Day 2: Depression and Trying to Get Back on Track
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
A little blurp about my problems with depression and how I might be able to relieve some of the "dark cloud" feelings.
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I applaude your thoughtfulness, you sound like you are seeking change. But, your idea of "faking enthusiasm" will only get you fake relief.
Having chronic depression all my life I can assure you that you must seek the attention of a doctor and get on some medication. I wish I had someone tell me that years ago. I have a lot of wasted years full of denial.
Recently my Dr. started me on Cymbalta, its really helping with the depression and a side effect is decreased appetite. It has helped me get a real enthusiasm towards taking better care of myself, first and foremost to shed pounds.
My starting weight was 350, I'm down to 326. Don't wait as long as me. Please seek help.
1601 days ago
Depression sucks, and I can completely empathize with how you are feeling. From your video it looks like you might be living with some major depression, and the best thing that you can do for yourself is to get yourself onto the right medication for you. Some antidepressants are not associated with weight gain, and especially if you have comforted yourself with food (like me) and may actually help you on your weight loss journey...not least of which because you actually have the energy to do the things that you need to do to lose weight.
We are here for you. And even though it does not seem like it, it does get better.
1602 days ago
1604 days ago
From one that has suffered from depression for years, I know that there is help! Have you seen your doctor? Are you on Medication? There are so many ways to help break the cycle of depressiojn. Live is beautiful and so are you! Find the path that will end the suffering that you feel. We are here for you to confide in and help you to see that you are such a wonderful person to have as a friend. Let Spark be the beginning of your happiness, and take baby steps to ensure that you see the wonder of all that life has to offer.
1605 days ago
Your video is painfully raw and honest.
You don't believe you deserve to celebrate because of your size.
You are a child of God.
He loves you unconditionally.
Go celebrate the gifts he has given you.
Don't give into the depression.
1605 days ago
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