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    LDRICHEL   46,087
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Monday, May 09, 2011

Man, I am just not myself. I am feeling so down lately. I have struggled with depression before and I am on medication for it. The medication usually works, but it just hasn't been cutting it lately. I'm just so overwhelmed with marital and work stress...I just feel sad.

I am thinking about doing two things to remedy this. I thought about calling the Employee Assistance Program through my job to see if I can get some free counseling sessions. And I also was thinking of forcing myself to actually use the SparkPeople meal plans. What a handy dandy feature that is...you can even substitute for things you don't care for and print out a grocery list!!! How cool!!! I really thought I could stay on track on my own but I just haven't been able to do it!

So I think I'll try that. At least then, I will know that I will not be going over on my calories. I think I'll go ahead and try to start that next week. It will take me quite some time to plan the first week of meals out and get all the groceries, etc.

Wish me luck!
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FATBUSTINMOM 5/10/2011 2:03PM

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I use the meal plan and love it! When I make my own substitutions that aren't on the list, I just try to make sure it's close in calories. The grocery list feature is great! I had a little trouble figuring out the dinners, since they are for 1 serving only and I like to make enough for my husband and daughter, but I wasn't exactly good in math, lol!

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LOIDAEG 5/10/2011 2:52AM

    Good luck But I think you can do it!!! :) I'll be using the meal plan this summer in the States. So much easier when you got access to the foods it says on the list :) You'll do great!!

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MARVEEME 5/9/2011 10:35PM

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LUCK! Looks like you've got a handle on solving the issues before you, so it's more than just luck, it's implementation and success! BLESSINGS!

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