Depression and Food
Friday, November 20, 2009
I'm not new here, but might as well be, because it's been such a long time since I've participated in SP. I haven't done anything to promote losing weight, if anything I've done the extreme opposite. I don't know what my problem is! I do suffer from clinical major depression which I have had since I was a little kid. I am now almost 52 and still battle this hideous disease. I am not depressed due to some life event (even though I've had my share). I'm just DEPRESSED! It affects every area of my life, but especially eating. I find eating so comforting. It is all I look forward to. It is terrible when you live to eat!!! I have been on many medications and most recently started prozac about a month ago, which aside from other side affects also promotes weight gain. I am packing on the pounds and don't want to be this way! I wish I could find solace from something other than food!!!
I'm sorry for the rambling. I guess I just needed to vent. Depression sucks and really affects my food addiction. Everything I have to do is a push and struggle. Does anyone else feel as I do??? How can I beat this demon? Thanks for reading.