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Old 07-08-2003, 10:26 AM   #1
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Old 07-08-2003, 10:56 AM   #2
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Good Morning too!!!!!

it's busy - I'll try to be back later gang!

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Old 07-08-2003, 10:57 AM   #3
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Angry I am back in the land of the living

Well I just got through 6 nights and am slowly starting to get things turned around. Lots has been happening in a way but I don't really know where to start.

I applied for a program starting in the fall which would have me going to school full time and making full time wages....have to think long and hard though whether my family or I would be ready for all the challenges that would come with that. The good/bad news is that it sounds like I have been accepted! Pray for me that I come up with the right answer before Thursday.

To add a little more drama to my life..... I was "late" this month by over a week which never happens to me....my hubby was joking that he would want DNA testing as we have had very little time together which is a prolem in itself.....anyhow everything is "OK" now but boy do I feel wiped out!

I can't remember when I felt so terrible inside and out for a very long time.

This is a rough time of the year for me as well...my son was very ill in July of 1996 and died on the 16th so it is very painful and emotional for me...many memories, tears and sorrow.

Anyhow I have been out exercising with the family the last two evenings so I shall carry on and move ahead.....

Hope to hear from everyone ....feeling out of the loop!

Bye for now.

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I am wishing for the clock to speed up. I can see this is going to be a slow day. The boss isn't going to be leaving for vacation now. He was supposed to leave in the morning. He accountant just faxed over a tax sheet from the parish and they want $10,000 by the end of the month. He is really freaking out right now. The summre is our slowest time and here they are asking for tons of money. This came about from the leases that we have on our equipment. We are purchasing them and he thought that taxes were included in the payments. Guess not. Needless to say he is in a bad mood.

I hate to tell him this but my FIL & MIL just got a condo in Destin, FL and they want us to go. I just came back to work and now I want off again. I don't get paid vacations or anything so why should it be a problem.

Liz this is for you. and a big

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I'm back for a minute...

Cin, I just read about the 10k walk and the dog. I'm sorry about both!!! hope you are doing alright! Of course, you would pick hubby over the race! hope all is well - imagine you are busy with ww meetings today.

Liz - I'm glad you're back from nights. Wish I could give you a great big hug. Can not imagine how you are feeling but I'm glad to hear that you are carrying on.

Kemp - yikes! sounds like you might need to do some boss dodging for a few days - hope everything works out.

Leens - how is Atkins going? I would love to hear about your daily menus?

I'm hungry! :-) Gonna go run some errands at lunchtime.

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Good morning

We had a bad storm yesterday afternoon....the computer even turned off by itself....so then I thought I should shut it off. We don't get these storms here very often where I live.

It is now 5 days since I went off the Effexor...am a bit weepy the last few days....last night I had trouble going to sleep.

Kemp ....how long did it take you to go off the Effexor....did you have any of the withdrawal symptoms....I have read about them on Google.

Liz ....the new doctor said you don't need to be on an antidepressant in the spring & summer when you have S.A.D. The thing about S.A.D.....you can have symptoms in the spring & summer when you have overcast or rainy days...but it isn't usually as bad then as in the fall & winter. I had jet lag the last 2 years in the fall...so I wonder if that was why the depression was so bad....jet lag can bring on S.A.D.

When I was on the Effexor....after the dose was doubled....I was sleeping 4 extra hours a day....2 in the morning....had a really hard time getting out of bed... & 2 in the afternoon.....just couldn't stay awake...& I had no energy....plus I gained 15 pounds!!!!!!!!!!....so now I am trying to lose that weight.

I am hoping that I can stay off the Effexor this fall....& use the light box from Oct. to April.....other than the last 2 winters....the winters were not that bad with the depression.

I did good with WW yesterday....I had better go & stop rambling here.


Liz.....I wish I could give you a hug also.

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Old 07-08-2003, 01:31 PM   #7
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Lizzy, go ahead and cry, its the only way we can help ourselves heal, don't let anyone ever tell you to get over it. We all need to grieve differently. I can not and pray to God I will never know what you are going through, I can only pray that God comforts you. Here's a big fat and I mean fat HUG !!!!

Cathy, if you wanna see my meals, check out the low carb forum here, I post on the weekly menu thread.

So far its going okay the first two days were murder but today is much easier. I'm not ready to chew the walls so thats gotta be good for something huh
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Hi Gals,
I am home for a quick andwich and to freshen up a bit for the rest of the work day! I DO MISS my little dog terribly! always met me at the door! Daughter said he was doing "ok" yesterday but refused to walk up the stairs to her apartment! He is part blind.pro
abaly scared to death! I will be fine.she will be happy!

Liz.you are not out of the loop.I will pray for you about your upcoming decision. I know it is a tough one to make. You sound like such a good "Mommy" You will make the right decision best for your family needs at the present time. I will say the children grow up so very fast...........and we dont get to "go back" so.think & pray hard! As far as the memories July brings.....I will pray for you there too! I cannot even imagine the pain of losing a child..you are one strong woman!

It is really hot here today! Thank Goodness for air conditioning!

Later Gals,
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P.S. Hello to all!
Linda T if you are reading this.We miss you &Sweet a lot.Hope you chat one night this week. I check often!
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Hi again

I saw a bit of The View....They were talking about a study....In this study...it said that....woman cry about 64 times a year.....men cry about 14 times a year.

That is something to think about.....so I guess for women....it would be normal to cry about 5.3 times a month.

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April I had dizzy spells all day and I was irratible. They both came during different weeks though. Do you have either one of these?
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Angry Thanks for all the hugs!

...it really does help!

April I cry every month like clock work...not like sobbing but a tear or two...movie, book, commercial on TV, someone looks at me the wrong way, someone looks at me the right way,.......just kidding! But it is closely linked to my hormones...hubby doesn't need a calander to know when it is my "time".....

Cin maybe your dd needs a new doggie and leave your dog where he is happy?

Leens make sure the paint on the walls is non-toxic and low carb of course!

Hope all the oldies and newbies check in.....anyone ever hear from meggers?

Bye for now!

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wow Liz *hug*... you're in my thoughts and prayers

April... 5.3 times a month? I used all my times up on Sunday!!! (I had a bad day).

hope everyone is well.. I just got back from Uni library. Wrote out whole draft of the last chapter of my thesis. If all goes well, it will be in my advisor's hands on Monday!! *yipee!

Daughter's collarbone was not broken again. Specialist saw her on Monday. However, she's been told to stay off the mats the rest of this week while the skills clinic is going on. She phoned me last night and was in much better spirits. She had me laughing in a matter of a few seconds.. the nut *vbs.. I love her to pieces.

Gonna wander off and find something to eat. I think I'm going to adjust my eating. Atkins is not working anymore for me. I feel a lot better and I lost 8 pounds, but haven't budged again in 3 weeks except to gain back 2.5.. and I haven't been off program!! What's with that????

I need to think about this.
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Nice to read what everyone is up to. I can't remember all the names yet, but am praying for all those who are going through bad times, and giving thanks for those going through good times. Today wasn't a very good day for me. I woke up with a fever and was really tired as I really missed my almost ex last night, so cried unitl about 2AM. I stayed home from work and slept until about 2PM. Then I had a doctors appointment and my therapy appointment. My therapist is going on vacation all next week, which is always hard for me, but not as hard as it used to be. I haven't been able to go to Curves the past week due to illness and a awful tooth ache, but they finish my root canal on Thursday, so I plan on getting back to Curves 3x's next week and keeping a food journal.
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