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Sore Peacock?!?

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!


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    Go on with your bad self you awesome chick! Lost the sweet tooth, able to move again, puppy kisses.... Someone noticed your weight loss! Put those peacock feathers back out there! No shame in recovery rest by the way!
    2966 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    Great work preplanning calories for the party. And its always nice to have your hard work noticed!
    2970 days ago
  • MICHELLE_391
    Fantastic! I'm so proud of you for DRIVING and for taking care of business. I hope you had a great time at the party, and yes, you do look marvelous!
    2971 days ago
    WooHoo!!!! Awesome on all points!
    2971 days ago
    Happy dance! Happy dance! I'm glad you are feeling proud you darling peacock!
    2971 days ago
  • SMILES650
    You deserve a happy dance.....just don't hurt your back! Good for you on all accounts. emoticon
    2971 days ago
    Happy dance happy dance happy dance. Doing the happy dance for you so you don't have to. I've been doing a lot of that here lately with me being in Onederland. I hide it from my dad though. I don't want him to see me do my happy dance. emoticon
    2971 days ago
    Happy dance time for sure! You are really doing well.
    2971 days ago
    Sounds like things are DEFINITELY looking up! Good job getting back behind the wheel! That IS a big deal. I remember how hard that was mentally when I was in an accident, but you know what they say about getting back on the horse. It is soooo true!

    Sounds like a better day! I am so glad!

    2971 days ago
    WOOHOO, that is great :) I love everything you accomplished.
    2971 days ago
    I'm so glad things are looking up for you sis. I'm proud Of you! Keep it up!
    2971 days ago
    Well, I'm glad the peacock's back again, even if she has a bent feather or two. Sounds like the self esteem meter is nice and high, and you deserve it! You've worked really hard. The fear about driving after an accident is natural and it'll go away. You just have to keep doing it for awhile.

    I'm glad you're having such a great weekend after such a traumatic work week.

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    2971 days ago
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