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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.


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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


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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!


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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 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!

Comment edited on: 7/26/2008 10:32:45 AM

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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

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DENISEA1 7/26/2008 6:58AM


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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

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    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,

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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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I've been in denial...

Friday, July 25, 2008

for a few days, but now it's for sure: i'm depressed again.
this last vacation had me.

i'm eating too much, stopped exercising, and sleeping all day.

i hope this will last only a few days and that i'll come back to my own good self soon!


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ANDTHENSOME1 7/26/2008 4:05AM

    thank everyone for the POSITIVE thoughts and KIND WORDS!


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CGIARNIERI 7/26/2008 3:42AM

    Vic I know how you feel. I have been feeling the same lately. Just remember it will pass. Don't forget that we are here for you and when you feel lonely just reach out and we will always be here. Sparkpeople has become a family that I can't hold but I know is there and it provides me with just alittle hope. Just remember you are loved and special.


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STEPHANIE.BORUD 7/26/2008 2:13AM

    Sometimes there are those days when you just feel incredibly fat because the clothes you are wearing show every single love roll on your body or some little kid's comment made you feel like the biggest person in the world! But somehow in the midst of all those terrible feelings and comments there lies your own child or your husband or wife that makes you forget about what just happened. I know my son will love me at any size and so far, so has my husband. Luckily, my short-term memory doesn't last too long. By the time my son gives me a big 'ol snotty kiss on the lips, I've forgotten every 'fat' feeling there ever was in my flabby brain!

Hang in there and just remember your loved ones and try to get past today!

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REDHATMAMA43 7/26/2008 1:32AM

    try to get back to your will make you mentally well again.

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GMRKITTY 7/26/2008 12:42AM

    Well, sounds like you had a good vacation, but it also sounds like you need to start over today. Here's a hand to help you back onto that wagon ^.^




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HEATHERLESLIE 7/26/2008 12:37AM

    Hey Vic, I'm new to SP, but reading the comments of the others on this site, you are not alone and it sounds like you have a lot of people who care for you. You'll come right in a couple of days. Hang in there emoticon

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XUXA05 7/26/2008 12:17AM

    Hi Vic! I'm Michelle & I'm new to SP and The Goonies! :)

Just wanted to tell you to stay positive! And know that just because you went off your "plan" for a couple of days, doesn't mean that its all down hill from there. Just pick yourself back up and stay positive! I'm here if you need anything! :) emoticon

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KPINCIARO 7/26/2008 12:16AM

    lay off soda and junk food that you know will put weight on again.

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CSTEALERS 7/26/2008 12:03AM

    I am sorry to hear. We are all here to cheer you on and help you get back on track. That is the main key to it all. Never give up. I am here if you need to talk. We all get off track at some point or another. emoticon

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COMPUTERWOMAN 7/25/2008 11:16PM

    that is all right. One of the great things about this website/plan/program is that everyday is a new day. You get a new chance dare I say carpe diem (Did I spell that right?) It is all right that you messed up a tiny bit. (in comparison to the progress you have made this is definitely tiny) You can do it! Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift and that is why there is no time like the present emoticon

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ROUGHNRAW 7/25/2008 11:14PM

    Babeee!!! c'mon now, pick yourself up!! you can do this, taking a few rest days is not the end of the world!! we're all in this together, and you have an entire internet community behind you all the way!! you KNOW you kickbutt, you just have to start to BELIEVE it, so turn that frown upside down, do a little naked dance around your living room and tell the world to screw itself! you got it made baby, and you're just getting startedddd!!

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WOTABOUTTHIS 7/25/2008 11:01PM

    I love the way you have rewards planned in advance. Sometimes though, you need a reward just for getting through the day. Go for a leisurely walk, pick yourself some flowers, visit a friend, find something you've been meaning to read! emoticon

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IMATOADSTOOL 7/25/2008 10:58PM

    I have been feeling slow myself these last few days. Summer wears me out! But nothing feels quite as good as getting out for that walk after the sun goes down and knowing inside that I am doing it all even when I don't feel like it. "Fake it til you make it" I always say!

You can do this!!!

