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I have only checked in one or two times but been in a rut.
So this is what I take- Zoloft is the brand name of the generic medication sertraline hydrochloride. Zoloft is a prescription medication used to treat depression, anxiety disorders, and other serious mental health problems. Manufactured by Pfizer, Zoloft has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of social anxiety disorder (SAD) since 2003, and is the only medication approved for long-term treatment. A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), Zoloft slows reabsorption of the chemical serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is believed to play a role in the regulation of mood and anxiety.

I have gained weight, going to see a new psychologist and trying to see from my dr. if I should go off of it, although reading lots of sites saying not too good to do cold turkey.

It has helped, since I was fired from my job and went into depression.
Anyone takes this RX?

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I had a meltdown today. I've felt it coming for weeks and it just hit. Of couse my grandmother is taking my reactions to things personally. Now she is barely speaking to me, and I live in her house.

I'm not feeling very well today either, I feel like my sinuses are about to blow out my forehead. That really doesn't help my metal issues either. I don't want to be around anyone, the only living thing I am tolerating right now is my cat. I don't even want to spend time with the dogs.

I want to scream every time my mother asks me what she can do to help. All I can tell her is not to touch me. I can't handle being touched when I am feeling like this. I end up feeling trapped. I just want her to stop asking, but getting the words out is difficult when I am this upset. The only reason I am this with it is because I am starting to calm down. I am so tired because my entire day has been like this.

I have to say that I am really grateful for a forum to just dump this on. Trying to keep it internalized so I don't cause problems for anyone else just makes me so much worse. Of course my family would rather I don't let it out because it causes problems.

I haven't actually read any of the other posts, but I can send out big cyber emoticon to everyone. I know that we all have days where we need them!

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I finally think Seasonal Affective Disorder is back in my life. Feel tired, a bit sad and am sleeping too much. Made an appointment to see my therapist next week and will force myself up to get up to use my light box tomorrow.
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Laurence - I hope you day has gotten better. Sometimes it is hard putting one foot in front of the other. You have won half the battle by being willing to put one foot in front of the other. Again i hope your day has gotten better.

My boy had his wisdom teeth taken out today, and other then the bleeding he is doing good. He has one whole though that just will not stop bleeding. And is making me a little bit nervous. I hope it stops soon. We are keeping ice packs on him to try to keep the swelling down some. He is so glad it is over and done with.. And something else that just shocked me to death... his dentist called and did a follow up check on him, I can honestly say that was a first for me. I don't think i've ever had a doctor call and check on anything. I guess he might be one of the few good ones. He was very gentle and talked to me before and after his surgery. I really really liked that.

I only got on my machine once today, but i can make up for it this weekend. As i have a lot of outdoor activity planned. Moving and stacking wood, cleaning out part of the barn, doing some trim work with mower and weedeater. Cutting down a few smaller trees that are growing to close to the driveway, and will be digging out part of our ditch again. Plus working and cleaning out the flower bed and laying weed fabric down .. So hopefully will be burning lots of calories.

BF is here with us this weekend, he drove us up to the appointment today, and bought groceries so the boy could have some stuff to eat. I might have finally found a good one. Or at least i can say so far so good anyway. He seems to really care and treats me like gold, and gets along well with the boy to.. Lots of pro's and very little con's .... so far.
Am going to let his boy hunt the farm this year and said he will split the deer with me if he gets some. I told him i will share the jerky and deer burger ... he says " Cool Beans.. JERKY !!".. lol.. So will keep my fingers crossed, been a while since we had jerky.

Anyway this is probly turning into a novel so i better get off here. And BF just woke up his nap..
I hope everyone had a great day, and remember ..... BABY STEPS.. slow but sure..

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Hi, Dolly...so far today seems better than yesterday. I did get a call from my therapist's office cancelling my appointment at the last minute. (If I were to do that they would charge me $75 for a missed appointment. But when they miss the appointment they laugh it off.) Nevertheless I feel better physically today.

I got a flu shot. I suspect I might have been having a mild reaction. Feeling kind of unwell is a possible side effect, so I learned from Nice Dr. Google.

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Laurance ss your going through this. I feel the same way as do many others. Keep your chin up.

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I'm starting off feeling tired and worn out. But I will put one foot in front of another and see how the day wears on.

