wow it seems like i have nothing positive to say lately

Monday, January 25, 2010

i am in pain due to my pelvic prolapses
i am getting fatter by the minute possibly due the side effects of medications
one of my dogs is having liver problems
my 17 year old is going to be joining the Marines

i need to think about the positive things in my life.... but it just seems like there are so few positive things... i love my husband and he loves me...but he can't understand my addiction to food......

i had a friend tell me today that there is an Overeater's Anonymous sparkpeople team so i am going to check into that...

i would love to be able to go to meetings in person...but they are kind of far away and at night for the most part......

hugs to all who read my blog.....
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    Hugs to you dear friend...we are all here to support and encourage each other. May is a totally bummer month for me. I find that when I blog it's therapeutic for me and a heck of a lot cheaper than a shrink! I also find that when I eat REAL food I don't have the cravings that processed foods seem to give you. I'd really check into your hormones and make sure you keep them balanced. A procedure such as you've had can wreck havoc which is most likely a big cause of weight gain. Suzanne Somers has some faboulous books on hormones and I'm reading her latest one called Breakout...her voice against cancer and the profit the doctors make on it...simply eye popping! Also another GREAT doctor is Christiane Northrup...she has some terrific books on women and I love her down to earth easily understandable advise. Check out these helps...I bet you will feel so much better when you have a better understanding of how your body works and how you can help support it to living your most healthy life! Remember I'm only a Spark page away! emoticon emoticon
    4059 days ago
    I know how you feel JG, I have had a pretty rough time lately also and been pretty depressed. I've been feeling alone, heading toward bankruptcy, with concentration problems, no vocation, feeling like I'm making no progress and problems that have to do with my father...but you know what, we have to climb out of that 'dark pit' that we feel we've fallen into. There is always sun after a storm, gotta keep trying as that is the only way. I've found talking to people and figuring out how to deal with these challenges helps. Keep strong it will pass!
    PS. I've got an appointment with a doctor (that I had to wait a month for) this coming week, so for peace of mind I will ask to get screened for diabetes.

    4162 days ago
    I hope you get through this feeling,soon,count your blessings! emoticon emoticon
    Thankyou for sharing the difficult times,too.
    4167 days ago
    JG I agree with Anne--
    you get one life my dear ---time to be strong and take control.. you also only get this one body so treat it with respect -look after you all other things will fall into place and make it easier for you to deal with...
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    4167 days ago
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    We sure miss yo on the Get Fit team. I wsh you come back and share with us maybe we can help each other. emoticon
    4168 days ago
    JG ... my thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope you can find the strength to take control of your body and your health .. eating comfort food is not the answer and will not mask the pain of the things you are going through. There are several articles here on Sparkpeople that can give you ideas regarding medication and weight gain.

    Unfortunately, some things cannot be changed and we have to be strong and accept the situation .. however, we can change our eating habits you just have to realize that you are worth it .. you are special. Coming here to Sparkpeople seeking encouragement, motivation, support and friendship is the right thing to do. Your DH may not understand your eating problems because he has to be dealing with his own health issues.

    Take it one day at a time .. log your food, stay within your calorie range, giver yourself a treat from time to time within moderation ...do low intensity exercise ...all these things will help you to feel better about you and then you can deal with the other situations at hand.

    Hang in there ... we are here for you. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    4168 days ago
    I hope you are feeling better soon. Forget everything except getting better, your son joining the marines and your dog. I threw a fit when my son had decided to go to Iraq a a civilian worker. We actually started a business to give him steady employment at the time. That is really scary.

    Can anything be done for your sick dog? That is another sad thing to have happen.

    Just keep telling yourself that you are a great lady no matter what the scale says. And you are.
    4168 days ago
    Hi there, I totally get where you are with little good news. Got lots going on here too, from finances to health to kids, etc.! You are not alone there! I also find that once my husband leaves for work, I go into chocolate cravings. He works away from home anywhere from 12-20 days at a time. It's been very stressful.

    I have tried to find positives, actually have found them, but it's hard to keep them up front. I am changing my thinking continually from 'diet' no-no's to healthy choices and nothing is a no-no. The freedom of not having anything restricted is permitting me to focus on the fact that since I have a choice, perhaps I should make a more healthy one. (i.e. grab the little carrots instead of the chips)

    I also have issues with medications *steroids, etc. that hold the water and encourage the appetite. Again, I am being more aware of true hunger and appetite and taking advantage of that awareness to make a choice. Sometimes I just have a glass of water then see how I feel. Sometimes, I eat half a stalk of celery, lol, or drink a big glass of chocolate skim milk. If you think in terms of the lowest calorie things, you can actually have quite a lot of food. When my appetite is out of control, I grab all the low-cal stuff and satisfy my urge to chew.

    Having a lot of weight to lose and losing it so dreadfully slowly is frustrating when I look at 3/4 weeks to lose 2 lbs. I have to step back and look at the more important things like running the nutrition report and seeing how well I am feeding my body, thinking of the total 18.5 lbs. I've lost so far, paying attention to how differently my clothes are fitting. I put on a top recently that was really tight to the point that I had stopped wearing it and it fit! I was so excited. It was a little victory, but it really helped with my attitude & accomplishment list.

    I really pray that you get plugged into the group here on SP. Be prepared and grab your low-cal, healthy "wanna eat" foods!

    God bless you!

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    4168 days ago
  • no profile photo KINZIEZOO
    I know too well how difficult it is to get out of that negative mindset when you have SOOOOO many things to deal with! Like "they" say, when it rains, it pours. But go ahead & vent away! Better to get it OUT than try to "stuff" it. Something I learned in eating disorder counseling - about how we "stuff" our feelings rather than expressing them!

    Keep up the good work & God bless you!

    4168 days ago
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