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AGITATOR1 SparkPoints: (3,885)
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2/26/13 10:52 A

Hiding within you is the person you want to be, the person you were meant to be. Perhaps before even getting out of bed you do what you probably did as a child, you stretched before getting out of bed. Try this and doing some ab exercises. It works for me

MIRANDAFRM2 Posts: 291
2/26/13 10:14 A

I like to watch tv when I first wake up in bed. My probelm is losing track of time and losing exercise minutes. :)

YOUGOLALA SparkPoints: (5,746)
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2/26/13 10:06 A

I'm a diagnosed bipolar with social anxiety and PTSD and 75 lbs overweight. I've had long agoraphobic periods in my life and I can relate to a lot of things you are saying and have definitely been there. All I can tell you is you must try as hard as you can NOT to look at the big picture. It's so overwhelming when you think of all that needs to change, it's no wonder we can't motivate ourselves when we look at life this way. Think of where you are right now, and realize that you can only go forward from exactly where you are. Then do the next right thing, no matter how small. Exercise, even 5 minutes. Make a good eating choice. Or drink your water. What I've discovered is that I can screw up 20 per cent of the time and still lose. It may be different for everyone but still, you don't have to be perfect to succeed.
As for berating yourself, resolve to stop. I know it sounds easy, and it's not, but you must. You wouldn't allow a friend to treat you the way you treat you, so don't allow it from yourself either. Telling yourself you're a failure is only going to keep you stuck. When you have those thoughts, say STOP right out loud or in your mind. Try it for one day. It can't hurt. Or write down the berating thought on a small piece of paper, stick it in a jar and close the lid. Put it away. Think it, then release it. Focus on what you CAN do to make today a good day, and worry about tomorrow when it gets here.

SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 42,310
2/26/13 9:21 A

Have you talked about this with your doctor recently? Perhaps doing that, they will look over your medication(s) and see if there may be something else that would be better suited for you to help with some of what you are feeling.

With that said though, I would recommend checking out some of the SparkTeams. There are plenty of others on the site that have gone through similar things and may be able to offer some advice and motivation.


Coach Denise

RUNORUN SparkPoints: (3,812)
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2/24/13 9:57 P

Please stay strong! And take small steps if you are not up to big steps yet. Is there anyone you can speak with that would be able to motivate you and help you take care of yourself? Please don't give up! You can do it!

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
2/24/13 7:57 P

in some respect I can relate to you. I have battled depression. I am hypoglycemic. I do know it's important to take care of ourselves. We can be our own worst enemy. I do know that your diabetes would be better if the weight came off. Start slow........check out sparks as they have good things to help you. Put yourself on the list of things to take care deserve this. YOU ARE SO WORTH IT............!You can check out my sparks page as well.........Friends welcome..

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (555,466)
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2/24/13 7:41 P

Sounds to me like you need a friend. I'm here wherever you need me. Check out my sparkpage.

NEVER2LATE111 SparkPoints: (1,090)
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2/24/13 7:03 P

I am a compulsive overeater. I also suffer from chronic depression and I suspect although I haven't been officially diagnosed as Bipolar. I have been overweight almost my entire life. There have been about 3 times in my life where I lost a considerable amount of weight; however, I never really maintained the weight loss for a long time. Lately, I have what I call roller coaster syndrome where I start things really motivated and control my eating, do exercise and meditation then when real life kicks in with the stress I revert to my Humpty Dumpty Syndrome where I fall and break into pieces. I hate feeling sorry for myself. I don't want anyone's pity. Yet everyone tells me I am too hard on myself and I just don't see it that way. I feel like a LOSER but not in the positive sense its referred to regarding weight loss. I feel like a failure in so many aspects of my life. Today I even had trouble getting out of bed, not physically mind you but mentally. I am depressed. I take medication yet it doesn't do anything for me. I want and NEED to lose weight. I have a 10 yr old son who is very overweight. I can blame nobody for this but myself. It is the one thing my husband and I agreed on when we decided to have kids and that was to raise them with healthy eating habits. We were both slightly overweight then but have gained considerably (about 60 lbs each) in the 11 years we've been married. I am diabetic for 22 years now and my sugar is not under control mainly because of my eating but also because I am so irresponsible when it comes to taking my pills and putting my insulin. It comes down to wanting to change, needing to change and when I start I can never stay on the right path.

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