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6/23/16 10:13 P

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ATOMIC_SUE what you are doing with your music on your walks is very close to "walking meditation". It is supposed to be very good for you and help relieve stress. It is a great way of relaxing!!! You go girl !! You're doing a terrific job.

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6/22/16 2:17 P

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@Larissa238 says: Sometimes you do have to let your mind go (within limits). I walk sometimes and just turn on my music and get lost in it as I walk. I let my brain wander where it will...

I wish I could point this out to DH. I have found it always helps me, but he feels actually doing something productive would be more beneficial (such as helping him with his "physical" work) I get so (blank...word) when he doesn't understand what I NEED!!!




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5/31/16 12:02 P

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*hugs Riley* We are here for you! If you need help you can always come here and post! :)

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5/30/16 11:17 P

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I am right there wondering the same thing too. Sadly, I swing so much it is not funny. I am finding that sometimes all I need is some time on here.

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5/29/16 11:31 A

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This is a great team for feedback that is useful and pertinent to our situations!!! Keep it up ladies!

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5/29/16 10:44 A

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I just want to thank everyone for their feedback and suggestions. I've really taken them to heart and felt your support. I was able to get kick started yesterday with the hike group I led and I even walked an additional 4.3 miles in the afternoon. I woke up this morning and got there for another hike. I've setup my schedule with my daughter so that we'll have our workout days. I think the waking up early for her school was really affecting me energy wise because now that she's out of school and I've been sleeping 30-45 minutes longer my energy seems to be back. Funny that sleep thing!

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5/26/16 7:48 A

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DEBTEVELDAHL thank you so much. I do do better if I exercise in the morning and does set a better tone for the day. I think I've been getting out of that rhythm because my mind is so hyper-focused on computer work in the morning. I need to go back to it!

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5/25/16 9:16 P

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Hi,
Maybe you could schedule yourself for early morning exercise. You could make that your first priority every day. You could go to bed a half hour earlier, perhaps to make room for your exercise then. If that isn't feasible then maybe you could make it a priority to go for a walk on your lunch and your breaks. If nothing else, you should be able to get in a walk perhaps on your lunch hour that will give you twenty minutes of exercise. It provides a change of venue too, which can be most helpful when you have a stressful job. I like Larissa's idea of just putting on your ear phones and zoning when you are walking. Walking meditation is becoming very popular these days. You might try looking into that to help you to distress in a productive way during the day. You can also get a 64 oz. container and take it to work filled with your complete water intake for the day. I know a lot of people who do this in order to get their water in. Take care and God bless, Deb emoticon

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5/25/16 6:00 P

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URBANAUDREYE I like the idea of visual reminders. I'm not sure if sticky notes will work but maybe checking my planner and setting my phone to alert me and stuff might work. Thank you!

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LARISSA238 thank you for this. My problem is I'm making huge lists to be tackled the next day and then I focus on those (especially those computer related) and I put off the exercise, water, and needing to eat to keep myself fueled. By the time I'm feeling like I can come out of it, I am exhausted and the thought of exercising is the last thing I want to do. Maybe I could list the exercise actually on the list or schedule it on the calendar so I see it??

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Make a priority list. Try to focus on the most important thing and when you get distracted go back to your list. If something on your list is not something you can do at the moment, do another one. What Audrey said was good... visual reminders. Sometimes you do have to let your mind go (within limits). I walk sometimes and just turn on my music and get lost in it as I walk. I let my brain wander where it will. Having a time when you can let your mind go is important... you can't focus all the time and you shouldn't beat yourself up for it.

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Visual reminders might help. Put post it's everywhere you look to remind you what you're working for. It might just let you focus your mania productively.

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I am so discouraged. It seems like this always happen when I get serious about getting healthy and on track. I've been battling hypo for about 4 months now. It was under control (manageable) for a 2-week time period but now it's been here for 3-weeks. We've been working with medication but it's not effective. How do you stay motivated when your mind is all over the place? How do you not discourage yourself? How do you get your butt out there when you are physically tired? Tips anyone?

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