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Darn it all anyway

Monday, August 27, 2012

So, I came back from my run yesterday - a not so great run; my stopwatch quit about 3/4 of the way through, it was uncomfortably hot, and I was feeling like my "get up and go" got up and went. I just couldn't seem to find that place where you get past the "I really want to quit now" spot.

As I was stretching in my driveway, my neighbor came over under the guise of being concerned about my husband looking for my daughter. She stood in my driveway and verbally assaulted me, accusing me of all kinds of things that were completely unreasonable, unfounded, and even crazy sounding. Without going in depth and getting side tracked, it was very upsetting. She was so rapid fire with her accusations that I couldn't get a word in edgewise to try to reason with her. I feel bad for her because her marriage is over, and she's functioning as a single parent. But, that certainly does not give her the right to come over and take crap out on me.

And what did I do with all of this? Went in the house, and fed my face.


So maddening!

I've never thought of myself as an emotional eater, but I guess I have that tendency. How completely frustrating.
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    Oh! I did not know that I'm supposed to eat something healthy within an hour of running. I did at least stuff healthy things in my face - just quite a bit of them. emoticon

    Like laughing cow cheese and kashi crackers. And trail mix. With M&M in it, of course. And a bag of 100 calorie pack cookies. I might have had a few other 'healthy' things...but at least I had the discipline to portion out one portion of each. That's progress.
    2093 days ago
    OMG, what was she thinking! Anyway, you should eat (something healthy) within an hour after running. Which you did I guess, LOL!
    2096 days ago
    So sorry to hear that you were treated badly. I work with a woman who verbally abuses anyone and everyone in her way, and I am the brunt of those assaults on occasion. I can't say that this strategy works all the time, but I tell myself that if I let her drive me to food, she is getting exactly what she wants, and I'm the one getting hurt. Instead my revenge is to stick to my plan and not let her have the satisfaction of altering my plans. She is just not worth it. If she wants to be miserable and overweight, that's her issue, but I will not let her drag me down with her. I can't say that it works all the time, but more often than not, I can convince myself to stick to my plan. Sometimes you just have a bad day, and that's OK too!!
    Good luck getting right back on track today.
    2097 days ago
    See - there have been times in the past when I would have gone out for a run instead of turning to food. But, I had just come back from a run, and it was a not so good one. I suppose I really should find a great scripture on which to meditate - have it ready just for those moments. That will be my plan, man.
    2097 days ago
  • JOYFUL62
    It sounds like a horrible day. We all have those moments where we don't respond in the way we would want recognize go on move forward. One moment does not define who you are and it does not limit your success. Move forward.
    2098 days ago
    How awful to have gotten yelled at like that by that woman :(

    To be honest, I have no advice. But if you figure out what to do when you're emotional and end up pulling up a chair to the fridge... let me know :(
    2098 days ago
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