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7/23/14 4:06 A

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Ketuckymel, what a great goal - a half marathon. Good job on getting out and running even though your depression has been bothering you. It's hard to go out and work out while you are not feeling your best. Small steps are the way to achieve success with both your work outs and your diet. Hopefully you will find it easier to sleep because of the exercise. It should have a double benefit for you. Kudos to you for toughing it out today. I hope that your meeting goes well for you in the morning. emoticon

Jeffjapan, it's nice to see you here. If you're not feeling well, this is the place to come to talk about your day. I'm sorry that your feet are swollen. It sounds very uncomfortable. Hoping that you find relief soon.

Take care and God bless, Deb

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7/23/14 2:51 A

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KentuckyMel that's great that you even got out for a run I'm diabetic with swollen feet so i can't run although running in this heat and humidity would kill me if i did. Good luck on your half marathon.

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7/22/14 10:18 P

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I have really slacked on my eating and exercise the past few days due to just feeling really down. However, despite my depression, I made myself get out for a run tonight. I'm training for a half marathon and I don't want my hard work to go by the wayside. The run wasn't great but I'm glad I did it. I didn't go as far as I would have liked but a little bit is better than nothing.

My nutrition also needs to be worked on. I definitely need to add more fruits and veggies but I'm taking it one task at a time.

I haven't been sleeping well lately either but I'm hoping I can sleep some tonight since I have an early meeting for work tomorrow.


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What a great start to your day and to your regimen, Anne! To match your ten minutes I will work out with Coach Nicole's Fit, Firm and Fired Up DVD. I'm not part of the daily challenge, but I will make it my goal to match your enthusiasm. One goal met for the day!! Anyone else up for 10 minutes today?

Onicam, I hope that you were able to reduce your anxiety level and feel better. I have seen your posts and you are doing so well with your diet! That weight is coming off. Congratulations on your losses.

Today is muggy and overcast. It rained most of the night. It is supposed to be cooler here for a couple of days. I hope that everyone had a good start for the week. Sending out hugs to those that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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7/22/14 10:55 A

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Good Morning!
Today is off to a good start! I joined a 10 minute a day exercise challenge and got my 10 minutes in doing a kickboxing workout with Nicole. I think 10 minutes a day is a good place to start. I am focusing on staying positive and working on staying in my calorie range. emoticon emoticon

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7/20/14 12:29 P

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I didn't yet. I was not where I could do it since I was waiting for the bus.

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7/20/14 11:21 A

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Onicam,
Have you tried exercise like taking a long walk or a bike ride to help alleviate your symptoms?

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My anxiety is big time high. I am not sure how to calm down right now. I tried the breathing, muscle relaxation, and eft, and meditation.

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I hope that everyone will have a great Sunday. Cooler here this part of the week. Looking forward to a productive and positive week. Sending out hugs to those that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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7/18/14 12:35 P

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I am doing ok and loosing weight. I am also off of soda, sugar, and chips and having flour very seldom.

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7/18/14 11:29 A

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achy breaky body, Bad week two sick kids. Arf and Barf ......... emoticon

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I'm going to the doctor today. Weigh in, not looking forward to this. I have to have blood work done too. I hate being poked because they always have such a hard time finding a vein. I am hydrating so that it makes the blood draw easier. Well, at least I'll know where I stand by the time I leave. That's a good thing.

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7/16/14 6:37 P

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Not losing pounds/inches anywhere near as fast as I thought I would but I'm working out, eating in my range and my workouts are getting easier so I'm just working on being patient and not letting it get me down.

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7/16/14 1:45 P

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Tired. emoticon

Little by little, step by step, day by day.


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7/15/14 8:15 P

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Just worked out for an hour! My legs feel like jello.

So glad I came home and worked out. I really, REALLY didn't want to.

Call me Cody!

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One more day in the mid nineties! The heat doesn't bother me if it is dry heat, but the humidity associated with this heat is stifling. I can't complain too much because it is so much better than the cloudy, rainy winter months. The sun works wonders on my depression. I hope that everyone is having a good week so far. Sending out hugs to those that need them! Take care and God bless, Deb

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Need to get moving on stuff and get it done, but I can't seem to do it. Why do I procrastinate and avoid so much? Need to examine this issue.

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7/14/14 4:34 P

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keeping a positive attitude while accepting that this is not easy and it takes a lot of hard work and commitment to get myself to a better place. I am glad you are here with me!

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I have not had a lot of time and I have not given up.

