Yesterday was really rough for me. From the time I arrived at the office until the time I left, the day was wrought with challenges. On top of being up against multiple deadlines, I had to deal with two difficult personalities, which honestly stresses me out more than the work load ever will.
When I left the house I had intentions on eating a healthy lunch, drinking 64 oz. of water, getting in my 5,000 steps and staying away from my “go to feel good drink”, chia tea from Dunkin Donuts.
Let’s just say my day did not go exactly according to plan. It started with me having to get a new tire because of a bubble, which I didn’t want to chance getting on the highway with the tire in that condition.
Once at my desk I pulled out my to do list and started working away. That was until a monkey wrench got thrown into my plans.
I ended up being stuck at my desk all day. Sitting at my desk does not get me to 5000 steps. I worked past my lunch time and by the time I decided to take a break I was at my breaking point and headed straight to Wendy’s. Why Wendy’s? I don’t know. I don’t even care for Wendy’s and it always hurts my stomach. True to form, I spent most of my evening in the bathroom cursing my decision.
On the way home after fighting with crazy people and insane traffic I gave into my chia tea craving, because somewhere in my mind I convinced myself that it would calm my frazzled nerves. Maybe it did. Maybe it didn’t, but what it did do, in combination with my Wendy’s debacle was put me over my caloric intake goal by 612 calories.
As far as my water intake, I didn’t drink any until I got in the car to go home. That plus the bottle I drank just before bed put me at 32 oz., for the day, which didn’t come close to my 64 oz. goal.
I say all that to say, help, my job is making me fat!
I have got to figure out how to manage my overwhelming workload without allowing the stress of it all to sabotage my weight loss goals. This is just the beginning, as this year is packed with conferences and events, aka long days, burnout and the strong urge to kill. What that means is that the stress is not going away anytime soon and I’m going to have to come up with a plan to get it all done, maintain my sanity and lose weight in the process.
I will get it done!!
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