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Contentment with Gratitude to combat Depression

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Two parts: a) seeing my life in the different light of gratitude to combat depression. b) starting the 7-Day Raw Cleanse by Garden of Life.
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TARABEAR 1/18/2013 6:50PM

    Thank you for sharing so much of yourself. I'm so glad I found your page. I can relate to so much of what you are saying. And, I'm not talking about the cleanse. (I have done a cleanse in the past but it's not something I feel strongly about.) I hope you get the results you are hoping for and a renewed energy from this!

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GYMGIRL79 1/16/2013 11:31PM

    Can't wait to hear how your cleanse goes! I think you're on to something good with the daily gratitude. I try to do that daily too (not necessarily on spark). Also awhile back I started doing some visualization exercises that really lifted my mood too. I do that pretty frequently still - mostly to combat the lies the enemy tries to feed me about myself.

You're such a great person and so encouraging...I know that I am grateful for you and your honest and encouraging blogs!

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ITSMATT 1/16/2013 6:04PM

    Hi there - how are you doing?

I'm not someone who buys into the cleansing and toxin flushing stuff at all. Honestly, I don't think any of that is necessary but I'm also not here to scold you or tell you that "you are doing it wrong" either. It is your body and your life and I can tell you want to lose weight. I congratulate you on your exercise and I understand about the eating.

BTW - you sound like a very positive person and are very encouraging. That's a good thing in my book - the world is full of apathetic folks so it is always a breath of fresh air when someone is encouraging and upbeat.

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Are you tracking everything you eat? Honestly and accurately? If not, do that. The thing I KNOW FOR A FACT is that I can ALWAYS out-eat my workouts. And inaccurate accounting for the food we eat can totally mess things up - we THINK we are eating one amount of calories while we are actually eating more (or less!).

Are you trying to hit a particular daily net calorie target? What I mean by that is are you trying to hit, say, 500 calories under your maintenance calorie value each day to bring about a 1#/week loss? If not, that's something to focus on.

The issue I have with cleansing (and I'm not preaching here, I hope... that's NOT my intent) is that it doesn't really solve anything. It might clean out the digestive tract but that isn't where MY problem is and I suspect that isn't where your problem is either. Mine is in my head. I make bad decisions and I try to make "deals" with myself and convince myself that "it's OK because it is the weekend" or other nonsense like that. Get the thinking straight and the weight will come off. At least that is my opinion and has been my experience.

I look forward to hearing about your progress.

You can do this. You can be successful.

You are strong. Strong enough. WAY stronger than you think.

BTW - love the idea about gratitude and contentment - not only for what we HAVE but for what we DON'T have.

Make it a great day!
Matt

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VSTASS 1/16/2013 4:31PM

  good luck! Let us know how it go.

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STUDLEEJOE 1/16/2013 3:08PM

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