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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Hi all,

I had a productive and happy day! I got up early (for a vacation day), got hubby some coffee and food, and then did laundry, ran the dishwasher, hopped on a work conference call (even though I am off, this was pre-scheduled), took some me time, and then took hubby out for dinner to his favorite restaurant for some healthy eats. I had a salad along with a handful of chips and salsa, and red snapper for dinner. I am really proud of myself for getting some stuff done today and not just loafing around.

I am making progress in my eating, and feeling like I am able to improve myself. I am working on banishing negative thoughts.

I accepted an invitation to a friend's bridal shower. I am better friends with the groom, but I do love the bride also. It is a big step for me --- going to an event, where the only person I know is the bride -- but I figure it will also help me meet others before the wedding. I do have a "chair" phobia (like breaking them if it is a weak little banquet chair), but I figured the worst thing that could happen would be I would need to ask for another chair. Would that be mortifying? Yes? But would it be the end of the world? No. And if that is what it takes, than that is what it takes. Chair fear could also be unfounded, but between now and Sept. 2, I will just need to keep working on getting lighter. It won't resolve it, but I bet I can lose 10 pounds.

I am feeling like I got this. My belief in myself is back. I am strong, generous, resilient person and there is every reason why i should be there for my friends.

I don't want to keep wasting my life because I am afraid of things that I cannot control. This is just one more piece to my puzzle, and I am solving it.

Here's hoping you are feeling empowered to tackle your X. I can do it, and so can you! We got this!

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    223 days ago
    Is the shower at someone's home or a public place? If it's public, like a restaurant, you may be able to do some internet sleuthing to find pictures of the interior or just drive by and see if the chairs will work. I like to be prepared, too!
    223 days ago
    224 days ago
    Enjoy your self!
    224 days ago
    Yes you are empowered! ! ! emoticon

    Fear of chairs - my fear of chairs is that all of them will have arm rests and will be narrow so I wont be able to fit in them - that has happened to me many times - especially when going to the hospital for tests and having to weight - I have had to 'politely complain' that they needed chairs without arm rests so that the larger patients could sit comfortably. Last time I was up they had started put a few in - not many but still some. Now if they will only do that in the emergency room when you go to the cubical they put you in. Have taken my daughter in or my hubby, they get up on the bed which is fine and then there is not a chair that I can fit in. So now I take my walker so that I have a chair - they tend to look funny at me and have asked if I need to bring the walker into the room and I have politely said 'yes, until you get chairs that a larger person can fit into I will bring my walker and so will many others my size.' I have now seen one or two of them available so they are working on it - but we need to speak up about it.

    You are doing a great job - am proud of you - you will be successful
    224 days ago
    Wonderful enjoy the shower :)
    224 days ago
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    you got this.
    224 days ago
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