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Kris - son and daughter so help when they can. At the time, daughter was still asleep and son was in the middle of an asthma attack. It seems to never stop here. We are all so looking forward to the house being done.

Today was something else. It was quiet and calm, but again, I had almost no sleep last night and I did remember to take my medicine. Hubby set his alarm by mistake and so he was moving around at 5 this morning and I couldn't get to sleep at all. I got a 3 hour nap from 11 to 2. (Lunch was late) Even with that nap, I am now very tired and hope I will sleep. I have unplugged hubby's clock and taken away his cell phone with alarm. Told him, if he gets up early, he can go out to the living room or to his Expedition, but to stay out of the bed and bedroom.

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Good morning team, I hope all of you are doing well. I know how the holidays some times can wreak havoc with us, especially if we have to deal with negative members of our family Please stay strong and know we are here for each other

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Hello All,

I want to thank you all for all the prayers and support. I really do appreciate it a lot. It does help me a lot knowing that you are all here helping me.

Luna, Welcome to the team. I know that you will enjoy it a lot. I too can not sleep at night. I do have a Bi Pap machine at night too. I am on oxygen all day and night. It is only 2 litters but it is enough for me. I hope that you will be able to get some longer sleep soon. It is a good thing that you have found yourself a new counselor, and I am happy that it is working out ok for you. Hopefully it will help you out a lot.

Kim, happy that you are feeling better. I know what you are going through. Trust me, It will be good in the long run going out on your own and leaving that other person. Things have worked out for me and I was much more stronger because I left. I wish you the best.

I am not doing anything this weekend. I weather is suppose to be really nice. In the 70's so it won't be humid or overly hot. I won't have to run the ac either.

I am going to be able to read some more. I just finished one book and now I am starting on another one.

Hope everyone will enjoy their holiday weekend.


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Time off today! I'll be heading outta here in a couple of hours!

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Hello I am Luna!
Been with Sparkpeople since July 2012. I had started out coming to the site everyday and then I fell away, but my counselor talked with me Thursday and I am back. I have depression among other health issues like Diabetes, High blood pressure, Thyroid,etc. I am currently at 322# long term goal is 140-145#. As you say baby steps, bit by bit. I have a very hard time going on my doctor ordered walks and exercise in general. I feel better once I accomplish it, it is just getting started in the first place! My depression has been going up & down lately, thatnkfully I 'm at a good spot today. I do fairly well with watching what I eat and drink but in the last week I have not done so good. But today is a new day!

I don't sleep long at night I wake up after about 4hours and usually am awake for a good hour or more like this morning! It is hard operating on so little sleep. I have sleep apena as well and use a CPAP machine at night. I am attempting to rise and go to bed at the same time everyday/night. I watch items with caffinee and try to steer clear of them.

I recently started with a new counselor and it seems to be working for me. I am slowly getting better at taking care of myself. I still have 2 of 4 children at home. One is high school and one just started college. My husband is quite the challenge as well, we have been together 27yrs. I am blessed with good friends. I like my doctors too. I am working on changing my perception on things that happen in my life to try and find good out of it.

I can see that this is a good group to be a part of and I hope you will bear with me as I get more involved here and with Sparkpeople in general. I also hope I can be helpful to others as well. Thanks for listening and Good Morning! emoticon

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Terri - GREAT - John has hit the half-way mark - now it will be countdown till home-coming, and I am sure that that will go quicker than you can bat an eye :-) Your week-end sounds like what I would achieve in a month or two (and then some - LOL! Reading your post, it has become VERY apparent that our little family is growing :-)

Linnea - YOU HAVE GONE AHEAD IN LEAPS AND BOUNDS :-) Using the phone was a HUGE acheivement for you - WELL DONE!!

Kim - it sounds like it WAS one of those 24hr bugs. Glad that you are feeling somewhat better today! On the relationship front, it sounds like you HAVE come to a realization. I know that normal to be afraid of how you will cope on your own, but you WILL cope - and probably be a lot better for it, because you will KNOW where you are, rather than tip-toeing, and wondering.

Kristina - I think that a lot of your sleeping problems are part and parcel of the extra stress etc. you are experiencing. Where it comes to the sweeping mopping,vacuuming, is your son able to do this at least SOME of the time for your MIL?

Laura - THANK GOODNESS you are finally getting a break!!!

DYSMITH0365 - I love that motto of Kristina's too :-)

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Love that motto KMBJBB!

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I'm burned out with all this caregiving. I've had it! But I get a break. Tomorrow I'm going to visit friends in NY State. Late now, need to stop for the day.

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Well - a lot went on today. To start, mother and I had a heart to heart while she was all with it. We worked out a plan and put it in writing on poster board. On it, she can see where she signed that she agrees to do such and such and I do the other stuff.

MIL then begged me to do her mopping as the doctor has now told her she is not to do sweeping, mopping and vacuuming at all due to disk problems in her lower back and now both her knee replacements need to be replaced, but she's too heavy and needs to lose 50 pounds first and can't. So, in spite of my pain and such, I got her kitchen and bathroom floors swept and mopped, then moved onto all the dusting and vacuuming, including moving the furniture. Daughter then got up and washed all the windows and son got to wash all the trash cans.

Then, I had to take MIL to get her flu shot and do her monthly blood work (she's on a blood thinner and we go to the lab once or twice a month) While we were gone, the cement truck came to pour the concrete for the back patio and A/C pad on the house. Seems they did not take into consideration that our yard flooded and was still very saturated. The truck sank and had to be towed out. Yard is a mess now and they will fix it.

