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Typhoid Mary

Monday, May 13, 2013

It really annoys me when people come to work, sick. Perhaps THEY don't care that they're sick... and perhaps they will just get over it... but what about the rest of us? I don't have a child in daycare or school. When Typhoid Mary (or Typhoid Mark, since it's a guy who always does this to me) brings those germs to work, I am highly susceptible.

So, I've been slogging through my days since last Wednesday. I held it off for a while and got a couple good workouts in, but the sniffles have now moved into my chest and the cough has begun. I hate coughs -- they last for SO LONG and really cripple your workout efforts, because you can't breathe hard without choking yourself.

A bigger problem, though, is that I really need to start identifying what emotions are driving my mindless, unrestrained eating. Once I know what they are, I have to actively find another way to deal with them. There is nothing so horrible that it warrants eating (most of) a jar of Nutella, no matter how delicious it is.

I know the following:
1) I eat when I'm bored and in my home.
2) I eat when I'm bored and at work.
3) I eat when I feel like something has suddenly taken away control of my life (e.g., something that causes me to shift plans or re-work an agenda).

I am starting to think I eat when I'm sad, but I'm not 100% sure about that yet. I am looking at things that will keep me busy at home, and NOT watching TV -- eating in front of the TV is soooo bad! Anyway, hopefully this is a step in the right direction. I will keep tabs to see if my deliberate thinking helps.
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    emoticon I know I stress eat! My sister announced she and her husband were coming for a visit from the other side of the country. Before I knew it I'd polished off a WHOLE bag of potato chips that were meant for a party!
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