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3/29/15 5:28 A

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Wishing everyone a great Sunday and please stay positive.

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3/26/15 8:54 A

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I am not sure how I gained weight when I am on track with the food except when I didn't quite eat enough for breakfast when the depression hit. I am slowly getting the program stuff done, but I Aced the Health class and the first grade for the Transition to the Unified English Braille was a B. I am still struggling with my sleep and is working still. My supervisor will either be gone starting this coming week or the next week and since there is a volunteer she wants me to be there on a different day since there isn't quite enough for both at certain times and she can't change her schedule.

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3/25/15 6:44 A

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Hi everyone,

Onicam, I am sorry that your depression is affecting you right now. I know that you have struggled with fluids for a long time. I hope that the weather improves for you soon and that your leg feels better.

JWHEELER05, I hope that your doctor's appointment went well for you. I said a little prayer for you as I read your post. Hopefully you will have your medication and can start to feel much better very soon.

Hi Miller, I liked your post on the friend feed this morning. It's nice to know that you are smiling a lot these days.

KELLY48647, I hope that your doctor's appointment goes well for you too. There is nothing worse than meds that are not working properly and need to be readjusted. Good luck!

I have to go into my psychiatric clinic today and take a class for an hour and a half. It is a sort of punishment for missing an appointment earlier this month. Anyone who misses an appointment without 24 hours notice has to take this class before they can receive their counseling sessions again. My car had the gear shift go out on it the day that I was supposed to get in to see my therapist and they make no exceptions - emergency or not. So, I will go to the class today so that I can make a therapy appointment again. Then it is back to the psychiatrist on Thursday for a medication review. There are some changes that have to be made to my meds, so that is a good thing. So far Spring break has been great for the kids. They are having fun and so is Grandma. It would be nice if the rains would go away. I think that by tomorrow they will be dissipating at long last. These kids could really use some serious outdoor time. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Have a great rest of the week!! Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon


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3/24/15 10:42 A

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My depression came yesterday and fluids is hard for me still. I am also at work waiting for my supervisor and having a sore leg since we expect rain and freezing rain soon.

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3/24/15 10:30 A

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Good Morning-

So today is the day! after about 10 years I'm going back to the doctor to (hopefully) get back on medication.

I really hope, having gone through this before, that they wont decide to wait on medication. I'm seeing a new doctor (new insurance) and I fear that might be a possibility! If it was my first time seeing someone about my depression/anxiety, I could understand waiting to see if therapy helped prior to meds - but I've done the whole therapy thing and the meds really did help.

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3/23/15 4:47 P

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Just checking in. I've read all the posts and hope everything goes well for everyone this week. I don't have anything exciting planned, so I don't have too much to say.

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

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3/22/15 7:55 P

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Still waiting to get in to see my new doctor. My appointment was postponed till next week now. Hoping that he will get my meds straightened out once I get to see him.

"God determines who walks into my life....it's up to me to decide who I'll let walk away, who I'll let stay, and who I'll refuse to let go."

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet." - James Oppenheim, short-story writer, novelist, poet


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3/22/15 7:48 P

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Hi all. This past week has been filled with some good (not great) days and some not so great days. Thankfully, nothing super low but I will admit I am excited for my doctor appointment on Tuesday! Looking forward to getting back on medication for depression and getting back to feeling more normal.

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3/22/15 1:37 P

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Hi Onicam, You sound as if you have been super busy. We've missed hearing from you. Wow 43 pounds is a great deal of weight! Congratulations on losing so much. That is impressive. You are certainly an inspiration. emoticon emoticon

Hi SWEETONE111, I hope that you fared well on your trip and that you were able to get to and from safely in the lousy weather that some have had. I hope that you were able to use your tennis shoes. Ten minutes of exercise is beneficial no matter what you do, so what you've read on the boards is true. Combining three ten minute intervals throughout the day is as effective as doing 30 minutes of exercise all at once. I hope that the exercise helped you from becoming too stressed out due to work and made the trip more enjoyable.

