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  • It's been some time......

    12/20/2014 6:58:18 AM, by IONA72

    since I was last here! No excuses really, just got myself in a bit of a flunk. I'm ready to celebrate the festive season, well almost ready, and then get back on track. I'm really looking forward to making a new start and drawing up some goals for 2015. T... Read more

  • My eighth session.

    12/17/2014 9:36:57 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I can hardly believe I've been going to therapy for so many weeks. I had my eighth session today. We started by discussing the very last thing we talked about during my last session: letting something go that I'd ordinarily be meticulous about. I worked on that actually later that night once I got h... Read more

  • Sick (again) and tired (again)

    12/13/2014 3:35:02 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    Husband doesn't take very good care of me when I'm sick. He just doesn't. This is something that's gone on for years and years; something we've had countless conversations over. A couple of weekends ago, I was really sick. It came out of nowhere. He'd been out of town at a very stressful job for a w... Read more

  • Friday - Feeling Better

    12/12/2014 1:22:29 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Wow! I've made 3 days with healthier choices and I can feel it in my stomach getting flatter and that sluggish feeling is dissipating. My head cold is finally clearing up and I hope by Sunday I can walk/jog a 1.5-2 miles. I have a 10K I want to do in March as its one I've done the last 3 years so... Read more

  • Planning My Nemisis, I Curse You

    12/11/2014 12:06:14 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Argh, planning! I did so well last night remembering to stop at the store and pick up some more protein bars. And, well, I was in such a hurry to be on time this morning that I left my house without the bars and only with a banana! No yogurt, apples, veggies - nada. Planning is so important to s... Read more

  • My seventh session.

    12/10/2014 10:14:04 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I had my seventh therapy session this afternoon. The past two sessions have been challenging. We've been going over my irrational beliefs. Last time, I worked on identifying which irrational beliefs I have, and today we went through them, one by one, and broke them down into questions. (What is the ... Read more

  • The New Day 2

    12/10/2014 1:26:30 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I suppose the middle of December is an odd time to start trying to "be good" as far as foods go. It is likely the hardest most awkward time to put my foot down and one would think that my chances of failure are around 98%. That being said I can't stand the thought of waiting until after Christmas ... Read more

  • Blah.

    12/6/2014 9:47:39 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    Sometimes I just want to be alone. Sometimes I already feel so completely alone, even though I'm not. I feel like I'm an inevitable, consistent disappointment for the people around me. No matter what I do, or how hard I try, I mess things up. There's always someone pointing out what I could have don... Read more

  • Sad News.

    12/5/2014 11:22:58 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    A co-worker and dear young lady passed away today. She'd been in the hospital for a couple of weeks. She left behind a husband and a baby boy, a year and a half old. Everyone found out this afternoon and was just completely heartbroken. Everyone was crying at work. It was really sad. After work, I d... Read more

  • My sixth session.

    12/3/2014 10:18:48 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I'm really tired, so I'll keep this short. I'll write more later when I have more time and energy. I had my sixth therapy session today. This one was quite different than the ones before. It was very productive, and I would certainly consider it "good," but it was pretty stimulating. After I l... Read more

  • Financial Progress.

    11/30/2014 9:43:07 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    For the past several years, a huge source of my stress has been from money problems. My husband and I have struggled with money ever since we got married 14 years ago. In fact, we began our marriage on financially unstable ground. Husband came to our marriage with a car loan (and he was always one m... Read more

  • Kept a promise and exercised :)

    11/29/2014 8:04:54 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I've been wanting to participate in a 5K for quite some time now...probably about two or so years. I have been wanting to start a "Couch to 5K" program for the longest time, but I just haven't been pro-active enough to make it happen. I've been learning in therapy about how changing your BEHAV... Read more

  • A Big Decision.

    11/28/2014 10:18:10 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    Earlier, Daughter asked if we could go to the track tomorrow. She wants to start running again because track season is coming up. I've been feeling extra fat lately, and I thought the exercising would do me good. I've been thinking a lot about starting up again with my "diet" and exercise, but I jus... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Vacation

    11/28/2014 3:18:17 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    The rest of my week has gone fairly well. Husband said he was sorry. I know he was also feeling incredibly sick and I know part of my attitude was stemming from the awful day I'd had. My journal is definitely a place where I unload my burdens. The frustrations I write about are not how I feel about ... Read more

  • Lost in Translation

    11/26/2014 12:19:17 PM, by TUBLADY

    Wong Chow calls into work and says" I can't come in, sick, got headache,stomach ache, legs hurt, I no work." The boss says," You know Wong, I really need you today. When I feel sick like you do, I go to my wife and tell her to give me sex. That makes everything better and I go to work. You try ... Read more

  • The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

    11/24/2014 9:30:38 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    Today was one of the worst days I've ever had. It was absolutely dreadful. I don't even want to rehash it all, but let's just say it included an accusation from a student's grandparent on my bus route that I tried to run them over with the bus the last time I drove it (Wednesday). She was SO ugly to... Read more

  • Change: It's Not as Bad as I Thought.

    11/23/2014 8:08:24 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    Kept Daughter home from school on Thursday because she was sick. When I woke up on Friday morning, I felt like absolute garbage, so we both stayed home again. I felt really bad yesterday, too. Yesterday evening, I was feeling a bit better but I was incredibly weak. Today I feel much better though. I... Read more

  • A Dog's Story

    11/21/2014 2:02:26 PM, by TUBLADY

    A guy is driving around the back woods of Virginia and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty style house:"Talking Dog For Sale." He knocks on the door and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retri... Read more