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I'm depressed but FIGHTING BACK!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Well, yeah, i'm depressed. No specific reason for that, it's a self-produced depression, not dependent on external events.

Anyway, I decided to rededicate myself to my path towards a healthy lifestyle.

Since i'm very depressed, i decided to start really small and do only 5 minutes of exercise today. It was incredibly hard to get myself out of bed and start doing it, but i'm so proud now that I did. I listened to SP's "inspirational music mix", it always works for me. First I cried, but then i did it! emoticon

The idea is to add 5 minutes everyday and to reach my initial goal of 30 minutes of "hip flexor" (strength exercise) everyday. I've done it in the past so i know i can do it again. It is really great for flattening one's tummy... fast, so it's a very rewarding exercise. emoticon it IS WORTH the sweat... lol emoticon

Today's 5 minutes hurt me a little in the left knee since i hurt myself after swimming while falling from my own height and weight (which are big) on a slippy rock full of sea weeds.
So my knee that has osteoarthritis has now a big blue bruise. But it all be back in order soon, i count on my body to heal soon! I know it will.

OK, enough venting, tomorrow i'll do my 10 minutes and feel even better about myself!


cheers,
Vic

  
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ANDTHENSOME1 8/6/2008 3:54PM

    thanks for the support and the ideas. You Goonies are awesome! emoticon

Vic

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CHUNKSTER63 8/5/2008 2:07PM

    You have got the idea, You got a plan.

Perfect to do what you are doing and bring a watch to time your self as you build up to 30 minuyes and your finally walking at a good pace try and go to 35 then 40 then 45 that will be a complete cardio vascular work out. I am so proud that you got out of bed and pushed yourself to gojust like you said take it slow and gradually biuld up. It;s a wonderful thing.

Make sure to carry some water with you. emoticon emoticon

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LIFES*2*SHORT 8/5/2008 12:00PM

  Baby steps... baby steps... baby steps!! Way to go Vic!!

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ANDTHENSOME1 8/5/2008 9:59AM

    thanks for the sweet comments!

Vic

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QUILA927 8/5/2008 9:33AM

    Congratulations on making your 5 minutes today! Sorry your knee is giving you problems, but its great that you are pushing through the pain to reach your goals!

Stick with your plan! You can do it!

Goonie emoticon

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HUGGERS1 8/5/2008 9:32AM

    I am so glad that you are trying to take care of yourself when it is hard. I have found that pushing through to try and accomplish something actually helps the depression leave faster.

I am sending you hugs and a big congrats for getting your 5 minutes.

hugs
Amber

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Actually away for 5 days...and now back!

Monday, August 04, 2008


This is where I've been for 5 days. Looks dreamy, right?
Unfortunately I was depressed, slept all day, did almost no exercise and ate healthy food, but too much of it.

I really want to overcome this depression and rededicate myself to my program!
I signed up for the Goonies team August weight loss challenge and I'd love to loose 4 lbs this month!

so I have a positive mindset despite some difficult times and i want to reach my goals!!! emoticon

cheers,
Vic

  
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CHUNKSTER63 8/4/2008 2:40PM

    Hey Vic It reminds me of the Hills in Italy. If I were You I would grab an icy cold bottle of water and walk that trail bring your watch wal 25 minutes out then turn around and walk 25 minutes back swing your arms and try and keep up a good pace recite the alphabet if it's hard for you to do and your out of breath then slow down a little you should be ables to recite this while your walking and now that you signed up what better way to start your day so get up sleepy head and go walking LOL emoticonYou can do this and I can't wait to hear when you do how good you feel, do it for you, cause you are worth it. You really are.

Chunk emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/4/2008 2:38:51 PM

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HUGGERS1 8/4/2008 1:49PM

    I am looking forward to seeing your ticker move down those 4 pounds. I know you can do it. It is okay that you didn't do much on your vacation. Sometimes your body just needs a rest and some relaxation. I hope that you feel refreshed. I too wish you didn't get depressed. I think many on our team are in the same boat there.

sending you lots of hugs for a great day. Be blessed

hugs
Amber

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Away for 3 days...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I'll be away for 3 days, going to the countryside again.

I wish to thank all Goonies for your kind support, my week has been tough but you were always there by my side.

See ya soon!
Vic

  
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BEAUTIFUL_WRECK 7/30/2008 4:12PM

    Have a fun and safe trip!

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CINNIEMAY 7/30/2008 3:51PM

    Have fun!

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HUGGERS1 7/30/2008 3:05PM

    Let us know how your rest in the country is. It sounds lovely and we are still thinking about you when you are gone.

Have a great time,

hugs
Amber

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LIFES*2*SHORT 7/30/2008 1:53PM

  Have a great time... and take it easy on yourself... you're the only you we have. :O)

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ANDTHENSOME1 7/30/2008 11:39AM

    thanks, Chunk!

I will enjoy this time out in the countryside and go on gardening...
Photos will follow.

