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  1. Dealing with mental health challenges on top of trying to stay sober and deal with stressful life events like my sudden move.  Not doing well right now, could use some prayers or other support.

    1. StarRuby

      StarRuby

      Hey, stay strong! I know you can do this, you've made it this far! I've got faith in you. 

    2. TheGreyJedi-Ranger

      TheGreyJedi-Ranger

      You can do it! We're all here for you <3

    3. Lyden

      Lyden

      I'm praying for you Jody!

  2. I am in the middle of moving. It's not a move by choice, it's an eviction. So it's even more stressful than "just moving". I have no idea where I am going to go, since I have no income and am disabled and can't work. I am doing my best to pack my belongings, and stay on track with my medications/sanity and sobriety. And to still take care of myself. My move-out date is April 30, so this challenge is the perfect length. Diet Eat my three meals a day. Hopefully 3 squares. But just remembering to eat will be good! Eat at least 3 servings of vegetables a day, and at
  3. Another update, just for myself. Trying to check in weekly, challenge or not! I know there is a new one starting up, so I will likely go there and begin a new one, tweaking this one to fit my goals. So, how am I doing so far? Let's see . . . Diet Drop the iced coffee for more water. I already quit soda 3 months ago, and am still going strong! I have sucked at this. I went and had a three day binge! Bad bad bad! Eat a vegetable with one meal every day, even if it's only canned. Canned veggies are better than no veggies! Right? I got food stamps appro
  4. So, how am I doing so far? Let's see . . . Diet Drop the iced coffee for more water. I already quit soda 3 months ago, and am still going strong! I have had one iced coffee since last Thursday. No, make that two. One was really bad, a caramel iced coffee from McDonalds. The other wasn't as bad, just a plain iced coffee from Taco Bell. Much less junk in that one. I'm drinking lots of water, and have not had any soda, either. That's the longest I've gone without soda, I hope I can keep it up! Eat a vegetable with one meal every day, even if it's only canned. Can
  5. A little here a little there.  Not overwhelmed just yet, dare I feel a bit of hope?

  6. I'm 300 pounds. Walking hurts. I can't get far, maybe to the mailbox and back, without a lot of back pain. My current goal is probably pathetic, just 5 minutes of walking (or even marching in place) a day. But I was wondering if there are other exercises someone of my large size could do to help alleviate the back pain. Any ideas?
  7. Someone kick my butt into gear, I apparently can't do it all on my own.

    1. HedgeMage

      HedgeMage

      **kick, kick**  Think of where you want to be.  It's only possible if you work.

  8. I am joining this challenge very late. And I have a bad habit of not sticking with this whole thing. I suffer from depression and bi-polar disorder, as well as disabling anxiety disorder. So I might need lots of support and kindness and encouragement to keep things up. I want to want it as bad as everyone else seems to want it. So here I am, starting very late, but I picked easier stuff to do, stuff I think I can be successful at. I used the template I found somewhere else on the forums. Diet Drop the iced coffee for more water. I already quit soda 3 months ago, and am still going str
  9. Can I respawn again? Am I resurrected? I need to have a clean slate and start over. Diet Drop the iced coffee for more water.Eat a vegetable with one meal every day, even if it's only canned. Canned is better than nothing. Fitness Walk every day (5 minutes), even if just marching in place.Take Rowdy to the dog park, and throw the ball around for him, once a week. Level Up Your Life Reach out to a friend every day, even if it is only via text. If that friend doesn't respond, try someone else. Find someone to connect with for just a short conversation. Don't isolate! I guess I'll sta
  10. Am I resurrected? I need to have a clean slate and start over. Feel free to copy and paste and use for your own challenge (make sure to follow the 'pick 1' or 'pick 2' directions! don't do all of them!) Use as much or as little from this as you'd like. Diet Drop the iced coffee for more water.Eat a vegetable with one meal every day, even if it's only canned. Canned is better than nothing. Fitness Walk every day (5 minutes), even if just marching in place.Take Rowdy to the dog park, and throw the ball around for him, once a week. Level Up Your Life Reach out to a friend every day, even
  11. Existing is not the same as living.

