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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. Iíve been totally unsuccessful this time around, and itís because I havenít yet been able to make myself feel like it.

To be honest (and since no one reading this knows me in real life, Iíll be totally honest), I havenít 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 donít 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, Iím not OK.

So back to my inspiration ó I think I have finally found a way out of the fog. When I feel foggy, Iím going to run. Iím 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. Itís 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 ó I felt better.

Iíve always loved to run. I donít really need to run fast, but I love to run, especially outside. It makes me feel happy. And while Iím clearing my mind, Iíll be getting exercise. Itís a start.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FORBANDE 2/5/2013 6:35AM

    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!!

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SASSYLJB 2/4/2013 8:28PM

    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!

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XENATHOMAS 2/4/2013 5:51PM

    emoticon Just run, run, run, run run.

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VALYNN26 2/2/2013 10:41AM

    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

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JASI27 2/2/2013 10:24AM

    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.

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TKOVACH1 2/2/2013 7:58AM

    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

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READYBETTY 2/2/2013 6:46AM

    I think you have a great action plan for dealing with the fog. You can do it!

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FOZZM4N 2/2/2013 4:38AM

    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.

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