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Thanks for all the encouragement! I'm going to make a September chat thread... Come on over!

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Hi All -

Made it safely to Houston with a 2.5 hour delay in San Fran - mechanical problems, then people problems.

Good to be able to visit with my sister for a day before heading South to see the folks.

Better get back to Sis....nothing like visiting and then staring at the computer for hours.

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Roses- Great job getting your yard work done!

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Larissa, glad you are feeling better.

I finally got my front porch cleaned off and hosed it down really good. Also cut back a shrub that is next to my porch. Now I am a little sore.

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Larissa - so glad you found what was making you feel poorly! It's so important to taper off meds! I've been on and off so many and they always told me to taper even when I had only been on them for 6 weeks or so.

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I found the reason I've been feeling bad lately. I haven't needed my klonopin for sleep and so I've been a couple days without it. I think I'm addicted to it and need to taper. My mind is already set... I have a prescription for it and I keep forgetting to fill it. I took 1.75 mg last night (my normal is 2 mg) and I'm feeling much better today. Had a great time with Geo and am just feeling good!

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Have a great time Carol!!

Larissa, I hope you feel better today!

Going to Walmart to do weekly shopping! Going to walk part of it again this week! My moods have sure evened out since I started exercising. The only thing that hasn't straightened itself out is my sleep pattern! Last night I only got 3 hours and I'm heading for a hypo-mania which I dread!

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I woke up today in a lot of pain. My entire body ached. I had to take 3 ibuprofen to make it go away. I woke up today 2 pounds earlier than yesterday... has to be water. I have to be careful with what I eat... I want to go to a buffet tonight but we will see.

Carol- What I do for jet lag is to just stay up until your regular time to go to sleep for the first day (ie if you normally go to bed at 9 Kawaii time, then go to sleep at 9 Houston time) this helps to reset your body. *hugs* safe travels!

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Sounds like you are going to have a good time. Have to go to Momma's sometime today to take her a book to read while she is waiting to pick up the kids from school. Also need to pick up my Osteobiflex. It is one of the medicines I take for arthritis.

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Good Morning!

Well, one more day to go and then it's traveling for 12 hours to get from Kauai to Houston. Does anyone else get all messed up with emotions & moods when they travel long distances? Any suggestions on how to combat the 5 hour jet lag mood swings after arriving?

Oh well, I've packed and repacked twice now. Trying to get more stuff UNpacked so I don't take to much and end up hauling to much back and forth. It will be good to see friends in between time with family. Already have plans to see my ex boyfriend from 15+ years ago as well as a girlfriend from about that many years back as well for some fried alligator, LoL. Yum!

Well, better get going to some errands.

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Geo and I used the last of our food stamps on meat for the week. We have another $20 in our emergency fund if needed. I swear that fund has helped us so much. We just replace the money we borrow and add to it on a monthly basis.

I want to go to Zumba tomorrow but I don't know if I can make it. It's going to be a long day. I know I can do it!

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Working on a talk i am going to give at one of the local senior centers on September 10. Am getting ready for the county fair as I will be a judge this year. Am also going to help the Master Gardeners set up their booth. It is going to be a busy time around here the next couple of weeks.

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Up at 3 am again. The truth is I don't know at this point whether it's the bipolar, the pain in my back, or the menopause causing me to be up after about 4 hours down every night. I'm thinking it's the pain in my back but there are times when I've slept like a log through it just not very often. Anyway I am not feeling hypo manic or anything but I worry about getting that way if I miss too much sleep. What I've been doing is going back to bed for about 3-4 hours once hubby leaves for work but my granddaughter will be born in another month and a half and in a month after that her mommy will be working and I will be watching her........ then what to do? I guess rest as she sleeps huh? Oh what a mess!

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I was supposed to work the election today and be there at 5:30, so I set my alarm for 4:45 on my FitBit. Well, the FitBit was on the floor charging and I didn't hear it. I slept until7 and then by the time I got there they didn't need me anymore. I was so upset at myself. That's $80 I won't be getting. *sigh*

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Thanks Jeanne.....as you can see, I'm still messing around on SP. emoticon

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emoticon This is a kick for Carol's behind!!

