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1/12/11 11:43 A

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Focus on what you do right. Keep a journal of it in times of depression it can help you look at all your doing right. Take care and keep posting. emoticon

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1/10/11 11:06 P

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Glad you've listened to your body a couple of months earlier this year. Great progress!

Become Your Best! Be kind
Have a TERRIFIC day!
Patricia Kaine MD, OFS
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1/10/11 8:44 P

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Thanks to all! I belive the regular use of vitamin D3 and excercise is making a difference so far! Ive been taking it for about 2 - 3 months and IM hoping it has lessened the effects of the S.A.D. Time will tell as January to March is usually the worst part of it! It helps also that I am now hyper aware of the signs and symptoms where as in years past March would hit and Id look around me and suddenly realise I had let everything around me go to pot...house a mess...me with extra weight ..etc! ZIt pays to listen to your body....If only Id listen more quickly! Constant learning!!!

I hope and pray that many of you learn these lessons much faster than I have and dont spend years wasting your days away wishing things were better!

Thanks again for listening! hugs and blessings Tina

Without forgiveness life is governed by...an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.

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1/10/11 7:06 P

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So sorry you are having such a rough time. I, myself, am dealing with depressoin as well, hoping that the right diet and workout will help where I need it to. One thing I am trying, is taking it an hour at a time. Thats how rough it has been lately. I can see you are certainly making progress, and that is a great sign!! Keep at it, and you can do this. You are obviously a strong woman, from what yu have done in the past. Hang in there.

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1/10/11 6:55 P

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sorry you have had such a hard time lately. Keep your spirits up and take one day at the time. Good luck.
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1/10/11 11:50 A

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I agree with everything that was stated here..you can do it!

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1/10/11 11:00 A

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so sorry you've had a rough time

you know we're here whenever you need us

somehow, we are gonna get this right!

FORGET WILLPOWER.

"Losing weight is not about willpower--it's about moments of bravado, like the moment when you ask your waiter to take the bread away from the table right away." ~~Jillian Michaels


~~we don't see things as they are, we see things as we are-- anais nin




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1/10/11 8:37 A

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you know you are not alone in this journey. this last year after having my son, I gained all the baby weight back without the baby. ugh, it is embarassing, but i got into that thinking, I shouln't hvae to work that hard, or harder than others to lose weight, problem, is, I do have to work harder and work even harder to keep it off this time. I finally had to admit that I gained weight, made bad choices. The only thing I managed to do was not EE, but that has been my focus and that is what I concentrated on, healing within. you can do this, we are here for you.

1 bite at a time = 1 choice at a time.
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1/10/11 7:10 A

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Tina, this is just a speed bump. You are a strong woman and you will get through it. You took the first step by acknowledging it and setting up a program to help yourself. Your on your way and we will be here to help.

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A person who doesn't will find an excuse...



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1/9/11 11:02 P

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I'm glad you stopped by & I'm sorry you're having such a hard time. You have done well losing some weight, so that is a good sign that you're on the upswing. I totally understand how you feel--sometimes I'm amazed at what EE can do to a person. I'm a strong, logical, even motivational person--but when life hits me too hard & too often, I find that I run to food..although, at least it takes more now to send me to the pantry. I'm getting hit pretty darn hard by life right now & am struggling, fortunately I have support like you do too. I take D3 2000 mg a day plus a multivatamin & it does give me more energy--but I've had bouts of depression on & off thru out my life & when I do, if I get on Wellbutrin(the only anti-depressant that doesn't cause weight gain) I can shoulder storms & at least not gain weight--I know many are anti-meds & that's fine-I just throw it out there b/c I would probably weigh at least 50 pounds more right now if I did not use this crutch during rough times. I've been on it 3 times for about 2-3 years each time & then I get back off it, but as soon as I see a rough patch & see myself sleeping too much & hiding & eating--I'm calling my doc & getting on it. One doctor told me there is a condition called Dysthynia-it's very low-grade chronic depression & most people are not even aware they have it--but their lives are a real struggle to not have habits that harm them in some way b/c they are trying to make themselves feel happier...I'm not even saying you have it, but I do think some EE do & life is a lot easier when this is treated....b/c life is tough & if you're already starting out feeling a little lower than average, then it's even tougher...no matter whether a person has this or not....just keep working at it---calling yourself on it & posting may help stregthen you enough...all I can say is what I'm doing now which is fall back on old coping techniques that worked at times in the past that you haven't been doing lately...for me, that's journaling, dropping a couple responsibilities if I can that shouldn't even be my responsibilities & more prayer, more hugs, more appreciating the things I have that are working while I deal with everything that is not...I have to consciously choose my thoughts, I watch more humor, or violent movies(like kung fu when I wish I could hit somebody that I can't)....just push forward do some small change daily or weekly you can do it--what was in you before is still there, life's just been trying to knock it out of you--don't let it, follow your heart, be kind to you... emoticon

