Friday, August 03, 2018
Take that: Stress comes to haunt my weight loss efforts
A month or so ago I wrote about some stress at work. It was bad! The stress simmered down and I was doing ok and things were peaceful at work. In the meantime, I have gotten my eating under control. So what happened when that stressful thing at work reared it’s ugly head again?
There is a person at work that..well...she has taken an intense dislike for me. I know exactly why. She had made it clear whenever I moved ahead of her in terms of training (we started at the same time and since I learn quickly, I moved through the slow process of training at a faster rate than her). I know this because she would message me telling me how angry she was with ME whenever I got moved to the next step of training. Not very subtle eh? Well she had gotten more subtle. She jumps on every and anything I do. I wrote about a month ago about the stress resulting in me not participating in a purchased lunch. It got really ugly. Really ugly! There were some very rude and cruel comments made by her...and my other teammates jumped on the bandwagon at that time. But I overcame them..and by holding my head high, the people that laughed at and with her comments came around and had their eyes opened a bit. Well it all simmered down until yesterday. And now it’s back!! Yesterday was extremely hostile! (Always when the manager/supervisor was not present...of course. And mostly just one main person...)
I started my day yesterday (before the drama) with a headache and it just intensified with the stress and open hostility. I actually grabbed a more substantial lunch (versus my primarily fruit and veggie lunch that was packed), I downed some Advil, I drank caffeine and I tried to keep the headache at a mid level roar. But by the evening I was a basket case. I wanted to eat!! I wanted to eat all sorts of things!!! Bring on the snacks...the desserts...the candy...I wanted it all!!!
I didn’t indulge though!!! I held it together and made wise food choices.
I worked my altered lunch into my calorie tracker. I stuck with my planned dinner which was by some miracle already lower in calories. I ignored the after work snack. I DID indulge in a bit of ice cream after dinner. (Small portion!!). But I held it together!!!
And my weight showed a loss this morning. I was 242.6. That is down even further! So my official loss from my high weight in mid to late June is 12 pounds! That makes my ‘acceptable weight range’ 242.6 to 242.6, to account for my daily fluctuations! That range keeps going lower and lower! I like it!!!! I especially like my weight this morning...because that loss is in the face of stress and upset!!! Take that!!!