Why do we punish ourselves for things over which we have no control?

Saturday, June 25, 2016

I have been away from Spark People, a program I KNOW works for me, for 18 months. I lost my job 18 months ago and got into a funk where I didn't much care about anything - and especially about taking care of ME! I don't like the way I've been feeling and its time for things to CHANGE. So - I'm checking my blood sugar every morning / I'm setting the alarm and getting up to take a walk before breakfast / I'm having Metagenic Ultra-Clear for breakfast and lunch to assist in my weight goals AND detox my body / and I'm working on my MIND SET - I lost my job through no fault of my own, but I've been punishing myself by allowing mild depression to set in. It's done! I'm moving on and taking charge of my health and my life!

Near term goal - Under 200 pounds by September 1! Should be totally doable with the right attitude, the right food and the exercise my body craves.
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    I'm sooooooo proud of you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1812 days ago
  • PEAJAY26
    Patti ---so glad to read that you are retaking control over your present and future. I agree with James, try adding volunteering to your activities. Start very slow (easy to take on too much) and you may be amazed how much better you feel by helping others. Tons and tons of groups, schools, hospitals, animal shelters, etc that would be so enriched by even a couple of hours a month.
    Best wishes as you pursue your goals. You can do it! emoticon
    1824 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    Sorry you lost your job but as you said it was not your fault and nothing you could control. You have a good attitude and something else will come up while you take care of yourself.
    1824 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your job but glad you are ready to turn things around and get back on track! emoticon and we'll be here to cheer you on! emoticon
    1824 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    I know where you are coming from. I got a brain tumour about 7 years ago, through no fault of my own. I would have lost my job, because I didn't know that my difficulties at work were related to it. I was forgetting deadlines, forgetting what I was working on.

    I don't work anymore, but I have health care coverage, so in that sense I may be in a better spot than you. But let me tell you, in the first 6 months or so after stopping work I too was depressed. From a high pressure job to absolute vacuum. I tried anti-depressants, but they just made me feel very strange. Then the thought of "Why me"? I prided myself in intellectual work (was for IBM), and now if I didn't have a written shopping list, I would always miss something. There are even times when I go to the store to buy one thing, just one thing, and when I get there I can't remember what it was. So I have resigned myself to the fact that I must have a written list before leaving.

    But let me tell you, the meaning of the word "depression" is "lack of pressure". So I'll suggest to you, find a volunteer organization that you have a belief in, that is a cause you like. Offer your time there. That will give you a reason to get out, interact with people. I bet in the long run you may find people there with work ideas, or even the organization itself may find part time, and later full time work.

    My wife had no job when she arrived in Canada from Germany, and didn't know where to start. My uncles suggested volunteering. She found a volunteer position at a health organization, not the Red Cross, but on the same lines. That volunteer position slowly evolved over the next year into part time, then full time work.

    Just a thought.

    P.S. if you want to chat through SparkMail I'd be happy to do that. I check my mail daily.
    1824 days ago
  • POSEY440
    1824 days ago
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