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1/9/11 10:36 P

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Hi Tina, it's great to hear from you. I am so sorry that you are having these problems, but if I were you I wouldn't worry about tomorrow, take a day at a time. And you have already started on the road to health. I cant tell you anything that you dont already know, but you can depend on it, that you will have my support all the way.
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1/9/11 9:58 P

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Patricia...thankyou...I have emailed u privately!

Without forgiveness life is governed by...an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.

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1/9/11 9:33 P

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PJGABRIEL

Thanks....Ive left u a message ...D3 is one of the vitamins I have been told to take every day! Thanks!

TWEETYKC00.... I definitely know that here at sparks people are generally not judgemental at all! HUbby is being awesome so that is great too! Thanks for your support! I just need to get through the depressive times!

hugs and blessings Tina

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1/9/11 9:28 P

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Tina,

I care. Contact me, if you feel led to.

Become Your Best! Be kind
Have a TERRIFIC day!
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1/9/11 9:26 P

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you know that we won't be judgmental towards you health troubles here! we are always here for you. i understand that fact that you don't want to spend all of your time online, but if you spend some time here for the support and information you need to help become a healthier and better you, that wouldn't be a bad thing. if your husband is willing to support you in your efforts, that is great. good luck with your goals and we are always here when you need us Tina.

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1/9/11 9:21 P

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emoticon Take it one step at a time. Try taking Vitamin D3 supplements, this has shown to be very much a problem for people in the north and related to depression.

"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. "
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1/9/11 9:15 P

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Well...Ive done myself in yet again and Im posting as a way to get myself back to caring....I have been depressed yet again ...letting emotional stressors ,life and some degree of clinical depression get in the way of me making good choices for me! I was at one point helping lead this team...and do to time constraints and family issues had to stop spending so much time online! Slowly I came back to spending far too long on the computer but this time it was facebook and silly games!

I let myslef get back up and above where I once was...I was up to 283 pounds and I am only 5 ft 3 inches tall! Thats not good! It is horribly obese for my small body! I am having all sorts of health issues,some of which may never be reversed! My husband and I got serious a couple on months ago and I am back down in the 260s but I have a long long way to go and I need to get it right! I need to get my thinking straight and I need to truly care about me! I know all the answers! Ive been here and encouraged others through it all! I know what I need to do and Im working at it! But I wonder sometimes if my brain will ever change and as the coldest part of winter hits and I begin to see the pattern of Seasonal Affective depression hitting me again! I worry! Will I keep at it!? Will January and February start me on a downward spiral yet again ot will I overcome! Ive started a vitamin regime and a workout routine so hopefully that will help make the difference! Being a person prone to depression is agonising....doing something aobut it is equally difficult! Difficult but I know its not impossible!
Thanks for reading this if u have taken the time....I just needed to vent before I posted something stupid in some other venue where people would be much more judgemental!
Hugs and blessings to all! Tina

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