We are starting off the Spring break with a quiet weekend at home. It is raining outside and looks miserable out there. Micah and I are playing alphabet games on his favorite website . I am trying to keep him occupied since it is so dreary outside. My daughter is suffering from the stomach flu, so Grandma is babysitting which I would be doing if she were working anyway. I guess it is a weekend meant for staying indoors and watching movies on DVD or Netflix. I am going to drop by the library later on to return my most recent check outs. I'm not feeling terribly ambitious this weekend. I can't get to the gym, so the treadmill will have to wait until Jeni is feeling better. Hopefully, I will be able to go tomorrow. I have to buy a new stability ball on Monday, since Micah has punched a hole in mine by jumping up and down on it. I hope that all are having a great weekend and that it is a good beginning to a wonderful Spring vacation. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon

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3/21/15 10:53 P

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I have been super busy and is still very busy these days. I have been doing house work, home work, part time job, and 2 programs. I have also just recently gotten new glasses and is learning the UEB Braille which is what it is being changed to by January. I have lost 43 pounds from my highest weight.

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3/18/15 12:19 A

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It's pretty late but I thought I'd read some posts from others before bed. It's good motivation. I have to be up in less than 4 hours for a flight. And I have a stressful few days ahead of me on a business trip. Work Stress is definitely a trigger for me - combined with fatigue and it usually means a lot of emotional eating and shutting out everything else to get through the work day. I packed my running shoes so I can to get 10 mins if exercise here and there over the next few days. From what I read on the boards to really helps.

I hope everyone had a good St patty's day!

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3/17/15 12:56 P

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Hi Everybody,

I've been gone awhile. I was sick for most of last week and the beginning of this week. I am beginning to finally feel better. I hate the stomach flu!!! I hope that all are doing well and having a great St. Patrick's Day!! Don't forget to wear green today. I don't have to wear it, after the flu I look it. lol Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them today! Have a great week. Take care and God bless, Deb

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3/16/15 12:17 A

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It helps my mood.

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3/15/15 7:42 P

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LINDAM.1, I'll bet a curtsy and smile would bring a smile to others!
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Edited by: MILLERISHEALTHY at: 3/15/2015 (19:43)
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3/15/15 7:38 P

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SMALLVILLEFAN, I'm sorry your Mom doesn't understand. Depression does make things seem very pointless sometimes - I struggle with that a LOT.

If it helps, one trick that some of us here on the team use to get chores done is to do it in very small increments. Like on a bad day, I'll get the dishes done by just washing a few during TV commercials. Or I'll work on the laundry for a few minutes every time I finish reading a chapter in my book. An outsider would probably not understand (they'd probably think I'm lazy), but a person with depression would get it.

Sometimes we just can't get things done all at once like other people can. A small chore can feel like climbing a huge mountain. Doing chores in little bits really does add up and when it's done, I feel I've accomplished something.

Hope this helps.

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"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."
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"Comparison is the thief of joy."
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3/15/15 6:51 P

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Smile and curtsy makes people smile at you.

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3/11/15 12:22 P

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So I'm 24 and still live at home with my mom. She is the best, but sometimes she just doesn't understand what I'm going through. Like some days, when I have had a bad one and feel really down, she gets upset that I didn't wash the dishes. She doesn't understand that depression is really intense at times and doing dishes seems so pointless when life seems pointless.

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3/11/15 12:18 P

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DREAMED1 a little at a time is great :) It is all we can do sometimes. Just keep on trying. It is hard but you can do it!

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3/5/15 5:09 P

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Hi! I haven't posted in so long because with the weather I've been "off-line" with a lot of things. But right now I feel good. I stuck to good eating all day (l've put on 8 lbs, I was "off line with my diet too) I agree that we can do things a little at time. That is one of the reasons I am feeling good; after struggling to do it for a long time I am finally living one day at a time

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3/4/15 4:36 P

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TLE1103, welcome to the team. I'm sorry to hear you struggle so much with pain - I hope the doctors can get the pump adjusted so you can get some relief. It's good to hear that exercise helps your mood - it does for me, too. It's the getting started that I sometimes find difficult.

NITROUS87 Congratulations on being offered a job - that's great news!!

KECHARA14 - I'm sorry to hear you're feeling so down. I hope things get better and brighter for you soon.



