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Feeling ok today. Things are good.

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Not feeling well today. I have a headache and my legs ache. Hope I'm not getting sick...
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7/1/15 9:31 A

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Feeling much better about life today. My husband and I talked and things are going to be okay. emoticon

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I so understand, Terri. I had a terrible food day last Friday (1300+ calories at lunch alone!). Made the mistake of ordering the wrong thing at Pei Wei and the day was blown. It happens to all of us. Keep looking forward ...! emoticon

Moving forward, looking forward. The past has passed. One pound, one step, one day at the time. Let us press on!


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6/30/15 4:24 P

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Another bad food day for the books. I'll be better tomorrow, I promise!

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6/29/15 4:54 P

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Hi everybody,

I hope that your Monday is fun and productive so far. I hope that it bodes for a good week all around. My weekend was hot and long. It just seemed to drag on because of or in spite of the heat. Today is not much better. We are still in the 90's and it isn't going to change anytime soon. I have to get my son to come over and install our air conditioner in our living room window. He has been stuck at work, just as my daughter has. It is the end of a quarter and they are working hard to make their bonus quotas. Both of my kids work for the same company, just in different departments. It makes it harder on grandma, the babysitter, at quota time. I love watching the kids, but sometimes having three of them at once for days makes it a hand full. Is everyone ready for the Fourth of July? I can't believe it is already coming up on July of this year. Each year seems to slip by faster and faster as the kids grow up. The good news is that I am becoming thinner and thinner this year, as well as more healthy.

Hi Onicam, sometimes it takes the body a little while to catch up to itself when you have been losing weight. Body weight fluctuates normally, so you may lose or gain a couple of pounds one way or another while you are in maintenance mode. Sorry to hear that you have been having some trouble with depression. By the way how is your mother? Did she recuperate well after her hip surgery?

Hi AMANDAH1979, congratulations on not letting the scale get to you!! It sounds as if you and your husband are doing this program together or at least losing weight together. He is very lucky to have a wonderful wife like you who is devoted to him. I'm sure that he appreciates and loves you very, very much.

Hi TERRIA2015, Eating junk food is sometimes easier than cooking healthy, nutritious food. Have you thought about joining our July Challenge here on the DWD thread? It is a very basic challenge that mirrors the Sparkpeople fundamentals. We drink 8 glasses of water a day, do 10 minutes worth of exercise 4 or 5 days a week and then we have a personal goal that we each add to the challenge to make it more interesting. It's fun and we are very supportive of each other. Your friends help motivate you to want to do well. We would love to have you join us.

I hope that you all have a really terrific week ahead of you. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them! Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon







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6/29/15 11:53 A

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Not doing too bad for a Monday. My weekend was very eventful and filled with lots of bad (but yummy) food. I had a good time but now I need to figure out how to get my motivation back to losing weight. Eating junk seems to be a lot more convenient and easy than preparing healthy meals.

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I am doing better this week as I am trying not to let the scale own me. I just am very paranoid as my husband had gastric sleeve surgery in May and I am so afraid he will leave me for someone else once he is thinner. I know it is my own mind playing tricks on me but I can't seem to move passed it. I get so jealous over little things like him liking something another woman posts on FB. emoticon

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I am on track with my food and need to see why I am still losing weight while I am on maintainer weight. I did go towards depression yesterday.



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Hello everyone and happy Friday,

First I wanted to thank everyone for posting here. Some days when my morale is just too low to write it is a comfort to know that I am not alone in these struggles. Thank you everyone for being brave and sharing your struggles and victories.

Last week we took a mini vacation and spent 2 days at the beach and then picked up a new puppy from a farm. Very cute but young.

My thinking was that he would obligate me to get out of the house (we have a 3rd floor apt) and focus my thoughts elsewhere. Well, that worked! but if anyone has any tips on house training a puppy from a 3rd floor apt go ahead and throw those at me.

I certainly could relate to Amanda since my scale has not been moving either but luckily I've had my mind elsewhere!

