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April 8, 2013, 11:30 pm

Tuesday, April 09, 2013


For those of you who cant watch VLOG, I'm up and cant sleep. I didn't take the meds tonight but still I ate. I eat so much at night, in the day time I'm not even hungry. It was dinner time before I realized I hadn't ate all day. Something has got to give. I'm like the vampires with my days and nights mixed up. If you have any suggestion, they are welcome. I hope you ALL are doing well. Have a great day or rather I hope you are sleeping well. Please sleep enough for me because I cant get any. Love you ALL!

  
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/9/2013 3:26PM

    Sorry that you're having a hard time sleeping. Have you been tested for Sleep Apnea? I used to have a hard time sleeping... was tested & given a CPAP machine. Now I sleep SOLID 8 hours or more. No drugs!
Congratulations on another pound down! Keep up the good work. emoticon emoticon

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STR458 4/9/2013 10:32AM

    sleeplessness emoticon emoticon
there's absolutely nothing good on tv late which makes it even worse! You would think tv execs would be all over programming good TV for we are hostages to indoors during those sleeplessness hours- and would sit there grateful for something good to watch- anyhow instead starring at ceiling and listening to clocks seems to be the way it is (I got a police scanner which seems to keep me company because its LIVE)

don't worry about it, sometimes we just get to do nothing & so what? It will pass and we will be back to routine soon anyway..... keep vlogging YoU're gREaT emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 4/9/2013 8:09AM

    Congrats on another pound gone!

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BRE2003SB 4/9/2013 7:26AM

    By the way, 1 more pound GONE. emoticon

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1SALMON1 4/9/2013 1:48AM

    Me to - up at night, a lot because I can't sleep. And if I start eating in the evening just forget it - then wake up next day & don't want food at all till evening. I think my body would be happier if I worked nights & slept days but the job won't let me do that. If anyone tells you an answer will you pass it on to me? Anyway I like your vlog and thank you for sharing...

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April 6, 2013

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Checking In~ For those of you who cant watch the VLOG. I have been back on meds for 2 weeks. With my anxiety med, I am starting to eat more at night. I have to decide to take it or NOT or have it changed. I think I'll try eliminating it first then if that don't help with mood I'll have to change it. I didn't work out yesterday but I did line dance class Thursday. After, I hand washed and dried my car for about 30 minutes. I'm counting ALL mines. emoticon AnyHOO, LOVE& emoticon to you ALL! Keep it simple AND emoticon emoticon

  
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SPARK-PPL-GIRL 4/7/2013 12:28PM

    I have anxiety problems too and I've decided to go medication free (I was never on medications for it but if I said something to my doctor I could easily be there). Those drugs are powerful and scientists haven't properly studied their long-term effects.

They don't even treat the problem either. I try to only take prescription medicine that will treat a problem meaning if I take the drug, the problem will go away entirely after a full course of the medicine. Anxiety and depression medicine puts a band-aid over the problem by lessening the symptoms but never treating the underlying problem so you have to take the medicine for life basically or the symptoms will come back.

Many people get hooked on the medicine or experience other symptoms like drug induced insomnia, overeating like you are experiencing, etc. I've even heard of uncontrollable shaking as a side effect. It's best to treat anxiety and depression naturally if you can. I'm looking into treating my anxiety issues/insomnia with extra vitamin supplementation.

I'm using this article: http://www.besthealthmag.ca/embrace
-life/mental-health/8-nutrients
-to-help-beat-anxiety

Taking vitamins is natural and taking extra vitamins has been proven to have less side effects than anti-anxiety medication (Taken from the link above: In a study of people with panic disorder, OCD and depression the B vitamin inositol in amounts of up to 18 grams daily was as effective and had fewer side effects than an anti-anxiety medication)

Oops edit: So along with vitamin supplementation I'd ask your doctor for some type of behavioral therapy (another drug free solution that can actually fix the problem) . I'm too much of a chicken to ask for help so I'm only going to be doing the vitamin therapy myself.



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MSMAKEOVER 4/6/2013 2:43PM

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I hope you figure out what works soon. I know that's challenging. Hang in there.

Car washing is surely a workout! I've always wanted to learn to line dance. emoticon

Keep up the good work I'm proud of you! emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/6/2013 1:16PM

    You're doing so well my friend. I'm really impressed with how far that you've come since I have known you. emoticon emoticon

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STR458 4/6/2013 11:01AM

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you- if you have internet access... look up ribbon crafts videos just to see one of the cheap crafts out there... emoticon

ribbon crafts

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April 4, 2013

Thursday, April 04, 2013

4 pounds down

  
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VELVETLADY1950 4/5/2013 10:09PM

    emoticon weight lost. emoticon you're making video's.
I am impressed. emoticon God Bless!

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MSMAKEOVER 4/4/2013 11:59PM

    Congrats on your weightloss! I spark from my cell phone as I do not have internet access at home. So, I can't see your vlog, but I'm very proud of you. Keep up the great work! You have my support!!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 4/4/2013 7:06PM

    You are doing great, Bre! Congrats on the 4 pound loss. Sounds like you have a great counselor, too.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/4/2013 5:00PM

    I'm so glad that you're posting these VLOGS. I am really enjoying hearing you & feeling like I am getting to know you better. Congratulations on the 4 pound loss. That's excellent. Glad that you're doing well with your therapist/counselor. I am blessed to have a good one myself. Bright blessings to you my friend. emoticon emoticon

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LADYSMITHC 4/4/2013 10:35AM

    Sounds like you have a good counselor. He/SHe seems to be asking you lots of tough questions. I like what you said: "...get in line with some more important pressing issues..." I might start using that too...."Get in line.." and when a problem surfaces..."Get in line..." LOVE IT. I'm saying it already!
PS: I like what STR458 has to say too!
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STR458 4/4/2013 9:53AM

    ...liking your even headedness...KISS .... you're doing it, yippee! emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 4/4/2013 8:12AM

  Thanks for sharing

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April 2, 2013 ~Never, Ever, Giving Up On ME!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Checking In with Friends

  
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SPARK-PPL-GIRL 4/3/2013 4:26AM

    Hello from another Sparker! Good to hear you are doing well :-)

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BE-THE-CHANGE 4/2/2013 7:55PM

    Bre, I am so proud of you! I love you, too.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/2/2013 4:03PM

    I love your positive attitude. Keep up the good work my friend. Glad that you're working out at the Y. You KNOW that my heart is there! I'm proud of you. emoticon emoticon

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STR458 4/2/2013 10:35AM

    good great excellent .... thanks for putting the vlog on! emoticon

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LADYSMITHC 4/2/2013 9:43AM

    I LOVED this line that you said:
"TODAY I'm making an effort."
I like that.
Hang that around your house!
Then the next day, add another one like, "Today I'm making a change." and then change something.
"Today I'm making it a good day."
Today I'm making a healthy salad
and so on.
MAKE your path! Make it something you can really visualize!
Powerful words you had to say this morning! emoticon
Thanks for the video!

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/2/2013 9:04AM

    Great attitude!

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Quotation

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one
at the end of your arm. . . . As you grow older you will discover
that you have two hands. One is for helping yourself,
the other for helping others. ~Audrey Hepburn

  
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BE-THE-CHANGE 2/27/2013 8:10PM

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 2/27/2013 6:34PM

    Good quote! Thank you for sharing.
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DAWNWATERWOMAN 2/27/2013 7:26AM

    I love this quote & the sentiment behind it. emoticon

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TATTER3 2/27/2013 6:47AM

    I can appreciate this!

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LOLEMA 2/27/2013 6:00AM

  cute

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