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I wanted to eat....

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.


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SONGBIRDPAULA 1/17/2014 10:03AM

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What a mess of a time! You proved to yourself that "you can do it"! We are on a step to success every time we stay faithful to our journey. And you proved it! emoticon

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TFANDCD 1/16/2014 11:04AM

    EXCELLENT!!! :) and, I have been in those shoes.... and it is hard to make that right choice!!!! emoticon

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HUSKERLAND3 1/14/2014 3:27PM

    A slip.. does not equal failure. It's an opportunity to learn and get it right next time. I ate some skittles today. Now we are equal. I know you slipped and you know i slipped. This is what makes us human and brings us to this great forum called spark people.

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DYNAMICDEB53 1/11/2014 1:12PM

    WOW you had a day and so great that you thought before you ate anything, looking at puppies. and kitties always make me smile and feel good.
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Hugs and smiles

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    I can't imagine anyone goofing off that much at work. If we weren't busy were sent to an area that was. It sounds like you did the right thing regarding these too talkers except that I don't feel you owed them and apology. They owe you one. Breaks and lunch are for snacking and yakking. Not work time. I would follow through on this again if they and tell them calmly that this has to stop - the doctor may decide to fire them. They should know better. You must have been really peeved. I would have been. They are being disrespectful to you.

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DIANER2014 1/10/2014 7:03AM

    Good for you! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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ILOVEMALI 1/10/2014 1:25AM

    it will be better tomorrow! xoxo

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TIGER_LILY_613 1/10/2014 12:23AM

  Sometimes you just need to flip out ! It's really ok.
Good on you for not leaning on food to get you through it.

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SEATTLE58ANEW 1/9/2014 10:46PM

    emoticon I don't blame you at all for having to speak up to those two, especially after your boss had been hounding you about them for awhile. And then you explained the situation to them afterwards. That's really good of you to do that too. You have had a good eating day. Me too! emoticon We're doing it!! emoticon

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    Sometimes we have to get angry for people to take us seriously. It just seems wrong though! Hugs to you, but good job getting yourself back under control and not allowing the food to win out!

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ASK_STRATMAN 1/9/2014 8:44PM

    emoticon You are starting off great! Keep up the hard work!!

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