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Imaginepro - am sorry to hear you are hurting so much. It seems everyday something new on me hurts, and i am only in early 40's. I think to myself if i hurt this much now how am i going to feel when i am in my 50's or 60's.. or gosh forbid older then that. I hate to even think about it.

I got my first session on my machine in already and my 2 sets of sit ups.. 3 different ways. On down note i got on scale this morning and i was up a few pounds.. Grrr is so frustrating.

We goes tomorrow morning for the boys teeth. That means an hour drive each way. and another missed day of work. Makes it hard to put money back when u have to miss a day of work for 2 weeks running. I did pick up extra hours over the weekend, but still shy 4 hours to make my regular time. So am going to probably have to work this weekend to, and bf won't like that since he is coming home tonight. He got shorted this week to due to a miss labled load.. so he spend one whole day sitting waiting for the right load to come in... then he is home almost 2 days early.. he not happy either.. but says we will deal with it..

Anyway, i guess i better get off here and straighten up a little bit more. I don't want him to think we are slobs.

Everyone have a good day, and hope to be back on here tomorrow.. am liking logging time and exercises on here.. i am hoping it becomes addicting.. lol.

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9/24/13 8:08 P

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Hi everyone. I am struggling with binge eating and eating high calorie foods lately. I have recently lost my ex MIL who I still close too and my mom that causes lots of stress moved across the country to live with a guy she'd never met. I have been on the right med cocktail for 2 years. I have noticed since getting on the right meds things are more subconscious and I don't always realize right away what is going on. I am sleepy all the time, I'm not exercising, I'm not taking care of myself right... I just want to be happy and "normal" like I was till all this happened recently. I mean if what's going on is subconscious, how do you know what to do about it? I guess the answer is to fake things and make myself do things I normally do until I feel it again.... I don't know.... Any input is welcome. Thanks everyone!

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Right now I'm very tired, and I can't see that there is really much help out there. The help that is available is help I don't need. And the help I really DO need isn't available. So right now I'm busy NOT beating myself up for my failures.

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Hello All,

Luance, you are totaly welcome. If there is anything that I might be able to help you with, please don't hestitate to ask me. I will give my best effort. I will say some prayers that things will eventually work out ok for you.

Same, welcome back. I too have a hard time to find the time to come on. I am trying to do better though. Maybe with the colder months coming it will be easier. I shall see. Glad to hear that you are getting your exercises in most of the time. Keep up the good work. I hope all goes well with your son. Hopefully it won't be too painful. It was really great that your bf was able to do the brakes on the jeep and get it on the road again. It is always good when we can save money. Hope all is well with you.

I am still in a lot of pain with my back and legs mostly. My shoulders are still hurting too. My right one I had a 3 surgeries on it and the last one was a total shoulder replacement and the left one has a pinched nerve in it. I get Cortisone shots in it. Eventually I might need to have it operated on. I am putting that off as long as I can.

I did not sleep well last night either. I should just get use to it because I usually don't sleep very good. It is sort of the norm for me. Other than that I am doing ok.

We got down into the high 30's last night. It was only 45 when I got up at 4:30 am this morning. It is now only 56 at 10:30 am. We are suppose to be warming up for the weekend. Maybe getting into the 70's. That would be really nice.

We might be getting together with our neighbor for one last cookout on the weekend. We may have them here or we might go to their house. It doesn't matter anyway's. It will be nice to be able to get together and enjoy each others company.

I am still trying to get my sister to come over for a cookout too. She has been having some health issues which has been making it hard for us to plan anything. She might have to have surgery before the end of the year. It is still undecided still. She doesn't have a lot of her intestines left because she got a bad case of Diverticulitis and had to have emergency surgery. They had to take more than half of her intestines. When they did the surgery, in order to keep the rest of her intestines together they put a netting in there. Well now the rest of her intestines are tangled up in the netting causing her pain in her stomach. The scary part about it is, if they get blocked for any reason, then she would need to have emergency surgery again and they would probably have to take out more of her intestines. So she is having a hard time. She also has back problems as well, which is also causing her a lot of problems. I pray all the time that she will be ok. Any prayers anyone can say for her would be greatly appreciated.

Hope that everyone is staying warm. Make sure that you are wearing the right kind of cloths when it is cold outside.

Hope that everyone are having a good day and hope that your evening is a good one too.

