise class next year now!
However, the best bit of all, I didn't binge. I had one quarter of a small cookie which actually tasted pretty delicious and I didn't mind that I only really ate one mouthful. Otherwise, no tub of Haagen Dazs pralines and cream to cheer myself up, no family size bag of Malteasers, no popcorn, nothing. Pretty flippin' close to miraculous for me!
Now I just need to make it through the Christmas lunch tomorrow... Oh joy. Definitely doing a stress-busting kickboxing video tonight!