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1/29/15 10:01 A

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Elise, did you make it to the store yesterday? Yeah, cabin fever, pardon the expression, sucks.

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1/28/15 7:24 A

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emoticon SANTEEME!!!!!!!!

Today I'm supposed to go to the store--I'm getting cabin fever!!!! They say more snow Friday(UGH!!!). Where is the spring?

Elise--Middlesex County, NJ

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If at first you don't succeed, try-try again!!!!

Moderation is the key.

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1/27/15 3:02 P

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The new user name rocks! Stay warm. emoticon

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1/27/15 2:48 P

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Wow - that's a lot of snow! We don't get much here - I wish we would get a couple of inches this winter, but definitely not a blizzard! We're just not set up to handle lots of snow where I live.

I hope you can get out tomorrow, too. Stay safe & warm!

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1/27/15 2:07 P

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Well, we got about 6" of snow!!!!! I stayed home & tried to keep myself busy. I hope I can get out tomorrow.

Elise--Middlesex County, NJ

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Just stopping by to say hello and give hugs to all who need them today!!!
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Miller

"Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it." ~unknown

"Let me not miss all that I am by punishing myself for what I am not." - unknown

"The rest of your life is being shaped right now by the dreams you have, the choices you make, & the person you decide to be."~unknown

"Growth is becoming comfortable with discomfort." - John Dowd, Jr.
"Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life."


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1/25/15 8:33 A

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emoticon AGILEK9S--I do, too!!!! I hope that it will help me lose more!!!!!!

Elise--Middlesex County, NJ

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I like the new user name. emoticon

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1/24/15 1:55 P

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As you can see I changed my username!!!!!! I thought that it would motivate me more!!!!!!

Elise--Middlesex County, NJ

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If at first you don't succeed, try-try again!!!!

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1/23/15 1:30 P

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SANTEEME--I did have a good outing. Now I'm going to crochet & read for awhile.

Elise--Middlesex County, NJ

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1/23/15 10:25 A

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Elise, that is a very good plan! Have a pleasant outing!

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1/23/15 6:28 A

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Today I'm going to the market. Later I'll cook & crochet--that way I could keep my hands busy & my mind off my troubles!!!!!!!

Elise--Middlesex County, NJ

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Hi I'm not here very often. I don't feel really down or very happy ,just kind of blah, I try to get into exercise and then I talk myself out of it when the time comes. I live in the middle of nowhere and on a major highway so even walking is not safe. Maybe it's just an excuse. I'm really terrible at follow through. Maybe I'm just a whiner.


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1/22/15 7:57 A

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emoticon everyone for your support & kind words--I really appreciate it!!!!!!!!!!!

Today I'm supposed to go to the library then read & cook. It has been hard to walk because of the weather--I know that helps with depression but I try to do other activities.

Elise--Middlesex County, NJ

10% at a time

If at first you don't succeed, try-try again!!!!

Moderation is the key.

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Happy 2015! A new year to achieve! emoticon With happy meals!

Elise,
emoticon I know I have big shoulders like other support I read here. Spark People says it perfectly - spark people or charge people's motor. I know that sounds silly, but it has got me a bit more motivated. So you are not alone.

emoticon For the last six weeks I have had I guess the flu. The first 4 weeks I coughed none stop. Sleep came with prescription. Then the last two weeks cough has eased up, but sleep was interrupted with coughing. All of this out of control days has left me very depressed. Holidays were lost. (except for Thanksgiving - was in California) I had my celebration last Saturday.

emoticon So, now I've had 2 nights sleep with no interruptions. Almost back to normal.

Just living in the moment.
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Building my bucket list and enjoying the ones I've accomplished!!!
I quit smoking and have visited 34 out of 50 states, went to Disneyland in 2014 for the first time, had African lobster in 2014, and went to second hand stores in Laguna Beach Cal.
Enjoyed a Thanksgiving Dinner in 80 degree weather in Cal. For the first time.

Six weeks during March and April of 2015, I completed four times a week with a trainer. Wow! at the age of 63!



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1/21/15 8:38 A

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Hi, I used to post here every day, but haven't in a long long time - it's so great to see there's still so much support on this thread. It warms my heart and reminds me of what's so wonderful about SparkPeople - the people!!!
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Hugs to all who need them!!!
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"Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it." ~unknown

"Let me not miss all that I am by punishing myself for what I am not." - unknown

"The rest of your life is being shaped right now by the dreams you have, the choices you make, & the person you decide to be."~unknown

"Growth is becoming comfortable with discomfort." - John Dowd, Jr.
"Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life."


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1/21/15 7:59 A

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I do so understand your pain. I wish no one had to endure heartbreak. Stay strong because Spring is on its way!!

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1/21/15 7:34 A

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emoticon PIXIEBURDS & SANTEEME!!!!!!!! I'm feeling better every day but it still hurts. I try to keep myself busy(chores, cooking, reading & when possible walking). I can't wait for the spring!!!!!!!!

Elise--Middlesex County, NJ

10% at a time

If at first you don't succeed, try-try again!!!!

Moderation is the key.

It WILL happen!!!!!!!