Got home and mother started in on her confused state and got onto me for some off the wall thing having to do with fruit cases being sent to my brother in Germany. He's in Missouri and his wife will not let Florida citrus in the house. Son then went and brought the poster board out (see above) and showed it to my mother. She looked at it, made some very rude comment (not like her at all) and sat down and started knitting. (ha ha ha)

I have not been sleeping well for a few weeks and we are not sure why. My medicine that I take at night (side effects usually put me to sleep) is not doing much and doctor will not up the dosage and due to my allergies, can't find anything else to help. The medicine is primarily for my fibromyalgia, but is also prescribed for depression. Has a massive list of side effects, but all I seem to have is sleepiness and extreme thirst. My doctor is not sure what's going on about my sleep and wants to wait until we are in our own home and with A/C. He thinks it might be the heat and our current living situation. My therapist seems to agree. Well, we are looking at end of October or middle on November before house is done.

I think I will adopt the line from the story of "The Little Engine That Could" and make my motto for now be "I think I can, I think I can".

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Linnea - I am so very very proud of you! I recall how freaked out you were about the phone. You certainly have come a very long way since I first met you. And great job following through with the vacation. I know you will have a wonderful time.

Terri and Kris - thank you both for asking about me. Whatever was going on with me yesterday seems to be better today. I had a bad night of hot/cold spells but I got up feeling much better. A girl I work with had a similar night so we are thinking it might have been a mild flu or cold bug.

I haven't posted much about my relationship because it is not going well. We are pretty much right back to where we were a few months ago. We don't fight but he doesn't want to spend any time with me. We still sleep in different bedrooms and now we don't even watch any TV together at all. If we go out to dinner or anything, it is with his Mother (and sometimes brother/SIL.) That's fine - I like them and like to have them around sometimes but it is not a date night. We are supposed to be trying to reconnect and it's hard to do from different levels of the house. I am becoming resigned to the obvious fact that he is okay with an emotionally vacant relationship. I am no longer okay with that. It is sad but it's not fair to ask him to be a cat when he's a dog. I realize that to a large extent, I am the one who changed or at least I have begun to pay attention to my needs. So I know I need to leave but I am really scared about my job and financial security.

So how that for heavy on a Friday night? Thankfully, I don't have to make a decision about anything right now. I will be honest - both to him and to myself - and then just let things be as they are. I know that I will be guided to the right path

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Hi Everyone.

Terri- yup that's right, I've never flown. I'm a bit worried about that. But thankfully I'll be with my friend on the trip down.

OMG, OMG, OMG!! I used the phone today! For those who don't know. I'm terrified of the phone. I almost never answer it. So making a phone was a HUGE step. But I did it. And when I got off the phone I started to panic. I don't understand why though. There was panic before the call as well. Now on the bright side I got my tickets for October 24th and I'll return one week later. I'm excited. I've never been on vacation before. Well that I can really remember.



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Ok, get your reading glasses on to deal with this forth coming novel:

Alisha - yes, it is time to love yourself. It helps me to journal the things I'm rateful for. How's the job change going? GO TO THE GYM!!!!

Dee - Such a positive attitude. Certianly I'll keep you & Chloe in prayer. It's so goos to hear you are doing your part & trusting God for the rest.

Kristina - Good on you for making the $40 streeeetch & not stressing. I'm sure I have SAD. I'm a bit nervous for winter. If I can make myself stick with good habits I should be ok. Sorry to hear about all the rain. Yeah on the 5 lbs! Sorry about the struggle with your mother.

Laurance - Thanks for asking about Mitchell. Karen (adoptive mom) called and he is doing wonderfully. Good knowing when you need R & R. Caregiving is exhausting. Hope you find some assistance. Please look into a support group.

Marilyn - So good to see you here. Hang in there with the med changes. It is so worth it. Oh man, I miss sailing. I had a boat in California. Oh wow, canoe trip, too! That sounds fab.

Kris - Wow, your mother will be 91! Thanks for the help re: SAD. Also, thanks for info re water intake. Oh yes, and the encouragement with maintaining.

Dot - Your welcome. Glad to hear you have an appt & things are moving forward.

Onicam - Hope you're feeling better. Hang in there. Glad you are back here.

Kim - Good to hear your trip to Atlanta was so good. Hoe you didn't get too much rain. I did hear some places got way too much. I forget where in FL you are. My brother, Paul, is in Orlando. Hey, how's the relationship front going? Sorry to hear you might be sick. Take good care of yourself.

Suz - Hi, don't think we've met. The camparison this is tough. Do you journal? Write out 20 things you like about yourself.

Bob - I've missed you, too. I love your posts. Baby steps are good. Thanks for the smile you put on my face. So good to hear you are not only making baby steps, but strides forward. You go dude!

Same - Sad to hear you are in such struggles. Hang in there.

Debbie - Welcome

Mandee - Good to meet you. I wish you all the best in finding exercises that work for you. I've found a good exercise routine gives me more energy.

Pedo - Sleep deprivation is very serious. Talk to your dr.

Linnea - So the trip is Oct 24th. It will be wonderful. I can't remember, did you say you hadn't flown before? I talked to a friend that said you can cal the airline ahead to get the cart thingee to ride on to get from one point to another.

Ronnie - Welcome. I will check out your blogs. Good to see you're being proactive about getting to the drs. I did read several of your blogs and want to thank you for sharing. I love the affirmation today.

Classic - I totally relate. For me it has taken much effort, help of others, and communing with God to learn to be grateful. Kris, is right on (as usual), too!

Hanah - looks like a good list

Gayle - So glad you popped in. I'm looking forward to hearing all about your trip.

Now, let's see. Is there like a space limit on these posts...LOL As for me, I'm learning more and growing each day. John has been gone for 2 weeks now and will not be back for another 2 weeks. We talk every day, however that is not the same. I miss him so much and know I will only grow more in appreciation of him when he returns.

I'm still planning the surprise birthday party for him. I actually got a local mucision to come play for ther party. It's going to be a blast.

