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Sunday, January 30, 2011

What does one do when all you want to do is veg out? I have been such a slug lately and don' t know why. I don't want to track my food, but I am not eating bad either. I don't even want to make any jewelry - those who know me know that is totally WEIRD too. Is this depression? Am I getting sick? Am I just lazy or unmotivated? Has anyone experienced this? Have you a way to get out of this without "therapy"? I know exercise is one way, but just getting out to do that is a CHORE. What's a girl to do????
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  • no profile photo CD9095815
    Popped in to say Hi

    I think this happens to most of us in winter

    I take extra vitamin D and try to get into the sunlight as much as possible

    Spring is coming...then we will be able to get out more

    Have a great day emoticon
    3746 days ago
    This happens to me in the middle of winter due to lack of sunlight, bad weather, and cabin fever. I think we should all feel better when Spring arrives.
    3765 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8576432
    does everyone get in a blah sometimes? I know I do! Maybe we could tell ourselves, "its just a blah, I am going to do what I can till it passes. I am not bad or stupid or lazy. I am in a blah. I will do what I can and maybe a little extra till it passes."
    We can act like people NOT in a blah till it does pass, then it we will strengthen ourselves.
    Praying for you!
    Keep at it!
    3766 days ago
  • BEBE1964
    Ironically I was in a funk yesterday. I felt the "blues" and just did not feel motivated to do anything. I think you should be very proud of yourself for continuing to eat right and healthy when you are feeling this way. Maybe, something as simple as reading a good book, taking a bubble bath, or watching a funny movie will help?

    I think sometimes this "funk" may be a need to stop and smell the roses.
    (At least for me, it usually is. I fight depression and take medication for it.)
    When I am down or in a funk, if I allow the 'down" time, I actually feel better afterwards, and tend to feel refreshed. That helps me get back into the swing of things, including exercise, etc.

    I also agree that it would be good to check with your Dr.

    My thoughts are with you and I hope that this is nothing but a normal short-term funk that leaves as quickly as it lurked it's ugly head!

    3783 days ago
    Thanks for sharing this with us and allowing us to try to help you. I started taking Vitamin D a couple of years ago because I live in a winter state and I react to loss of sunshine and horrible winter conditions by turning into a negative miserable slug. I hate going out of my house and I just want to be alone so I can eat what I want and spend as much time in bed as I want. I did get my doctor's opinion and he suggested other supplements that I am now taking every day - multivitamin, calcium, fish oil. Today we got hit with a hue blizzard in Chicago and I can't get out of my house because my front door, back door and garage exit are blocked by mountains of snow. Rather than going into a funk, I spent the day poting messages to all my SP teams.
    3784 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8158758
    Ever heard of S.A.D.? Seasonal Affective Disorder! It is just like JKN049
    mentioned. It happens at the change of seasons, mostly winter. I have had it for years and am going through the exact thing you described-all the symptoms you mentioned. Look it up online and ask the Dr. about it. It is hard to get motivated when you feel like that. It is really hard to deal with SAD at times, but I usually sleep alot and try to not get stressed out. Exercise seems to make you feel more tired, but I trudge on for my health's sake. Hope you feel better soon.
    3785 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8667808
    Someone suggested to me to just exercise for 5 minutes when I was in a funk. It really helped. But I can relate, because many times, I just want to be a belligerant bratty slug.
    Hope you feel better soon!
    3787 days ago
    emoticon Dr. Oz Show Fans care about you. It's great that you are eating ok even tho you are not tracking. We all get some down times and sometimes need to act the steps to be back in the habit.

    I have made some standard meal groups. It makes tracking so much easier to click in one of these.
    And some days I don't track. Oh well.

    See if you health is ok. Have you considered. winter blues? That's a real thing. You might want to search motivation on Spark and on Dr. Oz Show. emoticon
    3787 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8576530
    I agree, I think you should see your doctor. There might be something going on. Has the weather been unusually cloudy or dark? There is a sort of depression related to the shorter days of winter. Best of luck to you as you search for your answer. If you need someone to just say "hey" to, I'm here!

    3787 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    See your doctor, get cleared then go back to your plan. That's all any of us have done or can do. Thanks for sharing and the best of wishes.
    3787 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/30/2011 5:24:05 PM
  • ELLE1955
    I'm right there with you. I've been trying to be upbeat, but in truth I feel completely blah. Nothing seems worth the effort, and all I want to do is lie on the couch wrapped in a warm blanket in front of the tv!

    I've been attributing it to the awful weather - tons of snow, grey, grey skies - maybe a lack of sunlight of something. But maybe we're suffering from a 10 -15 lbs lost slump?? - nothing seems worth the effort.

    But I'm still heading to the gym and eating within my calorie range. I just wish I felt better about anything. And I'm already in therapy!

    I hope we both snap out of this soon!
    3787 days ago
    How about a walking buddy? It may help to have a pal to exercise with and keep each other motivated. Huntington Beach has such great places to walk. I lived there for years - actually I'm so homesick I wish I still lived there. I would be your walking buddy! There are great walking areas on both sides of Goldenwest at Huntington Central park. The boardwalk and pier are nice, too.

    I hope your funk leaves soon! emoticon
    3787 days ago
    Well don't think of exercise as a chore. If you do, you won't want to do it. I couldn't get motivated to exercise for 4 months (this was after reaching my goal weight--50 pounds loss) and I was in a slump...tired, unmotivated. Then a lightbulb went off for me. I thought "why not just pick certain activities I've enjoyed in the past and do each one once a week?" and that helped me not think of exercise as a "chore" but rather fun activities that I really liked doing. I've been working out for 3 weeks consistently and I have more energy, I sleep better, I've lost a few pounds (some that I gained back in my 4 month hiatus) and don't have too much trouble getting moving. So, what do you enjoy or what sounds appealing to you? For me it was yoga, spinning, pilates, and Zumba (most fun workout in my opinion). I've made each one one of my Spark "other goals" and I check them off as I do them. I've also been doing cardio--elliptical, walking on treadmill--but I don't think those are as fun as the others but I love the way I feel. And also strength training.

    Hope this helps emoticon
    3787 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/30/2011 12:03:04 PM
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