3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > Alternachicks

The Happy and Grateful Thread #2

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-03-2003, 07:33 AM   #31
Bewitchin' in the kitchen
 
mauvaisroux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 11,533

Default

Thanks Den and Ellis!

My doctor's appointment went okay. She thinks I am getting a little better but says it will take another few weeks for the meds to start fully working. I will being seing her again in a month. Apparrently I will have to take the anti depressants for the next year or so

Meanwhile I am focusing on myself- me time- relaxing-yoga-etc. and still looking for another job
__________________
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over
and let the beautiful stuff out. - Ray Bradbury

Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice and no guarantee is made against accuracy. Please see your physician before taking advice found on the internet.


mauvaisroux is offline  
Old 09-03-2003, 08:05 AM   #32
Senior Member
 
ellis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 15,006

Height: 5'-2"

Default

Mauvais, join the nut club.
Sounds like you're focusing on the right stuff, sweetie.
__________________
I am a runner!

__________
"Wouldn't it be wonderful to take all the evil people and put them over there, then we wouldn't have to deal with them. And all of us good people would stay right here. The problem is that the line separating good and evil cuts right through the human heart." Alexander Solzenitzen
ellis is offline  
Old 09-03-2003, 08:06 AM   #33
Cute & Fluffy
 
squeaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,846

S/C/G: 219/217/150

Height: Short!

Default

I am go glad things are going well for you and your mom, Mauvais. Still sending good karma/happy thought vibes.

You dad sounds like he is doing wonderful Ellis!!!!

I'm with Den, hope the school year goes well for all of the kids (& mom's for that matter).



I got this and I guess this fits here:

IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - by Erma Bombeck
(written after she found out she was dying from cancer.)

I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.

I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner." There would have been more "I love you's." More "I'm sorry's."

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...look at it and really see it .. live it and never give it back. Stop sweating the small stuff.

Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.

Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.

Let's think about what God HAS blessed us with. And what we are doing each day to promote ourselves mentally, physically, emotionally, as we only have one shot at this and then it's gone. I hope you all have a blessed day.

Beautiful Women's Month

Age 3: She looks at herself and sees a Queen.

Age 8: She looks at herself and sees Cinderella.

Age 15: She looks at herself and sees an Ugly Sister (Mum I can't go to school looking like this!)

Age 20: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly"- but decides she's going out anyway.

Age 30: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall, too straight/too curly" - but decides she doesn't have time to fix it, so she's going out anyway.

Age 40: She looks at herself and sees "clean" and goes out anyway.

Age 50: She looks at herself and sees "I am" and goes wherever she wants to go.

Age 60: She looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore. Goes out and conquers the world.

Age 70: She looks at herself & sees wisdom, laughter and ability, goes out and enjoys life.

Age 80: Doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world.



Have a wonderful day Alternachicks!
__________________
I'd been carving you , To see what form you'd take
You were hiding in ivory, I just wanted to free your shape -The Tragically Hip
squeaker is offline  
Old 09-03-2003, 08:22 AM   #34
Pumpkins make me smile!
 
Ruthxxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Delta, Ontario, CANADA
Posts: 28,946

S/C/G: 232/ticker/153

Height: 5'0" on a tall day

Default

Oh, Squeak, that is so good and so true. I am keeping it forever.
Thank you so much for posting it.
__________________
Change isnít easy. But if you donít change, you just stay the same, and whereís the fun in that?
Ruthxxx is offline  
Old 09-03-2003, 08:31 AM   #35
In Control: E+R=O
 
twodogmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 425

Default

Squeaker, I love this!! I'm going to print it out and post it at my desk at work and at home so that I read it every day. I'm also going to send it to friends and family. Those are words that everyone should live by.

Ellis, I'm so happy to hear that your Dad is doing so well. You know, I've heard other people say that the leg pain is so much worse than the chest pain after a bypass surgery.

Mauvais, I hope you don't think I'm being intrusive since I'm new here, but just wanted to add my good thoughts along with everyone else for you and for your Mom. Sounds like you have a lot going on right now.
twodogmom is offline  
Old 09-03-2003, 08:58 AM   #36
Senior Member
 
ellis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 15,006

Height: 5'-2"

Default

Thank you, Squeak. Just what I needed today.
__________________
I am a runner!

__________
"Wouldn't it be wonderful to take all the evil people and put them over there, then we wouldn't have to deal with them. And all of us good people would stay right here. The problem is that the line separating good and evil cuts right through the human heart." Alexander Solzenitzen
ellis is offline  
Old 09-03-2003, 09:05 AM   #37
Senior Member
 
ellis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 15,006

Height: 5'-2"

Default

Yikes, Twodog... I didn't see you there!
Thank you... yes, the leg pain seems quite common. It seems so bizarre when Dad's got this huge cut down his chest and one across his stomach... neither of those are bothering him at all. Mom and Dad are keeping the cat out of the bedroom for a while, though. The cat likes to jump on Dad's chest in bed. ouch!

