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The Blues or Depression?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

So, I take a looong time to get to the point in this entry, as I begin by sharing my story. But I think if you or anyone you know may be struggling with depression, it may be well worth the read.

A couple other entries from today:

Fitness Friday--The Never-Ending Hill:

Scale Saturday--Week 31 Weigh-In and WUB: passionlifelovehealth.blogspo

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*MAMA*2*BOYS* 9/30/2012 4:28PM

    This article made me tear up. Not just because I can relate (not to the extent of your battle, but, in the past, I've dealt with periods of depression), but because I don't like the thought of you, or anyone else for that matter, feeling this way.

I am so glad that you have so many friends and family members that love you and are there to support you when you need it! emoticon

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SONIA260 9/30/2012 8:33AM

    You did so well on your goals this week....and is should be onward and downward in our cases...teehee

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APACHEREADER 9/30/2012 7:57AM

    depression can be difficult to over come. I've had depression for 9 years. Sometimes my struggle is hard because i don't take medication. My own personal reasons why i don't. Some times i feel great. And some days im miserable. I just keep on moving.

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Tasty Tuesday: A Rainbow of Freggies!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Here's my experience with the rainbow challenge:

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BERKCHIK 9/29/2012 2:32PM

    holy awesomeness! i love that you surprised yourself with what you can CAN do, and are enjoying it (and even surpassing your expectations).

I also think meal planning is a very wise thing. It happens to not be what's working for me right now, but that doesn't mean it won't be what I need next month. I know there is great wisdom in planning, as well as in tracking and goal setting. None of these, if you can believe, are things I normally do. Although I did track my food and exercise for the first 3mos on SP.

But I have just started training with the SP rookie running program. It feels like a goal! I'm psyched. I know I can do it. Just like you!!! And you're looking amazing by the way :)

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SONIA260 9/26/2012 10:56AM

    HEY!!!!!!! How could you call me crazy? sad panda......
But seriously, so proud of you!
Oh.....and I love hal's comment

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*MAMA*2*BOYS* 9/26/2012 1:40AM

    emoticon Great job on eating those freggies!! I've gotten all mine in, too, but I'm kind of struggling to increase the number of servings (I'm at 5-7 all week); I'd like to do more because I have been SOOO hungry the past few days. I don't know what's going on, but I need to try to increase my freggies so I can have more to eat without a lot of calories (I stick pretty closely to the bottom of my calorie range, but I don't want to increase much because I like the rate I'm losing at).

Once again, I LOVE your blog!! You not only share your experiences, but you really get me thinking about things; PLUS your posts are so informative and have lots of helpful tips!

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SHYDANDELIONS 9/25/2012 9:17PM

    Eating a rainbow of freggies was the simplest thing for me to do! I love fruits and veggies (veganism is a goal, but I want to get comfortable with my workout routine and eating healthier before I attempt it) so I decided that instead of eating snack packs or other unhealthy snacks masked in 'I'm healthy! I promise! (NOT)' labeling, I'd just pick up things that I know are healthy without having to read the nutrition label. Eating mostly fruits and veggies is definitely more expensive, especially since I tend to buy organics, but I figure my body is worth the extra money! Plus I love adding my freggies to MFP because my vitamin intake soars and it makes me feel good on the inside! :] I find that it's easier for me to save money as I'm shopping if I stick to the perimeter of the grocery store - usually the bad foods are tucked in to the aisles. When I first started I'd pick up snacks and my grocery bill was a good $50 more. Now I limit my snacks to $10 - it's taken me a month to eat 12 packages of Pirate's Booty cheese puffs!

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CANDIGIRL4K 9/25/2012 8:53PM

    Congrats on getting your rainbow freggies in! I wish I wasn't such a picky eater and could do it as well, but trying new foods until I actually enjoy their taste will eventually get me to that point. Good for you!

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HALINHALF 9/25/2012 8:42PM

    YAY! I'm still 2-0 as well!

I tried fresh eggplant today that I made into a Parmesan. It's definitely hard to do when you aren't in charge of the grocery bill. But it is simple to get this done per day other wise unless you're living on Ramen or oatmeal... Good job for attempting it this time and I could just hug you for not adding the sodium challenge this round! :-)

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Goal-Setting For Success

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Today's Motivational Monday is all about goal-setting. It took me an hour to write, so it's kinda lengthy...but I hope you guys like it!

