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JIBBIE49 Posts: 72,013
4/3/13 1:15 A

I "fought" depression by going to my doctor and getting Prozac when I was 45 & started peri-menopause and I took it for 14 yrs and it just made me feel like I wasn't down in a hole that I couldn't get up out of. I suggest talking to your doctor about medicine for depression as it is a chemical problem. I also took Hormone Replacement therapy after my hysterectomy at 48 and that made me feel "normal" rather than "bad." Never had a hot-flash or sweat issue ever. My poor mother had those something awful back in the 50s when she had no medicine for it.

INDYGIRL has released over 250# and has blogs on here and she's about 210# now and she has a Team. She was disabled from back issues & gained up to about 460#. She has information on exercise for the disabled. PAUL EUGENE on YouTube has chair exercises and there are others on YouTube with such exercises.

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3/31/13 8:41 P

Thank you. I will try these out.

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3/31/13 5:04 P

To my chagrin, I haven't been excercising, but when I do, for about the last year or so I exercise from my bed. I start of lying down and to crunches, leg lifts, and a couple other leg excercises. Then As I,sit on the side of ny bed I do a "walk away the lbs" dvd. Everything they I can do, modifying if need be. It works for me and doesn't put extra stress on my arthritic hip joints and mt diabetic neurapathy. Worth a try!

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3/28/13 5:22 P

I am disabled due to multiple back surgery's and strokes. For the last 6 years I have allowed myself to become 100 pounds overweight. I justified it by blaming my inability to be as physically and mentally active as I was before my disability's. I also suffer from depression which tends to cause sufferers to not have the will to exercise and diet. However, I am also a Christian minister and have been motivated through faith to get myself in shape to do the work our Lord has asked of me.
I may not be able to due strenuous exercise yet, but with God's help and encouragement, I will increase my exercise regime as I lose the weight that hinders me. In the mean time, I walk, and do light exercises and stay on the tracker and spark recipes daily.
For those of you who are in the same boat, I welcome suggestions or questions on the best way to fight depression and move on to a better way of life.

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