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The easiest way to avoid regrets is to ask yourself this question, "If not now, when?" It's a powerful way to put life and our decisions about how we spend our time into perspective"
I feel defeated before I start the day.....
Posted by Beverly on 1/5/2018, 10:57 am
I am not quite sure how to get rid of that. It's the 'I fail lately anyway'' feeling. Any ideas.|
Sorry I am getting in here late...
Posted by Cindy on 1/7/2018, 3:30 am, in reply to "I feel defeated before I start the day....."
Sounds like you have a lot of good advice given here. I am sorry you are feeling down. Hopefully things will turn around soon! Sending you a (((((HUG))))). Love you Beverly! |
It's a phase most of us go through....
Posted by Paula on 1/6/2018, 8:58 am, in reply to "I feel defeated before I start the day....."
It's horrible, filled with despair and the fear that it will never get better BUT somehow each of us pulls ourselves up and out of the pit. |
Just use the support all around you....flowers, family, friends. Don't tune it out or dismiss it. I do that way too often and end up in the pit WAY longer than I need to.
(Depression need to be checked?)
"I'M ON TEAM BEVERLY." ;-))
The lack of sunshine
Posted by Sue on 1/6/2018, 10:47 am, in reply to "It's a phase most of us go through...."
has a horrendous affect on my mood swings, Beverly.....as does the full moon. I sink pretty low at times, too, but have found that a little physical activity (walking, dancing, stretching) often helps a lot!|
Thanks for your ideas....
Posted by Beverly on 1/6/2018, 3:36 pm, in reply to "The lack of sunshine"
Because of being sick and weather and company I have not been to the pool in two weeks. I think you are right... it will make a difference. Thanks again, Sue.|
Posted by Sue - Pegs on 1/7/2018, 11:02 am, in reply to "Thanks for your ideas...."
are among the best (according to my son the PT) lol. I hope you find it makes a difference in your disposition as well, Beverly.|
Posted by Paula on 1/6/2018, 9:04 am, in reply to "It's a phase most of us go through...."
Thanks for your thoughts & ideas. It's true.. I usually can crawl out. I've got to keep trying. |
I am taking antidepressants. Maybe part of it is I need sunshine... really, you know what I mean. I'll continue with my Vitamin D
Oh sweetie.... glad you are on my team!
This was me answering Paula.... oopsnt.
Posted by Beverly on 1/6/2018, 9:59 am, in reply to "Thanks"
I am so sorry that you are
Posted by Delta on 1/5/2018, 11:53 pm, in reply to "I feel defeated before I start the day....."
feeling like that Beverly. You have had more on plan days than not for a while now. Why do you feel defeated? Is it that you really are wanting to eat something that is not on your current plan? Are you depriving yourself too much? Do you just not feel like trying or keeping up with what you are eating? What is this defeat you are talking about? You are losing so it doesn't seem as if you are defeated. I hope you are feeling better by now and can feel more positive and give yourself the credit you deserve. I'm rooting for you. |
Posted by Beverly on 1/6/2018, 9:09 am, in reply to "I am so sorry that you are "
I want to eat lots of sugar and chocolate. I know these 2 things trigger lots of overeating. |
I guess I don't feel like trying or putting the necessary effort into eating healthfully. It seems like it's the never ending food scenario....
I am 65 years old... I don't know if I can keep it up. I won't give though.
Thanks for your thoughts and ideas. I appreciate you and that you are rooting for me. Thanks, Delta.
Why do you feel that way?
Posted by Krista on 1/5/2018, 1:53 pm, in reply to "I feel defeated before I start the day....."
I would start by journaling and seeing what makes you feel that way -- ask yourself why. See yourself then through the eyes of a friend. |
You lost 2 lbs this week.
You are doing performances and making people happy.
You've raised an amazing son.
You're a friendly person who loves her family and friends.
Last thing you are? A failure.
What do you feel like you are failing at?
Posted by Beverly on 1/5/2018, 8:26 pm, in reply to "Why do you feel that way?"
like I am failing at consistent sanity with food. |
It's hard on any kind of a daily basis. I am weary of it all.
I have many good things in my life. Yes... and thanks for pointing them out. It's just this da*n food
What do you feel that
Posted by Delta on 1/6/2018, 12:13 am, in reply to "I feel"
food sanity is to you? |
Is it possible that you are setting too strict a plan for yourself or trying something that is very outside your norm?
Do you have a plan or are you just trying to wing it by the seat of your pants? That will wear you out for sure.
Posted by Beverly on 1/6/2018, 9:13 am, in reply to "What do you feel that "
Food sanity to me is heating healthfully as apposed to eating whatever I want whenever I want it in the amounts I want. Having binges. Or not caring about my health concerns and how my food choices can make me feel better. |
Thanks for listening and trying to help me figure it out. You are a good friend.
Mix it up?
Posted by Krista on 1/5/2018, 8:35 pm, in reply to "I feel"
When was the last time you tried something different? Remember this fall, I tried different things to try to see if I could find something that worked for me. I felt EXACTLY like you did. I tried intermittent fasting. I tried Canada's Food Guide. |
Maybe it's time to kick to the curb the past and try something new. I'm not pushing what I'm doing - I'm just encouraging you to think outside the box and try something completely new.
I was shocked after struggling and being depressed about it too. You're worth trying something different. If nothing changes, nothing changes. Isn't that how the expression goes?
I believe in you. That I do know.
Or consider this option - be happy where you are and give yourself credit for how far you've come and say "You know what - this *IS* good enough"
Posted by Beverly on 1/6/2018, 9:18 am, in reply to "Mix it up?"
I love that you said to try something new. That is just what I said to YOU.... try something new, it can give you a fresh start. |
Thanks so much for your thoughts and support. I am so glad that you believe in me - when it's hard for me to believe in myself.
I will figure it out. It helps to have good friends who really understand and care.
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