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Having a Hard Time

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Need some advice,having some health problems, and am suffering from Panic attacks at night. I am eating to relieve the tension,something I don't want to do.. I have had a cold and sinus trouble , from all this worry.. I dislike winter and the darker days make me feel sad... I have tried going to different places and keep moving, but when dusk come I feel them coming on..I just let things get out of control,nothing serious is wrong, I feel fine don't know why I am so upset... Any advice will be greatly appreciated.. thank you in advance.. emoticon

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CASEYSAUER 1/15/2013 7:14AM

    Maybe try an evening yoga class?

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    Definitely talk to your doctor about it. Ask them to check your vitamin D levels. I have to do that periodically. Also, my doctor gave me an Rx for something to help ward off the anxiety bouts I have a night. I didn't like having to resort to an Rx but I need to sleep. Best of luck! Pat

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MARYELLEN301 1/12/2013 7:10PM

    Have you tried one of those special lights for Seasonal Affected Disorder? I've seen them for sale in the $25-50 range. Might be worth the investment?

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Getting Back on Track

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hi friends, have been in a little slump lately. I can't seem to get back on track.

I would really appreciate any tips or tough love anyone has to offer... emoticon.

I am having trouble sleeping at night, so I sleep later in the day and I miss breakfast, which is a no no.. emoticon

Help me get my spark back please..feeling a little sorry for myself. I have been seeing a lot of people passing away as of late..

Thank you dear sparkfriends. I usually like to keep it a little cheerful, thanks for listening... emoticonHappy St Patricks Day...

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LADILADIDA 3/19/2012 10:45AM

    Do one thing for yourself today that truly makes you feel good about yourself. One simple thing that is good for you AND makes you feel good. I have no doubt that you can get back on track with just some little baby steps... some self-love. I get off track everyday, but then I just get right back on! You can do it!

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HICALGAL 3/19/2012 4:05AM

    determination is doing..even when we dont want to. we've all been there and we all find our way out of there...u are no get a move on. life goes on and so do we. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NAMAARI 3/17/2012 8:58PM

    I just had a 'get back on track' time myself nearly three weeks ago. We all get stalled sometimes, but I think the best thing you can do is what you're doing...reach out for help and try to get back to it. I think you have to get your sleep down better. It only takes a several days of forcing yourself to get up early, even if you're not sleeping well at night, and then you'll be in more of a routine and more tired at night. My son, when he was a little guy, once heard a man on the radio say that if you can do something for 21 days then you can make it a habit. It sounds like you may be dealing with some grief too, even if it doesn't seem obvious to us grief does affect our moods, our sleep, and our energy. I think walking and exercise may help, but I think counting your blessings and being grateful is the best way to counter grief, and the down feelings. Also, journaling and writing down any things that may be on your mind prior to bed time...even chores or lists. Sometimes I go for months without sleeping at night, usually because I am wrestling with things in my life, and so I pray. When I can't sleep, I get up and pray for all the people that God brings to my mind, and then I read some Psalms and pray for sleep to usually does, but I am still tired in the morning. I hope you figure it out, and that others may have some wise words for you.

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What a week!

Monday, January 30, 2012

I was doing great all week,felt really good eating my salad. emoticon+

When wait what is this in my salad emoticon and looked, oh my, it is a tooth and filling,gee I hope it is in there from someone else,since I am terrified of the dentist,but alas it is mine. emoticon

A wisdom tooth no less,eventually toward the end of the week I finally called the dentist. emoticon It is out and I feel so proud to have overcome my fear, I made an appointment to have them cleaned and checked. emoticon It has only been a few years since I went because I lost my job , so I needed to go.

I signed up for Dr Oz's transformation and went to Weight Watchers for my free weigh in , so I am good to go.. I went before to weight watchers ,so I remember what to do and I have been good all week.