Other new posts:

My Times Are Getting Better:

Sunday's Songs #4:

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RCW0442EHS 9/25/2012 3:00PM

    When it comes to goal setting I avoid it with a passion. I've always had this attitude that somehow I was sparing myself some disappointment by not having them and risking failure. Usually not a problem but with this it's hard to keep doing things when you don't have a reason. So I agree with you that while it can be done without goals it's better with them.

I liked reading the section about your medium term goals so it was really cool seeing them in play with your improvements in running time. Seeing how you've broken things down and you're making progress towards those long term goals makes the importance of goal setting in something like this much more clear. Besides that, I get a little jealous reading about people training for races and how excited they are at their improvements and strides towards their goals. I would love to be a runner but it's just one of those things I shy away from even more than goal setting. Really keep it up, it inspires me.

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LOSINIT87 9/25/2012 2:29PM

    Those songs are AWESOME for getting you pumped, and I have the first two on my music player. I especially love listening when I do more aggressive workouts, like kickboxing/punching bag.

Also, I love your point about keeping goals small. I fail at this a lot and I have learned to kind of wind it back when I get ahead of myself.

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ZRIE014 9/25/2012 12:44AM

  you need to set goal to help meet your end objective emoticon

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READE2MOVE2012 9/25/2012 12:37AM

  goas are important but writing them down is more important

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NSVs and More!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

I've got 4 blog posts today! That's what I get for slacking during the week...

Wellness Wednesday--Optimism For Better Health:

Fitness Friday--Overtraining:

NSVs Galore!!

Scale Saturday--Week 30 Weigh-In and WUB:

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CORVINESQUE 9/25/2012 12:23AM

    I really enjoyed these blogs! Great work on the NSVs and weight loss. The article about overtraining was really interesting. I loved reading about optimism. It really is a powerful force, isn't it?

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*MAMA*2*BOYS* 9/22/2012 7:48PM

    First of all, great job on the weight loss this week! You are AMAZING!! And congrats on all the NSVs!! You absolutely will succeed!

Thanks for the info on overtraining, and I love your post on optimism! So many times in the past while trying to lose weight, I have been very pessimistic, and my results have reflected that. This time, I really do feel optimistic, and I find that it has helped a lot! Instead of feeling like I may as well give up if the scale stays the same (or goes up), I really do feel like I just need to keep on keeping on and eventually the scale will show my effort.

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    Good job on keeping up with your blogs. :) I find that if I stop blogging for awhile, I slowly slip back into old habits. Congrats on the weight loss and NSVs! The articles were great!

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I'm Still Part Fat Person

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

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SHYDANDELIONS 9/24/2012 12:32PM

    I love that you measured! I thought I was the only person who, while giving into crazy cravings or binge eating, breaks out the measuring cups! Last night I broke out ice cream, but paid careful attention to how much I was eating because I didn't want to go out of my calorie goal.

Honestly, I don't think you're still part fat person! Healthy, fit people have cravings, too. You handled your craving in a fairly decent way, it sounds like you're learning how to handle situations like this.

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DAOCCHICA 9/23/2012 11:34AM

    I think you still did wonderfully. It can be so hard resisting temptation. Seems like you learned VERY well from it and have a awesome plan for if it happens again :D And I love that quote!

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WINDSONG26 9/18/2012 8:27PM

    Hey, at least you measured. So many of the rest of us (like me) don't, lol.

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RCW0442EHS 9/18/2012 3:40PM

    I really do like how you handled this situation, few people would have had the mindset to do what you did when giving into a temptation. You truly do sound like you've learned from your mistake and will have the reference for the next time you face a temptation like this. However, I do think the title of your blog is a bit harsh. It makes it sound as though you think you're negative in some way because you made a mistake and that's not the case. Thinking like that will also influence how you deal with this in the future. Like if you believe that a part of you is an out of control fat person you could start to accept that and the next time you find yourself in the same situation you might just shrug it off and think inevitable the mistakes as the workings of a fat person instead of deciding you have control. Regardless, I think you did well.

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*MAMA*2*BOYS* 9/18/2012 1:42PM

    When I finally feel the need to splurge like this, I can only hope that I handle it as well as you did! I am prone to feeling like it is the end of the world and I may as well just give up, which only leads to days (or weeks... or months...*cough*years*cough*) of eating junk and regaining all the weight I've lost, plus more! You were able to splurge, but still stay within your calories, address what the problems are, learn from it, and get right back to doing your thing. That is so admirable!! emoticon

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HALINHALF 9/18/2012 12:39AM

    I love that you actually measured it out though! That's shows you are doing better. I also think it's great that you didn't do it mindlessly, you made the conscious choice and it's completely fine every once and a while. :-) Just move on and keep going!

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