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7/13/14 5:35 P

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it's just too cool here. in the high 80's again. I need some over 100's emoticon . this is the South, we need some Sunshine emoticon !!!

i didn't swim today. Maybe, tomorrow will warm up some for me.

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Last night I had 5 hours of sleep. the night before that only 3. I've been averaging only 4 hours every night this week.Last night I went to a friend's farewell party. She's on old drinking buddy, but I seen haven't my friends who there at the party in months because I stopped stopped drinking When I was diagnosed with diabetes (or that's my excuse for not drinking). I couldn't talk to any one because my new hearing aids picked all the sounds in the room and it was very disorienting. I can't even drown my sorrows in booze cause it's bad for mitochondria...I have melas (mitochondria encephalomyopathy with lactic acidosis and stroke-like symptoms), which can cause depression and diabetes which i'm suffering from now. I'm also more shy than ever and have become basically a recluse.

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emoticon It's going to be another scorcher here today. It should be well into the 90's. I have the fans on full blast and will take my grand son to the park to play in the cool shade of the fir trees. Cooling baths seem to be in order this afternoon, as well. I see a swimming pool trip in the future for the evening hours.

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7/12/14 12:39 A

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All in all not a bad day. Errands done, mom feeling better and even got some laundry done.

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7/11/14 12:27 A

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Tired and going to bed. It's been a roller coaster week with a lot of emotion for me, and new stresses (good and bad). Working hard to be positive and keep on track.

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7/10/14 10:25 P

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It was a long day. I drove my parents (84 & 88) to have lunch with my dad's sister who is 96. Just a long day in the car. But I also got my TV fixed so things are pretty much back to normal. Finally

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7/10/14 10:43 A

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Today I have to go to the dentist. I am not looking forward to trying to locate the office. It is my first time at this particular dentist and I am apprehensive. I hate dental appointments. Other than that it should be a really good day. The sun is shinning and the skies are clear. It will be in the mid 80's today and that is tolerable. I hope that everyone has a really great weekend. Take care and God bless, Deb

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7/10/14 12:09 A

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A fair day. I did something very scary today and it turned out ok. I also did something else scary and it went way bad. First off I cancelled my homeowners and auto insurance and went to a new company. In all my 66 years I've never done that by myself. The other thing I tried was to install Chromecast on my TV. Tomorrow I'll have to see if I can't find someone to come get my dish and my TV working again. So today balanced itself out. Yea

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It is a beautiful day today. The sunrise was gorgeous and the coffee was hot. It will be a busy day for me today. Picking one grandson up from school for his Dad, picking my daughter up from work, then taking another grandson to the doctor for his school physical. I probably won't end up getting home until after 4 pm. It's a long day, but getting a lot accomplished. emoticon

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7/8/14 11:14 P

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Why does life have to be such a rat race? I got up way to early and had too much going on in the house today and then my dad calls and says you need to come take your mother to the hospital. She's OK but will be on prednizone for a week to help with her breathing. So tonight I'm really worn out both physically and mentally.

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Sick today, major sore throat but It is so nice out and I am going to take the kids to the beach today and go swimming!! Determined to feel better. Hope everyone had a great 4th!! emoticon

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The sun is shinning and it looks like it is going to be another really nice day. There is nothing like a cup of good coffee watching the sun rise early in the morning. Hoping that all have a really good weekend after the holiday. Sending hugs out to those that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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7/5/14 9:24 A

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The plumber came and turned on the water in my new (almost finished) kitchen. That made me very happy. Now if next weeks appointments go as well I might just make it back to some kind of balance.

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Just another sad Saturday for me. Back on Paxil but on on a lower dose.

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Happy 4th of July to all!!!! It's going to be sunny and fair today. A great day to go to the Blues Festival here. Should be good music, food and fun. The fireworks they have over the waterfront every year are tremendous. All in all the makings of an excellent holiday. Wishing everyone the best of holiday celebrations. emoticon to all those that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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Starting to get some things in order.....the water is on in my new kitchen, the repair man for the satellite dish is on the way, the inspector for the hot water heater comes on monday, and the furnace repair man comes on tues. What a mess 10" of water can cause. Now I just have to figure out how to get thru the month and pay for all the repair calls. My insurance does not cover the damage because some of the water came in thru a window. Jeez. It took a week of self pity and total shutdown to even get this started. So there are good things happening. Yea

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Continuing to deal with my ex's manipulation. Strangely, it hasn't sent me into much of a tailspin this time. I think I'm starting to recognize my symptoms before I get into any depths. What a relief!