This morning I went on a gorgeous hike. I got to share a little more of my experiences in life and was told I should write a book. My husband tells me that all the time. The cool thing about the sharing though was that I didn't feel the guilt and shame I usually go through. It is so freeing. It's not because these people are so accepting of me (which they are) it's because I'm learning more not to worry about what other people think of me. I'm just me.

I have a very full weekend planned. I'm going on an early morning hike, taking Bailey to be boarded, going to wedding, up to the mountain to camp until Monday afternoon.

Great visiting will all of you.

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Bob - yes today is a normal week-end here, apart from tomorrow being Father's Day. Still, regardless of whether it is a normal week-end here, it doesn't really make much difference to us becasue we are on an Invalid's Benefit so each day is pretty much the same .... APART from what is on TV. Glad you got your new employee hired L-)

PLAYBLUES22 - I'm glad that you managed a fairly good day .... that's MUCH better than the alternative!

Gayle - sounds like things are falling into place nicely :-) Can't say I would like to be up in time to leave at 3:25 AM tho' :-(

Kim - how are YOU going?

I've been really cold this a.m. My right hand was much colder than my left one until I ate a Mince and Cheese Pie for lunch. I hardly ever eat pies, but just felt like one today.

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Gayle - have a safe and wonderful trip! I can't wait to hear about your trip

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Not too much to report today. I am very busy trying to get ready for my trip...I leave out at 3:25 a.m. on Tuesday morning and will return sometime on Wednesday, Sept 19th. I will not have access to a computer while I am gone so you won't hear from me during that time. Please don't worry about this...I will have a lot to say when I get back, I'm sure. I don't know if I am going to be able to check in again before I leave as there is a lot still to do. I got all my shopping done yesterday and also a hair cut. I'm going out to eat with a friend in a few minutes, she is treating me to a facial. So I am excited about that....

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Hi team had a fairly good day, i live in a disabled apartment building, there is about 77 people and it is so sad to see how many try to get your spirits down because they are so unhappy.

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SAMESTUFFDIFDAY I went on and on so long yesterday, by the time I posted you had posted in behind me- hah! hah! So great that you have a supportive family to spend time with while you deal with these ex problems. There are some inexpensive web cams you can get for security cams. Good luck and glad to see you again!

LAURANCE you are really impressive with how you are dealing with / putting up with things at home. Don’t get me started on Curves; however, as I’ve tried to join a few times and exercise with the girls…….hello girls, let’s go!

Kris the joking around did help, because I was really getting frustrated trying to work around my other problems and focus on my neck PT. I don’t do as good as I should getting up from my desk, you are soooooooo right about that. I have an app that reminds me to get up and stretch, but I figured out how to stop it- have to re-start it. Thankfully, as an older male trying to drink more water, I am forced to get up at ever increasing speed as I age. Hope you have a healthy, happy…..wuups I was going to say labor day, but I guess this is a regular weekend for you. Oh, well have a great weekend.

I had an ok depression day today. My back / rib felt better this morning, after lying on my side an hour last night. Now I just have to figure out how ong to do it for my back, but not too much for my shoulder, hip, hand,…. Oh, boy! I did my Chiropractor today for the first time since I started neck PT. I was still very worried to go into a long weekend with my back bad, and wanted it adjusted. It moved pretty good and I’m hopeful I’ll wake up tomorrow and it feel better- though right now I feel mugged. I had a great chat catching him up on the last month and hearing how he’s been- I’ve been seeing him over 25 years. I also had an interesting chat with a lady in the waiting room. So a good crack and chat!

I had a really good day of eating, although, I’m low on water drinking- still time to make that up. Really pleased that snacks are still down- not great will power, just haven’t been shopping and so none in the house- out of sight out of compulsion.

We did hire another person today, who seems really interested in our work. He’ll start Tuesday after the holiday, and it will hopefully go smoothly. The guy we hired Tues. seems to be pretty easy going, and not have too many personal dramas. I’m really glad to have a long weekend ahead so I can get some rest, and recuperation, and hopefully let my mid-back recover. I will be working on some old tax problems- but this will super please my dear wife, and will be worth it just for that, let alone helping me make some progress dealing with a real stressor / depressor. I hope everyone else has a great weekend! bob


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Dee - thank you for those really sweet comments :-) I can understand the anxiety spurts - for most people there is nothing worse than the unknown - and the future is unknown. I am sure that it will all fall into place, and will be worth the struggles until then! xx

CLASSICCOCO - welcome to our family :-) You are quite right about how depression sneaks up on us :-( I suggest that you make an appointment with your Dr and discuss this with him/her. It may be that your medicaiton needs tweeking, or if you aren't on any, then perhaps something for the short-term at least. If you have a therapist, it would be beneficial to touch base there for that little extra support. You can share as much or as little as you are comfortable with here. It often helps a little - sometimes a lot! You will find that this is a very supportive group :-) BTW, how blessed we are doesn't have a lot to do with depression - depression can permeate one's very body/spirit, even though they may be financialljy well off and have a really good, supportive network of family/friends. Sometimes there is a medical issue going on (Hypothyroidism, Diabetes, physical pain, lack of sleep, etc. etc. which can all impact on it. Your Dr will be able to check to see if any of these are an issue for you!

Terri - Terri - there isn't a trick to maintaining, other than to not slip back to your old regime! I still weigh all of my food and enter it ALL into the Nutrition Tracker. Whereas previously I would practice the one day every 2 weeks to eat whatever I liked, (sometimes a wee bit more frequently, but other times much bigger gaps) I now practice once every 7 or so days. The rest of the time I still eat within my general weight-loss calories, but then the calories were for a s-l-o-w loss anyway :-) Don't worry if you find you fluctuate 2-3lb either side - it happens and is still healthy! Congratulations on reaching YOUR goal :-D

HANAHSCLOUDY - It's great that you are using your check-list! It IS a good one :-)

PLAYBLUES2 - the 18th isn't TOO far away! I HATE seeing someone new. I have lived in this area all my life and only ever had one Medical Centre, BUT the last 2-3 years most the Doctors aren't staying very long, and it is very un-nerving for me. I mostly get the same one, and up until about 4 years ago I saw the same one for about 26 years. Now I just get used to one and they end up at another clinic.