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Well, I have one more condo to clean, which I'm completely unmotivated to finish, the three Dr's appointments in 3 days then off to Houston for 2 weeks. Neither Mom or Dad are doing well and it's time to go see them and help out.....even if it is only for two weeks.

Now, someone kick me in the behind and get me to working! LoL

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~Be careful what you water your dreams with.
Water them with worry & fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism & solutions, you will cultivate success ~Lao Tzu


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Went to work in the Children's Garden this morning. It has certainly done some growing. Got up at 4:00 this morning after suffering nightmares all night last night. Hubby is working 12 hour shifts and when he works (except for last night) I don't sleep good. He works 6p-6a. Will be glad when they go back to regular shifts. He works Monday night - Friday night. I see him about maybe 3 hours each day. It is killing me and him.

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SMILLER - Great job surviving granddaughter! My grandson in 3 1/2 and whew..... he has enough energy to light up Las Vegas if we could harness it! That's saying a lot! I can't watch him by myself due to limited motion but if I could I would no doubt find myself recouping for days!!

I often feel really down because I can't do laundry and dishes and other things that need doing around here and it all falls on hubby's overburdened shoulders. Then I remind myself that by exercising I am improving my stamina. I am already cooking meals 3-4 times a week now when that used to fall on him too! Or we'd order out and neither one is a good thing! So I am improving! I just am one of those people that want things to change immediately and I get down when things take time....... This time I have to be patient and let the changes come as they do because this is a change for life.

"and I said to my body softly; "I want to be your friend." it took a long breath and replied; "I have been waiting my whole life for this." - Nayyirah Waheed

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I survived the weekend babysitting my 5 year old granddaughter. I love her dearly, but oh my goodness she's a handful! A non-stop whirling dervish! So much like her father when he was little only more so. Usually when a situation gets to be too much for me I have to withdraw for a bit or I go into panic mode or angry mode. I wasn't able to do that with her, and like in raising our own kids, my husband left it all on me. But we all survived, and she didn't want to leave when her parents went to take her home Sunday evening. Whew! I'm enjoying this peaceful and quiet Monday morning before I get going for the day


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I think I'm going to do laundry today and get the kitchen clean. I have a feeling that I'm getting hypomanic and want to do as much as I can before I crash. I have to get myself together because on Monday I set up the polling place and on Tuesday I have to be there at 5:30 AM! I'm not a morning person. I asked the woman in charge if I could bring my coffee maker and she said that she would bring the coffee. I have a ton of it, but if she's willing to contribute then great. I'm going to bring some espresso with me so I can get a kick in the morning. Plus 4 Monster energy drinks. I'm going to be so jacked up on caffeine that I'm going to need a bunch of klonopin to get me to sleep. My shift is 5:30 am to 7:30 pm. At least I'm getting paid. Looking at this message... yeah, I'm hypomanic and all over the place. time to clean!

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Finished deadheading my roses this morning. They really needed it. Going to make a Coconut Custard pie this afternoon for Daddy's birthday present. That's what he wanted so that's what he is going to get.

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I find that going for walks helps my depression. Although I need to get a new FitBit since the one I have has a broken GPS so I don't know how far I have walked. It said over 2 miles on my walk, but I know I walked more than that (I go down the same path daily and know where the mile marker is) so I need to get a new one. I did do over 10,000 steps today, so I'm proud of that.

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I am not very regular about doing self exams but I am pretty good about the mammograms. Used to be I got one every year but they have change the protocol so now I can go two years.

I am glad to hear they got all the cancer for your Aunt Teddy. Wish her well with the radiation treatment.

I had two great aunts that had uterine cancer and lost a brother to oral cancer. I don't know if that puts me at a higher risk or not but I prefer to be proactive. I say that and yet I have let 30-40 lbs sneak up on me over the years. I eat fairly well. I think it is because I am not as active as I used to be. And getting more active is challenging as the things I like to do are sedentary - reading, writing, sewing...

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My aunt Teddy just went in for her second surgery to remove the last bit of cancerous tissue from her breast. She should be fine... they think they got it all and they are going to give her radiation just in case. It's very important now that I have a family member that has breast cancer, so I know my risks are higher now. I'm too young for a mammogram- I'm only 31. But I try and do my self exam whenever I can.

