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Monday, June 17, 2013

I don't know what was wrong with me yesterday. I just didn't want to do anything. I think I'm fighting a bit of depression, that's all I can come up with.

I did get my lunch time walk in today (just over 2 miles). And I just got back from 3 miles with the girls and Evil Cherb. We jogged a bit but she isn't much for running.

I just never got into either walk today. I'm just not "feeling it" today. But at least I'm up and moving. That's better than yesterday. I did nothing yesterday. So unmotivated but moving is better than that.

I have a puppy to train tonight. I really don't even want to do that. More for the idea of being slightly depressed.

Night all.

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FLORIDASUN 6/20/2013 2:32PM

    When I feel really crappy I just try my best to focus on my blessings. That's usually plenty of spark time supporting my sparkling friends. When we feel 'off' it's our body telling us to look after ourselves kindly. I'm sending you love and light...just keep reaching for the stars...our goals always lift us up out of the doldrums. keep on keepin' on!

And drink LOTS of water...sometimes dehydration shows up in the WEIRDEST ways! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PRISCIMORIN 6/20/2013 8:37AM

    Some days are harder than others. Stress, fatigue, life catches up and all we want to do is put ourselves aside. You went further than many of us could. You still moved forward although you did not feel like it. Keep up the good work and in those bad moments, try to remember the positive feelings you've experienced in the past doing whatever activity you engage in. It should give you a boost !

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JUMPINJULIE 6/19/2013 10:12PM

    emoticon Some days you just don't feel it.

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  Sounds like you are doing the right thing by "doing it anyway". I have always found that I feel better just knowing that I am out there. This too shall pass. It always does.

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BOPPY_ 6/19/2013 4:37PM


5 miles is great. Perhaps, you're mistaking fatigue for depression. emoticon

So, this is you on a down couple of days. Great! emoticon

Keep after it,


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KARENLEIGH32 6/19/2013 4:33PM

    Sometimes we just need a rest. Maybe that's all it is, if it persists go talk to your doctor.

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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL 6/19/2013 11:38AM

    Oh Boy do I relate! But, the depression seemed to last only 2 days and I am back moving again today! Had a sad, instead of happy, birthday! Sure wish you could train Sassy! She is pretty smart and picking up on things fairly quickly I think! She is just too cute! Hope you get some Sass in your step again soon! Listen to your body.... It does know. Mine knew I needed a break!

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PHEBESS 6/19/2013 3:31AM

    Hope you feel better and back to yourself today!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/18/2013 8:48PM

    You're right . . . up and moving is better than not! Keep it up. It's the old "fake it till you feel it." I know that sounds so trite, but it really does help.

In the meantime, passing on HUGS and smiles for you.

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JUSTME29 6/18/2013 11:12AM

    Up and moving is better than not. Even if you're not feeling it, keeping your routine mostly intact will help in the long run. You are carrying a heavy emotional burden right now, and that's going to take a physical toll on you. Take care of you, pamper yourself a little bit, and try to remember that we are all here for you too.

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KELLIEBEAN 6/18/2013 10:50AM

    Keep moving. This is temporary. We're all with you!



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NILLAPEPSI 6/18/2013 8:10AM

    Big, big emoticon emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 6/18/2013 7:26AM

    sometimes we just have down days.... it's ok...

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PUPPYWHISPERS 6/18/2013 7:19AM

    I hear you on having difficulty. But I'm faking it until I make it, and hoping that it will become enjoyable again soon.

You have a lot on your plate right now, so be kind and patient with yourself. It's okay to take time off, or just go easier. Just don't let it become a habit.

The one thing about getting the dogs in the habit of walking is that they will not let you skip the walk. Jasper has the ability to make the saddest face if I don't take him out, even for a short walk. Then the guilt kicks in and I know I have to get over myself and take care of him.

I'm thinking about you and sending you big virtual emoticon . Let me know how I can help.

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DAISYGIRLM2 6/17/2013 11:35PM

    I know how sometimes things can seem overwhelming, yet I know there is a strength in you that will pull through. It's OK to be down, embrace it, acknowledge it and then let it go. You are an amazing person and I will keep you in my prayers!

