Thursday, January 09, 2014
Today was very stressful at work!! We are very busy in clinic seeing tons of patients. I was also trying to get all of my other work done (pre-cert stuff, planning a trunk show, contacting vendors), etc. I was basically running around like a chicken with my head cut off. I feel like I do that a lot. While my receptionist was finding A LOT of time to chat with my other coworker. And by A LOT, I mean, 30-40 minutes at a time. I am their supervisor and while I could have handled the situation differently, I lost it! I yelled at her and the other person and told them that they needed to find something to do besides talk because I knew that there was a lot of work to do. I yelled at them in front of the doctor who's the big boss. He was irritated about it too and had also been hounding me about it. He's been on me for weeks about it because the issue has been progressively getting worse. I had asked them nicely about a month or so ago to try to curb some of the talking but being nice obviously didn't work.
I was stressed to say the least. I really wanted to eat. I almost caved and binged on peanut butter. It's the only thing that we have in our office in plenty. I take all of my foods to work so it's not like our kitchen is stacked with junk (thank goodness)! But either way, I could have easily consumed 100's of calories in that peanut butter. I grabbed a water, went to my office, and vegged out for 10 minutes looking at cute puppies and kitties on pinterest. You know what? I felt better.
I apologized to the ladies and explained that there is just a lot going on in our small office and that I just needed a little less talking and a little more working. Everything ended up being fine there which is good. I was sorry that I kind of flipped out but honestly, in my shoes, I don't know a lot of people who wouldn't be STRESSED!
I am so happy that I'm starting 2014 really thinking about my food choices. I am trying to choose foods that are more nutritious and good for my body.
I ended up having 1375 calories today, burning 233, with a final # of 1144. I also had a total deficit of over 500.