    1. DrFeelgood

      DrFeelgood

      Although it is a prerequisite. ;)

  12. Well, obviously I haven't done so well. I never get on this website. I never work on it, either. I've gotten fatter by about 25 pounds on top of it. I have very limited mobility. I have no idea what I can do for myself when I struggle so much with depression that I can't seem to make myself care most days. I only know that it's all getting worse instead of better, because I suck. I like what Lalie said, that sometimes exercise takes the form of shuffling around outside for half an hour. That's good. I don't need any more alone time, I'm basiclly a shut in. Not by choice, really. I
  13. I believe I am a druid. I do have a lot of core issues surrounding my emotional and mental health, in addition to my physical health. But as I am learning about mindfulness and meditation and beginning "large lady" yoga, I am finding that this might be my niche. I do have to modify a lot, to account for my large size and the fact that I have bad wrists and spinal stenosis and multiple sclerosis (for starters). I want to feel centered. I want to be mindful and in "wise mind". I want to connect with my body, know my body, and do what I can to help my body heal. And my emotional self as w
  14. "When we say fearless, we do not mean you will have no feelings of fear. You will likely experience many emotions, including embarrassment or shame or fear. Fearless means you will not let your fears stop you."

  15. FOOD LOG: Breakfast: It was about 9:30 this morning. I sat in my car as it idled outside of McDonalds. I ate alone, listening to music on the radio. I felt guilty, knowing that what I was putting into my body was terrible for me, and opposite of what I should be eating! I have a food problem. I can't seem to figure out how to make myself actually make good choices. I make poor ones all the time, and then feel guilty about it. Lunch: It was about 4 in the afternoon, and I felt weak and shakey. I'm sure the poor breakfast choices had a lot to do with it. I had just left a parent tea
  16. FOOD LOG: Breakfast: It was about 7:30 this morning. I sat on my love seat and ate 2 cups of fruity pebbles, dry (I was out of milk). I ate alone, with my dog staring at me with those forlorn eyes, hoping I would drop something! While I ate my breakfast, I browsed news apps on my phone. Something I was hoping would engage my mind, and help me wake up! I was feeling super tired and lazy, and wanted to go back to bed. After I was done, I did just that.Lunch: It was about 2 in the afternoon, and I felt ravenous! I had just dropped off my daughter at work and stopped by In-N-Out burger on
  17. It all started when my son went to the hospital last November and spent Thanksgiving in the psych ward. Life quickly went crazy. And then . . . well, then I went crazy too. I struggle with major depression, ptsd, and bipolar disorder. I am in a really bad place, and the only way to pull out of it is with support. Part of moving towards recover is to get physically active. Move. Feel better. So while a lot of folks join this place for weight loss or whatever, me, I just want to feel better. Sure, losing weight will help. But so will just plain and simple taking care of myself. Can I
  18. Anything can be . . .

  19. Week 1: Challenge Check-In: Mental health goal: A- Continue to take my medications daily. - I've only missed two times last week, which is a marked improvement. I take medications twice daily.Continue to work the steps of my addiction recovery program. - I attended my addiction recovery meeting, and have been checking in with my sponsor daily. I have been working on step 2.Continue my weekly visit with my therapist. - I went last week, and will be going again later today! Physical health goals: C+ Increase my weekly walks from 3 miles a week cumulative to 5 miles a week cumulative. -
  20. My new year's resolution is to take better care of myself. That may sound vague, but I have a plan! If it's okay, I'm gonna skip those attribute points, because they stress me out. My goals are SMART, and are posted in my 6WC 3 Link in my signature.
  21. Ahh . . . the elusive inner dragon . . . . I know it's in here somewhere . . . I just can't seem to find it! This year my resolution is to take better care of myself. I know that sounds very vague, but I have some very specific goals and ideas in mind to help with that. And this challenge is for me, so I only have to make it fit me, not anyone else. So here goes: Main Challenge: Taking better care of myself means meeting my needs mentally, physically, and spiritually. There are many steps in that process. So I'm going to detail them here, and print it out for daily tracking. I will
  22. Take my medication daily. Not take on any extra projects. Feed my spirit daily. Attend my addiction recovery program on Thursdays. Attend church on Sundays. 15 minutes of grounding meditation every day.Yesterday I remembered to take my medication. I kinda went overboard with the daily stuff, though, and took on more than I could handle. I did "feed my spirit" yesterday, reading scriptures and remembering to pray. I didn't have an addiction recovery group yesterday (it was Monday) nor church, for the same reason. I forgot to do meditation.
  23. My main goal is to stay "sane" for the next two weeks between challenges. To acheive this goal, I'm going to: Take my medication daily. Not take on any extra projects. Feed my spirit daily. Attend my addiction recovery program on Thursdays. Attend church on Sundays. 15 minutes of grounding meditation every day.
  24. Well, I had myself a major mental health crisis . . . just had too much to deal with and my body just sort of shut itself down. But I'm back in the game now . . . and hopeful that I do better this time.
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