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8 Eeeeemma V
09 May 2017 ·
Weighed myself at the gym last night and was discouraged that I hadn't lost any weight after changing my routine a lot. Weighed in at the doctor this morning and I had actually lost 7 since April!
Cindy M
09 May 2017 ·

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Cindy M
09 May 2017 ·

Well done!

Lolabel L
09 May 2017 ·

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Binky B
10 May 2017 ·

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5 Eeeeemma V
09 May 2017 ·
Had some tests run on Friday for stomach/gut issues, and now I have to cut out Gluten for 2 weeks while I wait for biopsy results. So far I'm cranky, tired and bloated, and missing bread quite a lot.
Jeff M
09 May 2017 ·

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Jeff M
09 May 2017 ·

I got tested for Celiac years ago (my sister has it), but fortunately can still consume gluten. However, there is so much good gluten-free things today that didn't exist years ago! So you can survive, if you have to!

Pia M
09 May 2017 ·

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Eeeeemma V
09 May 2017 ·

Thanks Jeff! I was actually Gluten free for a year or so awhile back, and have been pleasantly surprised at the variety of food that is available now! Nothing beats a good, Gluten-full pizza though. ;D

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5 Eeeeemma V
21 Apr 2017 ·
Despite being 15 minutes late to work and feeling like a grumpass this morning, I'm at least being very productive. #silverlining
Jeff M
21 Apr 2017 ·

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Jeff M
21 Apr 2017 ·

Grumpass sounds like a mythical beast. Also, I would read the story of Eeeeeemma and the Grumpass! It has to be illustrated. :)

Eeeeemma V
21 Apr 2017 ·

@Jeff I think you're right! Thanks everyone. :)

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8 Eeeeemma V
20 Apr 2017 ·
This morning started out as a 4 but it has really improved! Got some great feedback at work and feel like I'm making some positive life observations that will help me reach my goals.
Jeff M
20 Apr 2017 ·

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20 Apr 2017 ·

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3 Eeeeemma V
17 Apr 2017 ·
Strange day. Things that should be making me happy do the opposite. Got a tripod for my iPad to record makeup videos but I started playing with it and all I could see was how much weight I've gained.
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7 Eeeeemma V
14 Apr 2017 ·
Feeling pretty optimistic about this weekend, with an undercurrent of worry; anxiety makes me a ticking time bomb of panic-induced fury. Wish me luck on going with the flow and welcoming serendipity!
Jeff M
14 Apr 2017 ·

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Jeff M
14 Apr 2017 ·

You can do it! Keep a good perspective!

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4 Eeeeemma V
13 Apr 2017 ·
Blew up at my husband at lunch because he always gets work or family calls when I'm trying to talk to him about anything. We never get lunch together and of course phone rings. Why even bother?
Kathryn D
13 Apr 2017 ·

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13 Apr 2017 ·

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Jeff M
13 Apr 2017 ·

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15 Apr 2017 ·

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5 Eeeeemma V
12 Apr 2017 ·
Also, I'm having a hard time getting through my job's accommodations process (IBS, anxiety, migraines) without feeling like I'm trying to get attention or like I'm being entitled. Any advice?
Daniel C
12 Apr 2017 · NEW

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Daniel C
12 Apr 2017 · NEW

I suffer bad with IBS and anxiety best thing to do is just think not about what's the worst that could happen but the what if this happens what if i get the job and what will it change about life and your mental capacity and freedom don't be dragged down

Cindy M
12 Apr 2017 ·

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Helen S
12 Apr 2017 ·

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Cindy M
12 Apr 2017 ·

There are lots of accommodations that employers make (and have been making for years) that are essentially the same as what you're going through, it's just they've been established for longer. Enabling an employee to go from full time to part time

Cindy M
12 Apr 2017 ·

for family reasons, maternity leave, changes to the office environment (I worked with someone who was well over 6 ft tall and they had to figure out how to raise his desk so he could sit at it). Peoplp

Cindy M
12 Apr 2017 ·

People's circumstances, of all kinds, need to be accommodated in some way so that they can do a job. Although your needs are unseen, you're no different from anyone else who requires some kind of flexibility in order to undertake their role. I expect

Cindy M
12 Apr 2017 ·

Your request is not for 'special' treatment or that you're presuming entitlement - it's as practical in its way as a taller desk or changing your hours so that you can care for an elderly parent. I'm not putting this very well but I hope you see it's

Cindy M
12 Apr 2017 ·

a reasonable request to make.

Eeeeemma V
12 Apr 2017 ·

@Cindy You're putting it perfectly and it's a very helpful perspective. Thank you!