Geo got mad yesterday and took it out on me. He needs anger management classes. I think if he does that (yell at me for no reason) I'm going to suggest it to him when he calms down. It was just hard, since we don't fight a lot. but he gets angry from video games and all this other stuff but keeps on doing it. He's not abusive to me... he knows if he hits me it's game over, time to get a one way ticket back home to LA. My stepdad has a spare room so I can have a place to stay if something bad happens. I always have a back up plan.

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Going to get my mammogram today. Dear friend just had a breast removed due to cancer. Good news is the nodes were clear so all she has to do is heal - no chemo or radiation. But she got me thinking and it has been two years since I had a mammogram. Don't forget yours.

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Forgot to set my alarm for the morning walk and was about 30 minutes off the usual time..... Man, could I feel the difference in the temp and humidity. It has been very hot here - in the high 90s. Been raining most every day as well, the humidity is about 95%. the weather channel says it feels like 108 degrees out right now! Staying in........ We would die without air conditioning. Although, when I was younger we used to live with out air. I can't conceive of it now. As well, at that time I was working, so wouldn't be home all day, so that probably helped make it more manageable..............

Doing well. Looking forward to the social event tonight - and there is a happy hour function tomorrow I am attending as well! I think tonight I will get my hair cut, early dinner and then the meetup.......... FINALLY got paid. After paying my bills and grocery shopping I only have $200 left for the month coming up and I am going on my trip too............ Yikes! Maybe I won't be going to happy hour??? (or go cheap). We will see......... I need a haircut too......

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Am waiting on a man to call to tell me what time he will be here to fox hubby's windshield. A bird hit his windshield on the way to work yesterday and they are supposed to replace it sometime today. I need to go to town to run some errands and can't because of this. Am having to deal with Medicare about a claim this morning also. This is such a headache.

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Larissa - Good for you on reaching out! Glad to hear you're feeling better!

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Glad you're doing better, Rissa. I know as much as I hate my meds and all their side effects, I have to take them to function. And sometimes that means tweaking them. It's been unseasonably cool where I live. I've had the a/c off for almost a week. I finally had to turn it on today. More the humidity than the heat.

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I'm feeling better... I went to see my psych today and I got my Prozac increased. I get depressed a lot at different times, so instead of just fighting through it, I asked for help and got my Prozac upped. I got some paperwork for Geo for his doctor's appointment tomorrow. Busy day, but it was okay.

Roses, I would be miserable without my air conditioning. It's about 95-100 degrees outside and humid. We keep the air on all the time. Geo and I are home a lot.

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Yeah, my air conditioner is fixed and it already feels better.

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Yesterday I made myself go outside and clear overgrown brush from the hedgerow that borders my very deep yard. Trees, sumacs and black berry shoots had grown to the point I was getting "attacked" when I mowed the lawn through there. It took me all afternoon working by myself and with only hand tools, but boy did I get a workout! The best part was, I noticed that it was easier to bend over to pick up the debris since I've taken off some weight. So what started as a not very good day ended on a better note.

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Our air conditioner went out yesterday. Slept with a fan blowing all night. The man is supposed to come fix it today. Am fixing Venison Taco Soup for supper when hubby gets up. It smell so yummy.

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Hey Larissa - sorry to hear about the run-in with a rude person. It is hard to be on the receiving end of that, and I also don't always handle it well. I never think of the appropriate things to say in the middle of a conflict and just end up in tears. Thank goodness that happens rarely now that I am "insulated" from the world.

Looking forward to the class. The group is also having a happy hour at a local restaurant the next day and I think I will attend that as well. I need to find some friends and get out a bit more. Never seeing anyone is very bad for my health. I know I live with my son, but that isn't a relationship like having a friend is. He is there for me, but we really live more like roommates and unless I need it or initiate, we don't really interact in a close manner. So, I am lonely. Relationships with kids is different than a friend, don't know if that makes any sense to anyone.

Anyhoo.......... went for my walk today - got up at 6:20! back by 7:30........... It will be a scorcher again today.

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I've just been depressed lately, and then having that run in was just too much. Geo is doing everything he can to make me feel better, but it's just not working. We even went to see a movie today (Guardians of the Galaxy) and I felt kinda better by the end. I also went for a walk with my friend Lisa and that helped a bit too. I just need to get my routine back.