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MOMMY2TJ 7/25/2008 10:57PM

    You can do it. Pick yourself up. Try to get some exercise in - even just a little. That always makes me feel better and motivates me to recommit. You are totally worth it!

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TEMENY 7/25/2008 10:39PM

    I know how you feel... i am doing the same thing i feel like crap and its starting to show. But you know when you feel the worst is when you have to dust yourself off and keep fighting ! We can do this!!!!

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ANUDESTINEY 7/25/2008 10:32PM

    Hey there,

I know how you feel, the "Dog days" of summer bite me sometimes.
But the good news is you can come back from it wake up and smile at yourself and push through that first day and the next will be better.

In my thoughts,

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SACTOKAREN 7/25/2008 10:07PM

    I know exactly how you feel. The good news is that the funk will pass and as soon as you get back on track you'll feel so much better. Just think about what you want to do differently and work on it a little at a time. That's the other good news, just one step in the right direction is PROGRESS!

Hang in there - we're counting on you.

Karen (Goonies never give up - never say die.)

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MARTY19 7/25/2008 10:02PM

    I have had days like this. Sometimes you really have to push to get out of bed but once you day it will get better. Hang in there.

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MANDIG1 7/25/2008 9:36PM

    Hi Vic! I've struggled with my own feelings of depression in the past and I'm here to tell you that things do get better!! We're all here to support you!! We're Goonies and we stick together no matter what!! Ya just have to take it one day at a time!! My thoughts and prayers go out to you!! You will make it though this! Just remember that, If you ever need to talk, I'm here!!!!!


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CHUNKSTER63 7/25/2008 9:33PM

    Vic, I understand how you feel I have had this happen to me also but, then i snap myself out of it and say what are you doing chunk you need to get off your but you don't wanto go the other way and think of how much sweat and determination you put into it. That's me talking to me but you have to say the same thing to yourself you are a wonderfull person and your heading in the right direction down turn back on this you have put to much into it already. Please re asses what your going thru and snap out of it I know it's in you Iv'e seen it now you just got to get it back we are here for you and on your side.

I will pray that you find that inner peace and drive to continue what you started Goonies never say die. Goonies never quit.

God Bless,


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BREEZYLEO 7/25/2008 9:28PM

    Hi Viv,
It is so tough when we feel so down to re-member to take care of ourselves. So first, be kind...beating yourself up emotionally, or shoulding on yourself...well you can do it for 2 minutes but after that you have to promise to get up, brush your teeth, eat a little something that your body will love you for (fruit maybe?) then remember how much your body likes to feel good and go for a walk or do a little dance. You certainly have permission to be depressed again later if you really want to. But heck, maybe by now you will really not want to....

Know that you are in my prayers and we are here in the Goonies team are all here to help.

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BONMACK 7/25/2008 9:25PM

    Lots of good advice here, can't think of a thing to add to it....just know that you have all kinds of people in your corner, waiting to help you thru your tough times, 'cause we all know you can do it. You can lean on us whenever you need to 'cause we do all care for you and want to see you be the very best you can be. Life sure ain't easy, is it?? It tries to get ya down every time ya turn around, sometimes, but we're all praying for you and wishing happier times ahead for you. emoticon emoticon

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TWO.CANTINA 7/25/2008 9:22PM

  Vic, I have been there and hope you will overcome this in a timely manner. for me it took me to decide whether to continue with this or take a positive attitude. I KNOW you can do this if you decide. I am here for you and many others are here also. THINK POSITIVE. We all love you and want you to succeed. Keep us all posted! We are here to help!

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FEFIFO 7/25/2008 9:19PM

    I really don't know how to help you but my heart goes out to you. Please take care.

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ITSALLGOOD:-) 7/25/2008 9:17PM

    Remember not to beat yourself up about what was done yesterday. today is a new day so start now at this very moment. You can do this. we're all here for you.

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SHOOTIN4STARS 7/25/2008 9:13PM

    It sounds like your in a tough place right now, but just getting up and doing something helps. I have been depressed at points in my life too. Take some action, and hopefully the emotional reaction will follow. Do something nice for yourself. Take a bubble bath, do your nails, buy a new outfit, get lost in a good book, etc. I'll be rooting for you to bounce back.


