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JULIED37
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6/6/08 12:30 P

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Thanks Cynthia,
I appreciate the backup. I know I shouldn't worry about it, but its hard. I have made it through check out and went to customer service too. My five mins relaxing was pj's and my favorite tv show. If felt good. I didn't have to think or worry or anything. I have to work at it though. Scrap booking tonight, I love that. Have a good check up.


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JULIED37
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6/6/08 12:26 P

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LOL Becky,

I do the exact same thing. Especially if I have a budget to follow. I find the "check price" machines and go over everything. I also make sure I have tags, so no one has to wait behind me for price checks. I can't stand to do that either. Waiting behind someone, for price checks and their kid running to get a forgot item and such, I start getting really frustrated. But if I move, I always end up in a worse line, than the one I was in. I like to shop, but with lists and quiet so I can think over everything. So nice to know, I am not the only one. Thanks


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6/6/08 12:22 P

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Afternoon all.

Becky ~I have left the checkout lane after paying and went immediately to the customer service desk to return certain things that I felt I didn't absoulutely have to have. I'm sure thier thinking....huh? You just bought this. Oh well.

Julie~ Sorry that you had a tough time yesterday.Hopefully today will be a better and more relaxed day.

I don't have children but I used to work in the children's dept at Macy's and I heard it all from the kids fighting to the kids arguing with the parents.

Your DH sounds like a patient and understanding man. He gave you the money to do with as you felt best. I think you did well by buying the things you and the girls needed/wanted. Give yourself permission to do a little extra sometimes. We can't always hit the sales.

So what have ya'll been doing to incorporate 5 minutes of relaxation into your day? I have to admit I need to work in this area a bit. However last Friday I enjoyed a latte at Starbucks and read a magazine for a while.

Hope each of you have a great afternoon. I will be at the dr's for routine bloodwork to check my thyroid. I will be checking back in later.

Cynthia~~~ A follower of Jesus Christ!!

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6/6/08 11:53 A

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I have gotten up to the register and panicked that I am spending too much too. Even though it may be things I need like cleaners or whatever. It doesn't matter. Sometimes I have even left the register and went to a quiet spot to re-evaluate and make sure I am not spending to much. The people at Walmart must think I am nuts. HAHA

The toughest part of a diet isn't watching what you eat. It's watching what other people eat.



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JULIED37
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6/6/08 11:00 A

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Becky,

I hope today is better for you. I apologize I didn't get a chance to respond til now. I totally understand. I kinda went a little nuts yesterday. All because I sent my resume over to the company that would be totally awesome to work for. All they can do is say no or yes, either way I have a job. I was totally freaking out, it took me all day to calm down. Then last night, I had to take my girls shopping for clothes to go to church camp and that was about all I could take. They are 16 and 13 and just can't seem to get along. Every little thing had to be argued over. Also, it was the first time since probably Christmas 07 that I took them shopping for clothes, and we all went kinda crazy. When I got up to the register, the amount was just outrageous. Then I went through the panic, of should I put this stuff back, no my hubby gave me the money and said "spend it how you want". Then I was all but I didn't buy him anything, and maybe I should have waited for sales, omg he is going to be upset. But the panic was bad, I thought I have to buy this now or it won't be there when I come back mode. He was understanding and reassured me to calm down that it was my choice and the money was for me. I still went away from the conversation worked up and worried, still am. I totally get you. But I bet, when you do go buy the shorts, they will be there and maybe they will be on sale. Thats even better. Have a good day.

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6/6/08 2:09 A

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Linda, I liked how you said that it is part of who we are. If I think of it as being part of me, it doesn't seem so wrong to feel that way. I appreciate everyone's replys!!! It is so good to know that there are others with this problem. AROSEFORC, I also have the "I HAVE TO DO IT NOW" problem. I can't think about anything else. It is like my mind is stuck on that one thing and I feel sick until I get that one thing done.

The toughest part of a diet isn't watching what you eat. It's watching what other people eat.



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HLTHAPPINESS4C
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6/5/08 5:25 P

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Becky~ Nothing that is important to you is stupid so let's take that word and replace it with something better. I am sure it's frustrating, irritating, and uncomfortable to be in a panic over something you feel is small. Ok it's not life threatening, but it is important to you.

I know in my obsessiveness I get into a "I have to do this NOW" Mode and I have a very hard time to let it go until I do whatever it is I feel I have to do. It's during these times that I go through such grief.

Try doing something relaxing to calm you....a hot bath... deep breathing....and work on self talk. Tell yourself that you don't have to do this NOW and that it will be OK if DD doesn't have her jean shorts. Chances are there will be plenty of them left when you are able to go.

Hang in there Becky. I hope you will be able to relax some. When does DH get home so you can have your license ?

Cynthia~~~ A follower of Jesus Christ!!

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Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight.
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SUMMARAH
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6/5/08 4:25 P

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Becky, I can totally relate. What I constantly have to tell myself is that it's not a big deal. It's not going to kill anyone if she doesn't have shorts to match her tops. All you can do is the best you can do, and that's it. You all will survive. You will work it out. Calm down. Breathe. Relax. Watch TV or exercise or listen to something inspirational. You will make it through this, one moment at a time. If you just relax, you may find that either you'll be walking thru a store one day and see some jean shorts, or that in the grand scheme of things, it's not really all that important. Is it now?

I hope this helped. I'm really bad at that stuff too. Obsessing over something that is totally out of my control. That's why I can relate. Hope your day gets better.

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6/5/08 3:43 P

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I know what you mean. This is an important problem for you right now and that is all you can think of. I do that a lot. I will get something in my head that someone else would think is stupid. Like I will lie in bed and will not be able to sleep because I will wonder if I sad 'thank you' to someone or whether they think I am snotty because I didn't...I get something in my mind sometimes and cannot shake it no matter what. It just all boils down to the generalized anxiety disorder I have. Sometimes we just can't help it. This is just part of who we are.

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This is so stupid, but I have anxiety sooo bad. Ok, so here is the deal......Yesterday we took my 10 year old daughter out to buy her some summer clothes. She is hard to fit because she has to wear the girls plus sizes. We ended up buying her some shorts, but they were all colored ones. I wanted to get her some jean shorts that would go with any shirt she owns. I didn't manage to get any jean shorts though. We only went to Penneys. So, last night and this morning, I am in a literal PANIC. I feel like I better hurry up and get out and get those jean shorts or they will all be gone. I got up early this morning and I was going to go out and look for some since I couldn't even think straight from worry. When I looked in my purse I remembered that my husband has my drivers license from when we went camping so I didn't have to take my whole purse. Needless to say, I can't go anywhere and now I am in more of a panic. This is where my anxiety shows up. In stupid stuff. I am afraid she will be jean shortless all summer and have no "Plain" shorts to wear with all of her colorful tops. HELP!!!!! I know it is so silly, but like I said I worry to the point that I feel like I am going to throw up.


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