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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Still struggling with my grief. I think the 2nd year has been harder than the first was. Trying to move on, but not sure how. Trying to beat my depression back, get to a point where I have more good days than bad days. Money is very tight, after I pay the bills there is nothing left for entertainment.

To get me out of the house, give me activities with people that doesn't cost much to participate...... About 2 months ago, I started to volunteer with a garden group at church. Gets me out with positive people. Gives me an outside activity that enjoy. I recently joined a Bible study group that meets weekly. I also recently joined a monthly book club, I've heard that many meetings are more a gab & wine session rather than discussing the book.

About a month ago I started trying to get some exercise every day, even if it's just a walk around the neighborhood. Even if it's just walking in place while I watch a favorite TV show. If I wake up in the morning feeling sorry for myself, I exercise before allowing myself to sit on the couch and pout. I forgot to track it on SparkPeople every day, but I did ok. I feel good about how well I did.

September is about eating better, eating in a healthier way. I can't diet, I can't stick to a diet. I know I'll slip up. Ice Cream will call my name. Treats I buy for the grandkids won't be eaten and finished before they go home. Days I wake up feeling sorry for myself, I eat my way through the day.

I can however.....I can try to eat better. I can't afford to through food away, but I can not buy the unhealthy stuff when the unhealthy is gone. I don't have to grocery shop when I'm having an emotional eating day. I can purchase snacks for grandkids in single serve sizes, and keep them out of sight.

Praying that I can continue to make positive forward progress.

  
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PICKIE98 8/31/2014 3:35PM

    If you find it hard to cook for just you, is it possible that there is somebody else that lives near you that could "meal-pool" with you??take turns making meals and sharing them a few days a a week? Big salad and maybe baked chicken ?
Does your church have a food pantry? Maybe hey could share some canned goods or grains with you.. to supplement your foods..

If you want to batch cook, put stuff in the freezer in smaller containers and change them every so often..

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GEORGE815 8/31/2014 1:15PM

    Sounds like you are coping fine but it still is difficult. Prayers be with you.

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Good Samaritan Hospice Memorial Run/Walk

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Just got home from my first 5k walk, registration fees and contributions fund "Erin's Camp". A free to the child camp for children going through grief. What a wonderful program. Makes me feel good to have participated in such a good cause.

  
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ZIGGY122 10/13/2013 12:46PM

    emoticon emoticon on your first 5 k Hospice was great for us when my Twin lost her fight with breast cancer

Comment edited on: 10/13/2013 12:48:21 PM

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LINDA! 10/12/2013 6:43PM

    Great!

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UMBILICAL 10/12/2013 11:08AM

  Luv 5K's

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Gluten-free

Monday, August 19, 2013

I have just completed day 5 of trying to be gluten-free. I was at the doctor's last week, we discussed how I've been feeling, he had several suggestions about what could be wrong so I had blood work done Friday, 8/16, before beginning this new way of eating. One of the problems he suspects is a gluten intolerance, so he said I had nothing to lose trying to be gluten-free until my next visit (3 weeks). Between the blood work and the change in eating, he hopes to have an answer for me and help me begin to feel better.

  
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SHERWOODCYCLER 8/28/2013 12:45PM

    I found that when I avoid gluten I feel much better. I took a test and found that I was borderline gluten intolerant. Since then, I have tried to limit the gluten I eat (unlike Celiac's I can eat gluten, but just not that much). It is pretty easy to do, actually, if you are gluten sensitive, not gluten intolerant. if you need bread and crackers in your diet you can find gluten free ones. I like rice crackers I buy at Costco. And I buy Bob's Red Mill Oats that are gluten free for my oatmeal. And other gluten free cereals, too.
So I have found a way to avoid gluten without the crunchy cereal and crackers. I find that I don't like gluten free bread that much, so it is just better to skip it.

Let us know how it goes!

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COO_KIE 8/20/2013 12:09PM

    I hope that you feel better with the changes. It can be intimidating at first, but in general, if it is pure food, not altered by manufacturing, it is likely OK...wheat, rye, barley and oats are generally tweaked before they get to your plate, and are not safe for most gluten intolerant people. BUT, fresh fruits, vegetables, most dairy, most meats, unless marinated or 'tweaked' are safe.
After 42 years of symptoms, a doctor suggested trying gluten free for me. Finally, at age 62, I was living a new life. Good luck!

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Keep trying

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

I have downloaded the app to my phone and my tablet, maybe this will help keep me on track

  
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EDDYMEESE 8/6/2013 11:10PM

    You can do it!

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ANNEK913 8/6/2013 6:49PM

    emoticon

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Using the SparkCoach

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Started with the SparkCoach app yesterday, downloaded it to my phone in addition to using it on my computer. Hope it helps me get/stay motivated.

  
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EDDYMEESE 8/6/2013 11:11PM

    Looks like I need a new app :)


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MANDYLOVE_76 8/6/2013 4:58PM

    I was wondering. I use fitbit and compete with friends. That is my motivation.

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PENNYPEARLS 8/6/2013 3:05PM

    I also just signed up for the year of Spark Coach! I like having that little something extra to help. emoticon

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LIVING4TODAY 8/6/2013 1:13PM

    I love SparkCoach, it is keeping me focused and positive. I hope you have a wonderful experience with it too! emoticon

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