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6/26/15 9:23 A

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Thanks everyone. I am feeling much better and am staying focused on the big picture not just what the scale says :)

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What a way to kick off the weekend with 100 plus degree heat!!! We will have every fan in the house going. I have one more standing fan that I have to assemble and then we will have four functional fans in the living room. We don't have the air conditioning installed in the living room window yet. We have to find someone to help us put it in. I am voting for my son or my daughter's boyfriend. This weekend would be a great time to do that, since the temperatures are going so high. I've gotten Hayden and Blaine through to the weekend for their parents. Sam bought a nice new pool for the kids to use this weekend and for the rest of the summer in the back yard. I will be watching the kids use it this next week when I go over to their house to babysit. I will be suggesting that Jeni bring Micah over to use it too at least one day this next week. I have to get back on the fruit and vegetable kick that I've been on lately. I've allowed myself too much in the way of junk this past week. It is back to watermelon, cantaloupe, grapes and blueberries as snacks. Throw in some tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers and Spring Mix and you have a nice little, cool green salad to munch on. I much prefer cool veggies and fruit to hot, heavy meals in the summer time.

FRANKIEKNIGHT2, I hope that your mood stays up for this weekend too and that your weather holds the way that you want it to.

AMANDAH1979, keep on doing whatever you are doing. Non scale victories are every bit victories none the less. You will see movement on the scales soon, until then enjoy your looser fitting clothes and anticipate a shopping trip for smaller clothes.

I hope that everyone has a wonderfully relaxing and fun weekend. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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6/26/15 7:57 A

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Made it through 4 days with no blizzard....Today is the day for accomplishing this weeks task of no blizzard....

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Good for you!

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I am back on track. I am not going to let myself down. I know it will take time and the scale will move again at some point. Until then I will just keep pushing on and doing all that I can do to become a better me :)!! Thanks for the encouraging words!!

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Don't give up or give in Amanda we all have been. Keep on pushing through...

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Scale didn't move this week so I have been down BUT I will not give up. I know my clothes are fitting different so I must be losing inches.

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Feeling better today and looking forward to this weekend...I hope my mode stays up.

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Hello Monday!
I hope everyone had a nice weekend.
My weekend consisted of house cleaning, cooking and more house cleaning. My disaster of a house is now about 70% contained which makes me feel a little better. Last night my hubby requested lasagne. I found an awesome Crock Pot Weight Watchers receipe that turned out really good! I'm excited for the leftovers at lunch!
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Today I had ups and downs but kept pushing through. I'm sure it's just an emotion I'm feeling and will soon go away as they all do. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I go to work and then after I'm looking forward to my body attack cardio class at the gym. Something to look forward to. emoticon

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having a quiet day at home today., I spent yesterday being my Mums taxi driver around Bendigo for the day. For me it was a terrible day because of my over heating (caused by medication). Can you believe it .... I was walking around the town in a tee-shirt while there was a chilled breeze blowing with a maximum temp of 50F. By the end of the day I was exhausted. Mum had a great day so I guess that is the important thing. At 4pm I put her on her bus to return home.

This morning is beautifully freezing with a temp of -1C ( 30F)



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Hi everybody,

Here it is Saturday already. I spent yesterday cleaning my house, so I can relax all weekend. I am going to go to the Farmer's Market today or tomorrow. Our area Department of Aging and Disability sends out 25,00 in "checks" in 5.00 increments to area seniors who win their lottery for the season. I can use these at any Farmer's Market to buy fresh, in season produce. I am tickled that I won this year and don't want to waste them. They are good through October of this year. I will be watching Micah today for Jeni while she gets some rest after her 12 hour graveyard shift. It is quite a task to try to keep a bubbling, energetic 4 year old quiet, so that his mother can sleep. I am up to the challenge though. Perhaps we will go to the park. He can run around and she can get some rest. I have a good library book that I can read while he's busy on the playground. That should help wear him out too.

TERRIA2015, glad to hear that you are in a better place and that posting here has helped you move out of the dark. Venting is healthy in many respects and this is the place to do so.

INDORTY, I hope that your weekend brings you some serious fun too!!

Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them!!!!! Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon emoticon

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may your weekend be filled lasting joy & some serious fun

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Happy Friday!

Thank you everyone for the kind words and support. I'm not usually a person that puts themself out there but I felt like I really needed to be that person this time and I'm glad I did!
Mood wise I'm feeling a little more chipper today.

