I'm sending prayers your way. You can do this. Just pick a date that you want to start your diet and exercise and make a commitment to yourself. To start, if you want to lose weight then eat 500 calories less per day than you're eating now and work out 30 minutes per day 5 days a weeks or a total of 150 minutes. I found a few walk-at-home CDs at half price book store and the exercises really burn the calories in a short amount of time and you do them just standing in front of the TV. About a month ago I started back into my exercise and diet regimen and have made some spreadsheets for tracking exercise and other easy-to-do discipline tracking from a book I have been reading Running on Empty by Jonice Webb. I have problems with discipline in general. If you have MS Excel I can email the spreadsheets to you. Be kind to yourself. Combine accountability with compassion. View Thread
Here are just a few self-calming techniques that might help you: Physical exercise; breathing exercises; relaxation tapes; calm music; and, drink little to no caffeine. I practice these self-calming techniques even though I am taking medications. Hope this helps.
Good luck with your doctor appointment next Thursday. View Thread
Just to clarify. I do understand the Affordable Care Act and I don't think it is all that affordable for those of us whose incomes do not qualify for the health care credit. The tax penalty is far more affordable that the insurance.
I have just been disqualified for a short-term heath care plan through BCBS because of my mental illness.
I do qualify for a regular health care plan at twice the price of what I would've paid for a short-term health care plan. I can cancel the regular plan at anytime.
The point I was trying to make is that if I cancel the regular plan early isn't that the same as having a short-care health plan of which I have been disqualified? That was my question to the BCBS and he reiterated that short-term health care plans do not have the follow the same guidelines of regular plans. That is an insurance marketing scheme that should be prohibited under the Affordable Care Act.View Thread
I just want to add that 'short-term' health care plans (1 to 6 months — good to have if you are in between jobs) do not have to meet the same requirements as regular health care plans, specifically, you will be disqualified for pre-existing conditions including mental health.
I wouldn't complain, but the short-term plan prices are about half that of regular plan prices. Keeping in mind that regular heath care plans may be cancelled at any time, the insurance companies have found a way to disguise discrimination against those with mental illness under some creative insurance marketing.
Let go of Christmas past. I have gone through depressing holidays and they are no fun, but I have learned to let go and enjoy the holiday festivities once more. My family does not buy gifts for each other we just celebrate with food and gratefulness for the blessings we do have. I hope you and your family are able to move forward into the coming New Year with wisdom and forgiveness.View Thread
I love the TED talks. I watched the video you posted by Scott Dinsmore. I enjoyed watching it because I am going to look for another job this year and it would be reassuring to surround myself with people who are willing to take the risks to find the best job to suit their passions and interests.