Sounds like you are making huge progress with your health and weightloss. Congratulations on your success!
I'm glad you found our team. There is alot of great support. I hope you will make yourself comfortable and find what you need. I have some issues regarding social axniety too. Mostly I have problems in large groups or meeting new people.
I look forward to knowing you better!
Cynthia~~~ A follower of Jesus Christ!!
Proverbs 3;5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I'm new to this team. I've been part of SparkPeople since October 2008. I had already lost about 20 lbs when I joined. Since then I've lost more for a total of 57 lbs to date. My biggest anxiety is having to socialize and deal with people. I often have a difficult time socializing online with others.
I've suffered from depression for many years... on & off since I was a teenager. Winter is always my very worst time of year. It can get to the point where I have a hard time just functioning at all. I started trying to change my life a couple of years ago when I realized that the depression that had literally taken every thing from me that I loved for so many years (my marriage, my home, my job, later the love of my life, another job and another home) was never going to get better if I didn't change things myself. I lost all hope in the medical industry and realized that if I didn't 'fix me' than no one else would! I started doing my own version of research and educating my self, then I quit my medications and processed foods (as much as possible). I knew that one of the most important things to do for myself was to loose all the weight that the meds had put on me over the years and make my body & brain healthy. So here I am... plugging along... trying to change my life, my weight, and my mind. I tell people all the time when they ask "so how you loosing the weight? What diet are you on?" that "I'm not on a diet. I changed my life and my body is responding to the changes". I've never felt healthier!
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