Vic

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CHUNKSTER63 7/30/2008 11:36AM

    Hang in there Vic and have a great time and really let loose and enjoy yourself tell us all about it on your return and take a picture or two of your adventure will be here waiting for you.

Always,

Chunk

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unexpected inspiration!

Monday, July 28, 2008


my inner child thoroughly enjoyed viewing "Kung-Fu Panda" last night.

if you think that the panda is "the" big fat panda (ie overweight), then the movie becomes really inspirational in terms of moving your butt and eating healthy and above all, BELIEVING IN YOURSELF.

THE OL MASTER EVEN SAYS one of my fave quotes:
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present. "

inspiration is everywhere!
enjoy!
Vic

  
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CHUNKSTER63 7/28/2008 2:43PM

    Way to go Vic Kung fu Panda. I love it.

Chunk

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LIFES*2*SHORT 7/28/2008 2:41PM

  You got it!! WHOOT WHOOT!!!

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AMBERBERRY 7/28/2008 8:18AM

    I love your quote that was just what I needed to hear!

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HUGGERS1 7/28/2008 7:59AM

    I really want to see that movie. I am glad you found some inspiration. Sometimes we find it in the oddest places but it sticks for a long time.

I hope your day is blessed

hugs,
Amber

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A positive mindset

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Guess what?!
Well I woke up at 10AM (pretty reasonable time) I woke up with a POSITIVE mindset!

I feel like exercising again. And taking good care of myself.

Thanks for all of you who supported me through this (short) depressive time.

cheers,
Vic

  
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LOVESWEETS2 7/27/2008 11:57AM

    good for you. keep it up!!!!!!! you ca do it. we are here to help.

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DJPRIDDY 7/27/2008 11:41AM

    Great - have a wonderful workout. Keep up all the great work! emoticon

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ANDTHENSOME1 7/27/2008 3:52AM

    thanks you all again for all the nice comments!

Vic emoticon

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SKINNYLYNNY50 7/27/2008 12:22AM

    Have a positive Sunday emoticon

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WOTABOUTTHIS 7/26/2008 6:54PM

    It's Sunday here in NZ, so I'm sending you another good positive day to follow Saturday. emoticon

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BILLIERYAN 7/26/2008 4:15PM

    You go Vic! Keep up the good work.

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TRAVIS07 7/26/2008 12:29PM

    HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.STAY MOTIVATED! emoticon

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SHOOTIN4STARS 7/26/2008 11:41AM

    Yeah! Sounds like you're in a really good place today! Thanks for spreading the positive vibes!

Lisa

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DONANNE 7/26/2008 11:10AM

    That is the best news for me to get up to, too!!! Doing the happy dance for you here! You go girl...you have all the Goonie Spark behind you...keep us up to date about how you are doing!! Hugs

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AMBERBERRY 7/26/2008 10:34AM

    I just found out that you had a bad day yesterday, sorry to hear that. Im glad to see that your feeling better. Remember to take it one day at a time. Good luck on your goals!

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CHUNKSTER63 7/26/2008 10:32AM

    I love to hear this kind of thing though I am in the office I'll have to dance for you in my head well done Vic well done. I am both happy and proud of you cause you are a great person and you deserve to get where you wanna be and will be right beside you.


Chunk emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/26/2008 10:30:41 AM

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LIFES*2*SHORT 7/26/2008 10:22AM

  I am doing the HAPPY DANCE over here!! WHOOT WHOOT... you go girl!!!

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HUGGERS1 7/26/2008 10:16AM

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DANAXX1 7/26/2008 9:53AM

   

U go for it. U r doing great. emoticon

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SAMTHEDOG 7/26/2008 8:31AM

    We all have our bad days. I'm so happy you are UP again!!! emoticon emoticon

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VGINNY 7/26/2008 7:52AM

    Vic---I just got the info this AM because I'm not in the US. But so glad that you have overcome your "bad days". The Goonies will be there for you everytime. You are never alone. Ginny x

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MINORCANLDY 7/26/2008 7:02AM

    Good Going! I was worried about you last night...

Amazing how one day changes our attitudes and energy. :)

Blessings on your journey
Goonie Hug
Mino

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DENISEA1 7/26/2008 6:58AM

    GLAD YOU ARE FEELING MUCH BETTER!!! emoticon

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ANDTHENSOME1 7/26/2008 5:34AM

    Thanks to you Goonies!!! emoticon
You are such a great team! emoticon

I am sweating as i write this... I did some morning exercise (Coach Nicole's jumpstart cardio).

I'm so happy to not feel lonely anymore... emoticon
Vic

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 7/26/2008 5:28AM

    I am a little late to brighten your day but just in time to tell you how happy today's blog makes me feel for you.

I know you can do this and you know you can do this so keep feeling good about yourself.

We Goonies love you just the way you are! emoticon

Another Goonie,
Linda

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NOMORESTALLING 7/26/2008 5:09AM

    VIC,
Everything starts with waking up. How we wake up and how we start our day affects how we feel and perform throughout the day. The positive energy you harness from how you wake up will push you and drive you in an amazing way throughout your life.

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