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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Everything that I do is an attempt to avoid the big emoticon 'D'. I exercise because it alleviates depression. I take fish oil emoticon because its good for depression. I use solar spectrum emoticon lights because it alleviates depression. I participate in group activities emoticon (photography emoticon , book club emoticon , movie emoticon club) because its healthier to have friends and not to be isolated. I practice yoga emoticon because it alleviates depression. I practice meditation for the same reason. I Spark because it helps me to stay connected and on task. I take Ashwagandha when I'm struggling with anxiety. I even work on losing weight emoticon because the notion of being 600 emoticon pounds (common in my family) is depressing emoticon . I even eat emoticon well because eating poorly makes a person depressed. Did you know that alcohol is a depressant? I don't drink alcohol at all. I don't tolerate 'sugar alcohols' either. I pet my Kitty emoticon because that helps too. Of course, I love her and I would pet her anyway because she is my kitty, but thats not the point. I read emoticon , I paint emoticon , emoticon I play fiddle: all are designed to keep my mind fresh and to avoid the big 'D' in the process.

I'm not super depressed right now. The days are getting longer, that helps. I'm logging my food/workouts. I am working out, which I wasn't able to do for a lot of last year. The big core of what worries me is finances. I haven't had good paying gigs. I do live with my folks. Its really nice to not be homeless. I am working with my Dad on becoming an inspector. I'm hoping that will pan out.

One thing that does make me super happy is my extensive workout DVD collection. I think I could do a different workout 5 days a week for a year and not repeat myself. Of course, thats including all three workouts on several of Jillian's discs, instead of counting them as just one.

I have learned things about myself. I don't do well without my Polar HRM. I don't do well without carrying snacks with me. I don't do yoga right before bed because I'm too tired. If it doesn't happen before dinner, it doesn't happen at all. It just doesn't. I do best if I have pre-cut my veggies at a time when I wasn't hungry. I also do best when I have had my meditation before bed (not nearly as intense as yoga btw.) For some reason, that can be the lynch pin to my whole day.

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    I used to have SAD really bad in the winter months but vitamin D and a light box helped me.
    1964 days ago
    You sound like you are doing great!... being prepared helps me too. It may take a little more effort to do this, but it is well worth the effort.

    Knowing what you have to do to make something work for you is a recipe for success! Keep up the good work. I am emoticon rooting for you emoticon

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    1964 days ago
    In the past when winter hits especailly I got feeliing depressed but since Ihave been taking vitamin D3 from Wellesse no problem. Maybe your D3 is low. It happens mostly when you lack sunlight.
    1965 days ago
    Wow you are doing awesome! Keep up the good work cause it is a consious decision everyday to be happy or sad! I also suffer from the same thing and you are very encouraging to me! :)

    1965 days ago
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