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A small victory today - the first in several months

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ate OK during the whole day. Went early to bed, woke up and felt "like something". Went out and found the chocolate. Opened Spark, filled in the food for today, looked at the calorie balance, was proud of staying within the intended range, found some water, drank it, felt satisfied and no chocholate hunger any more. Left the stuf on the table beside my bed, and answered some e-mails insted.
Maybe I am slowly coming back in control?
Babysteps, babysteps and celebration of all the small increments of good habits. Back to logging food for sure. Very ill still, lots of medicine, although it does not seem to do any change for the chemically induced pneumonia at all, body filled with water, cannot get my wedding ring off, did move my tracker backwards, to remind me that I need to stay in control, and hopefully to enjoy moving it downwards during the next weeks due to water loss. I think that can motivate me to keep going and stay in control.
Lots of stuff in my life these days.
One of the less happy tasks is that I in two days will have to fire the guy that hired me for 17 years ago. We are reducing staff, due to severe economical issues. He is objectively the one that should leave the team, he even himself worded that opinion in the group last week, but it does not change the fact that I feel like the dog biting the hand of the master. Sigh, I am looking forward to the end of this week.
But at least I have stopped stuffing the mouth now. It has been a huge tour down the slide. Lots of personal decisions have been made, it is now a reality that I will be moving to a job 5000 miles away, on another continent, leaving the family behind for a couple of years, will see them during holidays. OK - that obviously will give me a lot more time on my own - a lot more time for working out ...... but it sure is a very strange feeling to take this step.
By doing it, I can get away with only firing one of my team, else I would have had to take two.....
My life is very strange these days. I just hope that coughing will disappear before I next week will take a plane across the Atlantic for a 14 day trip. Need to do drug test while I am there, I surely hope that all the prescription medicine I have been taken for keeping the lungs inside me will not peak out in the test!
Strange life and strange thoughts these days, and a crazy scared feeling of leaving a 14 year old behind...........
Oh sh...t what am I doing?
Back to get the pieces together and focus on the baby steps and get control back in my life.
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  • SPARKLINGDAWN
    Year girl. Just watch out! You haven't seen the last of me - rest assured. I will come back and haunt you. You still promised to take me to the shooting range - remember? emoticon
    3603 days ago
  • VAMACKGIRL
    Head on back to Virginia, I will get you all better!!!
    I miss you and I hope you feel better soon. Still stressful here, as always.
    Been being bad during football games....friends over and all... keep that water coming , it s good for you!!!
    Much Love,
    Janet
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    3604 days ago
  • BEGONIAC
    My Lord you have a full plate! I'm impressed you were able to walk away from the chocolate.(Not easy for me either when I'm stressed) I admire your courage to take this on....Amazing! I can imagine your head is full of what ifs,,,,,, and you've got your hands full of gotta do's!!! I hope you're feeling better and can get excited about this new adventure! emoticon
    3605 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    emoticon You have to make these huge decisions while ill??? I hope you have the ear of several family members and friends who you can bounce the reality of such a move around before committing. I'll keep you in my prayers emoticon
    3605 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    WOW!!!
    Big news- how exciting!
    Of course you're going to have some doubts, second thoughts, mixed feelings- Those things will happen with any important life change.
    I am so excited for you- and jealous.
    I always wanted the experience of living in another country.
    Hope you're felling tip-top very soon.
    xoxo
    elizabeth
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    3605 days ago
  • SPARKLINGDAWN
    January 3┬┤rd. Huge workload these days to get all permissions, documents etc translated, notified and sent for visa and green card process
    3605 days ago
  • KESTRIE
    Sounds like your work life is just as stressful as not feeling well lately. When will you be moving?

    Sending best wishes your way!! emoticon emoticon
    3605 days ago
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