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Friday, July 26, 2013

my new therapist suggested "journaling," and i figure i might as well attempt it. however, i tend to have a problem w/ "consistency." i've tried journaling numberous times in the past, but after a while, i guess i lose interest so i stop. i've been going to the gym fairly regularly lately (yay!), but once i stop, it's hard for me to start i'm trying to avoid that! i need to work on consistency-with journaling, exercise, eating better, etc...

i need to start riding my bike again. i haven't done it much lately b/c it's been so hot recently, but it started to cool down. plus, i've been trying to go to the gym when i have free time b/c i figure i'm paying for it, so i might as well go instead of riding my bike. i need to incorporate riding my bike into my schedule. oh...i also need to work on my "schedule." lol. i've started new meds, so i hope that helps w/ my insomnia at night and my fatigue during the day, as well as giving me more energy.

reasons why i want to lose weight:
-to increase my self-esteem and confidence and to feel better about myself
-to lower my cholesterol and improve my overall health, especially my asthma
-to provide a healthy example for my son

wow...journaling really does help me feel better!

p.s. thanks to everyone who reads and comments on my blog. i'm usually super shy and really private, but i'm trying to step outside of my comfort zone! i appreciate the support! :)
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BABCIATEA 8/1/2013 4:11AM

    Your struggles sound much like my own. We are all here together. and we can do this one baby step at a time. When I get off track it helps me to commit to a small step such as exercise 10 minutes . then it seems I want to do the next step. The first one is the hardest so maybe a small one would work for you the next time you lose momentum. because we all do from time to time so spark cheers to you for reaching out with a public journal . I am rooting for you

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IAM_HIS 7/28/2013 8:07AM

    So happy you are journaling. It surprising how much you learn about yourself and how much better you feel. Enjoy your new adventure. And remember, you do not have to be perfect. Just keep doing you best.

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PATTYKLAVER 7/26/2013 8:35AM

    I've been trying to get into a "schedule" myself. I've always been one to journal and I used to be inconsistent. Now that I'm working on my schedule, I find it much easier to journal every day. Sometimes it's just a line or two - sometimes it's long. I write down something I've read that may help me or things I've accomplished that I can go back and read when I'm feeling down and stuck in a rut. Once I got in the habit, I find myself a little out of sorts if I don't do it.

My new therapist wants me to make lists of things I have to do, should do, and want to do. The "have to do" list has been easy so far. I haven't started on the others yet.

Good luck to you.

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BLUENOSE63 7/26/2013 6:54AM

  I have been journaling for years and yes it does work! Don't give up, keep at it!

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    You are among friends, and we are here for you. It is good that you are trying to 'step outside of your comfort zone.' The people here are very supportive, and we can offer you encouragement and motivation to help you reach your goals.


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