Best wishes to all

Best wishes to all!


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Hi group, i hope everyone is hanging in there. Not been in here for while so will take me a little while to catch up. Don't have time to read all the post this morning but will stop back in after work and try to catch up.

On good note i have been getting in my exercise and trying to take off a few pounds so i can fit in my clothes better. And trying to look nice for when we go on vacation. I don't want anybody calling green peace when they see me on the beach.

My boy goes Thursday to oral surgeon to get his wisdom teeth out. He is ready to get it over with. And i am to. One more thing off my list. Now if we could just get his driving school finished. He did 2 drives and then they never called back to finish the other 2.

Jeep went down again but thank goodness my bf was able to fix it for me. Saved me over 250.00. And the jeeep now has all new breaks all the way around. Yeah !!..

Well i guess i need to get back on my machine before work. And running out of time. So will have to say goodbye for now.

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Thank you, Imaging, for responding. Right now I don't know what's going to happen. I haven't give up yet, though.

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Hello All,

Laurance, I am so sorry that you are not able to get any help at home with your husband. My partner Scott is my caregiver. But I am also on a program that I get a nurse that comes once a month to see how I am doing. I can have her come more often if I think that I need her. Also Scott gets paid to take care of me. I know that it probable doesn't seem like a good thing, but it is. I can also have other people come and take care of me too. The program that I am on, pays other people to be caregivers to people. It is a great program. Maybe where you live there might be something similar to it. My program is funded through the Department of Humane Services. I hope that it might help you maybe find something like it.

Annie, I am sorry that you are having such a hard time. I hope that things will get better for you. My heart goes out to you, I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

I am doing just ok today. I didn't sleep to well either.

I am glad that my head cold is gone. I usually never get colds period. I don't know why I got that one. I hope that it isn't a sign of what there is to come.

On Saturday we went and watched one of my grandsons play socccer. He plays very good for it being hiis first time. Last year he played Tball. He did very good with that too.

On Friday we are getting our new front door put in. We have already bought the door and the lock set. We are having a carpenter come and do the work. There is a section of the flooring that is just inside on the left side of the floor that got some water on it and it needs replacing too. The door that is there now doesn't close very good and the screen door is the same way. When it rains the rain comes in through the top of the door because of the way it closes. I believe that it is worped, It will be very good to have the new door installed. It is also going to save us a lot on our heating bill too. Then in about 3 weeks we will get the new screen door and we will be able to put that one in.

We should see a big difference in how long the furnace will run and how much Kerosene it will use. It should be a big savings I hope. Next year should be even better when we replace the windows and sliding glass doors that are in our living room.

We also have to change the oil, oil filter, spark plugs, and wires for the spark plugs in our car. I believe that we are going to buy all the stuff that will be needed. Then have our mechanic that only lives 2 houses up our road, to do the work. It is a lot easier doing it that way. Scott knows how to do it. But there is a lot of other stuff in the way, in order to get to the spark plugs and wires. So it is just easier to let the mechanic do it. He is all set up to do that kind of stuff. We have to make sure that the car is running good because we are going to Massachusetts again for this Christmas. We will be spending a lot of time with Scott's parents. We are going to go down and spend a whole week with them.

Our weather is going to be nice all week long but the temperatures are going to be a lot cooler. I am hoping that it isn't too cold though. Our weekend weather is suppose to be warmer with not much wind. I'll take it.

I hope that everyone is doing well. I am always keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Hope you all will be able to enjoy your week.

Hope everyone enjoys their day and evening.



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Hello, Annie...I just saw you and responded to you on the Caregivers forum. When I think I'm having a really hard time, along comes someone else who has a REALLY hard time.
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Thanks for the info. I am going to check out the caregivers support team. I understand the tired and worn out part. I have been in that situation way too many times. Exercise does help. I really don't have a social life as my husband doesn't like to go out much due to his health issues and I never know when I will be having to rush him to the ER.

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Hello, Miller and Annie...yes, there's a caregiver's support team. I'm on it. I do post there, and I'd love it if there were more people participating.

I'm tired and worn out. A Home Nurse came over to assess our situation and see if there was help we could get here at home, or helpful places we could be referred to. "We" being Sweetie who needs the care, and me being the one giving the care.

