Sunday, December 19, 2010

Feeling bad . . .


It seems to be my regular pattern of feelings.  It doesn't seeem like much can cheer me up.  I am so bummed.  I went to a women's celebration, and instead of feeling cheerful and happy about a get together with wonderful women, I felt inadequate and unattractive.  I resisted going.  I never feel like I measure up.  But because I was invited and hubby was home, I went to meet other people and be more sociable. 

My mood lifted and dipped due to my meeting a very strong and determined young woman who is pregnant with her first child with Down's Syndrome; she is due this week.  She and her husband have decided to have their baby despite all the "recommendations" from doctors. She knew what was best for her and her family.  She understands the challenges, but sees the rewards so much more than the "negatives" (negatives that society has ingrained in us).  I admire her so much, and I wish her and her hubby the best.

So I came home a bit blue.  I decided that I have to lift out of the funk.  My issues are so much lesser.  I do have challenges, but nothing that requires self flagellation by food.  I am home with the kids this week.  I will be exercising everyday.  I am going to eat very well-proportioned meals.  And I must drink my water throughout the day. There are so many thoughts swirling.

Any suggestions for getting out of the winter/Christmas blues?


  1. Sorry you are feeling down.

    My best tips for getting out of a funk. Go sugar and grain free for a few days, listen to good music, nothing that jars the senses, soak in a bath with music and pleasant perfumes. Before long you will be smiling and laughing again.


    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

  2. Very, very true.
    I feel down ALOT, but it helps to really put my issues in perspective in realizing that I really have much to be grateful for. I hope you feel better, Rosa!

  3. Rosa, I feel what you're saying. You're not alone about the blues and feeling self-conscious especially at social gatherings. I do what Alexia says... I keep things into perspective by playing the "glad game" with self. It could always be worse.

    Truthfully, I think the weather has alot to do with the "blues" one feels during this time of year. At least that's what I'm telling myself.

    Cheer up friend. This too shall pass.


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