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11/18/08 1:21 P

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Proud of you. Sounds like you did good. Fortunately we don't get much ice or snow, but when we do, it is pretty scary, because no on knows how to drive on it. Have a great day.

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11/17/08 11:44 P

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Thank-you too Julie. :)

That is so terrific and much to be proud of with changing your tire. And no panic, just looked at options and did it. Excellent!!!!!!

I did well coming home too. I hit the road, bare and wet and went. Realized the ice fog was coming down but it didn't hit hard until I was mid-point. I'm finding that with this car, my confidence is building as I'm trusting it. My pickup, no matter how much I weighed it down, it would not hold the road well. It was too lightweight. This car though, with the traction control, it really holds the road well. Even with the slush that is a killer on front-wheel drive. I had a little panic when the dark came, the fog set down and it was hard, then I thought of how much support I have - here and in my real life, how this car is solid, how I can see with the fog lights, how well the car holds the road and I was almost home (the worst was the last 15min). Then the panic moved through and that was that. Yeah. I really don't want to return to meds just to drive in the winter.



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11/17/08 11:13 P

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Thanks Sassi,

Proud of you too. I always get way nervous when I travel icy/snowy roads. Heavy rain is pretty scary. I had another triumph today. Upon leaving Downtown Dallas, I realized I had a very low or flat tire. So I pulled into a cover parking area and me and my sis got out and checked it. Sure enough it was flat. So I had to make a decision, call someone and wait in the dark parking garage for someone to come and fix it. Limp it to a gas station, and none were close or try and change it myself. So I asked my sister if she knew how and she said she had a good idea, and I did too. So we pulled into a parking spot and proceeded to change our very first flat tire. We were quite proud of ourselves. I didn't freak out or panic, I just did it. She is pretty little so she couldn't help alot, but she did great. So together we got it done, dirty and sweaty 30 mins later and we were on our way home. Proud of us.

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11/17/08 3:19 P

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That is excellent JULIED37! WTG!!

I did great this morning driving 60kms to the town I work in on Mondays. The roads were wet and bare until about 20minutes out. Then it was like they just went off for coffee. So for another 40min I drove extremely bad roads - ice, slush, just plain mess. I wasn't shakey when I arrived here, just really angry. There is no need for that. I get that our roads are not in the best of shape but at the least, throw down sand where the ice is and blade off a path to drive. I contacted the road company and was promised that they had cleared the roads. Regardless how much I said I just drove them, they were not cleared, she kept stating they were. But she only goes by what the guys say and maybe they were heading there - wasn't there yet.

I see the trucks went past a few times since I came here, so Im' sure it'll be fine to drive home. If I'm worried, I'll leave a little early to ensure safety.

I was proud though that I did it well. I had no different reaction than someone else driving bad roads. And I did drive decent, not like a couple who were so slow that I feared I wouldn't get up the hills! Thankfully that one pulled over and I was able to safely pass.



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11/17/08 10:38 A

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My daily struggle is getting out of bed on time. I just want to sleep, which I realize is a symptom of anxiety and depression. But this morning I was up on time and actually left the house early, and that felt pretty good.

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11/16/08 6:09 P

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Good stuff. :)



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11/16/08 4:40 P

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Good Afternoon Everybody:

My daily triumph for today is that I straighten the house. I know what you might be thinking. Gee, I do that everyday. But lately, I've been struggling so much with depression and stress (with of course-causes anxiety for me), that I've really been letting things go. I may not get any serious "on hands and knees" cleaning done till later this week. But, at least the house doesn't look like a pigpen.

Somebody else's turn. What's your daily triumph? emoticon

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11/15/08 11:30 P

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Awesome idea for a board, thanks!! :)

Great on you for not binging, that is terrific that you did that with all the stress around you. emoticon

Me, I drove home tonight without any panic attack. There is thick ice fog, the like that I haven't seen for some time. It even made the fog lights funky which means it was quite low. I knew the roads were dry, no ice and know the road extremely well - only drove this route since I was 16. LOL!

I've done it in the past but usually when I get home I'm shakey and have to call my parents to say "hey this is what happened." (they are so cool patient)

Well, I got home and no problem. I wasn't shakey or anything. yeah. :)



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11/15/08 8:08 P

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Hey team!

How is everybody?

I wanted to share with everyone that I did not binge today. That's a big thing for me because I have been very anxious lately about finances, work, and my health. I am the queen of stressing out!

Anybody else have any triumphs they would like to share? I think we could at least find one thing we accomplish a day to be triumphant about.

Have a wonderful night!

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