I hope everyone has a good weekend! TGIF!
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Hi everybody,

Wow I can't believe that it's been three days since I last posted, although I haven't been onsite much. I haven't been home a lot since Monday. I have been watching my grandsons extra days this week due to illness in Allie's, DIL, side of the family. It has been a lot of fun taking care of Hayden, the baby, and Blaine, 6. I've also gotten to use the elliptical more than I usually do, so that's another plus. As a thank you for watching Blaine and Hayden extra days my son, Sam and DIL, Allie, made me a wonderful barbecued chicken dinner last night. It was so nice not having to cook in the heat. When my kids were young, we barbecued almost exclusively in the summer to avoid having to heat up the house with the oven or the stove. It was also fun and less formal than meals in the winter time. Barbecued meat and a really great mixed green salad or fruit salad is all you need. Sometimes I cook corn or potatoes with the meat, but mostly we get our veggies through the salad. Of course, nothing beats cold watermelon or cantaloupe for dessert. I continue to lose weight despite not knowing how much I've lost, other than the 10 documented pounds I found out I lost when weighing at the gym. I don't have a scale at home. But my clothes are looser and I have moved down from a size 14 to a size 12. Allie's Mom sent me some wonderful hand me downs from her closet and they are size 12's and fit perfectly. So, I am a happy camper that my weight loss hasn't stalled. Using that elliptical has really helped me to lose some of this weight and keep my weight loss on track. I hope to be in a size 10 by the end of the summer. I hope to be at my goal weight and into my size 8's again by October. If I keep this up that will happen.

AGAUDIAU, I am so happy to hear that you and your husband are taking some time at the beach. I'm sure that Saint Nazaire is lovely and that you will have a wonderful time. Getting a new puppy is inspired. The puppy will help keep you very occupied and I'm sure will bring you happiness. When I moved out of my home area, I got a puppy. Gus was my constant companion for 20 years before he passed away. He brought myself and my family, as they came along, much joy.

TERRIA2015, I hope that your days have improved. I don't have any clue as to what makes me sad sometimes, especially when things are going well. If you have money woes or other life issues that can really help to stress you out. You sound like you are a busy wife, stepmom and mother with a job/household and all those things can be stressful enough on their own. Put them together and you have a cocktail for anxiety and depression. I hope that you get relief soon. Do not apologize for venting here. That's what we're here for. Congratulations on your diet efforts. At least that is not an issue for you right now. Be sure to reward yourself for a job well done regarding the diet! You deserve some relief in at least one area of your life. Let us know how you're doing. As, INDORTY says we may not have answers for you, but we do know how to listen and be there for you.

INDORTY, You are a very empathetic person with great uplifting posts. I'm glad to see that you are in a good place right now. That's very important and so is supporting our teammates. You have done that so well. Congratulations on your eye exam!! I love it when I have a good diagnosis.


TRACY6659, I hope that things are going better for you too. Congratulations on your daughter's upcoming wedding. I'm sure that it will be a lovely wedding and well worth the stress and financial investment once it is over. Weddings cause a lot of stress. I'm sorry to hear that you have plumbing issues. I hate it when the plumbing issues raise their ugly head. It is a utility that you cannot do without and must be fixed immediately. It is so frustrating when you are on a tight budget to have to deal with a household problem of such magnitude. Taking things one day at a time is wise. It must help you keep your sanity.

CAGLE85, hopefully your date went well and you are on your way to resolving the roommate dilemma.I can imagine how uncomfortable it must be to have two roommates with crushes and one waiting to move in with one. It sounds as if you had a really hectic day yesterday and I hope that you have recovered. Congratulations on the new job. When you deal with customer service it can get dicey some days. I used to be a dispatcher for an appliance repair department. That was an experience. It was really hard coordinating our tech's with the customer's needs sometimes. I loved the challenge though.

SEXYSTOMACH, it's great that you had an awesome day. Taking the bull by the horns is a positive mode of action.

Well, I hope that you all have a great weekend. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon emoticon


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I had my eyes tested this morning & all is well. Opto was very pleased with how little they have changed in 2 years

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Doing good today, taking the bull by the horns!

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Mess up, hectic, crazy day. Was woken up by my date at 4:30am. I couldn't focus because I was thinking about money and struggling with my sexual identification. I couldn't help but cry afterwards.

Two of my roommates have crushes which is awkward and now another friend with a crush wants to move in. I don't own the place, and I want my friend to have a safe, affordable home. It's just an awkward situation.

Got to my new job. The computer system was slow and no one would be patient with me.
Then I had a customer tell me she was going to jump into traffic and hang up. Horrible.

And tonight I have a "is it or isn't it?" date and I'm so stressed. I've had no time to plan anything.

Thank you for letting me vent, guys.