Dot - great news for you, too that you have gotten your date. The 14th will be here before you know it! I will read your blog after posting this!

Kim - hope the cold is gone quicker than you can bat an eye! Take good care of yourself!

Same - hope you manage to find the culprit in action! It's great to hear that you have been able to spend good time with YOUR family! THAT makes a change!!

Bob - sometimes being at the computer for long spells can aggravate the neck (or back or shoulder) pain, so I hope that you are getting up and moving around regularly. It sounds like your "fun" and the Phsio might have been just what the Dr ordered - for BOTH of you :-)

Laura - That about the spider reminded me of an old lady in a Rest Home I used to work at. She often would be talking, and then would talk as tho' there was something in her mouth. She would tell us that it was the frog going down and couldn't we see it's leg sticking out? This would happen a few times most days. She also often went on about "The Prince" so we figured that "The Prince" and "The Frog" originated from the fairy tales - LOL!

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I'm ready to call it a day now. Up and down it is here! So I griped because ol' Sweetie was in a really toxic and horrible mood. There's no reasoning when he gets like this.

He went upstairs to his room, and I posted here because I was feeling like garbage. I heard him coughing (COPD, and he's smoking again), and after some time he came down and his mood had changed for the better. He claimed it was because of the coughing, that he'd coughed up the spider he'd inhaled. (Yeah, he believed he had a spider in his lungs. He gets these notions and there's no reasoning. He was insistent that I look at what he'd coughed up. Didn't look like a spider to me, but I was glad his mood had changed for the better.)

Anyway things are better today. I took him for his weekly doctor appointment and then went to Curves and did my exercise and then went to work. Another day, and now I can go to bed.

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Laurance I am so sorry for what you are going through. There is only so pleasant and cheerful you can be, and anyone would burn out from dealing with what you are. You are wonderful to be there for him, but please take care of your own body, mind, and spirit or you won’t be there to take care of him.

Marilyn, girlfriend you are so amazing! Way to go forging ahead and taking this trip! Go on and Canoe with yo’ bad self! Have a great time in nature I’m sure it will be healing, and invigorating. Way to push on despite your worries and fears!

Dee, so good to count our blessings isn’t it. Sounds like you have some really good support and a good perspective on your journey. Glad you are feeling better. Family can be tough, glad you’re in a good space and place!

ClassicCoco it is hard to focus when it hits you, isn’t it? It’s great you went on the site, joined the group, and posted through the tears. What courage! It may have felt like all you could do was hold back the tears (or not), but you actually were taking some great steps to get feeling better.

Terri, Terri, Terri……what can I say about people who don’t post for a while…..I just don’t know: I’m upset, I’m stunned, I feel let down by you……ok, how about," Yeah, Terri is like me!!!" Such a treat to see you posting dear. It’s so wonderful that you’ve done so great with your weight loss, your good eating, your exercising!!! I'm sure you'll get in the groove maintaining soon.

HANAHSCLOUDY as they say keep working those 7 steps!

Dot, thank you so much for your wisdom and prayers. I am sending my prayers to you for your surgery and your peace of mind. Thanks for mentioning your blog, I’ll be sure to read it to see what’s going on.

Kim, great weather eh! How 'bout that Fall line up! (ok I’m a chicken around grumpy women). Stay healthy!

Today I had a good day of eating overall- one sweet potato fries serving- never eat fried food, but had to try. I also had some blessed moments of relief from my Depression, or my focus on it. Much more physical activity than usual, but none aerobic- I will when I get all my disc ducks in a row. I was on site all morning, which was great and really pumped me up. I had to go out since the foreman was running the ad, and I needed to train the new guy. My rib area hurt from the mid-back bone spur, but I did everything I needed to and sweated like a pig, and loved it.

It was also great that I could go on to my neck PT visit today, after being on site all morning- usually in too much pain to do much else after. We did good considering my bone spur pain, but we had to skip some of the exercises. I was kind of discouraged / frustrated, because here my neck is doing better, and something else gets bad. I think one or more of the exercises has caused my mid-back bone spurs to get so angry. I did get an ironic laugh though when I asked him if there was anything I could do for it.

I have been trying to make myself only read on my back or in a chair and not on my side like I love for a couple of years. It hurts my hips, shoulders and even my collar bone, but it’s hard not to because it’s such a comforting, relaxing position. This week is the first week I’ve been able to have 0 infractions, and I was really proud. Soooo…. when I asked him about what I could do for my mid-back, he said I should lie on my side to open up that disk and relieve the pain shooting around my ribs……. I didn’t say anything, but inside I had to laugh at myself …….ok fine.

I did get feeling less down, by, as usual helping someone else. This time by BSing with the the lady on the table next to me- behind the curtain, and the PT who is also a real smart ass like yours truly. She had horrible complications after back surgery- non-back mainly: respiratory failure from length of surgery, pain killers, her legs blew up and had damage, etc. and she was in Intensive care 18 days from the complications. So she has been down from the pain, and re-hab the last few visits, so I thought a little back and forth during treatment might help. I got her talking, mainly about her problems, then I got her laughing and joking around and she really seemed to like it, the PT got into it and I liked it a lot and it got my mind off my side some.

Have a good evening! bob

ps. sorry for the length, kind of anxious about my mid-back. But hey, my bad lower discs are doing well


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Ive missed to many posts to sit and read right now.. just dropping in to say hello and let everyone now i am still around... Hopefully will be able to get on here more now as we finally got different internet and it is so much better.... FINALLY !!

is same old same old here... always the same stuff just diff day...

