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Week 35

Thursday, March 09, 2017

I have been battling depression for the past couple of days. With all the snow that continues to fall here in our area, it has been a struggle for me. We have now eclipsed 4 feet of snow for the year, the worst winter we have had in 10 years. I said I wanted to see some snow this year, but this is ridiculous. Spring can't come soon enough for me, better yet bring on summer.

Somehow, I have manged to continue to lose weight. I have raised my calorie level just a bit to slow down the loss process. Only 17 pounds away from my high end goal weight and I don't want to lose too much. Many of my friends have told me that I am getting too thin, but my doctor and I have a set goal for me, so I will keep going until then. Need to build some more muscle mass which hopefully will be doable soon, as long as this winter wraps up.

My dear wife entered ONEderland today for the first time in many years, so she is on cloud nine today and I couldn't be happier for her. A few more weeks and hopefully I will join her.

Have a great week!
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  • no profile photo CD17617076
    Depression sucks the joy out of life. Been there, still doing that.
    For me, better living through chemistry and therapy.
    Just think, soon emoticon will become emoticon and then emoticon .
    So as the assembly theme says - Don't Give Up.
    1326 days ago
    Sorry you are fighting depression...that is such a difficult issue. Husband has struggled with it for years and of course, it thus affects me and family as well. Hope you can find resolution.

    Congrats to your wife! That is fantastic news....and your turn is coming shortly!! emoticon
    1326 days ago
    You both are amazing friends, you are doing great and just time and building up your muscles takes a while do different body weight exercises every day that is what I do to keep my muscles and not lose my strength.

    1328 days ago
  • ANUTKIN703
    We make too many rules for us and they weight down on us through responsibilities, guilt and our own judgement. Sometimes it's good to feel like a child again and feel that joy for life.
    1328 days ago
  • ANUTKIN703
    Acknowledge your depression, spend a few hours honoring it and your mind and then let it go by doing something different. Try a fitness class, yoga, start a snowball fight or build a snow fort just for the fun of it.
    1328 days ago
    Do you think you should talk to your dr about the depression? Congratulations on getting so close to your goal. And to your wife too. Friends dont always give good advice, particularly about this, esp if they could lose a few or are used to you large
    1328 days ago
    Sorry you've had a down mood. My therapist told me that meaningful connection with others helps a lot with depression. Yeah! That's wonderful!
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