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Monday, March 21, 2011

Ok, I admit I haven't been much into "Sparking" lately and I haven't written a blog in awhile. But I could use some help.
My emotions and my weight have always gone hand in hand. I'm one of those people whose appetite fluxuates with my mood. I am actually not hungry when I am depressed. And I have been depressed a lot lately. Plus, I have had health issues recently (with my teeth) that have just made me not feel like eating. Yes, I know that's not healthy. For awhile, I was happy with the results at the scale, but now...uh-oh, the scale's getting dangerously low. Any suggestions? (Please just post suggestions, not criticism. I am depressed enough). emoticon

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JRZG8R 3/27/2011 6:52PM

    just saw this post I hope you are doing better now.

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BRAINREFILL 3/23/2011 9:46AM


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BRAINREFILL 3/22/2011 10:21AM

    mix it up, change it up, do something different. gotta snap the monkey brain in the teeth - sorry about the pun. Tony Roberts tapes can train to how to do this - maybe the cd's are at the library? There's also an emotional eaters spark team to preuse too. Just whistle and make yourself smile and laugh. I know it's hard. I find it difficult too. just: emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 3/22/2011 12:20AM

    Hugs, we are here for you.

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COLD_GOLD 3/21/2011 10:20PM

    oh! I have suffered from really really horrible depression and it can be so hard just to do the most basic things. I started buying myself pre-made meals from a little place near my house so that I would get at least something balanced. It was a little pricey, but I really couldn't handle dishes and prep and I needed to eat something other than cereal.

Can you take a multi-vitamin? It will get a little bit of something... I know that my cousin sometimes takes an ensure meal replacement drink once a day when he is really sick, just so that he can get some nutrition in him.

I'm really sorry that you are suffering. I have been there too. Have compassion for yourself.

Also, I kept my doctor informed of my problems with eating and kept checking that my weight was okay (I gained a lot)... it helped reassure me that while I was out of the "healthy" range according to the scales, that the doctor thought it was fine and I could ease up on myself and just focus on fixing my depression.

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 3/21/2011 12:06PM

    All I have to offer you is hugs:
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HEATHER9360 3/21/2011 11:56AM

    I am sorry you're feeling depressed! I think that is the biggest issue here. What is causing your pain? Can you see a therapist or psychiatrist, or are you already? Do you need medication, or is your current medication not working? Do you need to talk about something...Sparkmail me anytime.

As far as your diet, can you supplement with protein shakes or smoothies? Does anything sound good to you at all?

One thing I know will happen to me if I am deprived of nutrients--I will get sick a lot. That is motivation for me to eat well.

I feel for you and hope you get some relief. I understand the devastating effects of depression. Remember this: it is not your fault. I am here if you ever need to talk.

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