Made doctors appointment over my leg, which has been swelling and having lots of pain, the vericose veins are getting much worse to.. so on my way to see a doctor about it.. going to see venacular doc i guess... and hope everything is going to be o.k. and there is not blood clot or blockage in it.. wish me luck, my appt.. is on the 10th.. and still trying to get into see my OB/GYN over my cycles.. this after i just paid for my vehicle repair, and trying now to get 4 new tires.. it is always something.

Ex has been coming around and salvaging stuff off all the equipment that is sitting around, and need to also buy a couple of camera to try to get him in the act so we can press charges. Though i am sure they won't do anything to him even if we do catch him. He seems to get away with everything. but if this was me doing these things i would be sitting in jail.. he also has another court appearance coming up to for non payment of child support... which he has gotten away with for years and years now.. like i said samestuffdifday....

Been spending lots of time with MY mom and brother this past month and that has been great.

Anyway i hope everyone is o.k. and hanging in there. will get to the posts as soon as i can. try to catch up with everyone..

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Definitely feeling better thanks Kimberley. Was so down two weeks ago as badly affected by family criticism. Being back home has been grand and now heading to pick my daughter up. Just feeling more valued and its building my self confidence up. Have a good weekend and speak next week. Blessings, Dee. XX

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Dot - I'm so glad you have good medical support. I keep praying that all will turn out well for you.

Terri - I was wondering where you have been. Keep your chin up and check in with us

Blues - glad you have an appointment with your doctor. Good luck with the meds

Dee - you sound in good spirits today -


I am getting a head cold and I feel generally down and out. Maybe that explains my grumpy mood the last day or two. I sure hope I"m not getting anything more than a cold.



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Heading off early tomorrow team, so speak to you all next week. Blessings, Dee. XX

Keeping you all in my prayers and an extra one for you Dot. XX

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Hello All,

I have finally gotten to see my Podiatrist yesterday. I am scheduled for surgery for the 14th of September. I do not have a time yet. I am having it done through the Day Surgery so I will be able to go home afterwards unless there is any complications.

I have done a BLOG with all the information on it. I have a really busy schedule it looks like for a while. I just wanted to make sure that all my wonderful friends know about info. You are all so wonderful with all your support and being here for me. You do make a big difference and I really do appreciate all that you do.

For those that are having a bad day, I hope and pray that it will get better soon. It can be very hard at times to do that though. I talk from experience too. I have definitely been there and am still there now. I will send a lot of prayers for you all.

Thank you all for the support.

Hope everyone enjoys their day.

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Good afternoon team, having a better day. I get to see the doctor finally...new to Minnesota so starting seeing new doctors..Sept 18th I hope they adjust my meds

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Depression?? Yuck, I hate it! I feel like it's a fight to get out of bed. So I'm back to my check list for now.

1. take meds
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Hi everyone,

Those that know me, know how I like to great each and everyone. However, it took me 5 mins just to scroll down to my last post. It is so wonderful to see familiar names, though. Also, welcome to the newbies & welcome back to those I haven't seen in a while (Onicam & LesBob). I do so look forward to actually reading all your posts. You mean so very much to me.

I'm in a spot I've been before and need help now more than ever. I have reached my goal weight, am eating healty every day, and doing some kind of exercise every day. Kris, I've seen for some time that you have learned this thing called maintaining. It is so good to see that it can be done. You are an inspiration.

I really must get in the shower to start my day. I will come back, though and greet each of you. Much Love to you.

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Hello all, I joined the discussion because I'm having a bad day. What is it about depression that sneaks up on you and knocks you flat? I have been doing well, but yesterday I tanked. Right now it's all I can do to not cry. (Well that's not true, excuse me while I wipe the tears away.) I'm blessed in so many ways. Why can't I focus on that instead of being mired in the muck of negativity.................

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Yes thank you Kris, keeping my chin up and my eyes peeled. I'm heading off tomorrow to pick Chloe up from her grandparents as well as registering myself for benefits and job agencies. I've had my CV updated and will start sending it out to schools and education boards. I'm feeling better but having anxiety spurts. Walking is really helping and I'm trying not to spend too much time on my own as my thoughts go round and round until I'm in a flat spin!! I would like to thank you for all you do for all of us, I know that God is watching and you will be rewarded some day. In the meantime all I can do for you is say a wee prayer. Rest assured that I won't forget what you have done for me. Although times are tough, I have never felt so supported through here and by friends, Church and CAP who are helping me to manage my finances. God too!! I still feel a little down but also very blessed. Blessings to you my friend, Love Dee. XX

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Ronnie - welcome t our family :-) You can share as much or as little as you wish here - it is a totally safe environment. I read your blogs, and must say, you are one very young looking great-grandmother :-)

Kristina - having worked extensively with dementia'd people, I can fully understand what you are saying. One thing I would tell other care-givers (family or co-workers) if they had issues, was that it is unrealistic to expect them to live in OUR reality, instead we must slip into theirs. Perhaps this is one area that if she doesn't already do it, she could set the table. She may not be qualified for Adult Daycare, but I am sure that are ways and means of getting that time out. Perhaps someone taking her for a drive so that you can do what YOU need to do at home without her interference (more for the things you prefer her to not have input in.) I am sure that there are community groups who will do that. She MAY qualify for SOME sort of help, and if not, then I am sure that a Church group or similar will have a list of members who are more than happy to help like this. Do you belong to a Dementia Society? This link MAY provide some help for you - if not sing out and I will see what else I can come up with:
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Dee - you doing o.k. still?

Bob - good luck with the ad. I hope that everything works out for you!

Laura - that link I put for Ronnie might be of benefit for you, too! Check it out!

Alisha - I would be inclined to be guided more by (dare I say????) thirst, and colour of your urine!

Marilyn, unfortunately sometimes feet can take a long time to get right. I can understand your excitement and anxiousness about the trip. I hope that you enjoy it. WHAT an experience!

