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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hi everyone!

Bad news: I feel gross :-( I have a bad headache, and my shoulders/neck/back are killing me. Ok I got that out of the way.

Last night I felt sick and accidentally fell asleep on my sofa at 9:30... I usually don't go to bed until 12, so I was surprised! I ended up sleeping in today too due to my body fighting whatever it is off... I felt a little better but I missed an important class.

Good stuff!! :
I went to the gym for an hour. The first 5 minutes on the Arc trainer I almost bailed... I was shaky (my legs were like jell-o) and weak feeling. But I stuck through it and felt fine the rest of the time (or else I WOULD have gotten off; there's no need to push yourself TOO far).

I went to my therapist for the first time in over a month and she was very impressed by my positive attitude. It was a great session. I am big into mental health awareness and not afraid to say that I have been battling with major depressive disorder for years.... also I was bulimac and anorexic off and on from the time I was 14 to just over a year ago. I feel like I have made a ton of progress and never even THINK of making myself throw up like I used to whenever I ate "too much". These problems used to make me feel very shameful; I see myself as an intelligent, reasonable person, but clearly bulimia isn't intelligent at all. But thanks to 2 fantastic counselors I have really changed. I had a health issue, and I took steps to cure myself. Do I sometimes binge eat? Sure. But I haven't in about 6 months or more, nor did I purge when that happened. Baby steps have led me here! And while I'm a take-action kind of person, I've learned to be patient with myself.

One last thing. I'm in a speech class and we have to give a "How To" speech that will be 3-4 minutes long. I just don't know WHAT to give it on!!! My teacher said the way I make my Yellow Curry would be good, but EVERYONE does food for How To... Maybe I could do Yoga? Or something else? I wanted to do DNA separation but wouldn't be able to under the time constraints haha. Anyone have any ideas?

Hope everyone had a good Wednesday! Cheers!
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  • KONRAD695
    Too bad you missed a class, but sometimes your body knows best. Glad you are feeling better.

    Really happy therapy worked for you. My son had a great therapist which helped him through many things. I would have never guessed total strangers could be so much help.

    On to your speech. It may have already happened, if so, sorry I'm late. If your instructor is a man, show how to put on make-up. He melts, and you get an "A". Yoga would be great, and you could explain how it relaxes and clears your head for studying. Now, if you only had a few hours.... oh, you could do a "How to be a Great Spark Friend"
    1492 days ago
    I loved hearing about your past and how counseling has helped you! Great job at the gym too. I don't think I'll be much help for the how to speech. In my speech class, we didn't do a how to speech. I did a persuasive one about pumpkins making fall the best season and an informative speech on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Doing a how to on yoga would be a very good idea though.
    1495 days ago

    emoticon you are feeling better. emoticon towards your goals. emoticon
    1496 days ago
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