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Hi TERRIA2015...I can so relate to your feeling overwhelmed. We have had a very tight couple of months on finances. I would love to say $ isn't so important, but it is unavoidably important. We had to borrow money from may parents to pay for plumbing repairs in our bathroom last week. I still have no clue what the $$ damage is. My youngest stepdaughter is getting married next weekend. Had to borrow a bunch of money towards that too. I had a major emotion meltdown last week and it led to my first argument with my husband of 10 yrs.Sometimes it feels like it just pours down! But you are still doing good on your diet, so feel good about that. There are things we can't control, but take credit for every effort put in.

I take it one day at a time, otherwise it is too stressful and I feel defeated before I get off the starting line.

Remember to be kind to yourself ( I have to remind myself often). You are in a great place here!

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Terria, I can so identify with those money struggles. All I can say is hang in there. pop in & vent/share when you need/want to. We may not all have any practical solutions but we are all good listeners.

I hope today is awesome for you in any tiny little way possible

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The good news is, my diet is going great. It helps when you don't money to give into cravings. The bad news is, I'm miserable. Money, being a step-mom, a wife, a mom, having a stressful job and keeping up on every day tasks is weighing on me very heavily and putting me into a dark place. Right now I feel lost and don't know how I'm going to find the light.
Thanks for listening

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had a good day today



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Feeling a little better today. Yesterday I was very anxious and just all around sad. Today I still feel a little anxious but I don't have the weight of sadness on me and it makes a big difference. Now if only i can figure out why I get so sad sometimes...

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Hello all!

This week my husband is taking a some vacation days so we're off near the coast for a couple a beach days. I hope the water is warm enough! We'll be near Saint Nazaire if anyone knows where that is. We're also going to be picking up a puppy. We've talked about it for a while and we finally decided that it would be a good thing. I was worried because my moods can be so glum but who doesn't feel better with a puppy bouncing around them?

DEBTEVELDAHL Watching the kids is certainly a good way to stay busy but what fun ages! I love being around kids who are in that age group; they are up for anything. Not too young and not yet into their friends.

To everyone else have a good week!

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Hi everyone,

I hope that this will be a very pleasant and productive week for everybody. I haven't done much except babysit the kids lately. On Thursday my grandson Blaine and I went to Toys R Us to buy him a kindergarten graduation present. He was so happy with what he got that he slept with his transforming vehicle and his new Spiderman figures. I'm pleased that he is pleased. This week it is more of the same. Babysitting Micah, 4, daily and watching the other two Blaine, 6, and Hayden 5 months on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It will be a fun packed summer over at Uncle Sam's house for Micah. The weather is nice and hot and I am thinking of getting a water balloon filler like is shown on TV. I know that Walmart sells them and they do work as well in real life as they do on TV. That along with the pool and their Super Soaker guns should keep them cool. We have a small kiddie pool at Sam's house for the kids to enjoy. They will be helping with the garden too. I am excited for the summer. They are all growing up so fast. It amazes me how time just flies by. I hope that the weather is agreeing with everyone. Ours is in the lower to mid 80;s right now. Not too bad yet.

NURSEKYRAKNITS, Yoga and meditation are great ways to channel your energy. It is challenging in the beginning, but the health benefits are superb!!

Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon



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Thanks for the kind reply DEBTEVELDAHL emoticon That's awesome your clothes are getting baggy! I can't wait until mine are looser around the tummy area.

I am in the middle of 4 days off right now so I have been getting some good rest! My sleep has been better too, and I finally got a solid 8 hours last night emoticon

I went to a really good (and free!) yoga/meditation class on Friday and I'm going again today. I found it really relaxing as well as the perfect level of challenge for me. I highly recommend some guided meditation and yoga if you haven't tried it yet. It can be challenging at first but it gets easier! And the benefits for depression are great!

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Hi all,

Well, working out on the elliptical twice a week seems to be working. My clothes are getting looser every day. I haven't weighed myself in a couple of weeks, because I haven't been able to get to the gym. I don't have a home scale, but I do notice the inches. I have stretch marks on my jeans now that illustrate just how very big I was. They bag on me now, which is very good.

TALLYN211, I hope that the weather did not have an adverse effect on your son's mission.How nice it is that your son takes such an active role in the Church. It must make you very proud.

ORIGAM, I hope that you are still in good space and walking. I like to get out and walk the neighborhood well before the heat of the day hits too. We're lucky we do not have too bad of a mosquito problem here.