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Hello everyone,
Nice to see you back Bob.
This has been a crazy week with today being the worst. My youngest broke her foot back in May and is still limping so we had the doctor this afternoon. Her birthday was August 1st and we finally had her party this evening at the park and tons of packing as the kids and I leave on a canoe camping trip tomorrow. My older two did most of the packing but I think I went shopping 3 times today to get stuff.
I am both excited and anxious about the trip. We are going into the interior of Algonquin Park. It is a large provincial park her in Ontario. We will be going to a place only accessible by canoe. Many years ago my first husband and I talked about doing this but I always chickened out concerned about bears or snakes or who knows what. Eventually the dream faded. Fast forward to this year. My cousin's husband past away and she is sprinkling some of his ashes at the place he proposed to her and invited family and friends. So this was my opportunity to go with more experienced people. The catch is that for some reason I decided me and my kids would go a day early. It seemed like a great idea at the time. But now as the time draws near I'm getting worried and anxious.
I'm going to try to get some sleep. Positive vibes to all.
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I had no idea, Slimmer! I knew that drinking too much water wasn't good, but I didn't know it could cause headaches. I will definitely keep that in mind!

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Thanks for allowing me to be here. I'm really tired out. Sweetie is so seriously mentally troubled. I have to pretty much prop him up, and I'm worn out. He's in such a stinkin' negative mindset now, it's so hard to be around him and listening to his ugly negative grousing. I feel as if I've been tossed face first into an emotional toxic waste dump. That man is being just so poisonous, complains that his life is over, that there's nothing left - but he won't lift a finger to do anything to help himself.

I'm trying to keep myself as pleasant as I can and trying hard to keep things cheerful. In a little while I will go outside and read my book a bit. And I will be glad to go to bed tonight.

This man is just so thoroughly hard to take care of. I'm burning out.

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Ronnie, welcome!!! Well I guess if you are Playing the Blues, you are livin’ em, so I’m glad you found this group!

Linnea totally cool to see you!!! How great that you finished your book! What an achievement! Thanks for the link I’ll go right over after posting- don’t hold your breath, you know how long my posts are. Wow, and you are still going on your Arizona trip, how great of you to see that through!

Kris good advice all around. I did get a super great adjustable chair at relax your back, but I might have them come out and check how I have it set-up. Years ago I got Das Uber bed- an adjustable tempur-pedic- after sleeping on one at my sleep apnea test. It’s great, but now that you talk about these things I think I’ll check the level of it to be sure it’s adjusted to the room I moved into, when I moved my office. These ideas will help thanks!

Kristina it sounds like you handled yourself very well in a bad situation. My father and stepmother have both been going through Alzheimer’s since '05, from the early stages to full blown now. I live out of town, and am not close to them, but have seen my sister go through a great deal with this, and unfortunately taken many things they have done since to heart. All I can say is be gentle and forgiving with yourself when you have a bad night, anyone would dealing with this. Your mother doesn't sound nearly as bad, thank goodness, I just thought the thoughts might help.

Dee great to see you. Yes, the prodigal Gardener has come by for a while again. Ditto on the blessings!

I had a lot of pain today, but I did ok, and got some good work done. I’ve been doing a bit better with invoicing and got quite a few bucks in today. They are all spoken for, but it was nice to watch the money go by today. We also have an ad for labor running and we found one nice guy, but are still looking, which is not my fav. thing to do.

I got a real body blow a week ago Tuesday, that my lead foreman is quitting, and so the ad. Her health has been bad the last couple of months, and this is hard work so I understand, but it will be very hard replacing her. I’ve given her time off, let her leave early, etc. and nothing has worked. I’ve been cool with her, but maybe I should try holding my breath and jumping up and down until she agrees to stay……maybe just a super sad, pouting look, but with breathing and no jumping????

We already had to replace a labor position, which the guy we hired will fill well, but finding her replacement will take a while. I always find it hard getting used to the new quirks and personalities of new people, but we aren’t pushed with our schedule this month, and with the PT I am feeling a bit better with the world / work. A month ago, this would have really killed me, at least now I feel I can deal with it, though I am really worried my body will hold up with the increased on site time. The good thing will be that I always love being on site and it really helps my attitude. Also, my clients love it, because I make everything look that much better, and don’t miss taking care of things.

We’ll see I’ll watch my step, and with all my tech I can do some of my office work on site and give the ole body a break. I start with one new guy tomorrow, while the foreman does the preliminary interviews on some people that called today.

keep the faith! bob


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Hello, great to see you here! This is a fabulous team, so friendly and supportive. Good luck in your journey, blessings, Dee. XX

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Kris - it was basically the knit-picking about everything starting with the meal prep down to the way I set the table. I kept my cool through it all, remembering my vow to choose my battles. Well, I just had more than I could take, so instead of yelling and arguing, when I knew it wouldn't get through to her, I just gave up. Served the family and left the room. I did finally eat something later that was healthy. I knew I wouldn't get through to her at the time as it was one of those "loopy" dementia moments. Not sure how to explain it. It's more like she has her "out of mind" times and there's no connecting with her when she's there. they are happening more and more, but not enough to have Hospice come in. She's also not qualified for an Adult Daycare at all. All is back to normal for now, but it's the same thing each night. Last night was just bad for me.

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Good afternoon team I just joined today, I could give you all of my troubles but if you read my blogs all 3 .... Life Is A Journey...Not A Destination... I think it will explain all. I joined the team hoping to get more support and I hope to get to know all of you better

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Debbie - I'll run that by the other leaders :-)

Dot - I WILL be a long process, but what an experience! I can see that you are getting excited about getting more info :-) Where it comes to exercise, there will still be chair exercises, BUT taking into account that you will have just had surgery, so that is best talked about with your Dr before undertaking any.

