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Happy Days: pride & emotions

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My main happy moment from this week I’ve already shared with you; my weight loss success. Well, as I mentioned in that post, Step-Dad got out the 2 boxes of clothes out of the loft and I dug through them. I tried nearly everything on and now have a huge bin bag of clothes that need going in my wardrobe! Time to remove some of those large sizes too, methinks.

One of the things I found was this slinky dress, I love it and am pondering wearing it to the expat Christmas lunch. I need to lose a few more pounds for it to look uber amazing, but I’m so thrilled with how well I’m doing and how far I’ve come already.

Another happy thing for me is that I’m feeling my emotions properly again. I’ve been on medications designed to, essentially, numb me for about 10 years now. Those medications were amazing for me, they helped me deal with horrendous emotions and periods in my life, but starting to feel the full force of my emotions again is, while scary, such a great thing for me. Of course, now begins the learning to manage those emotions effectively, but what an honour and a joy to be able to go through that learning process with full powered emotions. What a positive to change to really feel again.

My Happy List:
  • Super proud of my weight loss.
  • Fitting into old clothes that I love!
  • Autumn colours everywhere.
  • Fougeres Pokehunting.
  • Hit 10,000+ steps in a day this week (my target is 7,500).
  • Traded a Tarot deck I never used for an Angel deck that I love already!
  • Feeling emotions fully again.
  • Feeling myself again.
  • Trying to write creatively more regularly again.

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  1. Sheri

    Wonderful! It seems to me that my emotions/moods are a bit easier to control (or at least accept) since I’ve stopped meds. I’m thinking it may be that I saw my meds as a safety net. For example, when I feel that onrush of depression I acknowledge it, and then figure out how to deal with it. In the past, I think I would have just wallowed in it, thinking my meds would prevent things from getting scary (which really wasn’t the case).

    1. Mrs TeePot

      That’s great! 😀 I think I got used to my meds, that numb feeling, so it’s a bit scary suddenly really FEELING but it’s so amazing too.
      It’s so good you’re feeling able to deal with those feelings and allowing them to happen! So proud of you.

  2. Tinuke

    Oh I’m so happy for you! The dress looks beautiful on you and very happy that you feel good about your emotions too. You’re going to look amazing at the expat christmas party!

  3. Oftencalledcathy

    Feeling yourself again, and being able to deal with it is fabulous, and the dress looks great x

  4. OddHogg

    It sounds like you’re doing fantastic! While those meds were needed for a while, it is lovely that you’re able to move past that phase and grab a hold of the new you #thelistlinky

  5. Becky Willoughby

    Looking amazing lady! Wish I could get motivated enough to lose weight..

  6. Michelle Twin Mum

    Oh wow Livi, look at you. I’ve not been over here for a while ut you are looking awesome. Big well done. Mich x

  7. Carol Cameleon

    What an amazing week for you and well done on that weight loss. You look lovely in that dress. Love the half strappy effect. #HappyDaysLinky

  8. Cupcake mumma

    You’re looking really well, I do love that dress love a bit of sparkle me! Huge well done on your weight loss so far I wish you lots of love and success with this journey, all of it actually it seems like you’re on a whole new path 🙂

  9. You Baby Me Mummy

    I am so happy that you are feeling so good. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

  10. Katy (What Katy Said)

    Such a happy post – I am so glad you are feeling yourself again and you look fab in that dress! Thank you so much for joining in #HappyDaysLinky x

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