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Crappy morning... coping, MOVING on :/

Friday, December 14, 2012

This morning started fine, until I suggested my boyfriend take one of my handmade gifts to his "yankee swap" Christmas party! He refused, and I was so hurt. Still am When I pressed the issue, it just turned into an argument. That really doesn't happen often between us! Tried smoothing it over before he left for work, and we almost did but I just couldn't let it go.

This is what I've made for a few Christmas gifts this year. I've enjoyed making it, and look forward to giving. It's practical, recycled, economical. He wants to pick up a gift card after work, and give that instead. The price point for the gift swap is $10. I spent about $10 on materials, and the wool dryer balls alone retail for $20. Long emotional story short, I was super agitated after he left!

I had all the pent-up anger, couldn't figure out where to put it. Ugh, getting upset all over again just writing about it! Anyway, instead of getting some perverse "revenge" or trying to soothe / numb myself with food, over-eating, I took a few minutes to calm down, then just got my workout done. I could feel the tension leaving me as my heart-rate went up, and I started feeling better by the time I worked up a sweat. After I was done, I felt great!

After I got done with my exercise, I made my daughter lunch, and got my healthy snack together. I bought too many bananas, so I sliced them up in portions and froze them for smoothies before they all got too ripe! I've been experimenting with the smoothies, they seemed to be too many calories for a snack the first few times I made them! I had been using yogurt, milk, a banana and berries. Yesterday, I used just milk with the fruit. It was alright. Today, I just used water and fruit, and it was good too! Under 100 calories! Fruit is the thing I have a hard time getting in when I'm working on eating healthy. I just don't like it that much!

So, I'm moving on from being upset, and working on focusing on the positive things in my day. Which brings me to another photo I took, just for my blog!

My goal glasses! Love it, I am SO looking forward to plinking each one of those little suckers into the gone glass. Which kind of helped me cope with my anger in a more healthy manner this morning. One day at a time, and I'm doing good so far today.

ETA: The boyfriend came home on his lunch break, and took the gift to his party after all. So happy.

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    Emily!!! Great job with making sure that your anger didn't turn into eating... also so glad to hear that your boyfriend ended up taking one of the gifts they look really cool. One thing you might want to try with the smoothies is using them for breakfast, or lunch if you don't want to have to worry about them being too many calories for a snack. I put protein powder in mine and have them for breakfast. It's nice because it's about 300 calories and I'm still full until lunch.
    1953 days ago
    I love the smile on the "gone" glass!
    1953 days ago
  • ARW715
    Wow, I wished I worked at your boyfriend's business, I would have LOVED that gift. Much better than a gift card. Thanks for the pic of the glasses!
    1954 days ago
    1954 days ago
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