More Reflection, Anticipating Seven Questions: Beck Day 26.5
Friday, February 25, 2011
Yesterday was a looooooong day -- got to bed late after my meeting, did not get to the gym this morning (but have made it three times this week).
I'd been highly successful at anticipating the foods which would be available at the dinner portion of my meeting and preplanned/tracked accordingly. Had preplanned for one glass of wine, chicken breast, 1 medium potato, veggies: found a little fresh fruit for dessert (ignoring the roast beef, gravy, rolls, butter, lavish displays of pies, tortes, cakes . . . left 'em there). Ate slowly, sitting down. Received quite a number of compliments on how good I'm looking!!
And came home to good news from my mammogram: it's been two years, and I'm all clear. The relief is something I could pretty much slice up and put on a plate: it's that solid. Exhale. Yeah!! It used to be that five years was the milestone but two years now is considered pretty good. And this was especially poignant for me because one of my colleagues who has been battling massive breast cancer issues, still in chemo with more surgery and radiation to come, was being honoured for her courage and was present.
So for today, not only do I want to spend a bit more time on the "thinking errors" and just generally on "balance" and perspective issues -- , I can see that doing so is fundamental to the next step, "mastering the seven question technique".
The upcoming weekend will be a better time to tackle that next step.
Happy Friday, everyone!!