I've been struggling to do anything other than what I absolutely must lately, but today I made myself take on a task I've been putting off. I got it done by doing it in small increments. I feel a sense of accomplishment now so I'm glad I did it.

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week.
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"The groundwork of all happiness is health."
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3/4/15 3:35 P

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I was doing pretty well on Monday, but for the last two days, I have been feeling very down and depressed. Not sure if its the weather, the stress at work or what, but I hope I can break out of it soon. I hate feeling like this and do not feel very productive. Sorry, I just needed to vent a little. I hope everyone else is doing well.

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3/4/15 3:33 P

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CONGRATULATIONS!!! It sounds like it is well deserved and I am very happy for you!

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3/4/15 12:35 P

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Hello everyone! I was struggling for a bit, but I just have to brag about how much my life has taken off in the last day! I've been going to school for a while now (9 years total) to become a mental health or AODA counselor, and over that time period I've been rejected from so many jobs because I didn't have experience or enough education or whatever. I've been doing an internship since January this year at a halfway house for federal inmates, doing AODA counseling. My supervisor has been really impressed with how well I've been catching on to things, and has been talking about trying to get a position made for me part-time when I graduate in August. I've been stoked about it, but in a way it still felt a little like a rejection.

Well, yesterday everything turned around! One of the counselors here was let go (which was a sad situation, but a long time coming), and I have been offered employment to take his position! I don't know yet if I'll be starting at 20 or 30 hours a week, but the offer of employment is already in the works, and was approved earlier this morning by the executive director! I have been so happy with how things are progressing, and it's been so fast to happen, I've been a bit overwhelmed. But I finally made it, and I haven't been happier since my BF first told me he loved me :)

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3/3/15 4:43 P

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Good evening everyone. I am new to this team. I struggle with depression and chronic pain. I have a pain pump and the doctors are trying to get the medication adjusted correctly so I will not be in so much pain. My weight, depression and pain all form a vicious cycle that I find myself in. I have been exercising either in the pool or on my stationary bike. Both of these activities seem to lift my mood. I look forward to getting to know some of you. Have a wonderful evening!

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3/3/15 4:11 P

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Hello everyone. I am jealous Deb that you are seeing signs of Spring. I will have to wait till late April or May. We are not currently worried about flooding, but having trouble with avalanches. Since this weekend is going to be a beautiful weekend I think a lot of people will be going skiing and the news is already warning people to be careful where they go skiing.

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3/3/15 1:26 P

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Hi everybody,

It seems as if it is going to be a stellar day today. The sun is shinning and the temperatures are mild. It looks as if Spring is on the way. My neighbors had a barbecue last night in celebration of the nice weather. They barbecued chicken and it smelled as if it were good. The fruit trees are in full bloom, as are the Tulip trees. The first signs of Spring are in the air here. I hope that those of you who are suffering with the extreme temperatures will find that the weather is changing for you soon too. I hope that this month will bring relief for those who are frozen, without causing flooding. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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Hello all, I'm going to look for the positive things today and hold on to them for the rest for the day. If I start to get off track I m going to take 5 mins to remind my self of how far I have come and were I am working towards.

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3/3/15 11:53 A

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Long time, no see! I am doing really well lately.

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2/26/15 5:37 P

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Hello all! Today is my late day at my internship, so it's a late check-in on SP for me too. I've been on the run since 9am, so I'm pretty tired tonight. Last night was a little rough, but I had a good morning today. Got my laundry done, baked some turtle cheesecake brownies for my boyfriend (and did NOT leave any at home for me!), and got to spend the day home alone. Tonight will be good as well. I spent the first part of my afternoon in a meeting with my supervisor, and he said I've been doing a great job for only being here a month and a half so far. In a little while I'll be running group, which should go well. Then it's off to spend time with my BF before I head home and to bed.

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Hi everyone,

Hi LADY_EVAINE, congratulations on making your 10,000 steps yesterday. One candy bar isn't going to sabotage your efforts too badly. You have my respect for being able to conduct a meeting and talking for four hours. That must have been a challenge.

Hi CAROLSTRONG, I hope that your run was a success!