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1/20/15 6:11 P

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Elise, you can use us as a sounding board. We may not have a degree or a title, but we understand. emoticon

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Elise, I'm sorry your appointment was cancelled. Try to stay strong. Perhaps, try 10 - 15 minutes of exercise which should help to kick in some endorphins. A nice warm bath after might help make you feel less stressed and anxious, as well.

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1/20/15 2:13 P

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My appointment was cancelled at the last minute(oh, well!!!!!!). I rescheduled in 2 weeks. Sometimes I need someone to "touch base" with & there is no one around!!!!!!!!

Elise--Middlesex County, NJ

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If at first you don't succeed, try-try again!!!!

Moderation is the key.

It WILL happen!!!!!!!


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Hey LE3inmemphis, just remember....... emoticon

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1/20/15 9:27 A

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Sometimes just reading this forum puts a smile on my face. I'm struggling to get back into working out now I feel like the Nike commercial is whispering in my ear--"Just do it"

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1/20/15 6:46 A

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Each day I'm feeling a little better. Today I have an appointment with my therapist so maybe after I'll feel even better.

Elise--Middlesex County, NJ

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Moderation is the key.

It WILL happen!!!!!!!


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I was very down earlier today but I had an appointment (already set up) with my personal trainer. I worked out for 90 minutes and that really helped my mood. emoticon

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1/19/15 7:33 P

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Hope everyone is having a good day. I am three days post surgery on my foot and doing well. Only needed tylenol once. I have decided that I really don't need the Aleeve twice a day that I have taken for years for arthritic pain. I am having NO PAIN! Off now to do some weights workout.

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1/16/15 5:40 A

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emoticon for all your kind words & advice!!!!! Right now, it's still to fresh but I will think about all the suggestions. As you know, it's not that easy but I'll get thru this!!!!! Just as long as I have someone there in case I need a shoulder!!!!!!




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It WILL happen!!!!!!!


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1/15/15 10:15 P

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I am sorry you are going through this. As others have said, sometimes the heartbreak of a break up can open new doors that you never dreamed of. When my first marriage broke up I was single for a very long time but I was able to put myself through college, and now have a wonderful career as a nurse. My kids actually benefitted too because they didn't have his poor parenting, and had stability in their lives. Today I have a wonderful husband whom I love dearly. Things don't happen overnight, but your life will get back on track. We are here for you.

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1/14/15 4:58 P

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emoticon it's so hard to break up a relationship, but it can be the best thing that every happen to you. God never closes a door without opening another one, sometimes we try so hard to keep that door open that the good thing that God wants for us is lost.

Lord, bless my diet buddies and help me met my weight goals


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emoticon Elise. Sorry to hear of your breakup. It's never easy to deal with that. I had a break up after 12 years and it turned out to be the b est thing that ever happened to me. I got back so much of MY life by not having to constantly address the needs of someone who needed to grow up.

Try this: Make a list of all the things you gave up by having him in your life and take them back, one by one. Make another list of all the things you didn't get to do with him in your life and start doing them. If it's possible for you.....take a mini vacation. It doesn't have to be a trip, just an adventure.It can last hours or even a day to yourself. Anything to get you out of the house. When you get back, start to take your life back. There are dozens of things that I like to do by myself such as reading a book, watching a movie, shopping for the kinds of foods that I like to eat, stopping at Panera Bread to have a cup of coffee and read the newspaper . And now I don't feel as if I have to get home at a certain time because someone else expects it. So many times we have an identity that's shaped by other people in our lives and it's empowering and refreshing to be able to make our own decisions as to how we want to spend our precious time on this earth. Take your life back. emoticon emoticon

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1/14/15 10:55 A

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My bf just broke up with me after 2 years & I'm VERY UPSET!!!!! I feel like eating everything in the house!!!!!!! I could use some support & consoling!!!!!! I don't know what to do!!!!!! emoticon

Elise--Middlesex County, NJ

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Moderation is the key.

It WILL happen!!!!!!!


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Thank you PITTER6 for the reminder. Most of us have those in our houses, but forget the value of adding those to our daily intake to help lift our moods. I have them right on my countertop, but with your reminder, I'll take them with my first drink of water in the morning. emoticon emoticon

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I am taking 20,000 of D and a folic acid with B12, it is helping me a lot during the winter months.

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Just like a bunch of depressives to all be moping together, eh? It's been hard for me, too, lately. I've got an appointment with my shrink for Thursday and I'm going to talk with him about adjusting my meds again. Those of you who feel like your meds are dampening your moods may want to consider talking to your docs about a change in medication. For those who find that their meds are making them less motivated, definitely talk with your doctor. Different meds work in different ways for different people and I know for me, there have been some that have done that and there have been others that just help me not get so low and have more energy.

Hang in there and take one step at a time. Sometimes the next step is much more doable than looking at the whole day.

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1/11/15 9:09 A

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That's interesting what you said about your med. As I started mine I've noticed it is harder to be motivated too. Part of what I don't like about the meds is they dappen all my moods. However for the benefit of being functional they are worth it.I find that my motivation to exercise with other people is still high, but by myself is not. Something for me to think about. Thanks for posting.