And on being intrusive... I speak for Mauvais (pardon me, darling) and everyone here... we LOVE nurturing, and we love you because that's what you are. There are too many "takers" in this world. Hugs, sweetie...
__________________
I am a runner!

__________
"Wouldn't it be wonderful to take all the evil people and put them over there, then we wouldn't have to deal with them. And all of us good people would stay right here. The problem is that the line separating good and evil cuts right through the human heart." Alexander Solzenitzen
ellis is offline  
Old 09-03-2003, 09:09 AM   #38
Cookin' With A Vengeance!
 
dentrassi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Royal Oak, MI
Posts: 2,509

Default

THANKS SQUEAK!!!! Yup, a lot to enjoy in life even with the hard times and pain.....

Mauvais-JOIN THE CLUB!! I'll probably be on them for life. Not a THRILLING thought, but I'd rather take the meds than EVER feel the way I felt before them again!! Sounds like you have a situational issue though, which could be fixed with a new job!! I guess the more your brain is depressed the more it tends to be depressed, so they want to retrain your brain so that you won't get stuck in depressed mode. I waited so long to get help that I think i am now hardwired for depression. So once again, GOOD FOR YOU for getting help quickly sweetie!!

Ellis-DOH!! I thought it seemed a bit too soon, but then what the **** do i know about it!! At any rate, glad to hear he is doing so well. Hope his leg feels better soon.

2Dog and Ruth-HI, GOOD MORNING, HAVE A GREAT DAY!!! (Ellis is right 2Dog, nurturing is ALWAYS appropriate!!) GEEZ! I'm starting to sound like Ms. Manners!!!!
__________________
dentrassi is offline  
Old 09-03-2003, 09:18 AM   #39
Imagine...
 
sflake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: East Coast, USA
Posts: 1,023

Default

Re: Antidepressants, My Dr. put me on Wellbutrin to get me ready for quitting smokeing. Apparently they help with cravings, withdrawl etc... Funny thing happened along the way, I didn't realize that I was depressed until I started taking the pills. I always thought that you needed something to be depressed over...not true. I haven't been on them that long but am liking the results so far. Hope they actually help with the smokein thing. I guess it takes a while to get into your system but I haven't had any ill effects yet.

Hang in there Mauvais
__________________
~245/210/150 ~
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. ~Mark Twain~
sflake is offline  
Old 09-03-2003, 09:22 AM   #40
Bewitchin' in the kitchen
 
mauvaisroux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 11,533

Default

Squeaker-that was great! I'm going to print that one out too

Twodog- intrude away- I need all the support I can get right now

Ellis- glad your dad is doing well

Den- thanks, I think I have been feeling this way for that last year or so but was in denial (it ain't just a river in Egypt! )- and I come from a stiff upper lip, upwards and onwards type British family but I think I am just stressed out and burned out emotionally, physically and mentally which is what led to my meltdown

I getting back to being me and taking care of myself for a change.
I am sure a different job would do wonders since the majority of my stress comes from my current situation.

Thanks Sflake!

Morning Ruthxxx, didn't want to forget you
__________________
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over
and let the beautiful stuff out. - Ray Bradbury

Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice and no guarantee is made against accuracy. Please see your physician before taking advice found on the internet.



Last edited by mauvaisroux : 09-03-2003 at 09:37 AM.
mauvaisroux is offline  
Old 09-03-2003, 09:31 AM   #41
Cookin' With A Vengeance!
 
dentrassi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Royal Oak, MI
Posts: 2,509

Default

HEY!! I waited about 10 years, so you STILL went relatively quickly!!!!!
__________________
dentrassi is offline  
Old 09-03-2003, 09:44 AM   #42
Senior Member
 
ellis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 15,006

Height: 5'-2"

Default

Isn't that weird, Sflake. I was the same. I went for 20 years before my DH MADE me see my doctor for depression. Now I'm on anti-depressants for good, and life is so much better.
__________________
I am a runner!

__________
"Wouldn't it be wonderful to take all the evil people and put them over there, then we wouldn't have to deal with them. And all of us good people would stay right here. The problem is that the line separating good and evil cuts right through the human heart." Alexander Solzenitzen
ellis is offline  
Closed Thread
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Happy and Grateful Thread mauvaisroux Alternachicks 172 11-11-2005 11:43 AM
The Happy and Grateful Thread #2 ellis Alternachicks 44 08-25-2003 09:54 AM
The Happy and Grateful Thread #2 ellis Alternachicks 57 02-05-2003 02:27 PM
The Happy and Grateful Thread ellis Alternachicks 58 12-06-2002 11:22 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:30 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2