I got the car fixed yesterday. My mechanic, Bruce, was able to complete the repairs very fast and for nothing. He charged me nothing to tear apart the gear shift, clean it and oil the pieces and reassemble it. I love my mechanic. So, today it is back to the gym at noon. It is the last day that I can go until next week. My daughter is working all weekend again, so I highly doubt that I will get the opportunity to go again until Monday. Well, we'll make this visit count. I need to reschedule with the personal trainer anyway. I hope that everyone is surviving the weather and that you are all safe. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon



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Tomorrow will run. That will make it all better

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Hello!

DEBTEVELDAHL, sorry to hear about your car troubles. That can definitely de-rail your plans pretty fast. Hope you can get it fixed soon!

I'm 4 days into my re-boot on SparkPeople and I'm doing really well. Today was a bit challenging as I was running an education session for about 20 staff at work and had to talk for about 4 hours straight. As a result, I didn't get to snack mid-morning and lunch was only at 1:30. I've been hungry all afternoon as a result and indulged in a chocolate bar. Not the end of the world, but not my plan for the day either. I'm doing pretty good besides that, nutrition-wise. For exercise, I'm almost at my 10 000 steps for the day on my FitBit. I'm planning to spend the evening relaxing.

I hope you all have a great evening!

Chris~

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2/25/15 12:12 P

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Hi everybody,

NITROUS87, congratulations on your weight loss. What a positive way for your week to progress. Good job on the exercise too! Every little bit helps. We just do what we can do.


JWHEELER05, I hope that you have a good day at the gym. I was going to have my first personal training session that is an actual session today, but I have to cancel. My car is on the fritz. It does not want to come out of park to go into gear. It happens periodically, but until my mechanic can look at it and figure out what is going on, I am without wheels. I only want to drive it if it's completely necessary, since I never know if it is going to go into gear or not.

Well, I did get the car to go into gear this morning and was able to get Micah to Headstart. I am nervous about being able to go pick him up as well without the whole gear thing sticking again. I had this happen in my Geo Metro and it was the neutral safety switch that was messing up. Since this is not happening every time that I go to use the car it is scary to try to go anywhere, because I never know when I can or cannot get it to go into gear.I don't have triple A or any other roadside service, so I guess that I will see what it costs to add it to my insurance. I sure as heck don't want to get stuck somewhere like the school or Jeni's work and have it freeze up on me there, so that I can't get it out. I will take it to Bruce, my mechanic, this morning and have him take a look at the gear shift. I have a feeling that we are in for another major repair. We just got the Volvo back from having the radiator replaced. Bruce is getting a lot of work from me lately. I'm sure that before I can have it fixed we will have to wait for Jeni's tax return to come through. She filed her taxes at the beginning of the month, so they should be coming through any day. If it isn't one thing then it's another. Oh well, nothing to be done, but fix it as soon as possible. I am not going to let this ruin my day though. I may not be able to get to the gym, but I will walk the neighborhood just to keep my walking streak going. I have to go to the library anyway and that is at least a 30 minute walk up and back and I have a neighborhood route for the other 30 minutes. I hope that you all are having a great day and that the weather is cooperating for those of you experiencing snow. It's terrible how much snow is covering the country right now. Be safe and be careful to all in snow bound areas. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon emoticon

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Good morning! So far my day is starting out pretty well! I lost about 3-4 lbs this week (hard to gauge since last week I was on my period and bloated), so that was a great way to start! My mom is home from work sick, so she bought me coffee from McDonald's before I came to work at my internship. I'm feeling really good physically today, even after going shopping last night with my boyfriend and his friend. We had to walk about 2 blocks from the car to the store, which is quite a ways for me these days. But I did good, even took my cane with me so I could keep up with the boys easier!

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thanks Deb!

After work, I'm starting day 1 at the gym today... it's been a while (um 2013) since I've been to my gym.

I've lost count of how many personal trainers I've had throughout the years - at least 6. I know what exercises to do, I know the proper form - as to not hurt myself, I know how to use the machines, I know which cardio works best with my arthritis (elliptical, rowing machine)... But I just don't do it...

One of my old trainers (he was a marine) used to say that "Pain is weakness leaving the body".

We are not weak - but we are creating our stronger/thinner/healthier selves!

