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   Posted 11/23/2008 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry that this is so late.  It was my birthday yesterday and a couple girlfriends took me out to lunch.  I ate way too much.  The place gave me a free piece of pecan pie with icecream.  Yum.  But oh am I paying for it.  I didn't party, only drank a couple of beers, but it was the food that was the culprit.  So I know that I have to really start being careful of what I eat.
 
What can we talk about today?  Maybe sugar.  Has anybody noticed that sugar actually can make you tired?  Do you think that it can make us more depressed?  I mean if we were to eat it all the time.  I would think that being tired from too much sugar could lead to depression.  It all started with halloween.  The left over candy.  Of course I ate it.  Even though it wasn't my favorite.  Then we have Thanks giving, then Christmas.  They are all food holidays.  Do you think that any of this could lead to depression in the winter?  What is your take on this?
 
Hugs, (tired ones), Karen
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Aurora60
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   Posted 11/23/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Karen,  From what I know about sugar it raises your blood sugar level, creates insulin and then you crash after your blood sugar goes down whicn results in that tired feeling.  There may be other reasons but that is all I know.  As far as the holidays, I always have trouble with depression at this tiime of year.  I am good thru Thanksgiving because that is the start and I have something great to do for Thanksgiving this year. It is Xmas that gives me the hardest time.  I decorate my house to the nines.  I have Santas and garlands, antique ornaments , beautiful small gold trees, the whole thing.  And I set my table with beautiful red and gold plates, Xmas place mats and napkins, Green stemware, and Xmas candles.  I then try to sit back and enjoy it but I am always alone on Xmas eve as my boys go with their Dad.  None of my friends ever invite me over.  Most go to their relatives or out of town.  So I watch a Xmas movie on TV and look at my beautiful tree and feel sad.  I do have my boys for all day Xmas so that cheers me up.  But then it is over and I feel the big let down cause it will be Jan and the snow and cold will be here for at least 3 months.  Plus it is darker outside.  I think a lot of us get holiday blues and I haven't figured out how to get around it.  I think it comes from childhood when Xmas was such a big deal in our house and we had a huge party and then lots of relatives- most of them have passed.  So that is my take on holiday depression.  Hope others have suggestions on how to handle this.

Aurora


Aurora60
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   Posted 11/23/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Karen,  Got caught up in my holiday post, I forgot something.  I wish you a very Happy Birthday!  It sounds like you had a nice day with your friends and who could resist pecan pie. Not me.  So best wishes and now you can watch your food since you had a good celebration.

Many hugs,

Aurora


getting by
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   Posted 11/23/2008 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Aurora,

I hit the big five O yesterday. I really did enjoy the day, but am suffering today. Haven't even gotten dressed and it is 4:30 in the afternoon.

I am going to really watch what I eat from now on.

I know what you mean about the holidays. They need to have something that will help us to feel better besides valentines day. That can be a sad one too if you don't have anybody to celebrate it with.

I think that everything is so comercialized that it makes it impossible to enjoy. Then the long winter afterwards makes it even harder. Maybe we will have an early spring, that would be so nice. Our weather has been the coldest November that I have ever remembered experiencing. Hopefully this isn't a sign of what is to come. Either way we will take it one day at a time and help eachother through it.

Luv and hugs, Karen
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Aurora60
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   Posted 11/23/2008 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Karen,  It is after 5 PM and I am still in my bathrobe so don't feel bad about not getting dressed.  I know you are not feeling well after your splurge with food but it was a big ocassion so a good reason to celebrate. Hope you will be doing better soon.  I can barely remember the big 5O it was so long ago!

Luv and many hugs,

Aurora


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   Posted 11/23/2008 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Well,
It is going on 7:00 here so I don't think I am getting dressed. I am thinking about getting the bathroom nice and warm and taking a nice shower and go to bed. I think that would be a good idea because I have some wreaths to deliver tomorrow. I need to get up fairly early.

I am going to email Kitt and see if she will put my wreaths on the forum so you can see them. She is good at doing things like that.

Hugs Karen
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stkitt
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   Posted 11/23/2008 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   

Karen, I am glad you went out for your birthday so no beating yourself up today.  You had a good time and you were with people that care for you.

Sugar, yes it does things but I have never analyzed it in depth as I love sweets.  My vice and my  biggest anxiety is around food.

Today I had a good day and I am going to treasure that.  I felt good.

Hugs

Kitt


 

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   Posted 11/23/2008 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitt,

I am so happy that you had such a good day. We do have to treasure them, ya know?

This whole sugar thing starts at Halloween, and can go right through the holidays. Why are there so many good eats out there?

Keep on smiling...

Luv and hugs, Karen
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