Climbing back up!

Friday, April 29, 2011

I've been in a major slump lately. It started as a downward spiral. Now I'm working on climbing back up.

I can't get up in the morning. I am having big time panic attacks (this is something new). I've always had problems with depression but not this. My financial situation has me very stressed. I'm not very happy at my job. My eating has been terrible. Thank goodness I have been keeping up with the gym. Even finished my 5k( it was on a treadmill but I did it). I haven't been to WW in 3 1/2 weeks. I know I am up a couple pounds. I haven't been keeping in touch with my friends. I am perimenou....... Just more crap to add to the mix.

So I have decided that I have to set some new goals to help get back up this hill.

1. Get my butt out of bed every morning at 6:30 am. Have one cup of coffee and then get to the gym. (Except for the days I have to go to work early, then gym at night).

2. Start tracking my points plus again. If you bite it write it.

3. Attend WW every Wednesday morning like I use to. (Only miss if I have to work).

4. Call one friend at least once a week.

5. Try to get more hours at my part time job ( will help the financial situation).

6. Already have a dr.s appointment regarding panic attacks.

I started to write 'wish me luck' but I don't need luck. I know I can get back on track again. I just have to get the right mind set again. I know having some warm sunny weather will help too. BTW I have stayed smoke free through all this. That is a big plus.

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    Irene, Saying what you have said is half the battle, and I know you can do it. Let us know what the doctor says.
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    3120 days ago
    That's the way to beat it and get out of your rut! Good attitude and good, reasonable goals. I myself have to restart the Spark challenge I just joined because I haven't managed to do anything so far. So tomorrow I start it over again and apply myself. I know you can too.
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    3122 days ago
    Sometimes we need a lot of help and encouragement to keep us going along the right path. You seem to have a great plan! Keep us informed. Hope you get your answers from the dr. on your panic attacks.

    3122 days ago
    Keep to this good plan and you should be ok, keep us up dated on your Dr apointment, how it goes. YOU CAN DO THIS, I HAVE FAITH IN YOU!!!! Hugs Rosalyn
    3122 days ago
    My Steve developed small panic attacks last year, sort of out of the blue. There are meds that help, and some of the antidepressants actually work quite well on anxiety and panic. Thought doctors don't really like to prescribe it, Xanax works great, it is cheap, and has no side effects. Other than you can become quite dependent on them. However, if taken only when you have an attack and not all the time, they are quite effective. that is what the PA down in Texas gave Steve in 2010 when he started having them. And the docs at MDA had no problem at all renewing his prescription.

    You can do it. You have a great plan. and you have already made a doctors appointment.


    3122 days ago

    Let us know how you do and what the Doc says. Many Peri+ ladies can suffer from panic attacks.

    Remember the Prayer of Serenity? May be a good one for you to say over and over again. emoticon
    3122 days ago
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    Sounds like you have a great plan in place and I know you CAN do it. I hope your doc can help you come up with a solution for those panic attacks. I know they are no fun! Good luck (even if you don't need it.)
    3123 days ago
    With your attitude, you will come out a winner. Good Luck anyway.
    3123 days ago
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