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Feeling Down Today

Friday, January 18, 2013

I've felt it coming on slowly. The blues. The blahs. Whatever.
Not sure why, but it happens a lot. Maybe it's from job stress? Maybe it's from lack of contact with loved ones? Could it even be diet? ( I mean something I'm eating or not eating; not being on a diet.)

Last night I wanted to go out for Chinese Food. I wanted it bad!

But I resisted. I wanted to call a friend to go. We always have a blast. But she is trying to shed a few pounds and doesn't need to be tempted by me. And maybe I just wanted her company anyhow.

So I nuked a bad of frozen veggies as soon as I got home from work. Yes, I'm on a path to a new lifestyle. Yes, I can have Chinese food if that's what I want. Happily, I discovered that wasn't what I really wanted. The veggies with a pat of butter - yes, butter! - were surprisingly yummy. Then I set a big batch of chicken soup to simmer, and sat down to play Epic Mickey! (Man, I stink at that, but it's still fun, and it keeps my hands busy.)

Now I'm trying to figure out what to do about these spells. Why do they happen? Can I prevent them? And how do I bounce back quickly? You know, before I do something I'll regret.

I need to be my own cheerleader.

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Do you ever get like this? How do you cope?
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  • GINNJEN1974
    I think alot of us truly stuggle with the blues at times. It seems it may be all in our makeup. As far as how to deal with them I usually just go thru them and they slowly resolve themselves. If they become where it is totally unmanageble I seek out friends that know my story and they become a great form of strength and help me thru.
    1886 days ago
    write in personal journal about what it is that you are feeling.. don't worry about punctuation or spelling.... no one will see it but you....sometimes when you just sit and let your mind relax enough to just put the first thought down...
    1886 days ago
    Why couldn't you go out to dinner with your friend to a place you could make healthy choices. I bet you'd still have a ball!

    You can always call me and bitch.

    You are so smart to try and plan, because we all know we will have those "moods" at times.

    1886 days ago
    sunshine helps,
    talk it over with a friend--that always helps me
    1886 days ago
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