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Handling depression and cravings

Friday, November 09, 2012

I am feeling quite depressed again. I thought I would have my son tonight. We usually have a pleasant time in the evening together, watching DVDs or walking the dog or reading. No excitement but no conflict, either, and there's a lot to be said for that.

Well, I had expected to have him, so I didn't plan anything else as I should have. Then his dad called at about one and wanted him to go to the movies and spend the night there. I always say yes to his dad unless there is a real schedule conflict, which there wasn't, so Danny is gone and I have no plans. I know I need to pull out of it. I am trying not to binge.

Oddly enough, after some time without sweets, I am finding that most sweet things are tasting too sweet, and I can't even finish them, let along binge on them. This is a very good thing. But what I am craving is rich, creamy, savory things - like the chicken and wild rice soup I made yesterday. One cup would be OK, but I want to have about a quart. Or potato chips and onion dip - one of my weaknesses. And not just a few, but lots and lots. I need a distraction. I think I will walk the dog, and hopefully snap out of it by the time I get back.

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WORTHART 11/14/2012 2:28AM

    An excellent idea to walk the dog to distract you from the siren song of chips and dip. I've had to clean my house out of any of those kinds of temptations as I can't seem to control myself when they are available. I've been drinking hot tea a lot lately, which I haven't done in years, and that helps some. Also I sometimes have a cup of coco made with water and is only 130 calories, and that seems to fill my craving hole.
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BLITZEN40 11/10/2012 3:22PM

    It's always disappointing when plans fall through. Exercise is always a great alternative if you can get yourself into the place mentally to do it, but if you can't, distracting yourself by reading a book or watching a movie are good too. Sorry about your son not coming over. Hang in there! emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIA441 11/9/2012 9:18PM

  It is always good to have a Plan B when one falls through.There is usually a good reason why a plan falls through and a better thing is around the corner. Make it a "me" time to regroup, to spoil yourself with doing something special like going to get your nails done or meet with a friend.

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LUVLYLORELEI 11/9/2012 7:37PM

    Instead of, or in addition to finding a distraction when things don't quite go as planned, why not consider making a quick list of all the positive things that you can do with the time that you have now after spending a few minutes with those feelings that you have about the changes in your plans.

Do you have any projects you can do? Gifts you can make if you're into crafts, or cards you can write? I find sometimes doing the kinds of things that will lift other people's spirits will in turn lift my own.

Hope you start feeling better!

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MOTTAMAMALOU 11/9/2012 7:28PM

    Welcome back from your walk with the dog. Feel better? How about a nice cup of tea and a nice book to read to cheer you up? Or.................................
.............................R>Pamper yourself. Take a nice bubble bath and give yourself a facial. Try a foot soak, it's great. Use your alone time to just be you and enjoy yourself.

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KNYAGENYA 11/9/2012 7:25PM

    Be strong. emoticon

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Lost a couple of pounds

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Well, the stress I have been under over the election and my friend who was running has had at least one positive effect - I have lost 3 pounds since about a month ago. I don't get a chance to weigh on an accurate scale very often, so I can only check my weight infrequently. As I say, I lost about three pounds in a month, and I suspect most if not all of that loss was in the last week.

Not how I would choose to lose weight, but it's better than gaining weight because one is stressed, I suppose.

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BLITZEN40 11/8/2012 9:43PM

    I guess that's one good thing about stress... it burns calories! lol Well, maybe not, but it definitely puts the brakes on eating, so if you're trying to lose weight it can help. I'm glad this election is over though, even if I didn't necessarily get what I wanted. Now it's time to focus on good health, happiness and spark success! emoticon

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Super Stress

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I thought itwas bad yesterday, but today I am so stressed that I feel physically sick. I feel as though I am about to throw up. The big problem is that a personal
friend of mine is running for office. I am so worried for him that I feel sick and my hands are shaking so I can hardly type. An incredibly wise and holy man once said, "Pray, hope, and don't worry." I am trying, but not succeeding too well.

However, I decided to fast today, so at least I am not eating everything in sight like I did yesterday. Thank goodness it will all be over tomorrow.


Stressing out

Monday, November 05, 2012

I admit it, I get way too stressed out before an election, hoping that my candidates win, and lying awake worrying about whether they will. Today has just been a terrible day for stress, and I didn't accomplish nearly as much as I needed to because of that.

I will be so glad when it is all over with tomorrow! Then maybe I can get back on track with my healthy eating and stop stuffing everything in sight in my mouth.

I obviously don't handle stress very well. :-(


A long way to go

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Well, if I had had access to my computer earlier, I would have entitled this blog, "Help!" because I was feeling very, very sad and depressed, and all I wanted to do was to eat everything in sight. Sigh. I just about did. The only bright side is that I did keep my vow to not eat any sweets - and I was just terrifically craving anything and everything sweet. Not only that, but there is a good bit of saved Halloween candy readily available, plus some delicious homemade brownies and pumpkin cheesecake in the freezer.

So, I kept my vow - or technically a fast - and ate no sweets. But, instead, I ate a bunch of potato chips, macadamia nuts (I love macadamia nuts), and cheese. I wasn't actually hungry, just depressed. I knew better. And I did it anyway. Sigh. I surely have a long way to go.

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BLITZEN40 11/4/2012 1:25AM

    We all have times we slip up. The important thing is that you're here and therefore thinking about getting back on track again. Good job not eating those sweets- you should be really proud of yourself for that because that's not easy! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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