Thanks to all of you who took the time to read my last blog. Today, I saw my psychiatrist and we've decided to shake up the medication I'm on. He was asking how I was feeling and I started to cry but that's okay because he is such a ... Read more
How do you get back on the path? Confessions
Gosh, I've really fallen away from blogging on a regular basis which says a lot about my mental state. I'm not going to write about combined depression/anxiety (do I hear a big sigh of relief?) ... Read more
For those of you who struggle with sleep
Like a lot of people with mental illness, I struggle with sleep. When my depression is raging I sleep too much and when I'm anxious I can't seem to sleep at all. Lately, however, I've had great success with the idea in the article below... Read more
Just not feeling it
A very quick blog to basically touch base. I'd be lying if I said all was well but I'm sick of writing about my mental state. I'm fighting one day at a time but I'm still fighting!
Susan... Read more
The Tongues (dog picture)
This was taken three years ago - this year that guard rail is still pretty much covered in snow! Oh well, it could be worse.
Just a very quick ... Read more
I'm back..... (pictures)
Ugh, the past ten days or so have been nothing but a blur. In my last blog I mentioned how our dog Maddy had taken sick and I thought it was an attack of pancreatitis after my husband fed our dogs scallops. That was almost two weeks ago... Read more
Remind me again why I love my husband - funny
For the record, my husband and I have a pretty great relationship when all things are said and done, however, I advised him this morning that I could gladly strangle him today. John is a smart, intelligent, funny individual who sometime... Read more
Recap of four weeks of seeing a dietitian weekly
I know the burning question most of you have is "but did you lose any weight"? so I'll cut to the chase right away. I'm down 3 pounds. There so you can stop reading if that's why you think I'm seeing a dietitian just for weight loss.
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Be the captain of your own ship!
For those just getting to know me, let me start out by saying I live on an island in the North Atlantic so ships play a bigger part of my life than I would care to admit. I'm not a lover of boats in any shape much to my husband's chagr... Read more
First of all Happy First Day of Spring to those in the Northern Hemisphere. I am laughing as I type that because the snow plow just went down our street! ... Read more
Changes with SparkPeople
When I first joined SparkPeople I was thrilled to find such a great community of people like me who were interested in establishing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The easy-to-use format was one of SparkPeoples greatest assets. It ... Read more
My Action Plan March 7-13th
I'm writing these for my own benefit so they might be kind of boring. If you wish to continue reading, please do so but consider yourself warned ... Read more
A friend gave me this recipe so I'm not sure where it originally came from. I made it last night and it was pretty good.
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)
1/2 cup brown sugar, not packed
1 cup walnuts, divided
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My action plan February 28th-March 6th
After consultations with my family doctor, chiropractor and dietitian this past week I've come up with a one week action plan.
I will have complete blood work done....doing that tomorrow morning.
I will continue to work on the one stret... Read more
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In a bit of a funk
I'm in a bit of a funk lately but I'm not too concerned as "funks" seem to be a normal part of my battle with depression. Everybody experiences highs and lows in life but mental illness means the lows are more prolonged. I know when a ... Read more