Hello! Doggy news.............
It seems like forever that I sat down to write a "newsy" blog. Don't hold your breath, either because this one is going to be relatively short. Just touching base.
I'm feeling better and returned to work this week after being off s... Read more
A very quick hello
I'm still here! A lot has happened in the past few weeks but the main thing is I'm still here. Right?!... Read more
Coming clean about mental health - I've got a serious question to ask.
Well, I'd really like to know what in the heck is wrong with me. Yes, I know I have generalized anxiety disorder (actually I didn't until I heard my doctor tell a neurologist a few days ago) and I have severe clinical depression.
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Look after the pennies.....
Today was another of those awful days when I just felt like a complete failure. One of the things that has been bothering me is that I haven't been keeping up with Spark. It's even to the point where I scribble my mileage down on a slip... Read more
Let's try this again.....video
I'm attaching (err, trying to attach) a link to a wonderful video that was recently shot in the capital city, St. John's, of my home province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Many of you know that I struggle with mental illnes... Read more
Very inspiring picture for those struggling........
For those of you who can't see what it says....
"On particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for get... Read more
Why I am the worse possible choice for "motivator of the day"
While I sincerely appreciate the congratulatory messages, I really have no idea why or how I was selected as "motivator of the day". And I feel like a big, fat failure! Right now I couldn't motivate a slug, and in fact, that's what I fe... Read more
Sick, tired, overwhelmed - but still pushing!
Whew, I'm really fighting the good fight with depression and anxiety right now. My moods are all over the place but mostly fluctuate being crying my eyes out and feeling normal. Luckily, feelings of anger are rare, although there are ti... Read more
For anybody struggling to eat healthy on a budget - check out this free resource
I guess because I work in a library I come across all kinds of sites, newsletters, etc when I'm doing a bit of research. Anyway, I found this site that mentioned a woman who is trying to make sure all people, even those on food stamps, ... Read more
A funny picture for those doing the 5% Challenge
Yes, I walked today! I had to force myself and this is what I looked like after 40 minutes of walking...........
Tropical Storm + Not wanting to Let My Teammates Down = Sati... Read more
Thank you all for your concern, as always. I've been advised to keep a "mood" journal (I actually typed in the moody, which is perhaps more apt
Oh, dear! Hi, my name is Susan and I'm an Emotional Eater!
A special shout out to my SparkFriend, CERIOUSLY, for reaching out through the miles and giving me a gentle nudge in the right direction. Because of her, I've joined up with the next 5% challenge and I'm proud to be a teddy bear once ag... Read more
When all else fails .... # 1 habit of healthy lifestyle
As many of you know I've been on a self-imposed Spark break for several weeks. I left, not knowing when I would return but confident that I WOULD return. As I write, I'm not even sure that I'm back, despite blogging at this very moment.... Read more
If you read my last blog this is the follow-up....please read
As many of you know by now, my last blog struck a chord with many SparkPeople members. Some of you wrote on my SparkPage, some sent SparkGoodie, some sent me a private SparkMail and MANY of you commented directly on the blog itself. T... Read more
A very hard blog to write - why I'm walking away
Most of you probably don't know this but I'm in a horrible place mentally, right now. I've never one to be overly anxious but these past few months have seen my anxiety levels reach unprecedented levels. My psychiatrist and I have delve... Read more
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