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Old 11-29-2009, 04:53 PM   #1
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Hello 100-clubbers

This evening, for some reasons I'm not sure I should go into, I'm feeling a little bit down. Not just about weight loss, but about lots of other stuff. Can we start a topic where we encourage each other, not only in losing weight, but in just being human beings and stuff?
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:58 PM   #2
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faith is a wonderful thing, it sustains us. sometimes you just have to have faith in an outcome, in a person, in yourself. it can be a leap, sometimes. that's ok.
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:17 PM   #3
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each day we are given is a blessing for sure! I am new here and just starting this journey of losing 100 pounds (how did I get this huge?) so yes I need encouragement too....also just day to day stuff can bring you down but with others on my side mountains can be moved!
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:48 PM   #4
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Hey Salsa Chip!

I'm sorry you're feeling down. I thought I'd share a quote I like that makes me feel a little better about the bad times in life. Hope it makes you feel a little better too!

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:28 PM   #5
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Hello 100-clubbers
Well when I 1st read this I thought you said: Hello 100-CHUBBERS! lol

*HEAVY SIGH* Tomorrow is Monday and I am down too. I have so much to do & I don't want 2 do any of it!!

For me when I get like this I try to do baby steps. Do one chunk at a time.

This long weekend I wanted to spend some time doing NOTHING...but that didn't happen. I need some down time. And I know, since it has been a long weekend I feel like I need to have already done down time. I am rambling.

Peace be with all of you, Cathy
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:41 PM   #6
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I am trying not to feel down, myself. To that end, tonight I am dyeing my hair and giving myself a manicure with a shiny new dark red shade of polish. Which is to say: I know the feeling! It's hard to snap out of it sometimes, but posting this thread was a great start. I hope you start feeling better soon. Here's a quote that helps me when I am feeling down:

He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great. -- Herman Melville

It reminds me that in order to succeed at something, sometimes I have to mess up first. I'm pretty awesome at that, after all.
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I could use some encouragement as well. I'm not worried about binging or eating too much, but rather that I won't eat at all. Yes I know it's weird, but I am in my last week of classes and I am super stressing about everything and I have that little burning sensation in my lower tummy that makes it impossible to eat.

That being said, I have faith that all of you can accomplish your goals! <3
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:30 PM   #8
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Thank you all so much for what you've written. I'm trying (again) to learn how to believe and have faith in myself, that things will turn out ok. And to use each disappointment, big or small, to learn and improve myself from.
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:33 PM   #9
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I could use some encouragement as well. I'm not worried about binging or eating too much, but rather that I won't eat at all. Yes I know it's weird, but I am in my last week of classes and I am super stressing about everything and I have that little burning sensation in my lower tummy that makes it impossible to eat.

That being said, I have faith that all of you can accomplish your goals! <3
Oh yes. It's good to recognise a situation which might be dangerous to your health - good for you! Perhaps if you just try little bits of food, it can keep you going.
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:37 PM   #10
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I was thinking about this thread this morning and I realized that when I posted last night I left something out, so I will say it now.

Salsa, you have been tremendously encouraging to everyone in this forum, myself included. You made me feel a lot better about my love life disaster last month, and I really appreciate that. Maybe you didn't even realize that you'd made a difference to me, but you did. So I just wanted to say that I appreciate you.

I think believing in ourselves is a life-long process; sometimes it will be easier than other times. I'm dealing with the same thing right now while I try to pick up the pieces and move on from an embarrassing rejection. (What makes it even worse is that I still have to see that person at work every day.)

It's not always fun, doing all this work to make ourselves stronger, but we'll get there.
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:02 PM   #11
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Oh my...I don't know what to say. Thank you so much for saying that.

There are lots of things rolling round about now; I'll turn 30 next year and it feels as though my life is all up in the air. There are (probably) lots of reasons for this, some due to me, some due to other people. I'm doing lots - possibly all possible at this point - to try and get my life on track, which costs a lot of energy and stuff. Losing weight is part of all this.

I know it'll be worth it, but sometimes I have serious doubts about it all. Hence my call for backup

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