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    Okay, so I know this week hasn't been productive and I've started falling off the primal wagon yet again.

    Work is almost non-motivating as the culture that is fed from my boss and the boss's boss...is somewhat nothing but fear oriented. I enjoy the people I support and from a CW perspective believe in the company. I saw CW because it's a very large healthcare company so you know it's messages are typically low-fat blah, blah, blah........ She is even questioning whether I like this diet and thinks it works. WTF? How can one say that when I got off blood pressure meds and nexium? Yes, I haven't seen the big numbers and I've been doing this since late dec 2010, but just not what I wanted or needed to hear.

    And.....Why the hell do I care what anyone thinks? Granted I know I haven't hardly done squat at work this week and I don't want to get to where I was when my dog passed away last Thanksgiving. But I know when I eat better I typically feel fantastic. Ugh, I just needed to vent to those who likely understand....
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    Oh, I should mention I've tried antidepressants in the past for pain reasons from endometriosis and IBS. One med actually gave me chest pains and the other made me so damn tired I couldn't hardly move in the mornings.
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    Sugar is a damn drug. It's a sick and evil cycle that I must break permanently. GROKETTE ON!

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    • #3
      Either I'm reading wrong or you didn't state why your co-worker thinks you need anti depressants. Everyone that hates their job should be on meds then? good to know..
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      • #4
        yeah, well I think the combination of me not doing squat this week, knowing I battle some issues with using food for comfort, stress here at work and home... Yes, she knows I see a shrink but because I hate my job and am lacking motivation therefore equals needing meds. She must've forgotten the day where it "blew up" and I wasn't going to come into work... I was bawling in the shower. That hasn't happened since...and I was severely having issues re: the loss of my dog, my best friend and daughter... Yes, I view the dog as family so if you don't understand that then one may not understand why that period of depression was so bad.
        sigpic My goal pic...

        Sugar is a damn drug. It's a sick and evil cycle that I must break permanently. GROKETTE ON!

        http://www.etsy.com/shop/JLDesignStudio (My personal designs & creations of quality handcrafted jewelry. Items for grokettes AND groks of all ages.)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jenh View Post
          yeah, well I think the combination of me not doing squat this week, knowing I battle some issues with using food for comfort, stress here at work and home... Yes, she knows I see a shrink but because I hate my job and am lacking motivation therefore equals needing meds. She must've forgotten the day where it "blew up" and I wasn't going to come into work... I was bawling in the shower. That hasn't happened since...and I was severely having issues re: the loss of my dog, my best friend and daughter... Yes, I view the dog as family so if you don't understand that then one may not understand why that period of depression was so bad.
          Pets are family I'm totally with that. I don't even live with my gf's dog but I love him. It seems as though you've been through some really rough times, but it seems your coworker isn't exactly being supportive.
          I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by iniQuity View Post
            Pets are family I'm totally with that. I don't even live with my gf's dog but I love him. It seems as though you've been through some really rough times, but it seems your coworker isn't exactly being supportive.
            Thanks for your support... Yes, I loved my dog immensely and am happy I have a new one...hence my avatar... I think she was *trying* to be supportive, just may have come out wrong perhaps but I was still in UGH status. Since I got past that things are typically much better...
            sigpic My goal pic...

            Sugar is a damn drug. It's a sick and evil cycle that I must break permanently. GROKETTE ON!

            http://www.etsy.com/shop/JLDesignStudio (My personal designs & creations of quality handcrafted jewelry. Items for grokettes AND groks of all ages.)

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            • #7
              Ignore the coworker. It's your life. Let yourself grieve.
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              • #8
                Everyone has bad weeks. Everyone. No really. EVERYONE. Just relax and take care of yourself and things will bounce back. I used to get upset at myself for times when i kind of down or distracted or unmotivated and wasnt really productive at work. But these things happen. Luckily, during my better weeks I get a lot MORE done than usual because being primal means I have better energy and focus.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Nion View Post
                  Ignore the coworker. It's your life. Let yourself grieve.
                  +1. If I had a dollar for everyone I know who went on serious psychiatric meds because they were grieving, I'd have, well, like, 8 dollars...but still. My point is that grieving and sadness and depression are a normal part of human life. In some cultures they are even considered healthy and sacred (until our drug companies get there, anyway, to pathologize being a person).

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Corvidae View Post
                    Everyone has bad weeks. Everyone. No really. EVERYONE. Just relax and take care of yourself and things will bounce back. I used to get upset at myself for times when i kind of down or distracted or unmotivated and wasnt really productive at work. But these things happen. Luckily, during my better weeks I get a lot MORE done than usual because being primal means I have better energy and focus.
                    Thanks. I really like this... Yes I am more productive all around when I feel better...and maybe part of this is still grieving since it's been under a year that I lost my dog... But your signature is great too. My new dog, I couldn't get to open her mouth for meds due to an infection - I wrapped it BACON! And boy she never looked back! I don't think she even hardly chewed. What critter/animal doesn't love bacon? Hehehehe
                    sigpic My goal pic...

                    Sugar is a damn drug. It's a sick and evil cycle that I must break permanently. GROKETTE ON!

                    http://www.etsy.com/shop/JLDesignStudio (My personal designs & creations of quality handcrafted jewelry. Items for grokettes AND groks of all ages.)

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                    • #11
                      I always figure they pay me to work because it sucks but when the world is in such turmoil you feel like there are no options, that you're trapped, and the usual crap you have to put up with takes on another dimension. Beyond watching my retirement funds evaporate like a spring puddle there are layoff rumors around so even my "at least I have a job" outlook is undermined.

                      As for your coworker I think you are over sharing, regardless of the fact that his/her comment is beyond inappropriate. If I had to guess though I would say it's motivated by a bit of jealousy. Someone at work once said (not to me) "I have friends and I have co workers and you are not my friend." Score one for honesty.
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                      • #12
                        2nd on the over share. I think the emotions you are going through are natural. I'm just generally not in the habit of sharing my feelings with coworkers.

                        I do have to tell them some things. My father was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer a few weeks after I came to work here. I told my boss when we were a few months out from when I knew I would have to take FMLA. This was over a year later. At that point I was already living at his house part time and splitting his care with my sister. It was horrible and traumatic but I did better keeping my shit together at work if I wasn't fielding questions from well-intentioned coworkers. I needed to compartmentalize to be able to get through both work and my father's care. I also had times I needed to decompress and let it out, but I did that at home with my husband, family and friends. If I had done it at work, I'm sure people would've understood but then it becomes part of their conception of me. That's more intimacy than I want in my work relationships.

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                        • #13
                          When I get depressed I like to watch this video...

                          Don't Stop, Don't Give Up! - YouTube

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                          • #14
                            So you have been a slacker this week because, well, its easy to do when working for a big corp. So you have been beating yourself up over it. Probably not the first time and won't be the last. A co-worker's comments only serve to reinforce the negative thoughts. Talk back to the negativity, ignore the co-worker, and get a little work done. This too shall pass.
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                            • #15
                              Your co-worker is not a friend. Try not to share friend-things with people at work. Plus, it sounds as though you work in a pretty toxic environment. You may also want to (very quietly) start looking around for a better work place. You may not find one for quite awhile, but as you are looking, you may want to consider the people you work with as equally important as salary and benefits.

                              Good luck and give your pup a hug from my three! Couldn't live without em.
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