Thursday, June 28, 2007

Another Small Victory to Add to the Tally

photo by chloemonster1

Today spontaneously at lunch a coworker decided to grill up some hamburgers. I was really hungry and they sounded so yummy. So I added my name to the list of people that wanted one. When it was time to eat, I didn’t even worry about my anxiety. I told myself I am going to eat what I want to and not worry about anything else. It worked. I was so hungry I was eating with everyone and not even caring what anyone might be thinking, and I am pretty positive no one was even thinking anything since I was scarfing it down! I don’t know if that somehow made it a little easier since I was starving, but I’ll take it as a successful situation! For some reason eating around coworkers is one of the toughest things for me and I did it today all by myself; with no Clonozapam as an aid. (I even forgot to pick up my Zoloft refill last night so I didn’t even take that today shhh!) Sure the thought arose in my head that it could be hard for me but I think my subconscious told myself the positive affirmation that has been taped to my alarm clock, “This might be hard, but I can handle it.” My anxiety never got above a 1. I never had to focus on breathing or anything. So I have 2 successes in a row which makes me very happy.

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Anonymous said...

Yay that's awesome. :) Glad you had a good experience with your coworkers. Last night a coworker of mine saw me cry, I hate that! (I was not at work tho)

Aimée said...

I am so sorry you had such a rough night. I hope your coworker was supportive and helpful. Its amazing how understanding people can be. Give me the ladies address and I'll egg her house ;) j/k but it'd be tempting.

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