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Junk binge

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I don't understand why, the minute I start to eat healthy foods, my mind starts craving junk and I eat everything in sight! I make goals and only stick with them for a day or two and then I binge on junk!

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DESERTJULZ 10/15/2012 8:33PM

    Perhaps you are shorting yourself on some essential nutrient or overall calories when you eat healthy? Are you tracking using the Spark nutrition tracker?

I thought I ate so healthfully, then when I saw that I was eating twice the recommended grams of fat, I saw where to cut. Oh, it was all healthy fat: flax oil, tahini, almond butter, olive oil, just way too high as a % of my calories. When I dropped the fat to the right level, not only did some of my cravings drop away, I also felt fuller and lost weight.

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DOLPHINSINGER72 10/11/2012 1:01AM

    Is there a way you could not have junk foods in the house? Or maybe lock them up. :) Luckily my mom is trying to eat healthier also, so we just don't buy junk food. Or if we do buy it for my dad, he keeps it in his room so we are not as tempted to eat them. It has worked so far on this end. But, the fact that you are aware that you have a problem is the first step. Just take one day at a time!

Btw, cute cat. *meow*.

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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Today was a blast! I spent several hours caring for homeless kitties. It raises my spirits immensely and I also burned a lot of calories in the process! I didn't even think of it as "working out."

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DOLPHINSINGER72 10/11/2012 1:02AM

    ah, thanks for helping out the kitteh's! I want to start doing something for the homeless doggie population.

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Starting over

Friday, October 05, 2012

I have started a new job this past month and am loving it! I am working in a veterinary clinic which has always been my dream. I'm starting over on my fitness goals and starting so small that there is no way I can fail. I will add new goals every couple of weeks but still make them small adjustments.

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KARRENLYNN 10/5/2012 10:56PM

    Congratulations on your new job! It's great when you work at a job you love. Making small goals and adjustments is sometimes better than big ones or none at all.


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UMBILICAL 10/5/2012 10:36PM

  Good start

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

I have struggled with depression for the last several years and thought that I had finally won the battle. I found a medication that didn't make me feel "out of body" and like a robot and felt like living life again. The last couple of months though have been really tough and I don't know why. I don't like upping medication, but I may have to.... I've been crying every day for two weeks now and just generally feeling awful. Even taking my dogs for a walk doesn't seem to lift my mood. I wish (like all other illnesses) that we could just find a cure so that I could get back to my upbeat, happy self.

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DOLPHINSINGER72 10/11/2012 1:04AM

    I really hope you are feeling better since this post. I have struggled with depression since I was 16, and unfortunately I can not take meds. If you need someone to talk to shoot me an email or something. :)

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SINNIBLONDE 9/13/2012 3:48PM

    Sometimes there needs to be a meds change, as you know. Sometimes it's the dosage.

Have you discussed it with your prescribing doctor?

I had been on Citalopram (an SSRI) for a while, and it was just not doing the trick. Of course, I had to wean off it, to try a new med -- Cymbalta. But it sure makes a difference! Cymbalta does something not only with the Seratonin levels, but also adrenaline, I think it is. This combo is working much better for me.

If you trust your doc, and he/she is good, they should work with you till you get it right.

All the best, and huge huggggs too,

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Sick, sick, sick

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wednesday was my anniversary (the big 3 year) and it was wonderful! My husband is one of those rare guys that actually remembers (although I do have it written on the calendar, LOL) and he took me to dinner and a movie and surprised me with a new Kindle Fire!!! My birthday is the next day, so it was a nice relaxing, low key day. I was also stuck in bed with bronchitis. I haven't been this sick in years, but it's managed to put me in bed for well over a week. Today is the first day that I have been strong enough to sit up and actually get on the computer! My fitness minutes have been non existent since the only exercise I have done is to get up out of bed to go to the bathroom, but I have lost 7 lbs from not eating anything but chicken broth. Unfortunately that will come right back up as soon as I start eating again. :( The good news is that I have been thoroughly enjoying my anniversary present being stuck in bed. I have already read two books!

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KIEODD 6/25/2012 10:59PM

    I was sick a week couple week ago and lost a lot of weight to because i only eat yogurt because my throat hurt so much. it takes a bit to get back on track but you can do it!

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SRBSRB26 6/23/2012 8:01PM

    Happy Anniversary!

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