Healthier Living Support Thread: PART TWO! - page 65

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  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    You do look fab, Arcie. How are you Tweety my friend????

    Renee, how are you doing?

    Quiet Saturday round here......everyone taking naps????
  2. by   live4today
    hi deb...just caught your post. it's half past midnight here, and i'm on my way to bed. tired with a capital "t" i am.

    went to church tonight, then stayed afterwards for singles group. had a great time as always. learned about giving up control, and dumping those who try to control me. that was a sermon fit for me ears. so...gotta let go of dd to let her learn how to cope with life as it hits her. i'll always remain the praying mom that i am, and lean on god even more for his guidance and direction in my life, and with the lives of my daughters. it's hard...really hard to let go of our children...even after they are grown up in body, yet still seem like "children" who still need mothering.

    other than that....i know i'm going to be back on my feet and giving back to the community as i love doing in god's perfect timing! patience takes "patience" to master.
  3. by   pugmum
    Hello everyone, I've been lurking on this thread for a while, but its time I finally did something to get myself a little healthier. I need to get cracking...so, if you don't mind, I'd like to go from lurker to poster cause I have a feeling I'm going to need a little support! I need to start a healthy eating and exercise program, and I'm hoping to start today, so I will be checking in regularly.
    Last edit by pugmum on Feb 19, '06
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    WELCOME TO THE THREAD sickandtired...

    maybe after a w hile you will be able to change your username to Healthy and strong or something like that.....

    JUST JUMP IN and CONGRATS on taking that all-important first step to better health.

    Hey Renee, have a great day, check in later ok?
  5. by   Tweety
    S&T, welcome and best of luck! When you have time, let us know your goals and what you're going to do.

    I ate a bunch of girl scout cookie. Too many. But I've been so good lately I feel entitled.
  6. by   pugmum
    Quote from Tweety
    S&T, welcome and best of luck! When you have time, let us know your goals and what you're going to do.

    I ate a bunch of girl scout cookie. Too many. But I've been so good lately I feel entitled.
    Thanks, guys. I have to do something. I AM always tired even though it seems I am getting adequate sleep. But my dietary habits leave a lot to be desired and I get zero excercise. I am the proverbial mouse potato, and sometimes couch potato.

    Since I changed to a day job last summer, I thought I would feel better, but truly I am feeling worse. My dh has been nagging me to start some kind of excercise program, I always pooh-poohed him, but I'm beginning to think he is right.

    So, I am going to try to eat healthier. I was quite heavy when I was younger, but lost it and my weight has been fairly stable over the years. Then dh and dd started the Southbeach diet right after New Years, and wouldn't you know it, I gained weight!

    So, I am done with all that protein (not a big meat eater) but bread and pasta is my downfall. Today I took vitamins (my body nearly went into shock), ate a 'good' breakfast and lunch, and will try and get a walk in this afternoon! For sure I need to take off this nearly 10 lbs I gained, so I will keep you posted.
  7. by   live4today
    welcome to the "healthy living support thread" sandt! :hatparty: i like the name deb would like to see you have -- "healthy and strong" -- instead of "sick and tired".

    my pastor says what we speak is what we become, so perhaps you should ask the mods to change your name to a more positive title for you to begin speaking aloud.........that way, before you know it...wahlah! you are "healthy and strong". :spin: we're here to support you. don't focus on the pounds, but on becoming healthy. i avoid the scale at all cost. it is depressing to stand on a metal scale just to have it flash numbers at me that i don't like. :chuckle instead, when i look into the mirror and am not happy with what my eyes behold, that alone makes me wanna puke and get healthy. :chuckle so...........what say you? new name for yourself? we are here to encourage you to see yourself in a better light. and i promise to feed you real "heth-ee" food, too -- starting now.

    one of my all time favorite meals is salmon and tossed salad


    another favorite of mine -

    i don't do much red meat, but when i do -

    steak salad for redmeat lovers -

    lemonade to wash it all down with -
  8. by   pugmum
    Looks delicious, Cheer! I agree I do need a new name, but the only one that comes to mind right now is "really exhausted"! But I am certainly open to any suggestions you have! Maybe a positive sounding name will get me feeling better too!
  9. by   live4today
    Quote from sickandtired
    looks delicious, cheer! i agree i do need a new name, but the only one that comes to mind right now is "really exhausted"! but i am certainly open to any suggestions you have! maybe a positive sounding name will get me feeling better too!
    well, there's deb's suggestion "healthy and strong" --- "handt"?

    or, one of my favorite sayings is "2blst2bstrsd" [stands for too blessed to be stressed]? :spin:
  10. by   Tweety
    S&T, I would definately try the diet and exercise for a while. But if there's no improvement maybe a visit to the doc for some bloodwork, thyroid check, anema, blood glucose, etc. all those things that can cause fatigue should be checked out. Good luck. Please keep in touch.

    I was on my way to the gym and my neighbor stopped me to say the girl dog has an escape route and almost got ran over the other day. I found it and went to home depot to put up some fencing to keep her inside, so I skipped the gym because there's only so many hours in the day.

    I'm having a salad, green beans, and vegetarian tacos for supper tonight.
  11. by   RainDreamer
    I'm making lots of changes in my life, so I need to change my eating and exercise habits too! I know I've talked about this a few times before too and I ended up doing nothing about it

    A lot has happened though and I feel a lot more relieved .... maybe now I will have the motivation to go do something. I think I'm going to go join Curves. There is one just a couple of blocks from my house ..... I think I'll go do that this week. I HAVE to do this for myself!!
  12. by   live4today
    Tweety - glad your girl dog wasn't injured in anyway when she escaped. It's good that you patched up the area where she was escaping. I know you wouldn't want to come home and find her injured or worse. One of my dd's neighbors has a lab almost two years old. He gets loose all the time. He digs himself out of their fenced yard into our yard. I've kept the dog for a full day TWICE already until the owners get home. He is always lost, but people in this neighborhood are very pet friendly. They will keep him, post a message on the neighborhood website, and that's how the neighbors get their dog back. I read lots of "lost dog" ads on that site. Pets and children...so much alike, right?

    Rain - glad to have you join us here at "Healthier Living"! Positive support is a blessing! You'll get lots of that here. What shift will you be working on your new job?

    I'm not up to anything special. Had a few days alone to think in solitude this weekend which I truly needed. :angel2:
  13. by   Tweety
    Rain, glad you've decided to take your health into your own hands. Good luck. Let us know how it goes.

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