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Urgh! I think customer service is going down the tubes since I was in the field! Next time ask for a manager and if the person is the manager ask for their boss then calmly and politely state your case. That usually works for me. And don't let it keep you down! I also try to see through different eyes and think about what maybe that person has been going through during the day. That is what the angel on my shoulder tells me to do but fair is fair!

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Rissa, I'm sorry you had a bad experience with someone who should have been helpful instead of giving you attitude. Please don't give one jerk the power to make you feel bad and ruin your day. Easier said than done-believe me I know. But do you really want to give her the "win"?

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I had a bad day. I got a bluetooth headset for my phone and it didn't work. The company sent me a huge shipping label and the tracking number got cut off. I tried everything that I could to find it, and I couldn't. The woman at the counter was giving me a lot of grief about it. I finally gave up and just sent it without it. I went to the car and just started bawling. I felt so bad with the attitude the woman gave me. I just cried and cried. Geo took me out to lunch so I could get myself back together before going grocery shopping. It helped a bit, but I'm still depressed over the whole thing.

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Morning All!!

A Home Depot class sounds like a great idea to learn and meet people.

Jeannie, I'm glad your hubs is on board. It makes meal planning/cooking so much easier with no temptations.

Nothing new here going on, just another beautiful day in paradise. Looking at day three of staying on track and feeling better after 3 days of the low carb "flu".

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Hey everyone - nothing new, but thought I would stop by and say Hi. I am going to attend a workshop at Home Depot Thurs nite with a social group in St Augustine in the hopes of meeting some new friends......... That's about all.........

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I am so fortunate! Hubby is all on the bandwagon when it comes to healthy eating - at least for the meals he has with me! We shop together and he keeps me accountable by suggesting healthy upgrades to our meals!

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For some reason I quit getting emails when this topic was posted on! I thought no one was posting! I'm sorry for being MIA!

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Hey Ruthie! I was just thinking about you. I hope you have a great trip! It sounds wonderful. I'm yo-yoing with my weight as well. I know you can get those 4 pounds off. Have an eating plan for your trip so you don't gain much over the weeks. I know it's hard, but I believe in you!

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Sorry to be MIA AGAIN! Life here is really routine and not much changes in my life (which is a good thing I guess). I am walking 2 miles about 5 days a week. Lost a few days this past week from blisters. I have had the 1 blister on my toe for about 2 months really. It got better, but then acted up again. I finally popped the blister and now it has healed up all the way. Yeah! I am getting up at 6:30 am in order to walk while it is still halfway cool and the bugs aren't out yet pretty much. Home by 8 am. Works pretty well. To motivate me to keep going I am using my music Shuffle again. That helps get in extra mileage when I would have gone home otherwise. Weight is still high. I had lost 4 lbs eating tictacs at night instead of crackers or other foods. (1 tic tac is only 2 calories). BIG difference. Then, I went off the wagon and the 4 lbs came back! grrrrrr Gearing up to go to NY on the 9th. It will be fun. Can't wait to see my family. My bday is on the 12th. I will be 61! Egads, where did the years go???? Take care all.........

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Carol got her MOJO back!

Decided that today was day one of getting back on track with the Low Carb Lifestyle. Made tuna salad, boiled eggs, cooked bacon, did up some taco meat, boiled shrimp and then made a chef salad full or protein goodies!

Day one has been a success!!!

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The irony is that last night hubby decided he wanted take out Chinese and it was his turn to decide what to get. The servings are so large that we get one and share. We take turns ordering what the meal will be. His choice wasn't exactly healthy (to put it mildly), but I just had to laugh to myself considering what I had just said a few hours before about his eating habits

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My hubby is the same way. All he drinks is soda and eats as bad as he can around the healthy food I cook and eat. I am very guilty and an enabler... I suggest going out to eat a lot. We don't have the money, and I sure could use less calories in my diet. But the store is the biggest temptation.

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Hubby took me out to supper tonight for our 24th wedding anniversary. It is actually Tuesday but he will be sleeping and then going to work. They put everyone on 12 hour shifts starting Monday. He will be working 6p-6a M-F.