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THATGIRL21 7/25/2008 9:05PM

    I am right there with you I have been battling feelings like that alot lately and life can get you down jsut know that e are in this with you and if you need anything I am here . I am parying for you that you will get your will and motivation back .....

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CINNIEMAY 7/25/2008 9:05PM

    I hope that you are feeling better tomorrow! After all we all care for you and are supporting you! Take care of yourself! IF you need ANYTHING just let us know!


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LIFES*2*SHORT 7/25/2008 8:54PM

  I have no idea what you are going through... but what I can do is pray for you. I hope you're feeling better soon!! Keep us updated... PLEASE?

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HUGGERS1 7/25/2008 5:41PM

    Vic, I hope you get well soon and over this depression. Just take it one step at a time, first step one foot out of bed then the other, now walk just walk back and forth down the hallway to get the juices flowing. now drink some water, get a healthy breakfast and walk some more. Stretch to the ceiling and just keep reaching, now hold it there for a count of 5. You are doing great. continue walking. repeat as long as you feel like it. Work through the day then come back and repeat the steps.

Then put one foot in bed and the other foot in the bed and sleep peacefully and start over tomorrow.


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CATLADY523 7/25/2008 2:36PM

    I've been battling depression since last fall. I take 5 mg. Lexapro and it seems to keep me on a more even keel. It's hard to care about anything when you're depressed, I know.

Pamper yourself a little bit, then remember what's important to you, take a deep breath, and start over... you can do it.


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ANDTHENSOME1 7/25/2008 1:37PM

    thanks Wanda for the nice comment!

I think my cat will help me since i love my pet a lot and need to at least get up to take good care of her!


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DEGODDESS 7/25/2008 1:20PM

    I hope you can find something that motivate you to at least get up and moving. I've dealt with depression a time or two (or five), and know its not continued prayers. - Wanda

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what I saw this summer from my window ;-)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

This is... what I saw this summer from my window ;-)
So my vacation wasn't that bad... It was mainly bad timing. I WAS surrounded by people i love and who love me but just didn't have the time for me this year, somehow.



Not so good vacation....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I went to a place that looked like paradise (our family house in the mountains, South of France), but I felt so lonely!!! SOB emoticon
Everyone had their own problems/stuff to attend to and I couldn't enjoy anyone's company since i woke up early and went to bed early and led a healthy lifestyle while the others just drank and smoked and stayed up late. So, so boring and sad for me.

I just spent my vacation reading Flaubert and solving sudokus!
I alos suffered from PMS and felt grumpier than my usual self.

OK, i needed to vent out. It's not the end of the world. This vacation didn't cost me anything, i did some nice gardening and picked my own herbs from my herbs garden.

And now i'm back to my tranquil home, with no noisy kids around to spoil the silence when i need it or the music when i want to enjoy it!

This is going to be ME time again! I want/need to take good care of myself.


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ANDTHENSOME1 7/23/2008 10:50AM

    thank you fellow Goonies! emoticon


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LIFES*2*SHORT 7/23/2008 10:35AM

  Wow... I can't imagine! I wish you could have had a better time on your vacation. Maybe you need to take one by yourself and go somewhere nobody knows you. A lady from our church does that all the time, and comes back totally refreshed. Glad to see that you are still staying on track though. Keep at it.


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FLORENCEOSI 7/23/2008 10:28AM

    Experiences like that make you appreciate your own turf even more!!

Sharing some calorie free emoticon emoticon luv!!

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Summer vacation photos

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

First, some herbs from my summer garden.


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LIFES*2*SHORT 7/22/2008 10:04AM

  I knew I forgot to plant something in my garden. LOL

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HUGGERS1 7/22/2008 7:16AM

    extremely jealous right now :) they look wonderful. I cannot grow anything at all. MY thumbs are not green I don't know what color, maybe I have thumbs of death or something LOL

I am glad you are sharing your vacation with us :)

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MINORCANLDY 7/22/2008 6:46AM

    I love Fresh Herbs! They are heaven. We successfully grow rosemary, and lemon balm and lavender. Not had a lot of success with anything else. ... I do keep trying!

Fellow Gardner Hug,

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