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I Want to Take Better Care of Myself

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 545 People

    We Are Making a Plan ;-)

    The hubby and i talked a lot about getting ourselves into better shape, eating better and (gasp) at least cutting down on the smoking... It seems reasonable, we want to get it all marked out and planned then in February start going to the gym, eat out less, plan more meals...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F Jan 20, 2008

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    Yes, I Really Should......not ...

    Yes, I really should......not as young as I used to be. Just never been so good at that.
    dmwinchester dmwinchester 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 29, 2007

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    I Really Need to Take Better C...

    I really need to take better care of myself. It is just hard for me to find the time. I drive and sleep, drive and sleep, go home, sleep, play with the kids, sleep some more and then drive more. I am just not willing to give up what little time I have for sleeping to exercise. I...
    silvertears silvertears 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2007

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    I Am Trying To

    I have started running again, and am at least trying to eat a bit healthier, so I am trying to take better care of myself aI guess...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Sep 27, 2011

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    Maybe I Would Feel Better

    I don't drink enough water, I don't eat right and I don't exercise. When I am not at work I am laying in bed all day doing nothing but reading and on the Internet. The only time I get up is to go to the bathroom or to grab something to eat and bring it back in here to...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F Dec 15, 2007

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    Yeah Im Always Up For Improvem...

    yeah im always up for improvement. but more or less i take good care of myself.
    irishwannabeky irishwannabeky 26-30, F Sep 29, 2007

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    Not Good

    I don't take very good care of myself. I don't drink enough water and I am almost dehydrated. Also, I don't eat very well because my medicine takes away my appetite. And I also have very low blood sugar and get dizzy a lot.
    killthejill killthejill 16-17, F Jul 3, 2007

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    Yea...soemtimes I Just Put Mys...

    yea...soemtimes i just put myself down...i really try to be happy...and actually right now i should be happy...but peoples criticism usually makes me think im just not good enough..i feel like a failure and its dumb...i want to bring out all my positive energy and look good and...
    jetblackcat jetblackcat 18-21, F Sep 29, 2007

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    freelyhere freelyhere 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2014

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    Ever since I was a child,

    I never really took very good care of myself. Physical appearance - my own or that of others - never phased me. I never quite saw the point of it all. Who gives a ****, right? I used to laugh at other women for going through so much effort just to look good. Spending needless...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F Sep 11, 2014

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    I Can Do It!!

    I have finally decided to start weight watchers again. I was so successful last time. losing 42 lbs. But I just got tired of the same thing everyday and started to get into my old habits. But I already know I am capable of doing it. Its just the starting that is hard.
    allyKat allyKat 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 2, 2007

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    Cookme

    I really want to be a good, motivated cook so I can get my body the foods it needs to grow and keep me from being sick. I know I need to plan more, it's just a lot of effort. I think it'll be worth it though...
    Mekk Mekk 18-21, M Oct 11, 2007

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    Seriously I Do

     i really want to work on my Goals  because i want to feel really good about myself and this time for me welli do plan on showing off to Jake ...  but thats just to rub it in his face ...  i plan on having professional pictures taken to when all is said and...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jun 6, 2007

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    Taking Better Care of Me.

    I stopped taking care of myself when the pain got to be so bad I couldnt stand it. then depression started.  I spent yrs not taking care of me.  Now its time to take care of me.  I started walking, I started to eat the right foods. I am trying to do much better, I...
    SouthernGirl08 SouthernGirl08 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 27, 2007

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    I Need To.

    Yesterday, all I ate was a banana and a hot pocket. So far today, I have eaten nothing and I haven't drank anything. I'm dehydrated and hungry, but now I'm getting dizzy and nauseous so I will just lay down some more. I don't drink enough liquids in general. I have...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    Feeling Beautiful Again!

    After a few years of trauma and grief I emerge a bit worse for the wear. Now is the time to start taking care of myself again. I was taught that wanting to look better is vanity, but in the Bible Esther spent a year fixing herself up for the King. She used lotions and creams and...
    TolstoiFan TolstoiFan 41-45, F Jan 2, 2012

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    Eating Better W/no Time For It

    I buy lean pockets and those Lean Quisine paninis (chicken club rocks) for no time at all lunches.  And for quick dinners I buy those Butoni chicken tortolinis and the Lite alfredo sauce.  Dinner is ready in like 15 minutes.  I also make ground beef on the weekend...
    tech327 tech327 36-40, F Feb 20, 2008

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    My Pleasure To Meet All Of Members Here=)

    Hi there, my name is Billy McCord and I’m a newbie here. I've found this forum site is great and I’m looking forward to have a good sharing of discussion and insights with all of you here. Just like the majority of you here, I always want to take better of myself and that's...
    billymcord123 billymcord123 31-35, M Apr 13, 2012

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    Ok i do exercise, especially recently. But i eat poorly, so nothing ever really happens. My options are sadly limited. I go college so the food they serve is all i can have,save whaat my mum gets for me an that is normally chocolate. God help me when I go to Uni. I'm going to be...
    CleoShilu CleoShilu 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2008

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    I Want To Be A Girly Girl

    When I was younger girl, I was the one who put on the makeup and polish my nails. Now I' am 25, single and lazy. When going out with friends to an event I' am not motivated to look my best. Part of me know I don't care to take the time because I' am single. Don't get me wrong I...
    truthfulness truthfulness 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 19, 2012