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Hi everyone,

Well, today is going to be day two of my new resolution to get to the gym four days a week now. I have an appointment with a complimentary visit with a personal trainer, so that I can learn how to use the machines - or at least a few of them. They have a special going on now for 3 personal training sessions for 99.00. I think that I will take advantage of that and have a personal trainer design my strength training program for me. That would give me a couple of sessions to go through the routine with the trainer, so that I would be okay on my own after that until it's time to change the routine up. By that time, hopefully I will know how to use the machines and can do the change up myself. I walked on the treadmill yesterday for an hour and five minutes. I am going to use the treadmill and the elliptical for my cardio at the present point in time. I might go for the recumbent bike too. I have heard good things about the bikes from people here on site. I hope that you are all having a great day. Congratulations to JWHEELER05 for the six pound loss and the inches that went along with it!! Make it a productive week. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them! Take care and God bless, Deb

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Good morning!!!!!!!!!

Another cold day!!!!!!! Today I have a doctor's appointment so I may not be able to post later.

Deb- emoticon !!!!! I'll be OK-It's just that sometimes it gets to me!!!!!!!

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I am doing ok today. The day was not bad and despite the cold I got out and walked for 20 minutes so that made me feel a little better.

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Today my coworker asked how much weight I lost, which isn't too much as I've just started but she said it was noticeable! I told her 6 pounds and she said no, it has to be more than that. I told her that I'm not calling what I'm doing a "diet" (bad 4 letter word). I'm just being more conscientious of what I'm eating.

Regardless of what the scale says - there are other great measurements! Not to mention, it's a great feeling to be complemented!!!

One meal at a time, one day at a time!

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Hi All,

Oops, I seem to have missed a couple of days. The weekend was okay. I was happy because my daughter, who works just about 24/7 in order to make ends meet, didn't have to go into work as early as her regular schedule and she got to spend some quality time with her son. I feel badly for Jeni, because her hours at work are 3:30 pm to 1:30 am. That puts her at work during the time that Micah is home from school, so she doesn't often get to spend much awake time with him. She is waiting on her tax return anxiously, so that she can afford to take a weekend off. As a single, working parent she doesn't get to spend as much time with him as she would like. This week I start back at the gym. I have been doing some walking around the neighborhood, but I need to get back to strength training on a regular basis. I have been thinking of buying a personal trainer for a few sessions to help me get back into a good routine and for help with the machines. With Micah in school all day, I definitely have the time to take care of me.

Hi Elise, I hope that you are feeling better by now. It is sad for those of us who are alone in this world. I don't know what I would do without my kids and grand kids, but sometimes it would be nice to have someone just for me to share my life with.

I hope that everyone has a great week ahead with plenty of productivity. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon

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SPORTSPHOTOMAMA- emoticon !!!!!!!! It is nice to have a friendly word from a friend.

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Elise, I hope that you are having a better day today. It is nice to have groups like this who understand what you're going through. Sometimes reading helps me because it helps me to forget what I'm feeling for a while. (I do have to make sure that I don't read anything related to my obsession at the time. In that case, it doesn't help.) Of course, you have to like to read to begin with. Just know that you are not alone in your feelings.
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Good morning!!!!!!

Cold & snow--It doesn't help when you are depressed!!!!!!!

Today is cleaning day--I'm doing a thorough one with some breaks in between.

MILLERIS HEALTHY- emoticon so much for your kind words-I really need to hear them!!!!!!!!

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Hi Elise, I'm sorry you're feeling lonely and depressed. I wish everyone in the world could have someone to love and to be loved by, including you. Everyone needs to feel needed and to be loved.

I think it's even harder for those of us who struggle with depression. I know for myself - that I can be in a room full of people, or even sitting on the other end of the sofa from my husband, and still feel terribly lonely. Sometimes it's because I don't feel understood or really known and loved for just being me.

My sister is divorced and sometimes I think she feels lonely and misses having someone special in her life, but she has two dogs and she loves them so much. She gives them a good loving home and they give her unconditional love and acceptance. I don't know if you have any pets, but they can be wonderful companions.

