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Being Brave

Friday, January 25, 2013

My New Year's Resolution was to be more brave. Being more confident about how I feel and look helps. Today I conquered a 4 hour drive by myself and enjoyed every minute of the scenery and my audio book. And I went to dinner in a restaurant by myself instead of ordering room service. 2 notches in my brave column! For me, those two things were a big deal.

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PSHOWS 1/29/2013 5:48PM

    Good for you, Rosie! Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon Anni

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FAT2GAINHEALTH 1/26/2013 10:27PM

    I was very scared to go out but conquered it by going on a roadtrip with my cousin . we drove from houston texas to calgary canada on a 2 week vacation. Tou would be amazed with what you can do once you start pushing yourself. I drove all the way to Jackson mississippi from houston texas to worj as a travelling nurse too. Make a promise to yourself to go and just do it!!!!! emoticon

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JOYFULJUDYLYNN 1/26/2013 10:03PM

    That's awesome! Just in the last week or two, I've started going IN the restaurant (usually Subway) to eat lunch during the work week, rather than eating in my car. It DOES take confidence! Good for you!

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LOSINIT52 1/26/2013 11:23AM

    I can just feel your confidence soar. And I am picturing you with a little grin, just under the skin knowing how great you must feel and how great you must look. Your inner voice acknowledging how amazing you are. You're on top of the world dear friend and it is a joy to hear about it.
Personally my confidence was a little shaky as I got up this morning, but my determination isn't. My scale is not moving so I think I will spend the next couple of weeks tweaking my program. As I reflect on your "bravery" it occurs to me that a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do to get what she wants and that applies to my weight loss too. Your CAN DO attitude is what I needed to hear.
Have a great week end.

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ANNIE924 1/26/2013 6:58AM

    Good for you. Overcoming fears is a big victory.

I love listening to audio books when I need to drive a long distance. I find they keep more attentive than listening to music.

As for eating alone in a restaurant, I don't like but I will do it if I have to. When I was much younger and had to travel on business I used to be really hesitant about eating out. Another female colleague advised me to walk into the restaurant or hotel as if I owned the place and let them know I deserved as good service as they would give a man traveling on business. I learned to speak up when they sat me at the table beside the kitchen door or facing a post - I would just ask for a different table. It got to be fun after a while. emoticon

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MATTEROFHEART 1/26/2013 1:21AM

    emoticon We can do so much more than we think! I went from not being able to drive 5 miles from my house into town (because of debilitating anxiety) to now being able to take my kids on a 2 day car trip by myself to the mountains! Each fear that you conquer makes you more confident in yourself and better equipped to conquer new fears! I am so proud of you for being more brave! What a great New Year's Resolution!

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DIET_FRIEND 1/25/2013 11:52PM

    Nothing like an audiobook to make driving a pleasure. I also like downloading podcasts on my iPod that I listen to in the car or while walking outside.

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SNOWJESTER 1/25/2013 11:41PM

    Good job! I've never driven for more than 30 minutes. I'm such a nervous drive! 4 hrs is unbelievable to me! emoticon

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GRANDMABABA 1/25/2013 11:32PM

    Great job! You are a brave one.

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JUSTDOINGIT101 1/25/2013 10:31PM

    Bravo! Every fear conquered makes you stronger. emoticon

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