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Thursday, July 21, 2011

My latest ever Sanguine Saturday!

Oops. Sorry for the extreme lateness of this one. I have to be honest -- at first I was deliberately not posting this because I was doing very poorly and I was not being healthy about it. Since then, though, I did make the decision to post it but got distracted and busy instead! So, ignoring this week so far, here's last week's Sanguine Saturday!

Success Stories:
Although I did almost buy a bottle of vodka (even stood in the store holding it for about half an hour), I did put it back and walk out without it.
No drinking.
I made some small decisions.
I met two more of my friends who I hadn't met yet!

Gratitudes/Happy Things:
New types of sweets
Time with friends

Challenge and cheer-leading statements (I really struggled with these this week - I'm having a lot of trouble working out what is accurate/appropriate):
Feelings aren't facts.
It's better to try and get it wrong than just to give up.
It will pass if I let it.

Apologies for the lack, but no outward links again this week. I think I probably will post less links while I'm away, but feel free as always to link in a comment to my SS posts if you do your own version! I still want to read and I'm sure others do, too!

Take care of yourselves until next time, and may we all find our own small fences along the way.


  1. Good job for not drinking! I'm really impressed!


  2. You put down your decision making. Rather than "I made some decisions", you say "I made some small decisions". I wonder why?

  3. Thanks Eeyah. <3

    Anon: I think probably I specify small decisions because I don't want people to get cross and say things like, "you chose what breakfast cereal you'd eat, that is not a REAL decision!" and the like. Saying "I made some decisions" makes it sound like they were significant decisions, while saying they were small decisions helps set the tone a bit so that people don't think I'm trying to make out like I've done a bigger achievement than I actually have.

  4. Proud of you Chrysalis! xx P