Apparently I'm a stress eater!
Friday, July 26, 2013
So, the day started off great and full of potential. I went for what ended up to be a 32 minute walk. Came home, showered, made a smoothie for breakfast. The whole day was going to be about getting things done.
I was actually looking forward to my annual physical, so I could let them see that I had lost weight (even though those office scales lie!) I ran a few errands before heading there, and got there about 10 minutes prior to my appointment.
Much to my surprise the woman tells me they've tried contacting me twice to change my appointment. I assure them, in an upset tone, that I've had no such calls. She says they have. I ask what number they called. She rattles off a number I've never even heard of. I'm pretty ticked off at this point. You see, I was offered the day to work just a couple of days ago, but I said no, as the appointment was mid morning, and it would have been too hard to get coverage on that short of a notice.
meanwhile, back in the office, they are trying to reschedule me 'as soon as possible.' I ask this office person to look up my information, The indeed have the correct phone number on file; no idea where the number they assumed was mine came from. Great, so now I have to wait another 3 weeks and I lost money to boot!
Fuming, I left the office to finish my errands. I needed coffee and fruit at the market. Guess what that stress-brain added to my cart? Some chicken tenders, onion rings and bread I didn't need from the bakery/deli.
I got home and proceeded to eat the chicken and the onion rings. I even ate some of the bread 'for dessert'. It's been hours since I gorged myself, and I still feel overly full.
I've never before had that stress/food connection shine so brightly! I know that I eat when bored, but this was a new one. I haven't tracked what I ate yet, but I'm sure it won't be pretty.
On the up side, I know that tomorrow will be another day. I learned a good lesson today. I really need to work on stress relief practices like deep-breathing and/or visualization. I thought I was pretty good at them, but when REALLY tested, I was sorely lacking.
Things only go up from here!