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I am starting to get depressed again. I finally got it under control because I found the right med. But now because of having a med that made me gain weight and fall off my diet I can't seem to stick to it more than a day.
I am so disqusted with myself because I was doing so good until that med too me off my motavated streak.
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1/10/15 7:45 P

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Positive steps and recognition of the factors that bring us down more are important at all times, but it seems they are essential in the winter, where sunlight is difficult to come by. I find myself preferring to be at a table with several windows around. I wish I got more sun. I restarted anti-depressants for SAD about a month ago. They have helped. So do all of you. Please keep posting. We need each other. What are you doing that makes you better or worse?


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Keep on keepin' on, you guys. It's tough when it's cold outside to want to do anything but curl up in a blanket. Kristina, I hope you're doing a little better. Good on you for calling on your support.

I was pretty low the day before Christmas but I'm getting out of it. 2 days of exercise in a row, and some preventative health care (a long-awaited physical) are some positive steps.

When the going gets weird, the weird go pro.


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I had to toss out all the "junk" that accumulated over the holidays and this included lost relationships, lost pets, Christmas treats and cookies that some kind soul thought i needed. Out they went. Making room for new behaviors to come in. I started a challenge that includes decluttering my life, which started with purging the kitchen cupboards, fridge and freezer to make room for my healthy choices. It's slow going, but , what the heck, I'm not doing anything anyway. It's also a workout for me. Up and down the step stool to reach the top shelves, walking back and forth to the trash can......anything I can do to make it a workout. Give yourself a pat on the back for getting up and getting dressed today. Some days are just like that.

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I think my depression is keeping me from doing what I know I should be doing. I should be working out...I even keep weights on my coffee table, but all I do is stare at the TV or play games on my computer. I'm stress eating even though I promised myself I would eat better this year. I just can't motivate myself even though I've had all kinds of people and stories in my life to inspire me. I had 2 really big stressors last year...my mom died and I bought a house. But it's been 8 months and I need to move on. I love my house, but I'm not working on my studio like I wanted to this winter, I'm not working out, I'm not working on my jewelry design. I'm watching a show where all the people changed their lives by eating right and I know I need to do that, and yet I just had a handful of pretzels after the handful of Dove chocolates I just ate. I am so disgusted with myself, and yet it's like I don't even care.

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Hi ONICAM, I also suffer from anxiety. I've done deep breathing, and I try keeping aromatherapy oils around (lavender and orange work ok for me). I've taken prescription meds, but I was frightened about addiction (I have a lot of issues with addiction). All I can say is know that we are all here for you, and anytime you need to vent you can totally contact me.

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Henry David Thoreau


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Hi Kristina, I really understand how your feeling, I'm going through the some of the same feelings at the moment. I don't have all the right words to say, but I will be here to talk to you when you need it! We can help support each other emoticon

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I'm having a really bad time right now. Severe depression has kicked in. Probably due to some seasonal issues (no sunlight; SAD). Its like I just can't handle even what is normal work stress right now. I just turned on my Verilux HappyLight and contacted my sister to let her know how sad i feel right now. I kindve wish I was dead... But I'm not actually suicidal. I just want to lay down and do nothing. and hide.and hate myself...

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When we have those days , we do get anxious. Not knowing when the cravings are going to stop. That's when i try to drink more fluids because they, too, are filling. I make sure i dont have unhealthy food choices in the house, but that's not always possible if you have others in the house that have different needs than we do. But when we want those around us to be healthy, as well, then it makes it easier by not having tempting food around. I hope you can find other ways of dealing with your anxiety so that you can get proper rest and start to feel better. Sending hugs and encouragement your way.

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It had been another tough day when it comes to my emotions and how much food I want.

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Just keep swimming! Just keep swimming. Take some deep breaths and try to relax. I am sending calming thoughts your way!

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I am panicking right now even tho it is 20 til 11 at night. I need help calming down.

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For ONICAM, I am sorry you are having so many stressors right now. I hope your aunt is doing better. And I know it is so hard to even think about losing a much loved pet. Please know that your feelings are normal and that it is ok to grieve. Warm thoughts going out to you.

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Sorry to hear you are struggling today!! emoticon emoticon

Make sure you get some physical activity in today. The issues don't go away but I feel a calmness that allows me to deal with the stressors better.

I don't feel the physical "Ball and Chain" that accompanied my depression. This in itself puts me in a different frame of mind.

I discovered that daily exercise is the key to controlling my depression.

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Edited by: NWOODS9 at: 12/28/2014 (18:48)
On my way to a better life. Fulfilling some goals I've failed in the past and pursuing new challenges to achieve my life's journey to wellness.

Wake up with DETERMINATION - Go to bed with SATISFACTION!!!

Know a Higher Power,
Know Peace,
No Higher Power,
No Peace!

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Having a mixed diet, sweet stuff but then fruit to balance it. Got lots of sweet presents for Christmas but going to donate unopened boxes of chocolates and biscuits to local food bank. Its the only way to get rid of the temptation!! Hope you have had wonderful times team. Blessings. XX

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