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I was so down today. I handled it in the most ridiculous way. I binged on veggie's! I know this isn't the best way to handle it but I amn giving myself a pat on the back. Yeah for me!

Wed. Sep 27, 5:26pm

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You got your daily serving of vegies...don't feel bad.

No matter how down I feel, when I work out I definitely feel better.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 5:28 PM

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I love to get laughing! I will find a funny movie or a get together with some friends and go out to coffee or for a walk. Being around good company always cheers me up. Sometimes i will read comics (Foxtrot is a fave) until I am giggling like a maniac. While working out is the least attractive activity to me when I feel down, if I can make myself do it I always feel better and more positive. Getting outside and gardening when the weather is nice is also one of the most cathartic things I can do (don't know if that's an option for you though).

Of course when I was younger I would hole up in my cave of a room and listen to angry music while writing bleak poetry and painting monchromatic pictures in shades of blue so there is the 'go with it' route as well although I don't know that I recommend it ;-).

And yes - you deserve that pat on the back!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 5:48 PM

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Somehow, I don't see binging on veggies a bad thing, unless you doused them with some fattening dressing! I have problems with binge eating when I'm stressed and/or tired, and I usually go for lots and lots of peanut butter. Now, when I'm stressed and exercise is just out of the question (which it sometimes is), I'll just one minute and just breathe. Deep breathing does wonders for me.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 6:01 PM

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Sitting down with a good book and a warm drink sometimes helps me overcome the blues.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 6:07 PM

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I go for a long walk-very theraputic.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 6:31 PM

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cry. like crazy, and then go outside and run or skip or jump or walk, see friends, just get it all out and you'll feel tons better!

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 1:50 AM

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With shorter days coming the lack of light can trigger depression in some people. I start to feel a little uncomfortable with the increasing darkness, so I would say get out in to the light! Listen to happy music, old favorites, see a friend, visit your grandmother and do something nice for her, do something nice for someone else, get or give a massage. There is some research showing that doing something for someone else is great for lifing your mood.

The book and hot drink just don't do it for me, but might work for an introvert.

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 4:55 AM

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i'm no introvert, but reading and relaxing in a chair outside makes my nerves more calm. just taking "time out" once in a while seems to rejuvinate me. i forget to do this a lot, so when i am feeling blue, this little bit of time taken in nature with something to read helps me.

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 3:23 PM

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