Work away the pounds

by Ginger on January 21, 2010

in The 9-5

Hey, have you guys heard of the stress diet? It’s a miracle weight loss program! I’ve lost 6 pounds in the last week on this amazing diet–without having to eat well or exercise. Granted, the side effects of the diet may include crying at the littlest thing, lashing out at your loved ones, stress headaches, body aches and general frustration and irritability. But hey, weight loss is weight loss, right?

Seriously, this stress is killing me.  My day right now is get up, check work email while feeding the baby, get ready, go to work, work work work, head home, eat dinner, play with baby for a few minutes, then work work work some more, lately until 11 or 12. I keep telling myself that if I can just make it through Feb. 1, when one of the websites and the ecommerce store that I’m working on launch, things will even out a little. I’ll be able to breathe.

I hate this kind of stress, particularly work related. I haven’t had this kind of pressure at work in a long time, and I know it’s compounded by the guilt I have when I’m working and feel like I should be with the baby (particularly at home). But regardless of the baby, I’m neck deep in projects and deadlines, just barely keeping my head above water. I need more hours in the day or a clone or, and this is a novel idea, a workload for one person rather than the workload of four people.  But since that’s not likely to happen anytime soon, I guess I’m stuck with bitching about it and then sucking it up and doing my job. At least I’m losing weight through it all…right?

Bluebelle January 22, 2010 at 4:40 am

I guess it’s good that you’re seeing the positives…? Hope things chill out for you soon!

Hilly January 22, 2010 at 5:05 am

Ick, sister. I hope the stress leaves you sooner than later because I totally know how that feels. Of course, I am generally thrilled about the weight loss part of it too. 🙂

Katherine January 22, 2010 at 9:25 am

Too bad I can’t magically give you the 6 hours a day I sit around at work trying to figure out something to do.

Ally January 22, 2010 at 9:32 am

Wow, that sounds awful. 🙁 Hope you are able to take it easy soon!

Ali January 22, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Oy. I can only imagine.

Hang in there! And I’m always here if you need to bitch it out. 🙂

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