Saturday, June 16, 2012
I already have several things to be proud of today. Saturday is our errand day. We have two birthday parties tonight so we had to go get gifts. I just haven't been up for it all week. When I got up this am, I noticed that even though I'm still sore, I do have full movement back in my neck. So I figured I need to get back on the horse. I drove today. I know that doesn't sound like much, but I've been nervous that I won't be able to stop again. I have to drive to work next week, so I wanted to drive with hubby before I had to drive alone. I'm still staring at the airbag like it is a vicious animal waiting to bite but I handled it just fine. Even did construction and heavy traffic. Self esteem +1!
We went out to breakfast and I ordered my regular blackberry crepes. I was good and went without the whip cream. When they came, I couldn't eat them. They were too sweet! I guess eating REAL fruit and berries for the last two months has changed what my body thinks of as sweet. I finished on crepe. I then stole and egg from the hubby for breakfast. I was proud of my reaction to the sugar. Self esteem +1 and Pride +2.
Next was Paws in the Park. I normally take my dogs to this every year. I didn't brings the girls this year as my back and neck, while working, are still very sore. However, I did make some contacts for my dog training business. Met some people from a new rescue in the area. And got lots of puppy kisses. It made for a nice morning. Pride +1!
Then we went to Red Robin to get a gift card for one of the presents. I went to activate it at the bar and one of the waitresses that knows us was working. She looked at me close and then asked if I had lost weight! I resisted the happy dance and said yes. She told me I looked really good and we chatted for a few before I left. Happy Dance occurred in the car. I really felt great about that one because it means my weight loss must becoming very noticeable. This is someone that maybe sees me 2 or 3 times a month. So big YEAH for me! Self Esteem +4 and Pride +4.
Home now and getting ready for the party tonight. I have plenty of calories left over so should be good tonight. I'm going to eat a bunch of fruit before I go. I know there is just going to be junk/crap to eat and I don't want to be hungry. Self Esteem +1 and Intelligence +1.
So I may be sore, but my ego/self esteem is up high enough right now to re-claim peacock status. I will make it through this. I'm going to come out ok. And life will just start again, with a more positive base! Go Me!
Have a great night and if you made it this far, congratulate yourself. This was longer than planned!