AGAUDIAU, I'm so sorry that you are struggling so! I have been isolated from family and friends like that in my past life and I hated it too. Please lean on us to help you through your loneliness. Drop me a Sparkmail if you need to talk. I check in frequently. You are not alone. emoticon

NURSEKYRAKNITS I'm glad that you are in such a good place right now. It sounds as if you could use some rest. Nurse's are very busy and compassionate people. I know that you work long hours in health care. Let me say that there are those of us out here who really appreciate the work that you do, thank you for all your hard work. A good nurse is a treasure.

I hope that you all are having a great week so far and that it continues to be productive and positive. Sending out positive energy and hugs to those that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon

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Hi everyone! I have been feeling really stable since about early May, which is a huge relief for me. So far today is starting off great. I have been back on the healthy eating/exercising band wagon for a week now and I'm feeling fantastic. I really think this is going to help prevent future major depressive relapses. Unfortunately I do shift work and I'm working 20hrs in a 24hr period right now (5.5 hours to go!)...which is obviously terrible for my sleep. I do my best though and that's all any of us can do.

Agaudiau, we are here for you! Please feel free to reach out to me if you want *hugs*

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Hello everyone. I don't post very often, (I have a real phobia about putting myself out there.) I have been with SP just over 4 months. While I am doing ok with my weight goals, I am trying to work on other goals as well.

I really struggle with panic attacks and depression. I am isolated in a foreign country away from friends, no family, job or children. My husband is as supportive as he can be but it's not the same. In an effort to put some positive energy back into my life I have added going outside twice a day and posting here twice a week.

So here is my first post of the week! emoticon

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Good morning/afternoon! Got my walk done early today. Trying to avoid all the mosquitoes that think I'm a walking snack bar. Trying to see how long my positive and upbeat attitude will last this time around.

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Good morning! I am hearing an ominous rumbling sound outside; we are due for rain today. Today I will spend helping my son pack for a two and a half day mission trip (he is helping with our inner city missions and spending two nights at our church building). How is everyone this morning?

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Hi Everyone,

Wow, it's going to be in the 90's today!! My daughter is going to buy some new fans, so that we can have one in every room. No cooking on the stove or in the oven for me today. I can see a salad in my future for dinner tonight - the only question is going to be is it green or fruit?We are taking the kids to a water feature downtown so they can run through and get cool. I may run through with them. The new apartment complex has a pool, so when we get approved we will have a pool for the remaining summer. That will be nice. I have to get to the library today. I have books to return and new holds to pick up. I am not going to walk though. Not in this heat. I will take the car later this afternoon.

Onicam, Congratulations on making your goal weight!!! You must be very proud. You can stay with us even though you are at goal weight. You still have to go into maintenance mode, so there is still work to do. You do not have to lose us just because you are where you want to be. We are still here for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them! Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon

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I am now at the goal weight. My days are getting even busier but I am still wanting to stay with everyone.

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WELCOME EVERYONE NEW AND OLD!!!! Dealing with depression CAN be difficult if you let it be. You have got to fight with it 80-90% of it is in your own head. You must take out the dirty laundry just 1 at a time to look at it decide how much longer you will let it control your life. When you have dealt with it go on to the next and so for until done. When done the Relief just can't be described it is so deeply fulfilling. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi AEONWARRIOR, that was very brave of you to post to Facebook and let your family and friends know in such a public forum what is going on with you. You have support here too. Let us know if we can do anything at all to help make your journey at all easier or better. We are here for you. Sending you positive energy and hugs!! Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon emoticon

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I started a supplement and St. John's Wort regimen today. I finally admitted to myself that I have a problem. I've been letting my depression rule me. I also made posts on facebook and such where my friends and family could see. I told them what was going on, how it was no one's fault, and that I was going to get help. I almost cried when I saw the responses. People are actually pulling for me. Oops, I am crying now. It's time to start feeling better.