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13 Apr 2017 ·

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4 Eeeeemma V
12 Apr 2017 ·
I've been anxious about checking in here the past few days, which probably means I should check in. Today I've been feeling very on edge and paranoid about people disliking me for various reasons.
Kathryn D
12 Apr 2017 ·

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Kathryn D
12 Apr 2017 ·

I know the feeling! Someone honking at me when I'm driving can ruin the rest of my day.

Ali H
12 Apr 2017 ·

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12 Apr 2017 ·

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13 Apr 2017 ·

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7 Eeeeemma V
10 Apr 2017 ·
Despite a significant lack of sleep last night, my mood has been really even today. Got some work done around the house on lunch break so there's less waiting for me to do after work. *happy dance*
Han M
10 Apr 2017 ·

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10 Apr 2017 ·

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4 Eeeeemma V
08 Apr 2017 ·
Therapy was TOUGH today. Overspent on makeup after, flipped on my husband bc he asked a favor & didn't have supplies & wasted time when I needed to bake for mom's bday w/ limited time. Breathing...
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08 Apr 2017 ·

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09 Apr 2017 ·

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10 Apr 2017 ·

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5 Eeeeemma V
07 Apr 2017 ·
It's been a good day! But I'm so bloated and uncomfy. Stomach was a jerk last night and woke me up 2xs. Now I'm fatigued and might be hungry? I'm going to walk with a friend soon, maybe feel better?
Manda P
07 Apr 2017 ·

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08 Apr 2017 ·

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6 Eeeeemma V
04 Apr 2017 ·
Feeling pretty good after a stressful day yesterday. Working on my communication skills when I feel stressed or flustered.
Harsh P
04 Apr 2017 · NEW

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04 Apr 2017 ·

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Binky B
05 Apr 2017 ·

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Binky B
05 Apr 2017 ·

That's a tough one!

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3 Eeeeemma V
03 Apr 2017 ·
WTF. At a new GI doctor and the room is situated so there's no receptionist and everyone is facing a loud soap opera on a large screen tv. No one has given me paperwork and appt starts in 2 minutes...
Alena S
03 Apr 2017 ·

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03 Apr 2017 ·

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7 Eeeeemma V
31 Mar 2017 ·
Went head to head with some feelings I did NOT want to deal with at therapy today, and rewarded myself with coffee and macaroons. Feel your feelings today before your therapist makes you feel them! :D
Zoe D
31 Mar 2017 ·

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31 Mar 2017 ·

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31 Mar 2017 ·

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31 Mar 2017 ·

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7 Eeeeemma V
31 Mar 2017 ·
Good morning pandas! Pollen is kicking my butt this morning but I'm still feeling pretty chipper and alert. Wishing you all a great day.
Jeff M
31 Mar 2017 ·

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31 Mar 2017 ·

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31 Mar 2017 ·

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31 Mar 2017 ·

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8 Eeeeemma V
30 Mar 2017 ·
At my favorite coffee place waiting for a friend and feeling very optimistic!
Binky B
31 Mar 2017 ·

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Binky B
31 Mar 2017 ·

Sounds lovely

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7 Eeeeemma V
30 Mar 2017 ·
Had a nice lunch with my friend. I was put off by something he said that I thought sounded judgmental but he called me on it and I chilled out within 5 minutes...so good!
Julia C
30 Mar 2017 ·

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Kathryn D
30 Mar 2017 ·

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Kathryn D
30 Mar 2017 ·

Way to notice that win!

Jeff M
30 Mar 2017 ·

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Eeeeemma V
30 Mar 2017 ·

Thanks Kathryn D! It could have easily gone very differently and I'm glad that it didn't.

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7 Eeeeemma V
29 Mar 2017 ·
Used calming yoga video and hula hooped a little on my lunch break. Confirmed plans to walk with my friend later. Much calmer and didn't have to use a benzo!
Jeff M
29 Mar 2017 ·

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29 Mar 2017 ·

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3 Eeeeemma V
29 Mar 2017 ·
Extremely anxious right now. Meeting with manager was stressful going over new info. He talked really quickly and I didn't have a chance to take notes, which is how I learn. Shouldn't have had coffee.
Kathryn D
29 Mar 2017 ·

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Han M
29 Mar 2017 ·

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Noel L
29 Mar 2017 ·

Sorry to hear that Eeeeeeema.

Yondie Y
29 Mar 2017 ·

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Jeff M
29 Mar 2017 ·

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Jeff M
29 Mar 2017 ·

Don't be afraid to follow up. I usually go back to my desk and write up what I remember and then send an email follow-up. That way he can clarify things, or you can meet with him again. I'm sure he'd want you to be clear!

Eeeeemma V
29 Mar 2017 ·

Thanks guys! Jeff M I am currently going over all the notes I already had on what we discussed, reviewing e-mails he sent, making a calendar of due dates, etc. Its hard to keep in mind that my new boss isn't trying to embarrass me or be rude!

Binky B
29 Mar 2017 ·

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