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Dear Kim:

Yesterday was one of those days that started out feeling perky and efficient. I felt pleased with my ability to run tight ship over my schedule. An office meeting with Sarah followed by a coffee with the head of the Kevin Kline Awards, sure. Stop by the Ritz Carleton and spec out the ballroom for a potential performance and get a bid from Swank on AV, piece of cake.

Make multiple calls while on the road and then head back for a meeting with our interns, why not.

Etc
Etc
Etc.

But as the scheduled activities butted up against one another without any breathing space and I felt additionally stressed by inter office communication that didn't, I began to sputter like a battery that is losing its juice.

Mutually fuelled by exhaustion and frustration, my eating disorder kicked in and I ate a bunch of sugar that I should not.

Today, I felt remorseful, sickish, upset.

I am not like many other people. Potential can schedule a lot of meetings in a day and doesn't wig out. In fact, she prefers it to maximize her use of time. But usually when I try to do that, I wind up getting headachy and irritable. Like I have not had sufficient time to breathe in between encounters.

All of this sets me up for a binge. Which I can ill afford.

The answer is not to eat when I feel stressed, the answer is to find some sane way to reduce the amount of activity and stress. I know that. So why can't I put it into action?

Later,

Joan
Tuesday, July 11, 2006