I Need to Take Better Care of Myself

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    I've been thinking for a long time

    now that I need to start taking better care of myself, and I finally have. I've been exercising regularly for about a month now, and it's amazing! I can take deeper, fuller breaths than I could before, my muscles are bigger and stronger than they were before, and overall I feel...
    alphaomega95 alphaomega95
    1 Response Sep 30, 2015
    oak2001 oak2001
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2014
    OddButResilient OddButResilient
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 10, 2016

    Who TF picks up a shift

    after a holiday party?
    RMDk RMDk
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2015

    I love, then hate, myself.

    Bipolar is like totally fun. I have cut so deep that I have terrible grey raised scars and the cuts still leak for a few days after. But... I do treat myself.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2016

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    theurbanhippiemac.com happy manifest monday
    theurbanhippiemac theurbanhippiemac
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 5, 2016

    It's been a while since I posted anything

    and this group feels like the place to say something. It's been a tricky road to helping myself since I got out of hospital in early February, but I feel more confident now about taking on the challenges of the world. I still falter at times and retreat into my world of...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 6, 2016
    yellowbird255 yellowbird255
    22-25, F
    Apr 10, 2016

    Just to clear up some questions I've been

    getting- I never intentionally starved myself. I am not anorexic or bulimic. I do not experience hunger and thirst like other people, meaning my brain and body do not tell me when I am in need of food or water. I have to force it down and try to help my body recognize when i...
    RMDk RMDk
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jan 15, 2016

    I know this is common sense

    but i just noticed my hair is growing quickly again, with my new diet. Best feeling ever. :)
    RMDk RMDk
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 15, 2016

    I just don't have the energy to do it.

    Plus I am confused about who I am. I really enjoy shopping in really expensive stores and buying top quality clothes but I don't have the energy to maintain that lifestyle anymore, so I dress as basic as I can and don't wear makeup anymore. I used to as you can see by my lips...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2016

    Sometimes I feel like I'm not going anywhere in

    my life. In fact, there's an inevitability there, because I fail on a daily basis to do anything about it. There's an underlying discontent in me that I choose to ignore. I sleep instead of dealing with problems. I only open up to strangers. Is it because of my ego? Am I afraid...
    AshleyJea AshleyJea
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 10, 2015

    would you still accept the person

    who hurt you so bad..
    Alexus11 Alexus11
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2016

    I feel so empty inside.

    Somebody please talk to me. I feel like I have no one to turn too or talk too about this. I just lost one of my bestfriends and since then things just haven't been the same. I'm about to graduate high school and I don't even know if Imma even get accepted into college or not. My...
    Womanearth Womanearth
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2016

    today i got told i always put others

    before me but its time to look after me. but i dont know how to put me first
    Sbabyface Sbabyface
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 10, 2016

    Why is it such a task to eat

    and drink water? It will never be something that comes easily to me.
    RMDk RMDk
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 12, 2016

    Cigarettes alcohol fast food yuck I can do

    so much better for myself
    sunnylove1009 sunnylove1009
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Sep 8, 2014
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2016

    I finally made that first call.

    All I have to do now is trust and hope and follow through with it as much as I possibly can.
    mentallyhigh mentallyhigh
    22-25, F
    Jun 29, 2015

    I really want to. I would like to be healthier.

    I want to eat better and work out, but I'm really lazy.
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Aug 6, 2015

    I think I'm bad at driving.

    My driving skills gone bad all of a sudden, not to mention my parking skills.. But.. I'm having sea sick during the trip.. So I really shouldn't put too much stress on myself. I really should just relax.
    56jennn 56jennn
    22-25, F
    Jan 2, 2016

    Need less stress and less

    sadness/annoyance Need less coffee and more water Need less staying up late and more sleeping Need to stop eating heavy food late at night cause it isn’t good :/ and need to start eating healthy food, or eating for that matter when I am at work, and not any food, but good...
    MissGaga MissGaga
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 13, 2015

    1st of January is as good a time to write about

    this as any. You could say I've always tried to take the best care of myself over the years, in my own way, but it's taken a lot for me to have the skills to do so. To clarify, I may have had better ideas of how to go about working on my problems, but actually putting a number...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend
    36-40, M
    Jan 1, 2016

