I Want to Take Better Care of Myself

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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

    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

    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
    Dec 28, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I want to take care of myself,

    as in I would like to take care of my hair and my face because I think the lack of sleep and rest etc.. make me look tired for most of the time and has ruined my hair too. I also would like to work out because I feel I am gaining a small belly which isn't nice, specially when...
    MissGaga MissGaga
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 15, 2015


    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


    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

    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

    My grandmother always said

    that my room reflects my state of mind. So, if your room is a mess then your life is too. I am not saying I am a hoarder but I do have a lot of stuff that are constant triggers/reminders that I either need to throw away or correctly store them. I think I am ready to do that and...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 9, 2015

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    Sep 27, 2011

    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

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

    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
    22-25, F
    Sep 29, 2007

    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...
    Prettylildyke Prettylildyke
    16-17, F
    Aug 20, 2014


    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

    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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