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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

stress city.

When I had a full-time job, I always used to say "stress level 50" (or whatever number popped into my head) to express just how stressed I was feeling.

Yesterday was stress level 2000.

I had tons of homework, two 3 hour classes in the evening, no time for a good workout and some bad news! It was horrible.

Signing up for six classes this semester certainly didn't help matters. Six classes means TONS of homework and lesson planning! Part of me just wanted to throw in the towel yesterday.

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Saturday was a heavy eating day for me, so on Sunday we headed straight to Souplantation (Sweet Tomatoes everywhere but CA)

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I loaded my salad with cheese, butternut squash, carrots, zucchini, chickpeas, pasta noodles, spinach, romaine, baby tomatoes, corn, broccoli and a few croutons. It was so intense and I totally inhaled it.

We went to Souplantation right after running a little over 2 miles. I did Week 4 of the Couch to 5k plan. Let me tell you slowly increasing how long I run and decreasing how long I "recover" by walking briskly is really working for me.

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It's Potato month at Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes and they finally had SWEET POTATOES along side the regular potatoes. I grabbed one and ate it with butter. MMM. They actually had some pineapple whip stuff you could put on it but I don't need more sweet.

Dinner Sunday night was leftover burgers which you've seen already, so I spared you. You're welcome! :)

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Breakfast on Monday was an egg sandwich on a whole wheat english muffin. It was about 400 calories and kept me full through 5 hours of lesson planning and paper writing. I loaded that thing with one scrambled egg, turkey bacon and a slice of muenster cheese. At first I worried about the calories but like I said, that thing lasted 5 hours! I drank a glass of V8 on the side. (80 cals)

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Lunch was eaten on the couch while I finished typing up a paper. I had a chicken sandwich on a wheat bun, carrots, broccoli, hummus and a banana. This meal was closer to 500 calories but held me over through my first class (from 4-6:30)

I ate a caesar salad while walking from class 1 to class 2. Classy.

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This morning my coffee freaked me out. Why did the milk do this? SICK.

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I am officially grossed out.

Now I'm off to finish a lesson plan that's due tomorrow and run day 2 of couch to 5k. I'll be texting you after Mari (She's my Couch to 5k buddy)

Questions for you:

1. How do you handle stress?
2. Are you good at multi-tasking?

I don't handle stress well. I usually end up crying until I feel better or yelling.

I'm great at multi-tasking! :)

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26 Comments:

At February 9, 2010 at 10:10 AM , Anonymous Stephanie said...

Meals SHOULD be about 400-500 calories! But the true test is whether they keep you full for 5 hrs...which yours did.

BODA lose weight

 
At February 9, 2010 at 10:40 AM , Blogger chrystad72 said...

Oh no! I hope you feel better. Dont let the stress get to you. Just take things one step at a time. Things always have a way of working out and they always get done. So relax. You'll be awesome!! Great eats too to fuel you through your class times. That salad looks awesome! I hope you have a wonderful day hon!

 
At February 9, 2010 at 11:07 AM , Anonymous brandi said...

i hope today is better!!! i wish we had a place like sweet tomatoes here - it looks like it has great choices!

eh...sometimes a good cry is what I need. Other times, I get angry or huff and puff for a while. But taking a bath or taking a walk always help.

 
At February 9, 2010 at 11:16 AM , Blogger All Things Yummy said...

ugh, stress. I usually cry, drink wine or watch a sappy romatic comedy.
It's sooo hard to balance all the demands of life. I wish you the best of luck. At least you are still trying to fit in time to run which is so admirable.
I'm a great multi-tasker too, but that can be so exhausting after a long day.

 
At February 9, 2010 at 11:48 AM , OpenID ktbwood said...

sorry you had such a stressful day!
feel better girl and RELAX!
those eats..you need them for energy!

 
At February 9, 2010 at 12:00 PM , Anonymous Olga @ Healthing It said...

Maybe the milk is going bad? I wonder why the coffee did that!

I am alright with stress management...really, working out helps me stress SO much less!

And I am great multi-tasker, queen of lists! :)

Hope you get some rest after such a crazy schedule, you deserve it!

 
At February 9, 2010 at 12:07 PM , Blogger Jenny said...

ugh.. I am the queen of letting myself get overly stressed!!! have you ever considered yoga? I swear - even just taking 10 minutes out of my day to stretch and meditate does a WORLD of good!

 
At February 9, 2010 at 12:10 PM , Blogger RamblingBabushka said...

Wine, I drink lots and lots of wine. Combine that with a sappy movie and I instantly start crying like an animal and feel 1,000 times better afterwards. HA!

I also like to make lists for everything. Getting to cross things off makes it seem less scary, and more organized.

:)

 
At February 9, 2010 at 1:11 PM , Blogger Mo Diva said...

as of late my stress level has reached an all time high. With finances being tight, throwin out the "garbage" aka unworthy man, and snow shit, i have sporadic and pschotic outbursts of tears. then laughter.
i sleep more
i blog
or i put on a comedy to laugh my ass off!
I hope you find your groove with your busy schedule. I took on 24 credits my last semester in college while working a full time job- YES i was certifiably insane and i still manged to graduate Summa Cum Laude.... if my dumbass could make it work- so you can you!!! you are my hero!

 
At February 9, 2010 at 1:18 PM , Blogger Mari said...

I'm sorry that you are so stressed out but I am so impressed by how you are dealing with it! You have stayed focused with your eat and workouts and that is great!