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Hi everyone,

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend filled with family and joy! The kidlets are getting out of school here this next week, so Summer will kick in around here soon. I can't wait for the summer time and spending so much more quality time with my grandsons. They will enjoy the garden and my son, Sam, just got an elliptical machine, so grandma can work out while she is over taking care of the garden. It will be so much nicer working out in his garage rather than the gym where I feel like every eye is on me, even though it isn't. I can really work up a sweat there literally, since I will be outside. It gives me something to do while the baby sleeps when I am over babysitting. It also cuts down on the days that I have to make it to the gym, since I can use the machine at least twice a week or more. Now to just get my legs in shape. I used it for twenty five minutes the other day, but I did it in a 10 minute session then a 15 minute session. The biggest draw back that I find with the machine is that my Spark Activity Tracker doesn't differentiate between the elliptical and just walking. It gives me credit calorie wise for walking, but it's not geared for the higher calories that should come off because my steps are being done on an elliptical. I don't know how to chart that because it comes off automatically on the tracker for exercise minutes, just not the right amount of calories. Oh well as long as I get results that is all that I care about.

Melissa, my gosh girl be careful!! ZOOMZOOM1231 has given you such good advice. You are the hardest working soul that I know right now. It is so much work maintaining that ranch of yours and the animals. Your energy is boundless compared to mine.

Hi ZOOMZOOM1231!!!

Our weather is lovely this weekend. Sunny skies and temperatures into the 80's. Just the right kind of weather you want to see for the first week that school is out. I see trips to the local swimming pool and swimming lessons for my grandsons looming in the near future. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon

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Put a heating Pad on the sore muscles and ice on the sore joints. if that doesn't help then reverse the treatments take a couple of pain pills that work for you, prop the leg up.. MOST IMPORTANT USE SUNSCREEN SPF 50+ EVERY DAY YOUR OUT !!!!!!!!! IF YOU ARE BURNING YOU ARE SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR SKIN CANCER. YOU HAVE TO REAPPLY EVERY 3 HOURS OR WEAR LONG SLEAVES AND A BIG BRIMMED HAT. DON'T FORGET THE GLOVES. Arms burn so can hand's. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Congrats on the weight loss Deb.

I think I need another down day! I am SUPER SORE TONIGHT!

I have to get my hay area ready for the new hay! They cut it yesterday so I have tell they start to bale to get it done! That should be at least 7-10 days.

Yesterday I injured my arm and foot. Today I got a small sun burn, and sore rear end as a result of driving a tractor all day. I think I should head to bed, but my body doesn't want to move.

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Hi Everyone,

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday weekend. I just got back from the gym and I am down another 4 pounds!!! Yeah!!!! I am getting there, slowly but surely. I don't have a scale at my house, so I weigh at the gym every two or three weeks or so. That is a good system for me.

Onicam, I'm sorry to hear about your mother's surgery. Be sure as you are caretaking for her that you are also not forgetting about your self care. Be extra good to yourself as you take care of your Mom. It is so easy to forget about yourself when you are helping others.

Amanda, it is terrific that you are doing so well. Enjoy the good thoughts and times.

Paula, I'm so sorry to hear about your pain. It sounds as if you have a really good plan to deal with it. Going to PT will help a lot I'm sure. They will know what to do for you. You go girl!!! Great attitude.

Hi ZOOMZOOM1231!!

Lindam1, I am very sorry to hear of your accident. I'm glad that you were just shaken up and not really hurt. I hope that you don't wake up with hidden aches and pains tomorrow.

Well, it is time for me to go to the library. I have books on hold to pick up and books that I've read to return. The weather outside is lovely, so a long walk to the library will do me good. I will have my 10,000 steps in today. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them today. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon



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Car got hit . Good news I am just a little shake. emoticon

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GOOD FOR YOU !!! I HOPE IT HELP'S!!!!!!!! emoticon

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Well...the pain has gotten me down; however, I am NOT sitting around on my butt. I called and made an appt with my bone doc. I'm going to ask for a couple of sessions with a PT to learn a workout that will help. emoticon

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Feeling great and loving it!!

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GOOD, GOOD !!! NO TIME TO SINK INTO DEPRESSION THAT'S THE WAY YOUR DAY SHOULD BE FULL, FULLER!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I am doing better but super busy with my mom recovering from her hip surgery. I need to do almost everything for her now.

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I want to say Thank You and a Happy Holiday to You too. Just got online so I don't have any points yet. emoticon emoticon

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Hi everyone,

It looks like things are well for the majority of us and that is great!! I have a birthday party coming up on Sunday for Micah, my four year old grandson. They are having a bubble party with bubble machines on each end of the picnic table and are giving all the kids a balloon and some personal bubbles to take home or to use at the park. It should be a lot of fun for the kids. I am just home from the gym and have sooooo much to catch up on with all the threads. I don't know where I have been the past week or so, but I've missed a lot on the boards. I hope that you all have a wonderful rest of the week and that you are all gearing up for the weekend holiday. Memorial Day is the kick off to summer around here. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon emoticon

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Having a great day so far and loving life!!