    I keep eating junk. I eat healthy

    for a little while, but I keep coming back to sugary crap. It makes me feel good to have a little bit, but I go overboard and binge and feel horrible. I also tend to not drink enough water, so I end up dehydrated and having a sugar crash on a regular basis.
    TianaLH TianaLH
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2014

    Where do I start? How do I make this major life

    change? How did I let it get this bad?
    Smilenowcrylater30 Smilenowcrylater30
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 12, 2016

    I need to do more things to take care of myself,

    but then I think of all of them and just shut down. wtf is wrong with me?
    OlivSinclairB OlivSinclairB
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    Today had a lot of ups

    and downs. I woke up still recovering from the drugs I received last night at the hospital, just happy I wasn't in pain again. I was exhausted but had some coffee an some water and started to feel pretty good. And then I took my meds. The nausea comes and goes, but it...
    RMDk RMDk
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    {{4:56AM}} So much about me is

    so f*cked up. Most things I can never tell people because it's so personal.~ I need to better myself for me and if I want to live the life I truly deserve. I can't even go into detail because of course people will see this. I just know I have no good sport, at least it's not...
    mentallyhigh mentallyhigh
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 29, 2015

    A little positive reinforcement has gone a long

    way for me today. I am on my second meal and have had quite a bit of water today.
    RMDk RMDk
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2016

    Home from the hospital.

    Feeling much better. Kidney infection and inflammation.
    RMDk RMDk
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2015

    I had a broken heart

    and I managed to fix it, grew strong and I was fine, happy. Then there was you. You made me happier. made me feel loved. Then the truth came out and there goes my heart. I fixed it, only for you to break it. Everyday... almost. With such sweet words... music to my ears.. but...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 5, 2016

    I think a large reason

    why I'm still with him is for a reason to keep up with myself. I mean like its gross, but I don't think I would shave regularly or anything. I think another large reason why I'm still with him is because I love him. I wish I could be better for him
    Skippytay Skippytay
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    I'm recovering from anorexia

    and I'm still convinced I'm too fat.
    oOoitslucyoOo oOoitslucyoOo
    22-25, F
    6 Responses May 7, 2015

    I used a special organic shampoo

    and conditioner on my hair and it smells like a tropical rainforest :)
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2015

    I need to start to accept the reality.

    .he's gone.. it's over..I need to love my self more..at least this time being selfish is alright
    Alexus11 Alexus11
    26-30, F
    Jan 7, 2016
    Ennevi Ennevi
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2014

    I need to gain weight,

    ok I'm on it. I need to go outside more and have some fresh air, maybe walking along the seaside. I should talk to friends, or write more them often. I need to stop procrastinating and take action.
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2016

    I just left the doctor

    after rushing in with crushing back pain. Apparently my body was so starved and dehydrated it was eating itself. How the F did I let this happen. Who wants to come take care of me.
    RMDk RMDk
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Dec 19, 2015

    And I'm starting with making myself a honey

    and ground coffee bean face mask. It's gonna be messy. Hopefully it's not a complete disaster
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed
    22-25, F
    Dec 5, 2015

    I am tired of hating myself

    for being overweight.
    cindymr02 cindymr02
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Jun 26, 2014
    4biandu 4biandu
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2014

    Spa night for me! Bath,

    bubbles, and Dead Sea salt mask
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed
    22-25, F
    Jun 15, 2015

    I just hope this new app doesn't bring me lost

    again. I dont wanna lose something or someone in my life... I dont need a liar! I hate someone who leaves me without let me know the reason. so, I promise! no one can hurt me anymore!
    kimlys kimlys
    22-25, F
    Jan 7, 2016

    I've been trying to kill my bulimia for.

    ..half a decade. It's just gotten to this point where efforts seem futile. I know I have a problem. I just can't pull myself to fix it for good.
    asterlime asterlime
    1 Response Dec 16, 2015

    I have anxiety, depression,

    anemia, spleen and female issues. . . I also need a lot of dental work done. I had more tests and I feel a few answers. Now I feel like the doctors are just pushing me off. I have been trying to eat better, most of my soda-pop is diet. I have been drinking more water and tea. I...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 12, 2016
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