Usually when I am stressed, I workout, read blogs or magazines, or just watch endless hours of Bad Reality TV! lol

Btw I am so proud of your workout this afternoon!you are totally kicking ass. I hate when I workout in the am because I don't want to wake you up with a tm, this 3 hour difference is a bitch lol

Keep up the great work! I love that you are keeping me accountable

 
At February 9, 2010 at 1:21 PM , Anonymous homecookedem said...

So sorry you had such a stressful day! :( I hate those days... I definitely don't handle stress well. I'm way too type A combined with OCD and so it freaks me out when there's a lot of stuff to do and no time to do it!! But I like what chrystad72 said about things always working out and getting done. I have to remind myself of that more often.

Hope you're doing better now!!

 
At February 9, 2010 at 2:12 PM , OpenID biz319 said...

Yep, you do have a lot on your plate, but just remember (if you can!) that its short term. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and each day that light will get a little closer.

Hang in there!

 
At February 9, 2010 at 2:36 PM , OpenID anutritionisteats said...

I love B-fast sandwiches like those!
I hope your stress goes down dear - I usually cry. Or yell at my BF (which is a terrible way to relieve stress) and then I have some wine ;)

 
At February 9, 2010 at 3:00 PM , OpenID eatingmachine said...

want the worst stress coping advice?

cause i have a million not so good ways to deal with it (smoke! drink! do your hair instead of your homework!)

for me (and for josh i know too) when you look at things as a whole they can seem like a lot, and that makes it hard to start. basically what i do these days is make to do lists where break what i have to do into small pieces ("laundry washed" "laundry to dryer" "laundry away" instead of "do laundry), and take it one step at a time, without worry about the next step. i get more done like that-i know i can at least do one step, even if i don't have time/energy to do it all at that point.

and i drink.

 
At February 9, 2010 at 6:17 PM , OpenID shes-staggering said...

actually it's funny you mentioned Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes.. there's a Sweet Tomatoes up here in San Jose and i thought to myself "hmm that sure looks a lot like the Souplantation logo/sign" haha.

 
At February 9, 2010 at 6:19 PM , Blogger Kelly said...

I'm good at multi-tasking but I definitely get stressed! The best thing for me to do is exercise, or just start plowing through my to do list so I can feel like I have less to do! 6 classes, yikes! but you can do it!

 
At February 9, 2010 at 6:39 PM , Anonymous Melissa said...

1) I handle stress with a good run.. or chocolate.
2) I am pretty good at multi-tasking. Actually, I feel like teaching has made me much better at it!

I hope you had a good day!

 
At February 9, 2010 at 8:10 PM , Blogger craftygal86 said...

It's amazing how my body is adjusting to the running too! I don't even find myself out of breath anymore, only my legs & ankles get really tight.

So week 5 is a doozy. Tonight (night 1) not so tough. But the next night has 2, 8 minute runs and then the third night has a straight 20 minute run! Ack! Seems like that came out of nowhere... wish me luck & good luck to you too! I hope things get less stressful for you soon. Bake yourself some shortbread cookies... hey, it might help?!

I also hate when milk does that in my tea. I don't get it either... even when its not expired it does that. gross. gross. gross.

 
At February 9, 2010 at 10:44 PM , Blogger Ca88andra said...

1) I tend to get very quiet and work even more quickly than I usually do. Once home from work, I yell at the first person who annoys me unless they run and hide first. Wine is usually involved!

2) I'm great at multi tasking!

 
At February 9, 2010 at 11:19 PM , Blogger THE ACTORS DIET said...

i handle stress better and better, probably because practice makes perfect! i'm stressed A LOT.

 
At February 10, 2010 at 4:53 AM , Anonymous Special K said...

LOVE your snoopy Mug! Seriously want that!
And congrats on learning to run. I started when I was 25, and now run around 5 times a week for around 4 miles at a time. Need to. If not...turn into pumpkin...or, that's not right, a Gremlin!

 
At February 10, 2010 at 9:00 AM , Blogger Mom on the Run said...

I do not handle stress very well. I get very agitated and snippy, than cry. I am not a fun person to be around. Lately I have been trying to keep my stress in control but I lost it at the doctor. I was a sobbing mess.

Deep breaths....Positive thoughts :)

 
At February 10, 2010 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point said...

i try to take deep breaths and think before i talk. it doesnt always work!

 
At February 10, 2010 at 11:34 AM , Blogger Erica said...

oh sweetie! I'm so sorry that you have been stressed! The only way I make it through stressful times is to sit down and plan out how I'm going to make it through the work (even if I have to schedule hour blocks)- that always makes me feel better. Also, make sure you're taking a little time for yourself each night just to breathe! Even if its just 10 minutes. Love the looks of that giant salad- YUM!

 
At February 10, 2010 at 5:05 PM , Anonymous susan said...

hiya! i'm just now getting back into blog land after a family drama induced hiatus...

but i happen to be an expert on dealing with stress (that's what law school does to you)

a) it's OK to cry! i used to cry everyday driving over the bridge home from law school, then cry a little more at home, and then say, well, that didn't do anything, i guess i better do my homework!
(but it still feels good to release it)

2) sometimes you just have to put it down and do something else... watch a movie, have a drink, sleep, whatever it is. you need balance

d) and sometimes, you just breatheeeeeeeeeeee

good luck!! it will all be worth the stress in the end =)

 
At February 11, 2010 at 8:43 AM , Blogger Sarah @ See Sarah Eat said...

I used to be a crier too but now I handle stress amazingly well. I just take it in, breathe through it and then remember that I don't have to solve it all today. I just need to stay calm and relaxed.

I am also great at multi-tasking! It's pretty much my life ;-)

 

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