Well! Ol' Sweetie just sat there looking like a grumpy old toad and absolutely REFUSED to accept any kind of help. Said we didn't need it. Said I was doing just find with my caregiving and didn't need to change anything.

He doesn't cooperate well with caregivers, and I'm tired.

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Hello All,

I am really sory for not being able to come on more often. I am trying to go through my emails that I get from SP. They are updates for each team that I belong too. So I am trying to get to them all. It is hard for me to do them all because it takes me all day to do all of them. It is very tiring too.

Mt heart goes out to those that are having a hard time. I will be praying everyday that things will get better for you all. I know what it is to have stress and health issues. This team is the best. You are all so understanding and supportive. I really do appreciate all that you do forr me.

The leg that I fell on is doing better. The knee is still hurting more than it usually does, but I guess it is still going to take some time. I have for a long time now been having to have Cortisone shots in both of my knees. I can only get them every 3 months, even though they don't last that long. I am hoping that it doesn't stay this painful all the time now.

I am still keeping a close eye on my left leg that had the Cellulitis. It is doing ok so far. I am hoping that it never comes back.

I have put up another blog to keep you all up to date with what is going on with me. There is some new stuff that I have in the blog.

I want to thank you all for all the prayers, well wishes, and support.

Here's hoping that you all can have a good weekend. Also hope that your weather is good too.

Best wishes to you all.

Best wishes to all!


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Welcome to all new and returning members. I've read the posts and sending you all hugs and blessings. This is a great team for understanding and support. XX

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Warm hugs to you ANNIE... Glad you are here.

I went to a new therapist yesterday. It is so hard to dredge it all up to get a new therapist to know you. Went and walked around a St. Vinnies after. Then some food shopping. By that time the weather was really bad. Bout got blown away walking to my car. Had wind gusts of 70 mph. Got home okay. Sat in my chair and stared. Slept for a little while, now I can't sleep. I feel like I am in a grey, deep fog mentally.

Exercise helps. Eating okay too. So not adding to it.

The woman I saw, Amanda came highly recommended by my doctor. She was pleased that she was. I think she will be a good fit.

Have to find a way to deal with the deep hurt I feel every day. . .

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Thanks for the kind words of support. It is amazing to feel understood and actually heard. Sometimes I feel so all alone and really have no one to talk with about my depression and issues with my husbands health. I am so glad I found this group.

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DOLLYBABE, I'm sorry about the situation with your mother - I hope everything works out for the best. I'm also sorry about the worries regarding your grandsons and son. I'll say a prayer for you today.

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Hope you find some help soon Annie. Bless you.


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ty for the kind words. Have a blessed day

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ANNIE, my heart goes out to you - I can certainly understand why you feel overwhelmed and depressed. I realize from reading all the posts that I'm very fortunate that my 90 yr. old mother still only needs partial help from me and my sisters. I can only imagine what it would be like to have to provide constant care to disabled adults - at work and at home.

I wish so much that you had someone you could count on that would provide some respite from your continual care-giving. I also know from reading other posts, that such help can be very hard to find.

There is also a Caregiver's team on SparkPeople, but I'm not sure how active it is. You might want to check it out just to see if they have any good suggestions. The Dealing with Depression team is where I've gotten my most consistent support and encouragement with my depression and OCD and this particular thread is awesome.

It helps a lot just to know you're not alone! Please keep posting so you can receive support, as well.

Blessings,

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Wow! this is my first time on the dealing with depression support site. I am near tears as I read some of your blogs. It hits so close to home. I thought I was so alone out there. I am a caregiver myself working with disabled adults Monday-Friday then I come home and have to caregive to my physically disabled husband. I am so exhausted all the time. I have started and stopped so many diets. Lost the same 50lbs so many times over that I have lost count. My husband just had yet another hosptial stay over the Labor day. I managed to go out for the first time in ages besides work to try and do something for me and in just 30 minutes I get a call he is on his way to the ER. I just can't breathe sometimes. I have so many episodes of deep utter depression and crying jags that I didn't see the point in getting healthy for myself.

I started another weight loss adventure last Monday and have been doing pretty well but I fight my inner saddness telling me whats the point? I go no where and I do nothing but work. I feel very lost most of the time.... I miss me....

