Thursday, January 17, 2008

I'm down and out depressed/stressed/sad

wow- what a difference a day work is very stressfull right now...I'm dealing with some budget issues that are no fun-decisions were made before my arrival there and I have to defend my new plan in front of the board...all of which have different politcal agendas/motivations... its going to be messy.... it has been messy- I've let stress overcome me today- since I drove out of the work parking lot I've cried, screamed, stressed, had my heart racing, paced around the house and been a total bee-otch to my DH....i ate bad food, I;ve got some funky rash going on by my eye, my stomach as the ulcer type soreness I became familiar with in my previous stressful positon... I was going for a walk- then i cop'd of man from such a high last night to such a low today..I'm not sure I can handle this- I've been able to maintain a strong front in front of the CAO and my co-managers but one my way home (as I mentioned) I cried like a little girl.... I'm going to go to bed- that is IF I can sleep, I"m hoping I can zone out and crash since my day was 10hrs with no breaks, rush rush rush

all I can say- is TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY....and I sure hope your day was better then mine!


Trisaratops said...

Oh honey - can you talk to anyone at work? Whatever you need - we're here for you. I'll be super opinionated lady and say that it is just a job and that your health is more important. Also, to be really obnoxious - exercise helps relieve stress - so annoying to say that to you, but as a stressful personality myself - I have noticed a difference. Please take care of yourself - I hope you find an outlet! You'll get through this.

Hanlie said...

I really hope you have a better day today! Sara is right, exercise helps, but interestingly enough, the healthier you eat, i.e. fruit and vegetables, the better able you will be to cope with stress.

Don't punish yourself with bad food, Carleen. Don't despise yourself from crying in private. We all do things like that. Women are not inferior to men, just different and we need to handle our stress differently. Crying is a valid outlet! That doesn't affect how you do your job!

I hope you walk in there tomorrow with your sweet smile firmly in place. And give hubby an extra hug for understanding...

Linda said...

The girls comments have as good as said it all.

I know you have a job to do but don't run yourself into the ground because of it, PUT YOURSELF FIRST HUN! LOOK AFTER YOURSELF!


janey said...

What a horrid crappy day.You poor thing. I hope work improves soon for you lovely. xxx

Cammy said...

Ouch! That was a lousy day! Let's hope it doesn't bring a friend. :) I'll think positive thoughts for you today!

Felicia said...

Hope you have a MUCH better day today!!

Chin up! Hang in there!!


Anonymous said...

I hope you are having a better day today!

Swizzlepop said...

I hope today was better! If your job is stressful on a regular basis you may want to try Rescue Remedy

I have used it off and on for years and it really helps, especially when work is abotu to send you over the edge.
Have a great weekend!

Heather said...

aww Im sorry! that does not sound like much fun. but you are right, tomorrow is a new day and I hope it is much better for you.

Fat Prison- seen on a couple different websites-

I want to tell you about a very unusual sort of prison. It's called Fat Prison. Why is it so unusual? Because it's completely voluntary.
No one sends us to Fat Prison, we send ourselves!

What's it like to be a fat prisoner? The rules are very strict. To begin with, each prisoner must wear regulation uniform. This consists of a baggy skirt or elasticated pants. Most prisoners pretend they don't mind walking around in this shapeless uniform, but secretly they hate it. They'd much rather walk down the street in a slim pair of jeans.
Exercise is strictly controlled Swimming or playing with children is forbidden. And no prisoner may walk more than a few yards at a time. The penalties for breaking this rule include sweating, shortness of breath, soreness and fatigue. After a few years without any sort of proper exercise, prisoners become so soft that the very idea of movement terrifies them. If you don't believe me, go up to a fat prisoner and suggest a nice long walk in the fresh air!
Everyday life The main feature of everyday life inside Fat Prison is tiredness. Prisoners carry lots of extra weight around on their bodies, so not surprisingly they suffer from chronic fatigue. Result? After doing their daily chores, most of them slump down exhausted in front of the TV.
Even when they allow themselves a night out, many prisoners find it difficult to enjoy themselves. They feel awkward about their shape so instead of mixing with other people they tend to sit in the corner with other fat prisoners.
Prison Mentality After many years of locking themselves away inside their Fat Prison, many prisoners develop a prison mentality. They lose confidence in themselves and their ability to "go straight". They look at slim people and think: "I'm never going to be like them!" They think they are doomed to stay in Fat Prison, forever. Result? They let themselves go completely.
Bad for Health Fat Prison is very bad for prisoners health. Don't forget, the greater our weight, the greater the strain on our joints and spine. And the fatter we grow, the harder our heart has to work to keep us going. No wonder so many fat prisoners get ill!
Depressing Fat Prison is a depressing experience, not only for the prisoners but also for their families. In fact, the children of fat prisoners often grow up to become prisoners themselves. It's a vicious cycle.
Question So why do so many people end up in Fat Prison? And even more important, why don't they leave once they discover how awful it is?
Answer Because they prefer to eat cookies, chocolate, potato chips, popcorn, doughnuts, fatty meat and creamy desserts. They know that this stuff makes them fat but they don't care. They'd rather go to prison than give up their regular mouthful of fat. *Some may have other reasons
Are you a fat prisoner? Have you locked yourself up in your own private Fat Prison? If so, here's some advice. Don't waste another day of your life in jail. Get out now!
All you have to do is stop eating junk and start eating properly and you can walk free tomorrow.
It may take a few months before your weight returns to normal, but your tiredness will lift immediately and within a week you'll feel ten times better. So what are you waiting for?Get out of your Fat Prison today and start really living!