Alisha - OVER-hydration can cause the headaches, too! There is a condition known as hyponatremia which is when the electrolytes are washed out of the body from drinking too much - generally water. Headaches are a symptom. I know here a lot of people push - DRINK THE WATER; DRINK THE WATER; THE MORE THE MERRIER type of thing, but in fact, this can be just as dangerous if not more so than not drinking enough. As a general rule, if you aren't thirsty and your urine is a fairly pale colour, you don't usually need more fluid, and it should be FLUID - not necessarily water. The water is because of lack of additives, chemicals and calories more than anything else. Below is a link you may like to read:
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Mandee - I can understand where you are coming from re the finances and hubby's surgery. We are in that financial boat constantly, and in fact I had an appointment with our Social Services agency today. As a result, some allowances etc. have been reduced and now we will be getting $47 less a week than previously, and it was a struggle then! Still, this evening I have been shaving even more off the budget. You WILL get there. I have also been extensively involved with hubby and Stepfather's many hospital admissions - hubby 8 in the last 14 months, for very serious conditions including nearly dying just before Xmas, and including surgery 4 weeks ago for a bowel resection, and a 3rd heart attack the day after it. S/Father had 3 admissions in 3 months - he was in hospital a total of 8 weeks in that time, and also involved surgery. Then of course there were the many hospital out-patient appointments for both AND my mother. Those appointments are a long way away, too so involve a fair bit of travel. Believe me when I say - you WILL get through it all and you will be stronger for it! I would suggest that you make sure that you take your meals from home - healthy ones - they are heaps cheaper and better for you than buying on the run.

Kristina - I'm glad that your house wasn't damaged. I remember how excited I was with our house when we were building it - (we built it ourselves from a kit-set.) I would congratulate you on the weight-loss except that it isn't a good way to lose it. You really NEED to learn to nibble on things like nuts, fruit/vege pieces, etc. when you are hit like that! Apart from anything else, lack of food can actually FEED the depression because you aren't getting the nutrition to help fight it off. What did your mother do that caused you to bif your meal?

PEDODGEBALL - I would have been inclined to sleep in seeing you couldn't sleep last night, rather than pushing your body to the limit with the gym. I've been in that situation too, and not getting the sleep compounds the depression. I don't see how pushing your body under those circumstances helps the depression because your body is already physically stressed.

Bob - have you had an Occupational Therapist have a look at your furniture? It COULD be that your chair, bed and/or car seat is causing more problems. I know when I got an Obus Forme back support and put it in my armchair (the old one I no longer use) it helped immensely because it held my back at a better angle. It was meant for my car, and that is where it is permanently now because I now have a really good armchair with good lumbar support. it really made a HUGE difference. If your mattress is old or too hard/too soft, it can also cause problems. I found my new mattress with wool in it has helped heaps. The old bed (mattress) was about 33 years old when we got rid of it and had a few humps and bumps that weren't the best. A lot of people in NZ swear by a Woolrest BioMag (we don't have one, but DO have a wool underlay which helps) - link below:
www.biomag.co.nz/woolrest-biomag

Linnea, my sweet - don't be disheartened! It is still new out there. Perhaps you could take a couple copies to public libraries to see if they are interested, and contact various schools and playgroups. Even just a photocopy of a random page inside might be enough to open their eyes. My stepfather wrote a book about 50 years of a Fire Brigade he was a member of (Deputy Chief) and sold a few via a couple local book shops as well as through the Fire Brigade.

Laura - You can vent as much as you like! You know there is ONE place you can go for enjoyment and peace - that place in your inner mind where you find happiness. It might be a special time at the beach, listening to the birds chirping away, watching baby lambs bouncing and springing around their paddock etc. etc.

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Don't mind me...I'm tired and depressed from having to deal with my Sweetie and his constant mental health issues. The day is about over now, thank goodness.

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Well - had to throw out my dinner since I was so angry and upset with my mother. Family enjoyed theirs though. I might get something later as long as I don't have to deal with my mother.


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Hi Everyone! WELCOME BACK BOB!! You've been missed. Check out my links below, one of them leads to my book.

I've been having some good day. Though I had some major troubles sleeping. I got that fixed. I'm a little dishearten because no one has bought my book. I know there are some people waiting for pay checks. But still it doesn't help with the disheartening. I just hope some one buys soon.

Oh and I now have a date for when I go on my trip to Arizona. October 24th. Just not sure if I'll be gone a week or two. I'm excited!



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Dot, what a journey ahead you have with your foot!!! You have a wonderful attitude about dealing with it and moving forward. Many belated prayers are coming your way!

PEDODGEBALL as one you has been sad all day and not exercised, I’d like to offer my own, ‘Way to go!’. Keep the faith dear, you are doing the right things to get healthy, it’s all the more impressive that you made the effort while feeling sad, your very inspiring!

KMBJBB, I was wondering where those 5lbs. I gained came from! Great news you are certainly doing great with your weight loss. Now if you have grown accustomed to the water, and perhaps want to make it a whole water garden paradise I have three words for you- Seek Professional Help! Yes, you’re in luck I’m a Garden Designer and would love to sell you some swamp garden designs at a great price!

MANDEE82 sounds like your plate is very full now, I’m sure as things settle down, you’ll get to the gym. My knee, joints have gotten so bad, I have had a hard time finding things to do. The best has been water aerobics, swimming. Not great with a 6 month old, but something for the future maybe- good luck. On behalf of men everywhere, thanks so much for taking care of us when we are ill / have surgery!

Kris, there certainly are a number of new folks here, thank goodness the older ones might ride me out on the rails! It is such a blessing to see you still here holding down the fort, what a great thing you do for us. Yeah Kris!

Yes new people- at least to me- I am just a tad verbose……hah! I am trying some new Ortho-Word-Begone and am hoping for great results, in the mean time, thanks for suffering through.

Today I had a very low calorie day! Willpower, focus, commitment??? Actually no, no food in the house, and too sore to go out. Hey, whatever works! I do have a problem with quantity when we are stocked with groceries. I don’t eat any “bad” foods, just too much of the good ones. My biggest problem losing weight has been exercise.