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It all sounds overwhelming. Try and take one task at a time. I know it's easier said then done, but you need to do this for self preservation. Who will handle it all if you can't? Something to think about. And most important of all, designate, designate, designate. Don't try to do it all alone. Have a good day.

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mom is coming home from the hospital. She nearly lost her leg. She refuses to go to the nurseing home and so we need much prayer to help my family figure out what to do. Also
still worried about my grandsons and their Dad unaccount of his x girlfriend (the boys mother)is causeing a lot of trouble cause of her bipolar boyfriend

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9/18/13 9:06 A

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Grandma Franny thank you for the inspiration!! It was a great way to start my day. It was the first message on my board. Thank you!!

Thank God the fall weather is coming upon us. I can get out and enjoy the weather a little more than with the heat of summer :)
I hope everyone has a Blessed day!!

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9/17/13 11:36 P

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emoticon & WOW !! WE HAVE TO BE POSITIVE HERE. I AM 73 YRS. YOUNG emoticon AND I AM NOT GIVING UP ON ANY OF YOU. GRANDMA FRANNY IS HERE. SO, LET'S GET TO WORK AND emoticon IT OUT. GOD BLESS YOU ALL & GOOD LUCK TOWARD'S YOUR GOAL. POST ME ANYTIME.LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU.
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Hello. Have you been feeling this way very long? If it is just a day or two just go with your feelings and sleep. If it goes past a week you may want to see your doctor. We all have sad days, some more than others. Just take one moment at a time and move at your own pace. Don't let anyone or anything push you. emoticon

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I feel so depressed and sad lately..........not wanting to do anything but lay on the couch and sleep.



I WILL go confidently in the direction of my dreams!!

I am worth it!!


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I hope today will be a better day. My book club meets this morning, and if nothing goes wrong I will be able to see friends and think about something other than caregiving.

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9/16/13 10:23 P

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sorry

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Today has been particularly horrible. The depression and stress are way up there. But I am reminding myself that situations eventually change. It's horrible now, but it won't necessarily be horrible for the rest of my life.

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Thanks, Rediscover...I'm going to have to tell the doctors that I'm throwing in the towel. I simply cannot be perfect. And not only can I not be perfect, I cannot care for my Sweetie without some real help. He has vascular dementia, he's in the very early stages of senility, and he cannot cooperate with caregivers well. I can't manage his problems all by myself. I'm struggling with depression, but I'm trying to find help. I'm seeing a therapist for my ADD/ADHD, and although the guy is really nice and I like him, I have to say that the "therapy" doesn't amount to anything.

I'm trying to get to see a psychiatrist who specializes in geriatrics. I don't want to get my hopes up too high, such that I'm crushed if he has nothing to offer.

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LAURANCE - It is so hard to overcome the feeling of having to be as perfect as your mother, isn't it? My mother was a model and really valued appearances. Somehow I never measured up to her expectations, and I find that I never seen to measure up to my own, even though I am now 50 years old! Working on that...

SRWINN - I was feeling horribly depressed yesterday and ended up going for a long walk. It really helped me just getting out of the house so I didn't feel so cooped up. I hope you feel better soon!



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Hi All- The last couple of weeks have been good for me, but now I can feel myself slipping back down the slippery slope of depression! I am not sure what to do to help myself. I would really like to find some way to stop this slide before I am completely depressed again! Help! Any suggestions?

Let's "Just Do It" Today!


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9/14/13 5:53 P
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Today has been somewhat better. I'm focusing on not punishing myself for failing. It's easy for me to beat myself up, and I have to work on lowering my standards. My mother was Perfect. She was Wonder Woman, and she scolded me for not being what she expected me to. I'm not my mother. I'm just not. I can't do it all.

I'm a caregiver, and I've reached my limit. I can't give any more. I'm not a Professional Nurse and I can't do the things real nurses do. I'm only a play nurse (and it really irritates me when the real nurses don't know what to do and I have to show them).

Evening is coming on soon, and I'm going to go outside and sit and read while there's still light. And I did take a vigorous walk! I low-impact jogged up one of the awful hills we have here in our little town. It was really strenuous, but I kept reminding myself that I'm beating pre-diabetes, holding off Alzheimers, and keeping a healthy heart. And I reminded myself that not all 72-year-old women can run up a hill.

