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Emotions out of control

Sunday, December 15, 2013

My emotions have been out of control for a couple of weeks. My back went out again, and having to do most of my shopping online for Christmas, just made me feel sorry for myself. And this Is not good. Have not been watching what I put in my mouth at all! Nor have I been able to exercise regularly. This set up a bad pattern of eating and not moving which is not good for arthritis anyway. I had to get back on site this morning to get some encouragement and support. And to see others somewhat struggling the same way. Merry Christmas to all!
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  • JANNY316
    Thank you all so much for the encouragement! It is truly a blessing to me.
    1617 days ago
    hi Janny....I know I wished you well on the daily chat, but wanted to add a more personal note. It's hard to plow through the deep water that we can get into when we get discouraged. Try to do some nice and Healthy things for yourself...start out with two a day and work your way up when you are ready. Try to focus on others, not so much on your own frustration and disability. But also focus on your self as you put GOOD, Healthy thoughts in to your head. COme up with some attainable goals. and track them daily . Use the program block on there where you can insert some positive thinking and goals you want to me...and then look at it everyday...and you get an extra five points. Change it once in a while to keep it relevant.
    Find a positive happy book and read it. Watch the movie "It's a Wonderful LIfe"--that movie makes me smile.

    Be encouraged. We are here for you and the RAD team all knows how it feels. We are pulling for you.
    1617 days ago
    Glad you came on the site. You can definitely stick with this. Just be reasonable with your expectations of yourself and look for what you have continued to do that is great (like getting on the site) emoticon .
    1618 days ago
    I know all about losing your Spark and falling back to bad habits! I just went from 223 to 250 in a month and a half. Now I am back down to 233, which is a much safer place for me, but put me on a plateau.

    As for getting your Spark back... I was plodding through my walk outside one day and planned for 2 miles. Somewhere on the second mile, it hit me that I was enjoying myself. The first mile always sucks. But I was listening to my tunes, singing at the top of my lungs since all my neighbors were at work, and I realized I was enjoying myself.

    So find something you can do to exercise, then concentrate on something else and it will be over before you even know it! Keep moving forward, even if you have taken 5 steps back.

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    1618 days ago
    I hope you're feeling better soon!

    I find encouraging others on Spark helps me feel encouraged too!

    1618 days ago
    Holiday season is prone to emotional upsets. Back pain is no fun either. when these things happen we sometimes have to GRAB OURSELVES BY THE BACK OF THE NECK... and drag ourselves back to reality and knowing what is good for us. I am so glad that you are able to rach out for support. I have just been through the back pain thing this last couple of weeks, but keep moving - as you say... it is NOT GOOD for arthritis......or our attitudes.

    Chin up and feet forward. You can do it. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1618 days ago
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