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one week down!


Tuesday, February 04, 2014

of better living through chemistry. I realized yesterday I went a whole week without breaking down in tears. A whole week without having an episode in anger, tears of deep sadness, paralyzation due to stress/anxiety (about having to do the regular, everyday things of being a parent...or really just living, like washing dishes, laundry...). I think it's taken almost 2 full months for the Wellbutrin to "kick in", but I'm feeling more steady, more like myself. I was hoping to feel better, or like super woman :D ha! but apparently I am just supposed to be feeling like myself, able to cope and live life without curling up on the floor in tears. The past couple Fridays have been too busy to post, but I have been doing well being at least vegetarian before 6, and some days all day. Some days I've been successful being vegan even, but right now I'm just trying to hold myself to being vegetarian during the day. I've cut way back on my dairy, which, is a big deal in itself (most notably CHEESE, I have a Cheese problem!) :D baby steps! I've been wearing my fitbit and marvel at how many floors I climb each day; we moved to a two story house, and I can fit in a lot of stair climbing, with laundry as weights! I'm even feeling like I'm going to start standing at work again (shoes! I need to get my good shoes out, and probably look for some new stylish? shoes to wear to work). The scale is finally going down, probably because of the combo of things going on. I'll take it. My goals are still long term changes that promote health and wellbeing no matter what size I'm at... but ya know, I would *like* to be lighter. :) I hope to be posting all the good that happened this week and my goals for next week on Friday. Happy Tuesday!!
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DEBJAE 2/5/2014 8:12AM

    Awesome news! So glad you are feeling better and no more upsetting days!! Sounds like Super Woman is right around the corner, just waiting to be unleashed :) So happy for you!!

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POOKASLUAGH 2/4/2014 8:24PM

    So glad the Wellbutrin is kicking in and helping. I remember that helpless feeling so well. I remember especially after my second son was born, one day walking into the kitchen to make dinner, and hitting an invisible wall, turning around and knowing I just COULDN'T be in the kitchen, I just couldn't do it. It's weird how that sort of thing happens, but it does. I'm glad you're able to cope so much better now, and yay for the good news everywhere else too!

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BEEJAY49 2/4/2014 4:43PM

    I'm so glad you're starting to feel better one. Yes, baby steps will get you there and you are doing a great job! One day at a time! You can do this! :) Love you! HUGS!

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JOYINKY 2/4/2014 3:17PM

    Wonderful that things are moving in a positive direction! So glad for you! I have a cheese problem too; and and ice cream problem. I enjoy them away from home occasionally. Vegetarian eating that includes dairy, eggs and fish is the base of my diet today and I feel really good on it. Hang in there, you're doing great!

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JAYDEE16 2/4/2014 12:48PM

    That's wonderful! I'm glad you're feeling positive. Maybe not Superwoman . . . YET :) . . . but baby steps will get you where you want to go eventually!

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EJRANVILLE 2/4/2014 12:42PM

    Glad to hear your meds are working for you. Depression can be a difficult thing to conquer so keep up the good work.

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