I hope that you can find someone who loves you that you can love in return. I was just praying about this earlier today for my daughter's future. I want her to have someone special in her life and someone to care about her when I'm gone. The prospects right now look very slim, but you never know what the future will bring.

Maybe you could try doing more social activities where you could meet someone? In any case, I'm sending you lots of hugs and good wishes for all the best life can offer!!!

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I haven't posted for a little while but a need a little support!!!!!! I figured out that I think I need to be loved & to love someone in my life. Sometimes it doesn't feel like that happens so I feel very lonely & depressed. I can use some comforting words & understanding!!!!!

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Thank you Deb. I appreciate all the warmth and compassion of this group. You all are great!

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Hi MYAGRAVES, so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I lost my father just about a year ago and that was one of the hardest times I have ever gone through. It's still not over. Sending you positive energy and hugs. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Thank you MillerIsHealthy. :-) I appreciate your kind words

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MYAGRAVES, I'm so sorry to hear about your Mother's passing - you have my sincere condolences. I wish you comfort and peace through the days and weeks ahead. Take care.
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Hi all. I was sick for about a week and a half. And then my mother passed away this past weekend. Needless to say, it's been hard to do what I need to take care of myself right now. But thankfully I have many friends offering support. And I know in a few weeks, maybe even a few days, I'll be back to tracking. I'm still making an effort to get in at least 10 minutes of exercise a day so that's something. Thank you all for being here. :-)

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Thank you, Deb and Sue.

I have time to check-in today, as we are house-bound due to snow & ice storm last night.

Hope everyone has a good week.

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Millerishealthy - sending positive energy and thoughts your way. I hope you have time to check in once in while and let us know how you are doing.

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Miller I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending you positive energy and hugs! I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Thank you very much, DWICK44 and SANTEEME.




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Miller, sorry to hear about your troubles. Anyone would feel overwhelmed! Meditation is good. So is prayer. Hang in there.

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Good Morning All. Keep telling myself... emoticon

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Hi Maul,

do you live in new England? Nice to meet you! I'm ready for spring

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Miller sorry to hear this. Be praying for you! keep strong!!

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Good advice - thank you very much.

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Whatever you call it, prayer or meditation, go to that place - often. Wishing you courage, humor and grace.....

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My husband's step-father passed away this afternoon. He had heart surgery last week, but we thought he was recovering. Also, my husband's retina detached again and he'll need more surgery and another 8 week recovery while still trying to drive to and from his job - an hour each way. He had to have an emergency root canal this morning. His mother is 86 and will need a huge amount of help and support, which is challenging because of her poor decisions and difficulty in handling finances. Feeling overwhelmed right now. May not be around much for a while - I guess I'll see how it goes.

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MAUL7436, Hi - I'm glad you checked in. I'm sorry you're feeling a bit blue today, but good job on trying to see the positives!! This has been a long hard winter, especially for you folks who have lots and lots of snow. I hope things soon get better and brighter for you in every way. Spring has to come sometime - I'm counting the days!!!

Keep in touch!

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LINDAM, I can understand how it could be hard to sell yourself for job interviews, etc. when you don't have a lot of confidence (I struggle with low self-esteem, too) but I'm sure you have lots of good things to offer an potential employer.

Someone suggested to me that I should write down 5 things I like about myself every day (that was something their therapist had suggested they do). That might be something you could try doing, too.

I wish you all the luck in the world in finding new employment. There are several members on the team who are searching, too, so you're not alone. Hang in there!!
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Hi everybody just wanted to say hi,
Feeling a little blue today, but trying to see the positives. It does not help that we have enough snow to last until next winter. But the sun is out and that is nice to see.

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Selling your self when you do not believe in you to get a job is not good for me.

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Hi, DISCOVERLLH. I'm sorry to hear you're feeling blue today. I agree that holidays can be hard - there seems to be so much pressure for things to be great and if they aren't, then it feels like something is missing.

I'm trying to spend this Valentine's Day learning to love myself a bit more and be kinder to myself. I did buy my daughter, my husband, and myself a treat for Valentines, but other than that it will be a low-key day for us. My husband has to work and my daughter is in her room doing homework.

