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Dancing is My Anti Depressant

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

I am back to watching 6ft under again and I loved this line in the show that said "Exercise is nature's anti depressed!" followed by an eye roll of the person being told. It's so true tho if I didn't have my dance classes I would be a crappy person to be around. It makes me happy, gives me energy, helps to embarrass husband in stores playing top 20 hits while shopping! Plus you get 7-9,000 steps in 1 class shakin it! And I feel like I buy more exercise clothes than real clothes. I also match my shoes and clothes better.

I have a friend on here Sarah, that lent a helping hand this week in regards to my brother. She's a counselor and my brother has been struggling so much and taking it out on my mom. Talking to her really opened my eyes to a lot of things and I shared it with my mom. She gave us some techiques to use when he fights with such hostility. It's hard to not take it personally. But he lost his bestfriend, rock, big form of support when my dad died. I am sure he's very lost. I was close to my dad but not like my brother was. I am sure if my mom died i would be utterly lost as well. She is like an extension of who I am and I think sometimes you are just closer with one parent. Even tho I can't really talk to my brother without a huge fight ensuing, I hate knowing he feels so lost. I wish he would seek help, but I can't see that happening.

TOM is here and I am struggling with eating this week big time. I went to dairy queen for a milk shake this morning at 10:28 am. I asked the girl "Is it legal to serve ice cream at this hour?". She didn't think I was funny.Then I got chinese for dinner, i split it half tho and I have dinner for tomorrow, yay go me! In between two travesties I walked the dogs for 30 minutes and hit a dance class.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/13/2013 9:44PM

    Exercise is my antidepressant too - my mood elevator. I use it for so much. It's my appetite control. My boredom buster. My energizer.

My grandfather was my dad's best friend and he had a really rough time after his death and it led to some sad things happening. So I hope you and your mom are able to help your brother in some way. I know you are sure trying.

I had ice cream two days in a row - stress. LOL.

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WISHICOULDFLY 10/13/2013 9:29PM

    You look amazing! You have a sparkle in you eye that shows how much you love your dancing.

I loved Six Feet Under. The final episode was beautifully done with closure.

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THESB25 10/10/2013 2:39PM

    You are so sweet for thinking of me. I hope things are looking up. I really enjoy talking with you. It helps me put my own life in perspective. I've been losing again lately. I'll be celebrating on SP when I hit the 200s again which should be soon. YAY! Cute Dance outfit too!

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WETPTARMIGAN 10/10/2013 12:51PM

    Dance like nobody's watching! emoticon

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PHEBESS 10/10/2013 1:29AM

    I love dancing too! One of the more fun forms of exercise! (So is snorkeling!) I really miss the ballroom dancing class we had at school, it was so much fun to spend 90 minutes doing the merengue, or tango, or foxtrot, or whatever - you can't be sad when dancing!!!!!

And yeah, certain music makes you bust a move wherever you are - like, oh, Home Depot!!

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JIBBIE49 10/10/2013 1:24AM

    Keep dancing.

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SHAMROCKY2K 10/9/2013 11:58PM

    Gosh I loved that show! What caught my eye was your title. Whatever your exercise is is definitely an antidepressant. I imagine that would help your brother. I know it's tough living with someone struggling. WONDERFUL that you found a friend on here to help.

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SPERRIN2012 10/9/2013 10:33PM

    Just keep moving forward. emoticon

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