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emoticon If I had only myself to worry about, I think I could do fairly well when grocery shopping. My downfall is that my husband isn't ready to lose weight yet, and so he wants his snacks around. So far I've been pretty good because I haven't bought donuts, ice cream or those sugar cookies with the frosting and sprinkles on them. If those come into the house, it may be all over!

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I managed to make it through a store (where my favorite doughnuts were on sale) and a gas station that had my other favorite doughnut and not get them because I am being accountable to Carol.

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For certain, I have not been able to control myself when it comes to those naughty things getting tossed in the wagon at the market. I'll make it home with them, but binge for two days and of course feel guilty. I've lost all control and gained 15 pounds in 5 weeks......argh!

Hopefully our new shopping plan will have an influence on our shopping purchases.

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Carol Ann and I are trying something new. I can call her anytime for free, so what we have decided is to talk on the phone the whole time we are grocery shopping to avoid temptations. We have to be accountable to what goes in our cart. We just decided that yesterday, so we will see how it works in practice.

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I don't even bring home candy or doughnuts as they wouldn't last long around me. Sometimes I may have a weak moment though and get some and have them eaten by the time I get home.

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Thanks, Blue Jay! I just need to stop bingeing. I bought doughnuts today and I've already eaten 3 of them. I know I need to not buy them in the first place, but I had a weak moment. And I"m sharing my binge with my Geo who eats anything I don't eat. He needs the gastric bypass surgery and this is just going to make it harder for him,

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Lottie - that is terrific!

Larissa - You know you can fluctuate up to 5 lbs or more a day regardless of what you eat right? Take note of other things like how your clothes are fitting and how you feel! I try really hard not to weigh myself except on my weigh in day of Fridays because so many things can cause you to fluctuate. Bloating is number one for women! Keep your chin up sweetie!
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That's great, Lottie! You must be so relieved!

I got on the scale today and was horrified! Yesterday I was 215 and today I was almost 218! I know I ate a bit of fried chicken, but I didn't think it was that much. Just have to start over again today.

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I am in no pain now. Had surgery one day and came home the next.

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Wow Lottie - Ouch! Are you doing better than before the surgery?

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Had surgery on my lower back. The sun is shining today and I am glad to see it. Nothing major planned for today.

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Woot Lottie!! You're doing great! emoticon What did you have surgery on if I may ask? Glad to hear you are doing so well!

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I am finally back after having back surgery for the third time. I am feeling great. Just got through with watermelon season. We had 18 acres this year.

Great going Larissa!!!

I have lost 9 pounds during watermelon season (the month of July and the first week of August.


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Whoot Larissa! You go girl! emoticon


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I'm so happy! I've been wearing 2X shirts and yesterday I realized that they were loose! I might be heading to a 1x before I know it! Great non scale victory!

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I agree that lying around the house does indeed breed depression....I've been doing a lot of that lately and can feel the black cloud of doom lowering down upon me as all I've been doing is watching TV and working. Been fighting it off as best as possible considering I have no social life here on the island.

Well, better get my billing entered into emails to owners, otherwise money will be tighter than it already is.


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I'm going to try and volunteer tomorrow if they let me. It's a busy day, but they have a lot of volunteers on Monday. Everything is crowded on Mondays. The gym, volunteering, stuff like that. On Saturday I have to go to the mall and help run a health fair there. It gets me out of the house and social. Lying around the house just breeds depression.

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Okay, I'm back. Carol - hope you weathered the storms okay. We have hurricanes here in FL as well. Usually nothing more than rain and wind - but you never know! We live near the coast, so might be in for it if it is a bad storm. So far so good............. I had to move my trip to NY back to the 9th-30th now - a week later. My sister has some family things she wants to be "there for" her son. She's like that emoticon Family first! Love her - don't know what I would do without her.

Weight - well, same as always a struggle. I am walking about 2 miles 5 times a week - that helps. Have to get up at 6:30 to walk now it is so hot and humid out. Finances terrible this month - I spent too much money on my games.......urggggggg! I took back a bunch of the things I bought a few weeks ago - yeah! But I still have some nice things, so won't miss the other at all.

I got bit my horse flies this week and was out of commission with a sore and swollen arm for a few days. Ouch! My mood is still depressed, but I realize I have been this way for a long time. My dr said that just isolating myself is a sign of depression. But I don't feel like I have a choice. I don't have that many friends, and they are all far away. I never have made a lot of friends, but it would be nice to have a few to hang out with. There were a few older ladies here in the development but they are busy with their own lives. That's the way it is..........