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Having a lazy day or maybe just a day to recuperate...

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I am feeling great. A teammate and friend of mine at work told me that I look amazing and that she can tell that I am feeling better. It made my day to have such positive feed back from a person that I truly respect!!

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You were lucky to do anything with your father. Mine thought females were for procreation and cooking, nothing else. He played with my 2 brother's and included us girl's if we ventured out to play but, were excluded most of the time. I had the audacity to ask if I could go to College and he said for what?? To get pregnant or married and waste my money. I felt so ashamed and didn't know what for, for being born female???? I felt inferior for years after that, I became very withdrawn until my sister met and married my brother in law. He was a Savior to me, he teased me unmercifully until I began to laugh,talk. He gave me an outlet for my frustrations and pain. Then my sister had 3 kids 1,2,3, her husband was diagnosed with Hodgins Disease between 2-3. He went into remission and was looking good when he became allergic to the chemo. They had to take him off it and the rest I'm sure you can guess. emoticon emoticon

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Yes childhood when chores use to be fun....

Well managed to get somethings done this weekend! Mowed the lawn and finally completed the goat pen!

We had a some beautiful weather, but woke up to more rain today.


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Struggling to really get on track today once and for all. I have been really unfocused with my eating. I think I just need to cook more so I am not tempted to grab junk food. I am planning to get out and weed the flowers today. We have had so much rain, the thistles have gotten taller than the flowers! Deb...the little ones will love helping out in the garden! I still remember helping my dad dig potatoes and how excited I was to find one, even though I was probably only four years old or so.

Have a great Monday, everyone!


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I had a wonderful weekend with my family. We spent some time just having fun and doing things we haven't in a while. Church was amazing on Sunday and I am looking forward to the week ahead!!

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If it is GOD'S will you will, emoticon emoticon AMEN!!!

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Today husband got day off, so we had a lazy day sat back and watched movies I didn't like what I got for mail today....summons for jury duty...Just praying I don't get picked for the Grand jury. That is 2 months of Jury Duty. I guess it wont be that bad my son will be off for summer break and can do the morning milking and feeding. This evening we got to go out to dinner with my Grandma she turned 95 today! She truly an inspiration to me.

This weekend going to be busy. I just hope I have the strength to accomplish the work that needs to get done.

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Hi Everyone,

Sorry that I have been gone for a few days. I took some time and spent a few days with my son at his house and had no computer access while I was there. So many things seem to have gotten past me during the past three days. I hope that you are all gearing up for the weekend and that you have a really pleasant one. I started the family garden while I was at Sam's. We will have two different kinds of bell peppers, two different kinds of tomatoes, green onions, zucchini, Rosemary, Thyme, carrots, Jalepeno peppers, peas, broccoli, lettuce and cucumbers. The garden should be fun this summer. I will have two little helpers when I weed and maintain the garden. It will be a good learning experience for Blaine, 6, and Micah, 4. I think that I have gotten it in just in time for the rainy weather we are expecting next week.

PAULAGRIFFITH75, Happy belated birthday to you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon Living well to me is being with family and friends and staying healthy enough to enjoy them and the great outdoors.

ZOOMZOOM1231, You are one of the strongest people that I know. You so remind me of one of the other beloved members of the Dealing With Depression team, The Lady Mary. She was strong like you and she had such wonderful words of wisdom for our members, just like you do too. You are an amazing person and I enjoy everyone of your posts.

KERRY4614, Hi I agree with you that it was a great post.

CRAZYNNYSSA, I hope that things at the ranch are going well and that you are feeling good. You are another one for whom strength is a virtue.

DISCOVERLLH, I'm so glad to hear that your interview went well. Who would have thought that self hypnosis could be so successful! It's nice to know that there is a process out there that can be of help.

AMANDAH1979, I hope that your weekend is full of good exercise and fun. Switching to a healthier lifestyle is so beneficial for everyone in the family. It is nice that your family is on board with your plans.