I need a wake up call since I am one of those people that need a lot of sunlight, and these winters make me want to be a couch potato. I got my Jane Fond workout tape for us elder women so I am good to go. emoticon emoticon

I will keep you all posted, thanks for your support. emoticon

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JENNY712 2/8/2012 8:44AM

    Hello! I too am sorry about your tooth loss. I am so glad you are going to the Dentist. I do NOT enjoy going either. Good has come out of the bad as your tooth loss has encouraged you to make that needed appointment. Fear can be a hard huddle to get over. You did it! congratulations. Have fun with your work out and your Weight Watchers program. Jenny emoticon emoticon

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HICALGAL 1/31/2012 2:59AM

    sorry about ur tooth...but glad u made an appt with dentist. all the best with dr oz's transformation and w.w. ...and have fun with jane fonda! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Sad and Happy weekend

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I had a wonderful and sad weekend.

On friday night, I met friends from high school, one I didn't see in 47 years and the other one I saw only one time 15 or so years ago in the 47 years since high school. Getting there all at the same time was a funny story in itself, too long to tell here though.

We went to see the movie " The Help", which in itself was a treat because it took place in the 60's. I enjoyed looking at the old cars, a few my Dad had and the wonderful music and storyline.

Then we had a wonderful time at dinner afterwards , all our birthdays are in September and the waitress told the manager, and he gave us all our desserts for free. I was so proud of myself, I only took a small dish of icecream but I did put the cherry and whipped cream on top.

On Saturday, I had to go to a grade school's friend's funeral. I was thinking how sad it was that she will miss the joys of getting older and reconnecting. She suffered for 5 years,she is in a happier place now, but she will be missed by her 4 daughters, husband, Mom and sisters and all her wonderful friends.I have such fond memories of her, childhood friends are the best they are always with you.

On Sunday I met up with 2 other friends.It was 47 years for one and the other girl I saw a few months ago when she came to visit friends, but before that it was 47 years also. We went together for a 4 hour lunch. It is funny, even though you haven't seen them in a long time, you just start talking like you saw them yesterday.

Now onto the getting healthy part. I started my first Zumba class today. I think I need a I did finish the class, I will come prepared next time with a sleeveless top, I was sweating my head off and some water. I just loved it though, not bad for someone who is turning 65 at the end of September. Thank you Spark People for keeping me motivated.

Bye for now. emoticon Tried to post pictures but it didn't come up.

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HICALGAL 10/25/2011 3:54AM

    wishing u a belated happy birthday and may all ur wishes come true in the new year. sorry to hear about ur friend...but glad to see you've reconnected with some..friends are treasures. keep up the great work. if i dont have a good sweat after a workout, i feel like i didnt work hard enough. way to go!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GUNIVERA 9/26/2011 10:16AM

    Congrats on finishing your Zumba class. I couldn't even get through one song!

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend, but happy you were able to be here yourself to meet up with several others and continue to enjoy life!

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Excited for September

Friday, August 05, 2011

I just got an email from my high school friend. I recently saw her after47 years, about a month ago. She is coming back for a wedding in September and wants to meet for lunch with her and another school friend I haven't seen in 47 years.

I am so looking forward to this event, I am really going to step up my clean eating, get back to my exercising routine and have a more positive attitude.

Life is so remarkable with it's twists and turns and everything seems to come round circle. I love my age now.

I am coming up on my 65th birthday and life is just more joyful , except for the aches and pains , I am loving life. emoticon

Thank you to all my spark friends for your friendships and kind words. emoticon

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BLONDIE410 8/6/2011 5:53PM

    Thanks everyone..Sounds like something to do, smileybee.. One of my friends live on the opposide side of the country..thanks for the tip..

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SMILEYBEE 8/5/2011 12:47AM

    Love your enthusiasm! Hooray for you and your friends!

A few years back, my two best friends from high school and I started doing a monthly conference call. We pour ourselves a drink and chat for about an hour and a half on the same day and time each month ... we graduated in 1962 and we still enjoy laughing and sharing our lives with each other. Old friendships are priceless!

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GONEWLIFE 8/5/2011 12:35AM

    good for you !

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