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Saturday, April 27, 2013

What a Day
Karma is a *&*&)&)*
Falling off the Paleo Wagon
Grateful for the Kindness of Strangers

This week, I fell two times at work. Kind of like giving myself a mild case of whiplash. One side on one fall, the other on the second. I have this balance problem and, when I lose or gain weight, the change throws off my center of balance. I've lost over 9# in 3 weeks doing imperfect Paleo.

Today was my part time job at the dealership. It was not the best day. I had two customers who were irate. One was exceedingly rude, condescending and just mean. I ended up transferring him to the sales manager on duty and the manager backed me up, telling the guy there was no reason to be so abusive. The other was a lady who's been a customer for years and is quite used to getting her way by being demanding, loud and overbearing. When she called, her sales rep had just started a test drive with another customer, so I took her info. When he had a break, he asked me to give the message to another sales person, which I did. Later, she called back and I transferred the call to #2. She then came in and was screeching at everyone. Apparently #2 did not call her back and, when they finally connected, he told her something different than what she was told yesterday. It was a long and loud conversation, very uncomfortable to listen to.

I was still rattled by the rude guy when I took my lunch break. I walked to Subway and had their yummy double chicken salad. I walked to K Mart and bought some almonds and a favorite coffee. On the way out, there was a line of cars pulling into the parking lot. A driver about four cars back started honking and I hollered "take a chill pill!". Don't know what made me do that - I don't normally voice my opinions. Karma got me next.

A few steps later, I hit an uneven and rough patch of asphalt and fell. Both hands, arms and knees. I could not get my weak leg under me. A couple of young people approached me and I took the young man's hand and was able to finally stand up. Whew. I was in pain the rest of the day!

I took some anti-inflammatory, but was still tightening up. The afternoon was VERY slow, which is unusual the last weekend of the month, so I left early. I am still very sore, but very glad to be home!

When I got home, I was unusually hungry. I ate something on plan but was still really hungry. This is where I fell off the Paleo wagon. TWO pieces of combo pizza! A taste of peanut butter! I am still hungry! I have waited more than 20 minutes and the food gong is still sounding....
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  • _LINDA
    So sorry you fell and hurt yourself :(( Work stress is a cause for emotional eating so many times. All you can do is get back on track immediately and put the incident behind you. That diet is doing wonders for you. Just keep focusing on the good results and anticipate more.
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    1787 days ago
    It sounds as if your Karma got run over and smashed into at the same time. I've had days like that. emoticon
    1788 days ago
    Oh dear, I'm so sorry! Take extra special care of you tonight.
    1788 days ago
    I've fallen like that, too. One time I fell in an LL Bean store after tripping over a display. The store employees were all over me. They were probably afraid I'd sue. All I wanted to do was sneak away quietly.

    But it's nice that people stopped to help you up. I hope you won't be sore for long.

    Stick with that paleo diet - 9 pounds is a significant loss, and you've felt good doing it. Don't let one stressful day stop your progress.
    1788 days ago
    My go to is water, water and more water! And if I am still hungry I try fruit. Sometimes that does not work, so I go off plan! It happens. emoticon

    Sorry about the fall, hope you are not too sore. emoticon
    1788 days ago
    ouch!! I've fallen like that, too, so I know how it hurts-I'm more careful how I plant my feet--it's so easy to fall
    1788 days ago
    Sorry you had such a rough day...hope tomorrow is better!
    Don't beat yourself up for going off plan, life happens!!
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    1788 days ago
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