So recently been suggested a book by a friend called Felling Good: The New Mood Therapy (http://www.amazon.com/Feeling-Good-The-Mood-Therapy/dp/0380810336 ). So far it's a great book and I think if anyone feels depressed they should really check out this book.

So the story behind it. Was talking to my friend saying I had been depressed off and on lately, and if you've read my LJ for a while you can understand (although haven't posted much lately... sorry). So he suggested that I check the book out and told me that there's a lot of writing involved. Well I wanted something and have been tired of doing nothing lately, letting my dreams fall by the way side while I sit on my butt, surf the web and watch TV. So once I got the book I took the little depression test in the front... and really was amazed at how badly I scored myself. I didn't really think I was that depressed and after reading through the book some figured I'm not as bad as some of the people he describes.

But either way just reading the book is making me feel better about myself. I'm realizing that my emotions are the number one cause of my depression and I am in control of my emotions. And also learning that I have to use reasoning with my emotions. I finally did one of the exercises today and it almost took my breath away at how much I wrote and that I wanted to continue. I mean when I pulled myself away from the paper I felt... I dunno exactly it was like I had finally gotten it off my chest and feel that I can actually do something now. I'm sure this is just a first step and need to work on other parts of the writing parts but I really want to do more to get out of my funk and if this is my first step in doing so then great :3

On another similar grain, I have been working on loosing weight by using a calorie counter program called LoseIt! (www.loseit.com ). It's a great site although thinking there are probably more comprehensive ones out there but generally it makes counting calories easy. I've lost about five pounds using is so far and the more I use it the more I see a downward trend. My goal is to get to 185 by December and hopefully I will get there. In truth just loosing any bit of weight is making me happy.

Anyway that's basically why I am feeling good right now.
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