I'm finding that this is alreay making a difference! I'm feeling the depression lift a bit, not a ton, but enough that I feel I can get out and get some things done. My energy is up and I'm not ready to go back to bed by 8:00am. I think the big thing is no sugar after dinner. I didn't realize how much it must've been effecting me.
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Mom to: Johnny & Jake (13 years)
Eden (9 years)
Married to John for 14 years.
Pounds lost: 19.0
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That is kind of how it is for me and my physical therapist. I wrote about how he motivates me on one of my blogs recently. He helps me so much more than his wife because she is too gentle and he is much more assertive. I need that.
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Haven't seen my awesome therapist in several months because I've been doing so well with my situation (won't bore you with the story of my life) because my depression is getting a foothold and I can't seem to get out of it.
We talked about diet. Yep, lol! He gave me a pen and paper and was like, "Ok, this is what you're going to do..." Men are so different than women. My woman psychatrist 'encourages' me to make changes in diet and exercise and I leave her office thinking, "Eh... maybe I'll try, maybe I won't", but I left HIS office yesterday knowing that I didn't have a choice and that if I don't follow his instructions I'm an idiot, lol! Talk about motivation, I have no intention of just TRYING, I know that I am GOING TO DO THIS. I trust him and he has never let me down and I adore him so much that I want him to be proud of me.
Things we talked about.
1.) Caffeine is a drug, an 'upper'. We just pretend it's not because we love our coffee & pop. It has a great effect on the brain.
2.) One of my medications knocks me out so I think I can have coffee & sugar at any hour of the day because I'm asleep w/in 2 hours anyway. What I didn't realize is that sugar and caffeine is still keeping my brain in a frenzy, even though my medication has put me to sleep.
3.) I am to have a protein first thing in the morning.
4.) I am to have a very low-carb dinner.
5.) no sugar or caffeine after dinner. No chocolates, ice cream, etc. as bedtime snacks!
6.) no white bread
7.) have a slice of whole wheat bread and turkey before bed.
8.) a plant-based multi-vitamin, not the One a Day's that I take.
9.) a B-Complex vitamin
10.) minimum of 10 min. exercise 3x a week.
He said to do this for 1 week and then he wants to see me again to start working on the life situations that are bogging me down again.
Anyway, I just think this is funny because I've been thinking about following a 1 week plan to boost my weightloss, ha!
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