The weather here is overcast today. Tomorrow there should be more sunshine. It is shaping up to be a good weekend and I am looking forward to playing with the kids. Sending positive energy and hugs to all that need them. Take care and God bless, Deb

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YOU DEFINITELY KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!! You are one of the most dynamic people I have ever come into contact with. Just reading about your day makes me tired I honestly don't know where you get the energy surely from GOD ABOVE. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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All things are possible through Jesus Christ JUST BELIEVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Feeling really good about changing my lifestyle for myself and my family. Looking forward to a great weekend and a lot of exercise!! Have a great day everyone and God Bless!!

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HI!! YOU know that you can buy hypnosis tapes, I have a couple that I use when the stress get's to be too much for me to bare!! You probably can get them from the library too.

All things are possible through Jesus Christ JUST BELIEVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Just a quick check in... My brother hypnotized me yesterday to help with the anxiety I would have at my job interview today. It really worked! I was so surprised! I always have a panic attack during job interviews. My mind goes absolutely blank and I can't even remember my name. Today I was able to answer all the questions coherently, without sounding like a blathering idiot. For those of you struggling with depression today, I read a statement that said to "Perceive obstacles as opportunities for personal growth". Sometimes trying to put a positive spin on whatever is negative in your life can really help. I hope everyone had a good Wednesday!



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Living well is to live the best we can with the challenges we face in life. I know who I am, and what I am capable of. I know that if we ask God he will strengthen us to over come our weaknesses and face life's challenges.

My name is Melissa

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must but take the step.


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what a wonderful message thank you for sharing with me

My life tomorrow will be the result of my attitudes and the choices I make today.




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GOD GAVE ME LIFE and now I serve him by taking care of friend's that I happen to run into ( or GOD sent my way). Four now have had terminal illness's cancer, heart, MD. and now MS, I do what I can, I go to the Store, visit and I let them VENT then I try to encourage them. Just listening is a Very Important Thing. I know how important it is because I have had cancer 3 time's. Luckily I had someone whose shoulder I could cry on. At first then I realized that I was being tested and turned ALL my pain and fear over to Jesus Christ. From that time on I no longer feared it. Again The DEVIL tested me when I was hit by a car and at that time I could not move my legs but, I could move my toes. I broke 5 segment's of my lower back and 2 places in my left hip I also had a massive Hematoma. ( That's a pool of blood under the skin on my back) When I got to the ER the ATTENDING Doctor was waiting for me and he said " I expected you to be a corpse", MY reply was GOD's not ready for me yet!! For anyone who doesn't know the Attending is the person in Charge of the ER!!!! For him to take care of you is a treat ( So to Speak)!!! emoticon emoticon

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I posted this on the team wall, but in honor of my birthday, I'm going to post it again: "God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well." (Voltaire) Living well...what does that MEAN to you? For me, it is being healthy; taking care of myself the way I take care of others; and taking time to enjoy life. Now...it is your turn....



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�Eating crappy food isn't a reward -- it's a punishment.�
― Drew Carey

�Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.�
― Elizabeth Berg

�If I hired one of the stock boys to chase me around the store with a licorice whip, I'd be thin by Christmas.�
― Jennette Fulda


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Turkey and Sweet Potato's sounds Great, some fresh spinach or green beans would round it out just fine!!!!! I'm GLAD your Mother's Day was NICE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! emoticon

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That is one thing I will never try Rocky Mountain Oysters...I forgot to ask husband if they had that at the BBQ. He did come home both days stuffed with steak, but I didn't even get any for Mother's Day! My son made me turkey and sweet potatoes instead. He is 14 and a great cook!

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I'm glad you decided to pass on the branding, I just knew the food would be too much temptation!!! I personally don't think castrating the bull's would NOT be appetizing, though a necessary thing to do. Enjoy your MOTHER'S DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Happy Mothers Day!!!


Branding is fun to watch...A person on horse back ropes the calf then my husband and another guy hold the calf down, while their boss brands it, and then someone will vaccinate it. If its a bull then they will turn it into a steer. This takes them about 40 seconds to do. They move fast. If I was allowed to do anything I would be vaccinating. I decided to stay home, and avoid the food. They had steak!

I decided to take the babies away from Dotty today. I found little Elly stuck in the fence this morning I thought she was dead. I got her to take a bottle and put her and her brother into a pen in the house. Dotty doesn't seem to care. It will be a work out to teach her to get into the milk stand the first few times. She will eventually get up there on her own for the grain.

I hope everyone has a great Sunday!






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