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Continuing to heal after having a kidney stone removed on Monday. Thankful for great friends who have helped me with transportation and meals. Thankful that I am needing less pain medicine & gaining more energy. Little strps at a time.

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Just another lonely cheerless day with diabetes and depression. Glad the day almost over.

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7/2/14 12:25 A

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Going down hill. I made a doctor appt. today. I thought about drinking last night. Not a good way to think. Looking for the bright side to the water in the basement. Even if I didn't want to clean it up...my basement is cleaned up. But I have no idea what got thrown away because it got wet. This is really bothering me. I also was able to start lining the shelves in the new kitchen today. That is a positive step in the right direction.

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I feel pretty good today though I am not sure why. It was a pretty stressful work day. Not sure why some stressful days knock me out and some I just coast through.

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Today is going to be a scorcher here. We are expecting it to hit 95 degrees today which is really hot when you have no air conditioning. I am going to go to the gym to work out in an air conditioned environment. I would melt if I had to do my work out here at home. I am enjoying the day off from babysitting my grandson. He and his mother have taken off for a trip to the beach, so I am on my own today. It should be a fairly relaxing day and one where I can really focus on me for a change.

Cistron, I am sorry to hear of your tooth pain. There is nothing worse. I just recently had six teeth worked on, so I can relate to your frustration. I hope that the tooth improves soon and you are feeling better.

Wishing everyone a terrific Tuesday. Sending hugs to those that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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Tooth ache bugging me.. I had to take a pain medication last night plus 4 advil. At mid-night I found myself jogging around my house for 15-20 minutes and being itchy because I am allergic to most pain killers.. I finally took a melatonin and dripping sweat I fell asleep. Today is starting out a little better...I plan to see the dentist today to do something about the tooth.



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6/30/14 11:02 P

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and the stresses keep piling up.....sick mother, another delay in the remodeled kitchen, water in the basement not covered by insurance, and todays new problem....my tv went out. It is so hard to control anything at all when everything around you is just falling to pieces.

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just so depressed daughter leaves in a week

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Just feeling exhausted. Too tired and feeling to empty to enjoy life in general. Not sure if my lack of energy is due due toy my depression, meds, diabetes, or melas.

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6/29/14 11:46 P

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The more problems that are piling up the more I seem to need to eat to match them. Seems like when the problems are at a minimum controlling my eating is easier.

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feeling rather antisocial and bad for having a bad food day.

... one step at a time ...


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Feeling lethargic and and nti social

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6/28/14 11:59 P

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Too much sadness to clean up my flooded basement. Overwhelming to even throw away old stuff I really didn't want.

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Mood is pretty good the last few days. Finally exercising regularly and it feels good. Now to work on my eating! I'm putting myself on a food "schedule" to help with the snacking. Hugs to all!

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6/27/14 4:49 A

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stay focused friends for me missed one session of physical therapy as had a guest & felt uncomfortable asking her to sit in the bedroom while the caregiver manipulated my leg have to get over my inhibitions

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6/26/14 10:52 P

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just putting one foot in front the other

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So far my meds are keeping level so I'm doing good not to high nor to low. No suicidal thoughts or bad rages. So This is a good thing. I think I'm starting to do better. My stress level is low and I'm doing good personally.

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Stress levels all over the place. Time to talk to my doctor about going back on the meds!

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just so tired

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Waking up a little sore today, really pushed myself yesterday 2 mile morning walk and 5 mile fast paced walk. It felt good to kick butt yesterday..but I will need to take it a little easier today.. if I am going to keep feeling good long term. I made a dr appt to see what I can do different. Hoping to keep feeling motivated...

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I would like to put real life on hold while I work on myself and try to lose weight. All the stress of life is too much right now. When I'm alone I'm sad and lonely but when I get out and other peoples opinions and problems start getting into my head I can't think about what I'm supposed to be doing for myself. I'm not even sure I'm making a lot of sense...but tomorrow is another day and I will TRY again.

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Doing all right today, even made myself go for a walk.. but I can't seem to put the fork down!! Ugh! In need of self control today more than ANYTHING ELSE!

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Guess I am supposed to check in daily. I am new to this site, but am loving it so far! My depression is under control right now with a great combo of meds! Now if I could just lose the weight.