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    If Only I Would...(top 10 Things I Do That Harm My Life)

    It's weird to think about how much of a health freak I was last year and now look at me now. I use to eat breakfast alll the time cuz it's suppose to be the most important meal of the day and it is.  But lately I've been skipping it.  Top 10 things I do that could...
    London182 London182 16-17, F Sep 29, 2007

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    Motivation

    is something I totally lack. From July to September, I lost 20 pounds, and I felt and looked better than I had in 12 years. The past two months, I've put ten of those pounds back on, and I can't seem to get myself back into the routine I was in before. It sucks when you can't...
    sweetpea0614 sweetpea0614 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2007

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    You Can Take Care Change Your Live Completly I Did

      I change my life completely when I learn that the only way I was going to change my bad habits was by really believing in myself. I start it by changing from the inside to the outside. I feel great and I look like I did 10 years ago, and this are the words of my VA Dr. who...
    change360 change360 41-45 Dec 28, 2010

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    I must say that a bit malnourished.

    I don't do my nails much, and I'm lazy and hate having to do this natural hair. I can go a day without washing or brushing. (I'm so freaking lazy). I wanna be a healthy person. I even have a healthy food board on Pinterest. I wanna go running and biking. Even taking walks around...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F Aug 20, 2014

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    Strategery #2

    he he, I'm making a plan to make lunch a better meal for me and the hubby.  We generally end up puttering around until it is too late to cook something "real" and end up with junk food everyday for lunch instead of anything even imitating nutrition. ...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    Live In The Now

    Many times it has been so that we worry about the future and the past.Many a times we analyze our actions how it should have been and how it is/was.We wish it was all better and we think that same thing would not happen in the future.This i feel happens mostly we feel guilty of...
    lovelyme03 lovelyme03 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    So, I have a lot of issues I need to take care of. I need to drink more water and milk. Instead, I'm drinking soda 98% of the time. I probably eat more junk food than regular food...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 13

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    I have been battling anorexia for 3 and a half years and recently hit in the "healthy" range. recently my tendencies of not eating, regretting eating, or contemplating if it's...
    alax20 alax20 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    Nothing of water, just a monster or red bull to wake up, one meal at day, Maybe two. Caught by the rain, not once, 3 times this week. I Get burned with acid the other day, it was...
    Mysorrow Mysorrow 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    so i met this guy online..(facebook) aaannd i think he likes me and i kinda like him too.. but idk what to do because i just met him online. we only met in person once.. i really...
    meganpox meganpox 22-25, F 5 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Lol, you really do become more wise with age. Years and years ive hung infront of the computer. layed on the same side almost forever in the sofa. Etc. And alot of it is really...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Mar 19

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    Right now I just want someone to care enough to notice me. I want someone to notice when I'm not around and how I feel. I want someone show me that they care, that I matter to them...
    DreamingOfSparrows DreamingOfSparrows 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    Maybe the reason I'm afraid to tell you things, is because I'm afraid you won't care. When you found out I cut myself, you said you'd take away my knife. You said it'd be ok. That...
    21cookielover21 21cookielover21 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    One good trait, and one bad trait of mine Good: I can go to great lengths for the ones I love and care about. Bad: I can go to great lengths for the ones I love and care about.
    aDesperado aDesperado 18-21, M Mar 5

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    My boyfriend doesn't understand why I hate myself. I'm 5 feet 3 inches and 212 pounds. Overweight, average looking without makeup. I just wanna be the perfect me but if I just...
    annajvbanana annajvbanana 16-17, F Mar 18

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    On a street corner is where there is the 1 that meets himself as he pas by the rock of sadness that is the lonely place to sit and cray about that hart that's not the 1 how beat...
    harnnes harnnes 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 7

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    I send them to friends and post them on EP.
    Str8MaleCD Str8MaleCD 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    Take better care in watching your blood sugars. Also, stop pretending to be straight, not only does no one believe you, you're wasting your time and not being as happy as you could...
    fireraven23 fireraven23 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 1

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    My dad was born epileptic, and has had seizures since child hood. Growing up I saw him suffer seizures, and had to learn to take care of him when he went of conscious. He remarried...
    collegestudent83 collegestudent83 22-25, M Mar 8

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    I'm so severely depressed. I don't want to live anymore. No one will ever see me as I see myself - a man... so what's the point? My dysphoria is constantly tearing me apart.. I...
    virtualricki virtualricki 16-17, T 4 Responses Mar 15

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    Today. I left my house and said I was going to the book store, instead I drove to the top of a parking garage and climbed up onto the wall and almost jumped. I then realized that I...
    bbrynnaa bbrynnaa 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I battled depression. And I got over it by myself. No doctors, no friends, no parents. Diagnosed in 2013 knowing I had been suffering it for years, and today... in 2015 I can...
    nataliafacheux nataliafacheux 18-21, F Mar 5

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    I wanna begin by stating that I have respect for my parents. Mainly for my mom not so much for my dad but in a way I do. I was wrongly treated by my dad. And my mom I love her she...
    Sayybriana Sayybriana 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I want to better myself but then I look at myself and say...where so I start?
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 10

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