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Old 11-04-2008, 07:31 PM   #16  
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I agree with everyone else in this post. YOU NEED TO BE SELFISH AND PUT YOURSELF FIRST. There is NOTHING wrong with doing this. IF YOU DON'T TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, then you will not be any help to or be able to take care of your children and your husband. Every woman whether your are a mother, not a mother, working single woman, working wife, working single parent, non-working single parent or housewife needs ME time. Spending time away from home, going on a mini vacation or going for walks by yourself will help alot.
I just finished reading this book Taking Time Out For Your Life and step 1 was this very same thing but it's SOOOOOO hard. The author said I should take one day/evening per week and make it my own. Write it on the calandar IN INK she says. She says be selfish but why is that so hard to do? When I'm depressed I feel like I'm not worth taking care of.

This week (and I know this sounds crazy) but I've been focusing on taking care of myself in little ways like flossing (something I rarely take time for) or letting the housework go because I'm tired. I also started turning my phone off and letting it go to voicemail on days when I feel overwhelmed.

I'm still eating junk food though. I'm trying to stop but it's hard.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:33 PM   #17  
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ARe you more concerned right now about your depression or your eating?
Often when you get your depression under control, your eating habits become more normal.. Though not always. Also when your depression gets under control you typically don't feel so negative about your self, and your faults, and mistakes....
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Take one day at a time....
dont be hard on yourself,,
you are not alone *hugs*
See I feel like for me this is one and the same. I eat junk, get depressed, eat more junk and the cycle continues. I don't keep it in the house but I will go out on purpose to get it.
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:37 PM   #18  
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I am so with you, Karenann.

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... I am the best "Elliott" that I can be for "today" and by continuing to make good choices I make my tomorrow all the brighter...
Elliott, thank you for the reminder. I've done that in the past, and it makes a huge difference to my day.
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