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  • Invisible. Idiot Husband. Finished with everything.

    12/28/2014 7:56:47 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I feel so completely invisible sometimes. Most of the time. I feel ugly and unimportant and invisible. Husband is really no help so I don't usually even tell him anymore. I've been feeling pretty low the past couple days. We watched a movie this afternoon (the family did). I texted Husband that he's... Read more

  • First Day at Gym. Depressed. Confused.

    12/28/2014 5:39:30 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I went to the gym this morning. I didn't really enjoy it. Didn't feel the typical excitement or motivation. I've felt depressed all day. I don't know why. I told Husband how good looking and sexy he was. He just asked me why I felt that way. I wish he would feel that way about me.... Read more

  • Tomorrow: I'm ready to do this.

    12/27/2014 8:45:54 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I talked to my dad earlier. He was tired, but said he was feeling better. They're going to the cardiologist first thing Monday morning to get the results of the heart monitor. Nobody felt he needed to stay at the hospital today so he came on home. He's continuing to rest. My mom is a retired nurse s... Read more

  • Ready to start over.

    12/27/2014 12:50:04 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I joined the gym again this morning. Being a former member, I didn't have to pay the hefty registration fee. I went and bought myself a nice new pair of workout shoes. I'm going to get my iPod all charged up. My water bottle has been washed and is in the drying rack. I have healthy foods to eat whil... Read more

  • Hi-ho, hi-ho, it's back to the gym I go.

    12/26/2014 8:33:54 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I talked to Husband tonight, and asked him if I could do something I've been thinking about for a couple weeks now. I asked him if I could join the gym again. He said yes, and was incredibly supportive. He just said he wants me to actually use it (there towards the end of my last membership, I didn'... Read more

  • Christmas...and early resolutions.

    12/26/2014 12:07:21 AM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I had a very nice Christmas today with my family. I was thinking earlier about how FAT I've been feeling lately. Every single picture I see of myself, I'm obviously very overweight. I'm at the point where I can't even fake it in pictures, or in mirrors. You know how there are certain poses or angles... Read more

  • Finally Ready to Restart!

    12/23/2014 12:57:00 PM, by TRAVELGRRL

    OK, I've been back a week and got back to the fitness center, pronto! However, healthy eating and Sparking took a little longer to get back on track. I still have a zillion blogs to catch up on, but I am inspired by the ones I've read so far. Everyone is really motivating each other to stay o... Read more

  • Contemplation.

    12/23/2014 9:11:49 AM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I've been thinking about former friends the past couple of days, ever since Husband told me that a former "friend" is recently separated and going through a divorce. It's one of those things I haven't thought about at all in months, but when someone mentions it, I tend to think about it for a few da... Read more

  • New Years Resolutions 2015- Getting Organized

    12/21/2014 6:18:16 PM, by HOBBESIS49

    Better LIFE Planning: As the new year approaches and I ponder my life and it's up-coming pending stress (entering Graduate school in the fall) I realize that I need to get my life organized. I believe that inconsistency not ... Read more

  • Vindication.

    12/21/2014 1:52:41 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    A few years ago, I had two girlfriends, and we were all very close. I will try to keep this as short as possible, but we had a falling out and haven't seen or spoken to each other in years. To begin with, they were/are heavy drinkers. I've certainly had my moments with that. I've also been activly t... Read more

  • Challenge yourself, and enjoy your accompishments.

    12/20/2014 2:09:27 PM, by BOILHAM

    I've been training for another marathon. This one is in Tallahassee, FL on Feb 8, 2015. I'm just getting into the heavy mileage lately, and I'm feeling old as a result. Well, I am old, so I suppose that's okay. Today I did a long slow run, it was a 17 miler. Ended up with just over 17 miles log... 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

  • On Courage and Beauty

    12/14/2014 8:49:41 AM, by BOILHAM

    I'm not a joiner of clubs, but I do belong to a triathlon club website. One of the member posted a picture of a beautiful lady riding her triathlon bike during a race. She is competing in the race - I see her registration number on her arm. I'm not being facetious when I say this lady is beaut... 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

  • Seeing Improvement

    12/13/2014 3:49:18 AM, by HOBBESIS49

    It's sometimes the little things: Just the steps that get you there little-by-little. I've begun: 1. Journaling Every morning. 2. I walk/Jog now before work. 3. I've begun tracking my food & drinking more water. 4. I've begun jogging/walking after work. 5. I've beg... Read more

  • Long Runs Are Easy - Take Your Time

    12/12/2014 7:19:54 PM, by BOILHAM

    It's so interesting to me, how ones perceptions can adapt and change as you go about living your life. My marathon training is in the ramp up phase now, just getting into the really long weekend runs. This week I decided to do my long run early, as I have other stuff to do tomorrow. I rol... 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

  • On Binge Eating: Information & Thoughts

    12/7/2014 7:05:31 PM, by HOBBESIS49

    I'm thinking that I can consider myself to be a Binge Eater: I've been reading that bingeing can be a response to emotional issues. “Binge eating can be a way to stuff one’s feelings down, just like how alcoholics drink to ‘numb’ themselves emotionally,” 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

  • Beckus Interruptus

    12/4/2014 2:14:36 PM, by TRAVELGRRL

    It was ambitious of me to think I would keep up my Beck book while getting ready for another trip. Oh well! Just three weeks after we returned from Nepal and India we are off again. This time to "wog" the St. Jude Half Marathon in Memphis on Saturday Dec. 6, then we buzz up to Michigan fo... 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


    12/2/2014 5:48:18 PM, by LITTLE_CLOUD

    YES!!!!! I've been complacent. ignoring or in denial that I'm really fat. Because I'm not going over 170, I think I'm not in trouble yet. does that make sense? Of course not! Am I thinking rational? Of course not! It's time to get busy! I can stay in 'my comfort zone' and be miserable or... 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

  • No Beck Today...

    11/30/2014 5:45:38 PM, by TRAVELGRRL

    Today we walked/jogged 13 miles to prepare for the St. Jude's Half Marathon in Memphis next Saturday. It was a SLOG; we've only been back from Nepal/India for a smidge over two weeks and I had that sinus infection and....we haven't had much time to prepare. Yes, even though we were hiking,... 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

  • Beck, Chapter 3, Task 3: Make Time for Dieting

    11/29/2014 9:34:46 AM, by TRAVELGRRL

    Task 3 is about making time. JB tells us that "to lose weight successfully, dieting should be your top priority for a long time, and maintaining your new habits will always be high on your list if you want to keep off the excess ... Read more