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Through the fog

Saturday, February 02, 2013

I had an inspiration this week. In order to lose weight, you have to feel like it. I’ve been totally unsuccessful this time around, and it’s because I haven’t yet been able to make myself feel like it.

To be honest (and since no one reading this knows me in real life, I’ll be totally honest), I haven’t really felt like doing much at all for the past few months. I have been in a fog, and, now that I realize it, I am dying to get out. I don’t know if it is depression, or if it is poor diet and lack of sleep, or if it is something else, but I really need to be free. I think I come across as OK most of the time. I get panicky a lot, but I can keep it together for the most part. But, the fact is, I’m not OK.

So back to my inspiration — I think I have finally found a way out of the fog. When I feel foggy, I’m going to run. I’m going to go outside and run, or at least walk. I decided this today at work. I work in an office with no windows in the basement of a building. It’s definitely fog-inducing. ☺ As soon as I decided it, I just did it. I left the building and did a 15-minute walk. My head cleared immediately — I felt better.

I’ve always loved to run. I don’t really need to run fast, but I love to run, especially outside. It makes me feel happy. And while I’m clearing my mind, I’ll be getting exercise. It’s a start.
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    Great idea! I think once you are moving and the fog clears a bit, you'll find you sleep better and eat better. It usually takes one little step to get the ball rolling.

    Way to go!!
    1747 days ago
    Sounds like you have hit your moment! I can not say enough about the joy I find from running! It kills my stress, it gets me out of work mode and into home mode! It is time that I am just there for me! You got this diamond girl!
    1748 days ago
    emoticon Just run, run, run, run run.
    1748 days ago
  • VALYNN26
    YAY! Glad you're getting through the fog! I have a goal this year to be a runner. I was able to "try it" a couple of weeks ago, but the weather or time, or my work has not cooperated in getting back to it, but I WILL. Sounds like you've got a great plan to get back at it. emoticon emoticon
    1750 days ago
  • JASI27
    Poor diet and lack of sleep is definitely contributing to your depression, if not causing it entirely. By the sounds of the basement office with no windows, well, that is depressing in itself. Glad you found a way out and are moving forward with your goals. Don't ever give up.
    1750 days ago
    I guess you reached your aha moment. Glad you are working on clearing the fog and running and walking sound like a great plan. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1750 days ago
    I think you have a great action plan for dealing with the fog. You can do it!
    1750 days ago
    I liked this blog, through the fog. A lot of what you were saying resonates with me also. I'm a fog fighter myself. I'm not a runner though, although, love to get out and walk, ride by bicycle.

    Heard a good quote on the radio a couple years back: "It is easier to act yourself into feeling than it is to feel yourself into acting." So true. On many occasions, whatever the situation, whether it be exercise or cleaning house, or taxes, sometimes jumping into the thick of it gets the 'juices' flowing, and pretty soon, the feeling of not wanting to do that thing, ends up being something altogether different.
    1750 days ago
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