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    TEALLEN04   12,104
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in need of some good cheer

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Today's not starting out too well. It's only 7:30, and I've already broken down in tears.

I told myself to step back from the situation and take a deep breath, and detach from the situation, but that didn't stop the tears from coming. My rational side knows exactly what triggers led up to these feelings of depression and despair (not enough sleep last night, unresolved issues that I'm worrying about, too many exciting events going on at the moment, recent car accident). When I get a buildup of so many stressors, seemingly all at once, I go on a downward spiral emotionally.

I'm way too familiar with this cycle, since I've struggled with it for most of my life, so it's nothing new. But I just don't want this bout of depression to negatively affect all the good progress that I've made so far since I joined Spark. This time, I don't want to turn to food for comfort.

So I'm reaching out for help and encouragement.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LUCINDARW 8/3/2012 8:29PM

    You have so many good suggestions all I can do is say it will get better. I believe you've learned a lifestyle change and not a diet mentality so you will succeed! Lucinda

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JENNIFERLYNN128 8/3/2012 12:41AM

    Hey..guess what? I have some good news for ya. Tomorrow is a new day... plus, its FRIDAY! emoticon

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TEALLEN04 8/2/2012 5:48PM

    Thank you everyone for your great suggestions, advice, and encouragement. Just hearing from all of you is lifting my spirits somewhat already.

still feeling very overwhelmed, but hanging in there

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LARISSA238 8/2/2012 4:04PM

    *hugs* You can do this! You have some great insight, and you know that you should stay away from the kitchen. That's what I have to do sometimes. I mindlessly eat, and when I'm bored I wander into the kitchen and find something to eat. that's what made me balloon to 280 pounds. I've lost over 70 pounds now, and it's just by recognizing what triggers me and how to fight them. You can do this! *hugs again* Keep up the good fight!

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    Give yourself some "down" time. Take a hot bath, take a walk in a nice park, enjoy some nature. These cycles are normal and they will pass. Just relax and soon everything will be okay. emoticon

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LAOCHIN 8/2/2012 1:14PM


Think of something positive

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  I have had those same emotions and sometimes it feels like the cycle will never stop. It does. I find that pre-made shakes help. Something simple that I do not have to think about. I just keep them cold, shake it up, open and drink. I also find that if I write down some of the things that are bothering me it seems to get them out of my head and onto the paper. You do not need to do anything with them except write them down. Also do not try to do anything big when you are having trouble like today. Make yourself shower and get dressed and beyond that everything else is a freebie. Good luck are hugs go out to you.


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KRYS210 8/2/2012 11:11AM

    Hope things are doing a little bit better for you by now. Please know we all go through episodes but it does get better. If you can, try taking a short nap.

Know I am here cheering for your success. You CAN do this and I'm on your side!

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TEALLEN04 8/2/2012 11:03AM

    That's a really good idea. Thank you.

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JACKIE542 8/2/2012 11:00AM

    Do something you love. emoticon

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