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HI, everyone. I'm having a really tough day today, as well. Just DEPRESSED overall. I weighed myself too early "just to see" and was so disappointed to see that I haven't lost anything so far this week that I had a major binge last night. Of course, that set myself up for a big depression ("It's hopeless. I'll never lose weight.") today. I am definitely noticing the weather changing too, and I struggle more with depression in the winter. I'm going to take a walk and see if that helps. Thanks for listening, everyone!

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9/13/13 6:52 P
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Hello, Miller, and thank you for the kind emoticons...Today I feel really horrible. But I'm toughing it out, because I know that I vary from day to day. Tomorrow will most likely be somewhat better.

Caregiving is really rough right now. It's taking a lot out of me. But I'm going to consult with Sweetie's doctors and see if I can get some genuine help here.

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LAURANCE, you're in my thoughts and I'm hoping you receive everything you need. Blessings!

Miller emoticon emoticon

"The present is what slips by us while we’re pondering the past and worrying about the future. - Ziggy

"The groundwork of all happiness is health."
Leigh Hunt

"Comparison is the thief of joy."
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9/12/13 11:18 P
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I'm feeling crisis-y right now. I'm collapsing. But I'm not afraid, because sometimes a crisis and collapse means a new beginning.

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Earlier this week, I was very depressed. Thanks to all of you for your comments and support, it helped me alot. Today I feel better, not back %100 but working on it. Today is better. I got on the scales and have lost a little. It was enough to encourage me to keep going and doing what i am doing. Thanks all of you for your kindness and loving support.

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Hello Mac, from the look of your stats you have made great strides. Which says to me that you probably have more good days than bad. Bad days always feel like the end of the world, just ride through with it step by step. If you can sleep through the day. That seems to work for me. Sleep deprivation makes us feel blue so when we can get in a little extra take it.

I hope you are feeling better today. If not don't despair. "This too shall soon pass."

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Hey Macloviata,
Deep breaths, try and relax! Distract yourself with something - call somebody for a chat, or read a book... Go for a walk? Feel better soon [hug]

-Lia Lee :]
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Today I had a bad day . I don't know if I was coming or going
One of those add days that I guess ended up eating a lot more than normal
and I feel horrible I don't really know why.
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I started a month ago , but I didn't go nowhere.
Why? I am finding everything I do tiresome and very difficult. I am trying to continue and get somewhere with my fight for a better life. My health has been going down in the last 5 years. I am 73 and recently I am experiencing quite a bit of pain with this injury of a sciatic nerve. Of course that has nothing to do with my continued to eat things are not beneficial for me. I believe depression is the cause of wanting more sweets, is my weakne


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hello, MPN...I clicked on the link and will read the information on that site, thank you for that.

At this point there's really not much in the way of help. My daughter has her hands full and the neighbors are old people with their own caregiving to do.

My house is a mess, I'm so overwhelmed. What I'm doing for myself is NOT feeling guilty. It's my mess! It's my house and my mess! Don't anybody bug me!

Eventually things will change and I'll clean things up. Eventually we may get to where I can cope. But no guilt trips now!

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Thanks, Teresa, for your kind words. You're right, I do need an outlet. There isn't really much by the way of help, but I do make it a point to get out and do other things. I have my two book clubs, and I just got home from my belly dancing class. So far I'm not yet trapped in the house and having to supervise him day and night.

Once it gets to that point I will have to put him in a home. But not yet.

In the meantime I try to do some things to nurture myself.

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Hello room, I hope everyone is doing o.k. I am trying to hang in there and it is hard. Been long weekend and even longer week so far, and its only Wed.

Jeep is down again, something is wrong in my rear wheel, and is making a awful racket. Thank goodness BF let me use his truck, and hopefully he will be able to look at it this weekend when he is home. He has not been home for 3 weekends, and really hate to make him to car maintenance while he is home but....

On good note, I have been getting in exercise everyday last week, and so far 2 days this week. None so far today but still have some time to get in something, well did do some just not enough. Spot exercises.. been doing inner thigh squats, as well as regular squats.. and been on my machine everyday, am up to 8 minutes now.. bout to add another minute or 2 to it.

Boy is loving school, and he has even started walking to where I work afterwards, as the bus takes him to the school instead of dropping him off at home. But he could benefit from the walk.

Anyway I guess if im going to get my time in I better get off here and get it done.

Again hope everybody is doing well.

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