Larissa - I have been crocheting and reading, and the computer as you know. But maybe you are right - I could look into the class thing. However, that too takes money - I'll will see.

Well, that's about it for now.

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Thanks for the update, Carol. I've been worried about you. I might try you on Skype later if you are not on with your parents.

Geo took me driving today... Just in a parking lot practicing turns. I'm getting better. I was happy today because I got down to 212.8! I haven't been this low in months. I did go to a Japanese buffet today, but I drank the whole pot of tea and I've been drinking water like crazy to compensate. it was a nice day.

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Carol - am keeping ya'll out there in my prayers! That's one thing about living in a landlocked state that I like.... no hurricanes in CO. We've had our share of tornadoes this year though I must say! I would be emoticon without cell service! Hopefully you'll be back to chatting soon!

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Sounds like good news abounds!

Out here in the great Pacific Ocean, Kauai mostly dodged what's left of Hurricane Iselle. Just wind and rain, nothing serious so far. Shes' breaking up fast.
Julio is right behind her, which is rare to have back to back hurricanes. Forecast is Julio to pass North of all the islands. Hopefully we will dodge Julio. Worst thing so far is that AT&T cell is out, so no chit chat for me.....*sad face*

I seem to be excessively tired in the late afternoons. Enough to take a nap, but have resisted thus far as it would mess up the night time sleeping schedule.

Well, better get back to the storm watch. Hope everyone's weekend is good!

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That's awesome! I'm happy for you! Just keep taking your meds and you can be happy most of the time! *hugs*

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Hey Larissa - good news! No hypo-mania just a great mood and the not sleeping is due to menopause as is the memory problems! p-doc is very happy I found SP and so am I!


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Welcome Jenne! Here you can find support both mentally and physically. Losing weight is hard, especially with the meds. I can rapid cycle but I think that's more of my borderline than bipolar. I've managed to go from 280 and today I weighed in at an even 213 pounds! it's taken me a couple years, but I'm getting there. I find so much support here it makes me feel great. I hope you are in a good mood and not hypomanic. Im a tad hypomanic right now.. when I get hypomanic I clean. So it's not always bad *hugs*

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I am new to this discussion so I'll just wade right in. I haven't been sleeping properly and therefore running on a sleep deficit. My mood is great which makes me worry about a state of hypo mania or God forbid full blown mania. I have an appointment with my p-doc today and am going to ask about sleep medication.

Sometimes I feel like my mood is just up because of SP. I have been in a positive frame of mind ever since I got active in the program but other times I worry that it's just another mania. But as i'm a ultra rapid cycler and I flip moods every 3-4 days I'm thinking this mood might be just what it seems -- a good mood!

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Ruthie- you are not a waste of oxygen. You know how much I care about you... I just hope that you can turn this around. I know that when you sit around the house and do nothing it can affect your depression. Maybe go to a craft store and ask if they have any classes or groups for people who like crafts. I don't know if they have that in your area, but the Michael's here has some classes.

I went to the doctor today and I've lost 25 pounds in the last year. I weighed in today at 216, which is high for me (since I use my scale first thing in the morning naked) but it's still a 2 pound drop from 3 months ago. He showed me a graph of my weight, and besides one reading it was a stable line going down. I was very happy. Geo went to his therapist today for the gastric bypass and was cleared. Yay! One more step done :) I'm so proud of him. Now all he needs to do is cut down on soda. He's been exercising for 20 minutes a day on his little pedal bike. I can't wait to see how much he has lost when we go to the doctor on the 21st

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Hey guys - sorry to be MIA. I have been walking, but still no weight loss (ugh!) The bugs are out and it is miserable hot and muggy out there, but I am persevering! Walking consistently HAS to make a difference! Ran out of money for the rest of the month, so I have to make do with what is in the cupboard........ maybe I will lose some weight! Don't know, it is just so hard........... Well, talk to you all later. I am depressed I have decided. I really don't have any purpose for being on the earth, just a wasted breather. But, what to do? I don't feel like doing anything like volunteering and I hate working around the house. We have a clean house and I help out, but don't do extra stuff just to do it........... I just seem to play PC games, watch netflix and crochet........ that is my life. Sometimes I wish I could work and have a purpose and not just be an oxygen waster..........

