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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 7/28/2005 6:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
I know it's been awhile since I've been in the forum or in chat rooms, but a lot has happened, and finally some GOOD stuff has happened!
As some of you may know I've been looking for a new job since January, particularly in the Cleveland, Ohio area, well after months of frustration I decided to open up my search to encompass the entire United States.  I was sick of sitting at home, waiting up constantly for a boyfriend who could NEVER seem to be home and gaining weight constantly!
As of July 11 I got a job in State College, PA, moved out on my own, and changed my medication from Sereoquel, Lithium and Lexapro to Lamictal and Lexapro-and I feel SO MUCH better.  I've lost some water weight and now walk my dog everyday after work, the weight loss is slow, but I'm trying to eat healthier (my depression and apathy led me to settling for tons of take out and my boyfriend's poor eating habits left me with far too many empty pizza boxes!).  I know I didn't gain it all in a few weeks so I know it's going to take some time.  I plan on joining a gym soon, but for right now I'm enjoying the quiet time I have with my dog.
My relationship is currently up in the air.  I've been in long distance relationships before and they've never worked out.  My boyfriend has a sickly, depressed and needy mother, a family that guilts him into doing anything and an uncanny ability to be CONSTANTLY irresponsible with his money.  Even if I were to break up with him I'm in no condition to look for a new boyfriend, but everyday I can feel myself pulling away from him.  For once in about two years I'm living the way I want to live and doing what I want to do and I'm glad I have that back!
I'm still working on my bipolar-I have to find a new pdoc and maybe a therapist.  I still have a lot of fears of not meeting people and being alone, but I have a lot of people interaction in my job and sometimes it's nice to come home to a quiet house!
Anyway, as soon as I get my home computer back on I'll be back, but I just wanted to let you all know that I haven't disappeared!
Take care of yourselves!
Kelly (aka-Keldew)

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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 204
   Posted 7/29/2005 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   


I just wanted to say how glad I am to hear that you are doing well and things in your life have begun to turn around. In the most dismal of days it is hard to remember that things will work out for the best and you are the proof. Congratulations on all of the hard work that it has taken to get to where you are. Although you may not know where the road may lead you next, you sound well grounded and prepared for the next turn.

Thank you for your update - your story reminded me that there is a brighter day ahead, despite the drudgery of the everyday. My heart feels a little lighter now that you've reminded me that the grand plan will eventually fall into place, and its our challenge to have the patience to stick with it and have the faith in all that is good.

Thanks for sharing and may your blessings continue,


PS - make your puppy earn her bones - get her to the park, or to the pet store, or volunteer at the SPCA so you can meet some other like minded animal lovers :-)

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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 438
   Posted 7/29/2005 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow that was very inspirational. Glad to hear when people are doing what they want instead of doing what others want. Or basically just settling and letting life just past by. Good for you!!!! :-) It seems as if everything is falling into the right places. Good luck with shedding the weight , you seem like you have a good understanding about it. Meaning you realized that you didn't put it on overnight , so your right it will take some time to come off. Some people are looking for quick fixes, and it's simple they only work temporarily.There are great recipes all over the web to add variety into your diet or healthy lifetime maintenance of eating right. Did that make sense, well anyways good luck to ya kelly! 

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Date Joined Jan 2003
Total Posts : 116
   Posted 7/29/2005 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Kelly,

I'm glad to hear things are going well for you. I hope they continue to go that way for you. I've missed seeing you in chat on Saturday nights.

Take care,


"It is not easy to live life sometimes and face the world with a smile when you're crying inside. It takes a lot of courage to reach down inside yourself, hold on to that strength that's still there, and know that tomorrow is a new day with new possibilities. But if you can hold on long enough to see this through, you'll come out a new person - stonger, with more understanding and with new pride in yourself from knowing you made it"       Kathy Obara
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