I think you're onto something with the nice hot shower and tea - that's a great way for you to be kind and loving to yourself, especially on a cold and windy day. Take care, stay warm, and be good to yourself today. Sending you hugs for your blues!

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Hi, everyone. Just checking in and wishing everyone a good day. Sometimes holidays can be hard. I'm feeling a bit blue today...not sure why. Just very unfocused. It is freezing cold with gusty wind, which isn't helping. Maybe a nice hot shower and some tea will help. Thinking of you all and wishing you a compliant day, no matter what your circumstances are.

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Hi DIANAS17, I'm sorry that you're "not feeling it" today. I stopped by your page and read your blog and see that you are doing the "Insanity" program. I hope that you have great success with that. I think that starting the day with a gratitude list was great! I hope that by blogging and posting you have found your "spark" for the day. You are doing great with your program! Keep up the good work.

Today is going to be sunny and Micah is home from Headstart today, so we will go to the park later on once the fog burns off. We've already taken Blaine to Kindergarten today, so we've been up since very early this morning. We just finished breakfast and now Grandma has to clean up the mess of toys from last night, so we can start in again today. I hope that you are all having a pleasant Friday and that it is a great start to a really terrific weekend. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon

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I used to have issues with disordered eating and I'm a little worried I'm slipping back into a bad way of thinking. It should not feel "accomplished" to be hungry. But I'm aware of it and my fiance is aware of it so I will do my best to keep it under control.

It's Friday and guys, I'm not feeling it today. I want to go back to bed!

Hope everyone's day is a good one!

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I'm having a haphazard scattered day today. Not getting much done. Can't really think straight.

Starr -- that's great about your counselor! As for your grief, a year is not a long time when you lose your husband. How long you grieve depends on a lot of different factors. I was not really right for YEARS after I lost my husband, and we were only together for two years before he was killed. He died on Feb. 18, 29 years ago, and I still get sad this time of year. He was so young, and I know he would have been o.k. eventually had he just lived. We had a son together and he is my shining star. Some days, he is the only thing that keeps me alive.

As for self-esteem, if you have none now, you had none then either. You can't depend on anyone else for your self-esteem, sweetie. I have very little, so I just said one day that I wasn't going to care what people thought of me. I've been a lot happier since then.

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Went to see my psychologist today. I have some emotional issues. She said that I should see my therapist more often. I'll see how it goes!!!!!!

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Hi Starr, that is great news about your therapist! I'm sure that you will feel so much better once you start your treatment. I've been wondering how you and your DD's are faring, since Alan has passed. I know that you miss him each and every day. I will say a prayer for you and the kids. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!! emoticon

Hi ABETTERME2015, glad to hear that your vision appointment went well. I hope that your doctor's appointment went as well yesterday.

Hi FLORADEB, It sounds like you have a plan that you are sticking to. Baby steps are the way to go. Not biting off more than you can chew is part of a good plan. I hope that you have many more good days than you do bad ones. I know that you work hard and I hope that you are successful in making the money that you need for your move.

Hi Miller, As usual it is nice to see you here. I see that you are sticking to your biking routine and are doing well. Kudos!! I thought that I saw on the threads that you had a less than great evening. I hope that things are better today.

Today I have to go out and buy Valentines and goodies for Micah's Valentine Day party at school tomorrow. I have a list of all the kids' names, so that we don't miss anyone. I am going over and snuggling with baby Hayden today too. Grandma hasn't been over in a few days and I miss my hugs. Allie, Mom, has plans todayso maybe I can talk her into leaving the baby with me this morning. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them! I hope that the week is progressing well. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon emoticon

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Starr, I said a prayer for you - hope all goes well.
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emoticon everyone.

After 11 months of searching, I have finally found a counselor who will accept my health insurance and/or does not have a waiting list that is 10 miles long. My first appointment is today. I am praying she & I will "click". Just over 11 months ago my sweet husband passed away, and I am still grieving as I was the week after he passed. And I still have no self-esteem, which I have been working on since child hood. Since my Alan passed away I no longer have any desire to do anything. I know that has GOT to change~some how.

Say a prayer for me everyone, please.

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HAPPY 2015. This year WILL be better then 2014 was!!!

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