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Yay Carol! I went grocery shopping yesterday and only got canned veggies... I forgot to get my stir fry veggies, so I'm having pork chops tonight instead of boneless skinless chicken breast. The chicken is for the stir fry and so it has to wait until another night. I binged on Oreos last night and still managed to lose 2 pounds! I know it's probably water weight, but it sure was good to see that number on the scale. I just have to work harder and keep going on my walks.

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I've been on a downward spiral regarding good nutrition for about a week now. I'll bet we can turn it around this week.
Went shopping yesterday & picked up plenty proteins and veggies and avoided the frozen pizza and appetizer section.
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I shot myself in the foot today. I weighed in at a high of 217.4 and freaked out. What did I do? I binged on Oreos. I'm not going to purge, even though I want to. It's just struggle with food. I ate a ton of bad stuff today and I'm afraid of what the scale will say tomorrow.

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That kinda makes this happening to me all the more troublesome. Right now I'm on the highest dosage of this med I've ever been even though in past times I was taking it I was doing just fine at a lower dosage. I'm kinda concerned it could be an addiction problem, but can you really be addicted if you use something only as directed and no more? I don't "feel the need" to have to take it besides knowing that I'm better off taking it than not. I know it is a med associated with a high chance of withdrawal. I had to research it pretty in depth when I was pregnant because I had to go back on it in my second trimester. I nursed my first daughter and had wanted to nurse the second one as well so I had to make all sorts of phone calls to see what the risks were. I know the girls' pediatrician wouldn't let me go back on it while nursing Xena so I had to wean her pretty abruptly when I absolutely couldn't go any longer without it. I lasted 22 months which was pretty darn good in my book. This time around, it ended up being that even if I didn't want to nurse, I had to. Post pregnancy with the sudden cease of the medication it would have caused withdrawal in the baby. I wouldn't want to risk her getting sick, especially right out of the womb. So now I'll be nursing her until she weans herself. Not that I'm opposed to it. I mean, I hope she won't be like the 10 year old in Britain still breastfeeding, but then again, you have to do what you have to do. Anyway. I am feeling much better now once I got my daily dosage in my system. I suppose it's a good thing I have a therapy session this coming Tuesday. At least I'll be able to discuss my concerns.

On a brighter note... I get to go see a concert, well... tonight. Gosh, how did it get to be so late/early. It'll be good to get some adult only time for the day. The kids have been pushing me to my limits all week long. I could use a break. My parents are watching them. They're going to attempt to take the 2 of them to church. I can't wait to hear how that goes. Isis isn't too bad yet, but Xena has an awful affinity for running up on to the altar. It got to the point that despite being told at her baptism that "whatever she did during the mass wouldn't disturb the priest, and mass would continue on as usual" to our priest pulling us aside after mass and telling us "I understand if you don't bring her to church". God bless my parents for thinking they're going to make the atempt.

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Yeah, it usually takes 4 or 5 days off meds to feel any change. Then about that long to get back to feeling "normal". Last visit to the psych doctor, he took me off the last/lowest dose of wellbutrin and with in those 4 days, I was depressed. I put myself back on the lower dose and started feeling better just a few days.



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Sometimes I forget my meds, but I don't get any bad reactions within a day or so. I remember trying to go off my meds and I was literally on the brink of insanity. I was just lying in bed wondering when I was going to snap and if I could ever come back. Thankfully, I got myself to the hospital and they put me back on my meds.

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So, yesterday I forgot to refill my meds, and therefore, take them last night. All morning/ afternoon today I was feeling I was feeling ill. Had the shakes and was just not feeling "like myself". Amazing what a difference a day makes. Though now I'm concerned because of feeling withdrawal from it so quickly. It's pretty scary.

The good news, once I realized why I was feeling so crummy, I was able to call in my refill and pick it up fairly quickly. Starting to feel a bit better now.

Anyone else ever get that?

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emoticon Thanks for joining us!

Feel free to discuss as you wish!

We've had a lot of new members join, so you all just jump in and let us get to know each other!

Carol - Houston, TX (it's weird to see this and not Kaua'i, Hawaii)

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