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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Well it's been a few days now from my car being stolen. I'm no longer crying at the thought of it and can talk about it without tears coming down. It is funny how something like this will hit you. I'm still praying that they find it and we can get it back without a lot of work that needs to be done to it. It was so hard to deal with it over the weekend. I went to the gym on Friday night with my son and husband and ended up swimming. It was great to be in the pool and just be weightless and feel the power my body has in the water. Saturday we went shopping and I picked up a few things. Then we followed that up with gym time. That night I ran and I was able to do two 10 min runs....I was so proud of myself. Sunday I went to the gym again and was all set to do a 20 min run, however I could not do that one strait. I did slow down to a fast walk a few times.

It was the first time all weekend that I was out without one of my sons or husband and as I was running I ended up having a panic attack. I know...crazy! So I spent the rest of Sun at my home with my family. Monday I was at work and just wanted to get back home. I didn't do the gym that day because I needed a break. Yesterday I should have gone to the gym but after winning the iPad and the $$ I decided that was my sign to go to the work Christmas party. So I went and had a wonderful time. Today in a few min I will be going to my gym at work and getting my run in.

I feel horrible that I let something open me up to eating junk and drinking junk over the weekend. I know that it was natural after having the car stolen to lean on something and in my case it was the comfort foods/drinks. It makes me feel like the last 7 weeks I have not learned enough so I will be focusing on triggers and really digging deep so that in the future I won't let things drag me down that path. I am also not trying to be too hard on myself because I know that what happened to me on Friday is not a "normal" problem I would face and the fact that I still got to the gym everyday this weekend says a lot about my progress.

My goodness we have a little over two weeks left until New Years! And I have two weeks left of my running program, I will be finishing the running program now the weekend after Christmas but I already have the gift from my BFF just waiting for me. I am mailing hers to her this weekend and I can't wait until we can open them. It's fun to have that little reward from one another after all the hard work we put in. Silly me bought more presents for her (I forgot I ordered things) so I'm all set for the next 2-3 challenges!! Good thing we already have the next one planned out!
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    I agree with Hopefullhippo! We're a work in progress. We will probably always have our triggers, but now we know we can get through them! I am so proud of you!
    1580 days ago
    I'mn so proud that you immediately thought to run that stress off. Yeah, you did trigger, but you know what and we are, after all, a work in progress. 2014 we have come so far!!!

    AND, I hear you may get a new house out of it

    1584 days ago
    Having your car stolen is very traumatic. MANY years ago, we had a van stolen on Easter morning when we took a trip to Atlanta GA. I have very vivid memories of that feeling to this day and that happened over 15 years ago!

    Do not be so hard on yourself. We all stumble at times but you have already picked yourself up and gotten back on track. I wish I could run 20 minutes without of these days. When I read all the things that you HAVE done and done very well, I know you are going to do great.

    It sounds like you have a wonderful family. I hope you enjoy all the special moments this Christmas holiday with your family.
    1585 days ago
  • WINNIE1978
    I hope they find your car soon and that there's no damage.

    Even though you didn't eat as well as you'd like, you still kept up with the exercise and I think that's awesome!
    1585 days ago
    It is so nice to have support. It sounds like you have it in your family and your friends AND in yourself. I love that you acknowledge that you have triggers and are trying to learn from them, but also that you realize that you had some victories too (getting to the gym during a traumatic experience is a kudos).

    love this blog post!
    1585 days ago
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