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February 3, 2014-A small victory.

Monday, February 03, 2014

I crashed my computer this past fall so I finally got a new one and it took forever to get a handle on Windows 8--UGH. But I'm back. Anyway, come January I jumped back on the weight loss train and picked up an accountability partner at work. This was something I really needed. So I started dealing with my emotions/feelings instead of eating them. I get stressed easily and at work food is way to handy, also that combined with sitting at a desk most of the day is not a healthy situation
Well this afternoon I left to go home in the middle of a snowstorm. We had 3 inches on the ground and it was coming down heavily. Our town is in a budget crunch so roads weren't cleared and most areas not even sanded. Cars were sliding all over the road and I passed a 3 car pile-up. I was shaking so hard and when I called ahead and heard a voice from home I started to cry. It took over and hour plus to drive 30 miles. I got home shaking, hurting from tightly gripping the wheel, and with tears in my eyes I unloaded my work bag into my house but instead of grabbing chips, cookies and soda I grabbed a shovel and started in on the snow piles. An hour later I had stopped shaking, crying and feeling out of control and helpless. Plus, the driveway was cleaned and pretty good if I say so myself. I didn't eat and I felt better not so stiff in my back. So for today I am happy with this small victory and hope to see more in the future.
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    Yay for small victories. I'm sorry about the drive. We've had a lot of freezing rain this winter and my family had to drive too and from work in it. I would be the same as you if I had to drive in it. I'm glad you got home safe and enjoyed shoveling instead of cookies and chips.
    1531 days ago
    Wow, rough drive home! Glad you made it safely and way to go on handling all the stress it caused! And your driveway looks great as a bonus!
    emoticon Sending some sunshine to help melt the snow and ice!
    1540 days ago
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