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BLITZEN40 6/17/2013 10:09PM

    We all have our blah times. I mean no one can be fabulous 24/7, right? It's normal and if I had to guess, I'd say it's mostly dictated by hormones. Great job getting your exercise in despite feeling unmotivated. You win! emoticon

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    Place the blame where it belongs, on the stress in your life right now, not on you. When we're under stress we need to take good care of ourselves, and walking, even if you weren't feeling motivated, is taking care of yourself. Good for you! emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 6/17/2013 8:35PM

    Hi Kitty.
I know how you feel . I know that's sounds so trite but I really do. I am also fighting depression .. I am on antidepressants and have been for several years now.
I make myself do things .. I say to myself, I will walk just a little way ..
But then the endorphins kick in and I walk for miles .. I have a little dog too and he needs to walk ..
So my friend I am sending you healing vibes and a hug ..
You can do this .. Together we can do anything !
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OPTIMIST1948 6/17/2013 8:32PM

    Some days the grind just ... grinds you down.

HOWEVER: when I was first loosing weight I was having lots of success going ultra low carb. Until one morning I woke up like you: depressed with no motivation. I had used up all my carb stores and was totally shot. I immediately had a bowl of packet oatmeal and was feeling better about 2 hours later.

Our food choices sometimes affect us more than we think. Take a look and see if you are short somewhere in either your macro or micronutrient profiles.

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FRUITYFUL 6/17/2013 8:29PM

    Good job getting out there even when you don't feel like it! I know how you're feeling. Just do what you can, keep pushing forward, and when you're ready, you'll be back at it. Feel better soon!

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ANATASHIKI 6/17/2013 8:26PM

    it's the stress . don't let you fall into depression , your husband needs you strong and besides him right now. do whatever you have to do , even if you don't feel like it. and hang in there ! emoticon

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GYPSYROVER 6/17/2013 8:13PM

    emoticon Keep doing the best you can! When that ugly depression is weighing you down, just do "something" to show your defiance! We share that battle. And we can do this! emoticon emoticon

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BESCATS 6/17/2013 8:12PM

    You have had a lot going on in your life lately, no wonder you are down right now.
Don't get down on yourself, we all get days where we just don't/can't get out of our own way. "It too shall pass".

It's good that you did get out and walked today ~ even without motivation ~ YOU DID IT !!

Maybe you need to take a day or to, and relax with hubby, and have some fun.
Don't worry, be happy. emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 6/17/2013 8:01PM

    So sorry to hear of your depression.

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CAT-IN-CJ 6/17/2013 7:59PM

    I'm thinking we don't have a clue just how much of a load all that emotional stuff takes out of us..... this journey is about learning how to listen to our body and make adjustments. key word is adjustments, not excuses.

Don't be too rough on yourself. You'll be sparky again.

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WARRIORGIRL121 6/17/2013 7:57PM

    Hang in there, sweetie. We all get days like that. emoticon

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TROOPER1961 6/17/2013 7:38PM

    emoticon You are like me,,, moving but not with much enthusiasm. Bonus part is hockey game tonite so a possible 120 mins for treadmill!! Wish you were closer, I would love to send you a pup!! emoticon

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DARLY55 6/17/2013 7:37PM

    You did walk though! This bummed feeling will pass, I promise! emoticon emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 6/17/2013 7:31PM

    Sometimes we just have to push ourselves until we do start to feel it. Keep on trying.

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KAB7801 6/17/2013 7:31PM

    Pat yourself on the back, you did a lot for not wanting to do anything
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CASEYSAUER 6/17/2013 7:30PM

    emoticon The fastest, easiest, and healthiest way to relieve yourself of the "blues" is to move! I'm feeling for you, Dear.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 6/17/2013 7:29PM

    *hugs* keep at it!

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LESLIELENORE 6/17/2013 7:27PM

    emoticon At least you got out and moved today... even if you didn't "feel" it.

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