Saturday, April 18, 2009

solution to my dilemma

first, i would like to thank everyone who expressed concern and offered advice on my previous post about my zoloft dilemma. i have decided that it is time to concentrate on myself a little more right now and hopefully everyone will benefit. instead of going right back on the zoloft, i have decided to work harder at my diet and make a concerted effort to get to the gym regularly. my gym offers babysitting, which my kids think is lots of fun and it allows me to do something for myself, alone, for an hour each day. my hope is that by taking better care of myself, i will improve my own self image and how i value myself, which will in turn make me a happier person, which will then help me deal with my children and all of the other things that go on in a more positive way. if, however, i find that i am still snappy and grumpy towards the kids (after improving myself), it's back to zoloft.
thanks again for all the kind thoughts and good advice. i really do appreciate it!


  1. Great idea you have there :)

    I wish my gym had free babysitting. The gym I use basically has this room where you can leave kids in but as far as I can tell, there is no supervision. So that makes me nervous.

  2. Sounds like a plan! Exercise always helps me.

    If the kids really bother you, divide them up in separate rooms. Call it reading hour.

    I agree with whispering writer. Free babysitting rocks. I would be there for a 2 a day work out!!!

  3. Beth,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your blog and you have super cute kiddos:)
    I'll be thinking of you. Happy exercising!

  4. Hi again...

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  5. Found you through Hit 40 and was intrigued by your awesome name! Looks like you have a great outlook on life, too. Nice to meet you.

  6. Thanks for following me through "whoever". I love this post. This one and my 'shower' post could definitely go hand in hand.

    I do agree...try it without the meds. Kids are resilient. They forget the crabby stuff. At least I have programmed mine to. Love your blog.

  7. I took myself off prozac and have the same dilemma most days. I am choosing to stay off it. I don't like the thought of taking a pill everyday forever to keep my cool. Having so many kids in such a little amount of time really is tough!