CCRS99's SparkPeople Blog CCRS99's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community GOT TO GET OUT OF THIS DEPRESSION Life has been challenging for the past two weeks. I've hardly accomplished anything for work with all the veterinary emergencies at the rescue. Plus, the man who molested me as a child died and I decided to attend the visitation for some closure. It didn't help much as I had to listen to how wonderful a person he was from others at the funeral home. <BR> <BR> I feel great that I've been eating better and I'm down 4.5 lbs so far. My heartburn/acid reflux issues have gone away with the bet... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 14:35:07 EST NEW GOALS SET TODAY Today has been a massively stressful day. Lynx, one of the cats in the rescue I run, became acutely critical this morning with a low body temp, low blood count and low heart rate. A trip to a specialist clinic in Toronto revealed a 7 cm mass (which wasn't detectable on his July visit to the vet) on his liver. It was bleeding into his abdomen causing his critical status. He's now a little more stable after a blood transfusion. He'll be having surgery tomorrow to remove the mass after anot... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:59:24 EST HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH STRESS & FRUSTRATION WHEN ALL YOU DID BEFORE WAS EAT TO SOOTHE THE PAIN Today is going to be a tough day to get through. I got some bad news yesterday that really set me off and left me feeling very overwhelmed. Before, I would drown my sorrows in ice cream, cookies, cake, name it. If it was bad for me but brought me comfort, it was going in my mouth. <BR> <BR> I so far haven't done that but it's taken a lot of will power to resist. I'm only one week into this program and haven't started exercising yet so that's not something that I would nat... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:52:24 EST My Health Tip Jar <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I came across this idea on the internet and I just love it. I am going to call mine a "Health Tip Jar" because my journey is about getting healthy and feeling healthy. I'm going to set up a chart of how much money to "donate" to the jar for each good deed. I'm also going to force myself to remove the same amount of money if I slip up. <BR> <BR> I'm not one to spend money on myself. I will spend it on others o... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:34:30 EST