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Today's Counseling Session (#4)

Monday, August 26, 2013

emoticon I got the day and time right this week. I told her about me forgetting she was on vacation last week and showed up for my appointment. We both laughed about it.

She told me I looked great! A big difference from my 1st visit. My whole mood has changed, I looked stress free, did not have that vacant look in my eyes, nor looked so downcast. Hmmmmmmm I didn't know I looked that bad before our counseling sessions started.

I answered her by saying that for the 1st time in a long time I did indeed feel stress free. I attributed it all to the time I spend at the pool which most days is all day. One day I was there from opening at 10 AM to 7:00 PM. Pool closes at 8 PM.

I brought up again how I am spending hours exercising in the pool. I normally walk laps for one hour in the morning and then later in the afternoon I walk laps for another hour. Well Sunday I decided to go for the entire 2 hours in one shot. My legs were like mush when I finished. Later on in the afternoon I did my favorite new water exercise, Water Aerobics Cross Country Skiing but I do mine in deep water so my feet do not touch the bottom of the pool and most of my body is under water so I am not getting sunburned.

Here is what water cross country skiing looks like:

Her diagnosis is that all of this exercise and fresh air is really agreeing with me. She feels since I am keeping up with housecleaning and other things I need to take care (like sending out resumes for a job), etc. that my 4 hour average of exercises ( I do more than just walking laps and the skiing) is not being obsessive.

What she does feel is that "I" am being obsessive about my worrying that my current exercise pattern is obsessive. She says I need to give myself permission to "hang out" at the pool all day as long as I am taking care of all of my other business because when the pool closes the week after Labor Day things should go back to normal. But the healing that is has provided me has been immense. I keep telling her that I feel so peaceful and tranquil while I am there and that is a good thing.

She is so happy with my transformation I do not have to go every week but have graduated to twice a month.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DYNAMICDEB53 8/29/2013 7:50PM

    Wonderful that you are feeling better and it is showing. I agree with her just give yourself a little slack on the obsessing, you are fine.
Hugs and smiles

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TEDYBEAR2838 8/28/2013 6:05PM


I'm so glad things are on the UPTAKE!

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DS9KIE 8/27/2013 10:55PM

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LIVINHEALTHY9 8/27/2013 6:33AM

    Good news that you are feeling more at peace and relaxed.
It sounds like the pool has been good therapy for you. Awesome!

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WISLNDR 8/27/2013 5:43AM

    That's excellent news! emoticon

Thanks for the video, it looks like a good exercise to add to my collection.


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NEW-CAZ 8/27/2013 2:35AM

    Brilliant news Yvonne I and so happy for you! Good for you!!!!! emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 8/27/2013 1:16AM

    I am so happy for you. You are doing so much better with things. It's looking up.

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DEFIANTVEGAN 8/26/2013 11:56PM

    Awesome that is GREAT! Yvonne I'm so happy for you and really that makes a big difference on your health and state of mind.

Good for you!


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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/26/2013 11:48PM

    That exercise should be great on your muscles and cardiovascular. Keep it up!

Obsessive? Do you need to lose weight? then it's okay to be obsessive. I wish i could get obsessive as well.

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MT-MOONCHASER 8/26/2013 11:30PM

    This is great news!!

I hope that you can find some other activity to do when the pool closes. Is there another pool that you can go to? Maybe not as long as you do your own pool, but still get in at least an hour a day.

Until the pool closes, enjoy it as much as you can.


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SLIMSHANN 8/26/2013 10:52PM

    Even reading your words I can feel the calmness. Very nice that you are able to scale back a bit. Remember 2 steps forward 1 step back so if that changes just go with it you are still ahead, way ahead by the sounds of it. i loved the video. "keep smiling, this is fun"

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/26/2013 10:32PM

    Sounds very positive to me my friend. I am glad to hear that 4 hours is not too much water exercise... since I never do less that 4 hours in the water myself and often more like 6-7. Bright blessings to you my dear friend. I'm so glad that you sound so much better. Love you.... emoticon

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WILLOW49 8/26/2013 10:03PM

    So glad to hear such good news! I like that cross country skiing in the water!

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PETALIA 8/26/2013 9:48PM

    What good news! I smile reading your post. I hope you were smiling when writing it!

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SEATTLE58ANEW 8/26/2013 9:44PM

    emoticon emoticon I'm so happy for you with your big change!! emoticon

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