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How do I.....?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I know that I am suppose to have the answer to this question but, I just don't...so, I am asking the question of my spark friends....

How do I channel all of my stress, depression, anxieties, feelings of failure, anger, feelings of rejection, and everything else that goes along with all of this, into motivation for exercise and healthy habits instead of into habits of bingeing, eating in general, self-destructive habits or sleeping?

As much as I try, I just can't. All I want to do is sleep and eat. I don't want to see people, talk to people, go anywhere, do anything and of course, I don't want to exercise or log my major quantities of food or my lack of exercise.

Positive thing I actually DO:
1.) log on each day
2.)say something encouraging to others (just can't do it for myself)
3.)get enough sleep
4.)go outside and enjoy the sunshine
5.)get dressed and put on makeup EVERY day!!
6.)

Can't think of anything else at the moment... If I could just channel these feelings into something productive, I could MAYBE lose weight instead of the increasing gain slope that I am on....any ideas???

By the way, today is my 48th birthday....no, it doesn't have anything to do with this as I am not depressed over getting older just over being overweight and continually gaining.....
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  • no profile photo CD10364891
    Hi! Check with your doc and make sure you're not dealing with depression; I wish there was an easy answer - its a day by day thing and there are good and bad days..the key is to have more good days than bad - even if you don't feel like getting up, get up and do small positive things till you can do bigger things. emoticon
    3612 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4256071
    I wish I could answer that but I can not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    3651 days ago
  • AQUAGIRL08
    Have you discussed your feelings with your family doctor? There may be some physical reason for it, like maybe you are heading into menopause and having mood swings. (Got to love those! Not!) Perhaps she can make some suggestions.

    Exercise will make you feel better because of the endorphins that are released into your brain when you exercise. So sneak some brisk exercise into your routine when ever possible even if it's only 10 minutes at a time. As a matter of fact, I would probably recommend that you do brisk exercise in 10 minute blocks throughout the day, if at all possible, just to pick up your moods. Maybe it will rev your metabolic rate a little too. It's worth a try. Let me know how it goes and don't forget to drink 8 ounces of water after every 10 minute session.

    Don't forget to call me after your company leaves!
    3651 days ago
  • LEONARS
    WALK THE DOGS, GET OUT OF THE HOUSE AWAY FROM THE FOOD. GO SWIMMING AT YOUR BROTHER'S HOUSE DAILY. THAT IS GOOD EXERCISE, THEY ALSO HAVE WI AND OTHER EXERCISE EQUIPMENT AROUND THE POOL. CHEW GUM, DRINK LOTS OF WATER OR LEMONAIDE, LIKE CRYSTAL LIGHT, ALWAYS HAVE A GLASS OF DRINK WITH ICE ON THE COUNTER WHERE YOU CAN GET IT AS YOU PASS BY. DO IT FOR YOURSELF, KNOWING YOU WILL FEEL BETTER WHEN YOU DO IT.
    3652 days ago
  • DONNABRIGHT
    I wish I had some great words of wisdom for you but I've been on a plateau for a while now and can't seem to get myself off. Let me know if you find something that works for you.
    3652 days ago
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