My “new” problem this year is how bad my neck has gotten. I have had these intense pops when just sitting there watching TV or sleeping for some time. This spring the pain kept getting worse, and my shoulders followed close behind tightening up terribly to support my neck- it took me a while to figure this out. One morning I woke up and my neck and shoulders were so bad I couldn’t even use my hands and had to just lay on my back and rest- not good at that. Other times, my shoulders were so tight I couldn’t even sit up and do accounting.

My sister has had something similar happen and gave me a sense of how to proceed and what doctors to see- not the best luck with my orthopedics with my back. Sooooooooo I saw my internist, got a script for PT, and started that. I also found a great neuro-surgeon if needed. It has certainly gotten better and the exercises with the PT have been good to get me moving and exercising again, for the first time this year- even if on the bunny slope. Some days my neck has hardly popped, and my shoulders have gotten much better- with PT, massages, and muscle relaxants. It went a bit backwards this weekend and hurt pretty bad, but I’m sure it will turn around again.

I was finally coming out of the deep depression I had been in last fall, when all this started and the constant pain has been a real drain on my attitude and my depression has gotten worse, and the worries on being able to do things has made the anxiety level very high. I have felt overwhelmed for months, but have soldiered on, and stayed active with my work, which I am grateful for. I haven’t been as focused as I need to be to get better, and I am trying to do that, but I’m still not very able to do things to help myself get well- kind of treading water, not swimming to the shore. take care, bob


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I have been sad all day. I couldn't sleep last night so i went to bed late and was up early to go to the gym. My workout or massage couldn't even break thru the sadness I feel.

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Well - we finally had some sunshine today for half the day. I am feeling better for that. Also had great news about our home construction in spite of Tropical Storm Issac. All drywall work is done. No damage due to storm to the building at all. Just a lot of water flooded in the yard. I joke that the spot that was dug and leveled for our back patio that flooded with 6 inches of water was the "tadpole beginner's pond". Today, there is less than 1 inch of water there. Back to construction - this week, they will work on the cleanup from the drywall install and then, since it's all wet outside, they will start painting indoors. They will do the ceiling first then the walls. Next week, my custom kitchen cabinets will be installed. After the cabinets and walls are done, they will put in the counter, sink and fixtures, then move onto the tile floors and showers. This all gives me something to look forward to.

Oh!!!!! The best news yet to be delivered????? I lost 5 pounds this last week!!!!! I am one of those few individuals, that when the blues, sadness or depression hits, I don't turn to food. I go the opposite and refuse to eat.

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i hope everyones day gets better....my day isnt that great. im stressed over finances and trying to get my husbands surgery scheduled for this thursday. im feeling pretty crappy about myself over all :(

Alisha, what kind of surgery are you having?? i hope all goes well and i pray for a speedy recovery. i to am lacking motivation :( i havent started working out yet like i wanted too. i havent been home much..been going to the dr and thats a 3 hour round trip so im wore out when i get home. im still trying to find workouts that dont hurt my knees and some i can do with my 6 month old.

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Hello All,

Alisha, I too am lacking in motivation. I want to get back on track too. I am going to try and do as many exercises as I can. I won't be able to do too many after I have the surgery.

I wish you a lot of luck and determination.

Hope everyone is enjoying their day.

Best wishes to all!


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Hi Slimmer, I indeed do keep well hydrated - I drink so much water a day it's a little crazy! I narrowed it down to a toothache, and I am better.

Lacking some serious motivation to go to the gym... wish I could get back on track. :/

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Hello All,

Thank you all for all the prayers and support. It really does help a lot knowing that I have all of you helping me.

I hope that everyone is doing ok. I will say some prayers for everyone. Hopefully it will help you all accomplish things that you would like to do. I know that it is hard to do things when you are not able to or that you are to ill to try.


Tomorrow I have to go and see my Podiatrist. He will have all the information about my foot so that he will be able to tell me what he is going to do as far as the surgery goes. I am really excited to go and get some information from him on what is going to be happening. I might even be able to get a date for the surgery too. That would be great. As soon as I find out I will let all you know. I do know that I will be having 10 days in the Hyperbarric Chamber before I have the surgery. I don't know yet when that is scheduled for. I image after I have the surgery day's then I will get the dates for the chamber sessions. It is going to be a long process. I just want to get it done with. The it will probably be a long recovery too.

Our weather was a little rainy last night and this morning. It has finally ended this morning. The temperature is staying hi into the 80's, and at night it is in the 60's, which is pretty warm for the night time.

Hope everyone enjoys their day.

Best wishes to all!


I will keep you all in my Thoughts and Prayers

“Do not be afraid to ask dumb questions. They are easier to handle than dumb mistakes.”

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Hi Kris, Thanks for the welcome. I was thinking along the lines of food plans and eating. Saying you stayed on plan or committing for the day what your going to do.

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Laura - I'm glad that you are experiencing a better day :-)

Bob - I had wondered how you were! You WERE missed :-( I'm sorry that you have been so down. Hopefully that is now but a distant memory! You will notice quite a few newbies here :-) Mind you, with the DwD membership now OVER 900,000 there is bound to be - LOL!

Kristina - I'm sorry that you are feeling so low. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about the weather.

ONICAM - Don't give in to temptation!! Tiredness is one of the worst times for me where it comes to being tempted! We just need to be strong at those time - try distraction techniques. I'm glad that you are doing better than yesterday, tho'!

Debbie - Hi - welcome to our Group :-) This IS a very supportive and encouraging team and the family on this thread are particularly so! In my ignorance, what do you mean by an accountability thread? It could be worth looking at having one!

Kris

Co-Moderator Dealing with Depression
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Team Leader Essential Tremors :-) (Benign and Familial) www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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