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6/25/14 11:16 A

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stay well

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6/25/14 1:40 A

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It's been a while since I've checked in. I've been mostly well in the depression arena but had a relapse yesterday. I pulled myself out of it last evening by getting busy and reading my emails on weight loss and healthy living. I am hopeful that today will be a better day.

Have an awesome one folks!
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6/24/14 10:19 P

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Feeling anxious and afraid today as a lot of changes happening (New career) but I still have a lot of unknowns. Trying hard today just to keep calm, eat well, and I hope to get out for a walk still tonight.

Live with courage, compassion and joy!


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I missed check-in yesterday because it was my anniversary, but it's been a good couple of days. Slipped a little going out to eat last night, but not too bad, and went to the gym this morning. Depression is getting better lately. I think the elavil is finally working along with the Zoloft. And I think I've finally broken the no energy-can't exercise-need to exercise to get more energy-but not enough energy to exercise circle!

I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health ~ Voltaire


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6/24/14 1:17 P

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stay focused all

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6/23/14 11:36 P

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What a wonderful thing to find. I seem to miss a lot until it's been going on a while. I just don't read good enough I guess. Too much is going on in my life and it feels out of control. My 85+ parents are moving away from me closer to my brothers (for hopefully more help), the water in my basement from the foot of rain we had last week is going down and my kitchen is starting to come together. It is hard to wait and live thru a remodel when other things keep needing my attention. I do have a good carpenter who will work when I'm not here. And today he installed the kitchen sink.....with the hopes that there will be running water in it by wed. It is starting to feel like I could get my kitchen back soon.

Thanks for letting my grumble.

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6/23/14 10:27 P

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great stay focused

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6/23/14 8:49 P

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Decided to have a relaxing Sunday so I am doing my "cooking for the week" today. My house smells delicious. Going out later (after sundown) and take my 2 mile walk around my condo complex. Unfortunately, 104 today so an earlier walk was out and I got a late start to my day so I did not get to the indoor track.

It has been a good day and I am looking forward to making it a positive week. I hope you all do the same.

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I have been moving more and trying to get outside some. The fresh air makes me feel better too.

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I have been in bed a lot and up at night.

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So today has been an interesting day, we decided to more the house around a bit so I was active more then normal and so I treated myself to an extra pop for the hard work. Now though I'm hungry again and so I'm eating a salad. My depression is under control with the help of the med I'm taking.

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Doing okay today but have some back pain which is bothering me and I didn't sleep well last night. Looking forward to boot camp tomorrow

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feeling good today .. not great sleep but garden is looking good and get a lot accomplished .. have a great day everyone !!

"We gain strength, confidence and courage by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face; we must do that which we think we cannot"

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6/22/14 2:18 A

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welcome new members all the best to all new & otherwise

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I am still sick and busy for sure.

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I haven't been on here very much since I re-joined, but I'm going to try to post at least to this thread every day. I'll consider it like journaling :) I've been exercising every day for almost a week, and I'm finally seeing the benefit - maybe not in my weight/size, but emotionally and physically I feel better. I was getting down on myself about none of my clothes fitting, and since I know it will be a slow process to get where I want, I spent a good hour and a half at our local Goodwill store and found lots of clothes that fit and make me feel better. They might not be the size I want them to be, but clothes in a large size that FIT are much better than a smaller size that make me feel bad about myself. Plus, since they're a larger size, hopefully I'll notice the changes quicker as they get looser :) Hugs to all who are struggling!

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I know this was yesterday and I'm late but yesterday was a good day. I found a therapist and saw him for the second time yesterday and really clicked and I think I'm on an upward swing now!

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I am doing well today. I intend to take a walk and even though I had a piece of pizza and ice cream for lunch I planned a light dinner. I am also doing well with the bipolar disorder. I
am focusing on my goals instead of what I don't want. That will bring me to those goals and is a much happier state of mind than focusing on what I don't want to happen.

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6/20/14 5:07 A

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Sandy hope you can sleep

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6/20/14 12:36 A

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Hi everyone,

Sandy - sorry to hear that you're not sleeping. Sleep is so important for your mood. Hope the Dr sorts out your medication.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Hello all,

Doing better with pain and fibro fog is gone for now. I am having problems falling asleep and staying asleep. I am now only sleeping 4 hours a night. I have so much energy that it is hard to settle down for a good sleep. I know that it is partly due to the fibro and also the medication. Will have to talk to my doctor about it.

Had a busy day yesterday and today but feel good. Working part time tomorrow so will rest and get ready for work on Saturday.

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