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Old 04-07-2014, 12:24 AM   #10
I can do it!!!
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fatchicslim726: and to our group Ups & Downs! So happy you found us! Sorry to sound ignorant, but please let me know what BDD and MDD are. I am so sorry that you are untreated where you live now. I hope that you will muster up the courage to call and make appointments, so that you can get on some meds that might help you get some relief from your disorders. I am also heartbroken to hear that your husband doesn't understand at all. That makes things even harder on you. Do you have any support people around you in Florida at all? I sure hope so. Even just ONE person that supports you can make a huge difference. Please feel free to share as much (or as little) as you want to here and we will all support you as best we can. I hope that you will consider making that call to have some professional support on your side as well. No pressure........ just hoping and praying for you!

JElis017: Hello and to you as well! You touched my heart when you said you worked with young adults with special needs and love your job! I have a 14-year-old daughter who has Spina Bifida. I so relate to LIFE getting in the way of your workouts. I always seem to get sidetracked by all of the little things each day and find it somehow a challenge to get a workout in..... even though I am a stay-at-home mom and my kids are in school all day! I have to STOP what I am doing and let LIFE wait sometimes and make time for ME! I am no good to anyone else if I don't take care of myself first. But that is often easier said than done. I can also relate to weight gain with meds. I gained 60 pounds over a year's time on Zyprexa (dreadful drug!!!) years ago that I am still trying to get off of my body. I just found out that my thyroid levels were low, though, and got on a low dose of thyroid medication. So I am hopeful once again that maybe if I buckle down and eat healthy and exercise consistently, that I can finally LOSE some of this excess weight! Yes, being overweight is depressing in and of itself, and it does become a vicious cycle. BUT, with one another's help and support, WE CAN DO THIS!!! Thank you for posting. I wish you the best of luck on your weight loss journey!

Fi: I am SO happy for you and proud of you that you RESISTED those cookies at the 7-11!!! You are TRULY binge-free and it must feel incredibly wonderful!!! Brain over binge, baby!!! On another note, I am sorry to hear that your current relationship with your Belgian friend, Robine, is not going as you had hoped. That must be difficult to accept. I sure hope your Aussie friend is okay and that you hear from her soon. I have a friend who I met on the internet years ago who I corresponded with on a regular basis. Suddenly, she seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. I am beyond worried about her, but I just pray that she is okay. It is all that I can really do. I do hope that one day she will surprise me with an email. Last I knew, she was gaining weight and not doing very well emotionally. Is your appetite back yet? I hope you can manage to eat several small meals (or healthy snacks) during the day to keep your metabolism going for weight loss. I also hope that you get relief from your insomnia. A good night's sleep is so important! Hang in there, my friend!

ohiofreespirit: I am happy to hear that your mood is up and your meds are doing their job! Sorry about your client who has the bed bugs. I understand you feeling badly for your client since they are elderly, but it truly is in your best interest to stay away until those darn bed bugs are gone. From what I understand, they are extremely difficult to get rid of. That is a funny story about your eyebrows being too thin. At least you have a sense of humor about it. That is awesome!

1life2liv: Congratulations on losing 25 pounds since January!!! That is fantastic!!! You should really be proud of yourself! Have you decided if you will go for the full time position at your job? Good luck with whatever you decide to do. That is wonderful that you enjoy eating healthy this time around and really feel like you are making a life change..... AND you believe in yourself. All three of those things are so crucial to success. Keep up the great work! Good for you for eating healthy at all three meals OUT yesterday!!! We eat out way too often, so I know how difficult this can be. You sure seem to have your head in the game right now. That is great!

As for me, I have been a bit loose with eating lately. I'm not eating terrible things, but just not being as careful with my choices as I should be. I need to refocus my efforts and make healthy eating at each meal a PRIORITY in my life right now. Still exercising twice a week with my trainer and trying to get in at least 2 other days of cardio on my own. Still doing mostly the bike due to plantar fasciitis. I follow up with my podiatrist in the morning (Monday) and will most likely get another steroid shot and get fitted for professional insoles. I will be so happy to get back on the treadmill without pain!!! Hope I look as forward to it when I can do it again as I do now! I have already noticed an increase in my energy level since I began taking the thyroid medication. Fatigue is something I fight very often, so it is a great relief to me to have some energy for a change. Waving hello to everyone!
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