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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!!
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    Brilliant news :D HUGS!
    2520 days ago
    So happy for you with all your good outcomes!!

    Wow, you are pointing right to where I need growth: thinking errors, balance and perspective issues. Very helpful for you to highlight so eloquently!

    Your blog always scratches right where I itch. . . and your fees are so reasonable!
    2520 days ago
    I so know how you feel waiting for results and the emotional release when "all clear" comes through. So happy for you, and I too am shedding a tear of happiness for you. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs.
    2520 days ago
    Congrats on two years clear.

    2520 days ago
    What imagery! Congratulations! Celebrate! How much better can it really get - meeting the business meeting dinner challenge, people noticing how truly awesome you look and then getting the 2 year all clear. The best triple you could ask for I think. I am so happy for you I'm dancing in your honour! (ok, it's a slow dance since I'm still recuperating, but I'm dancing all the same!) CJ

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    2520 days ago
    Oh what a wonderful relief. I'm happy for you. You did great on your dinner away. Great going preplanning! Great going on reaching day 26! Happy Friday to you.

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    You are one awesome lady.
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    So glad you are all clear from cancer! Well done on staying away from the goodies at the dinner -you did better than I would have likely..
    Keep up the great work and have a fantastic Friday!
    2520 days ago
    Relief you could slice up and serve on a plate!! How awesome! Such an image. It brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations. Celebrate life!!

    How incredible you did at your dinner event - from anticipating what would be served to turning down temptations. It really is true, isn't it, that feeling and looking good are SO much better than a piece of dessert.

    Best wishes for a day of contemplating balance and perspective and celebrating your wonderful accomplishments!!
    2520 days ago
    I am so glad to hear that you are clear!!! Great blessings to you! I love your food choices...they really make a difference in our lives!
    Have a great day!
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    2520 days ago
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