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What the heck is rumination?

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hi Friends!

Well, my weight loss plan seemed to be beating me... yet again. Every time I get depressed, I eat too much, especially when my depression is in control. Now days it seems to be in control most of the time. It's a cycle I have been fighting for too long... I eat too much and then I beat myself up for eating too much, then I get depressed more... then I eat more... see a pattern here?

So, I decided to go to the heart of the problem and get the depression out of the way BEFORE I deal with the eating plan. I suspect that the over eating will control itself once I get the depression under control. Not to mention, there is no telling what cortisol is doing to me... except beating me at my own game.

So, one plan is curbed for now, and a new plan has been put into effect as of today!

Following a 6 step plan which includes:
getting enough sleep
getting exercise
being active daily outside
being social
alleviating rumination
and of course making sure I get my vitamins

It goes into more detail of course, and I will write about things here and there. My blog gets more specific and personal:

I have put into effect the outside activity for the family, and I think it's going to help my son get away from his gaming addiction too, I am so hoping we break that in him before he hits teenage years, NOW while I can still shape it somewhat. Today we had a blast! We swam in the pool only for about half hour because it was only 79 outside and the breeze made it cold! Then we went to the park and played basketball for over an hour. We laughed and got some exercise, and we were social as a family, outside... it was great. We are taking time to do that everyday, hopefully we get back into a good habit, away from the computers so much!

So, I followed all my goals today, except one...

I missed getting up my 7 am - I have to work on that, really a lot, I tend to stay up too long, then don't get up early enough to get in the 5 meals per day that I need for my carb-cycling. Making that a goal gets me going in the morning, I don't miss breakfast, I don't miss being at work on time, I don't miss getting to bed on time enough to get good sleep!

I sat my sleep at 6 hours per day - another goal - but that is considered a minimum according to the book. I did get 6 last night but from 5 am - 11: 30 am... UG!!! Good thing today was Sunday.

I wrote in my journal today!

Took my vitamins today!
Drank my tea - drinking an herbal tea, not going to mention the name of it, due to the fact that I don't want to be responsible for someone else saying, "hey that works great for her" it can have tons of side effects if your on medication, or have certain conditions. Thankfully, I am not on medication and the only condition I have is what it's for, so I am giving it a try.

I set a goal to ruminate less than 3 times per day, and I did great today!

Exercise, play with family at least 60 minutes, do something outdoors daily... these all pretty much go together! We did great today, and I burned 740 calories too! Not keeping track, except of the time, but my band does. So, as I was saying about the eating, I feel like once I work on the depression, it will help everything else work themselves out.

My last goal is to read motivation, write motivation, and socialize with others; I am heading to do that as soon as I am done here. I find that reading others blogs, and writing motivation for them helps them and helps me.

G'nite all!
Hope your week is a great one!
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    Hang in there!
    1695 days ago
  • PATTYR81
    I LOVE this blog!!

    The pics are great and inspiring.

    I feel the wisdom in your approach and think I'll try the same.

    I'm looking forward to reading how you're doing!

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    1696 days ago

    It is so awesome that you are getting your family involved with your journey! I hope you can get that depression in control! Taking one challenge taken care of will help you with your other goals! Good luck and just take life one day at a time!
    1698 days ago
    Love this blog and love the title :)
    1698 days ago
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