Welcome Pat. I'm Alicia. I have also been dealing with anxiety most of my life and it seems to get worse due to some experience I have had. I go to talk therapy once a month and am learning to live a new life due to the life changing events that have occurred in my life over the past year. I went from being totally independent to totally dependent in a matter of 6 months due to a massive Lupus flare. After diagnosis in November, I have slowly gained more independence but I have had to learn to give more control of everyday things over to my husband and parents. I can no longer work outside the home, at least for now (I'm still hoping that will change, but have my doubts.)
My weight battle began in high school and still plagues me. During my illness flare, I lost 80 pounds and have successfully kept off 70 of them. However, I am taking prednisone and that makes the process of keeping off the weight even harder.
I hope you find peace within you heart and a lot of SparkPeople to help you on your journey. If you need anything feel free to contact me. I check my computer throughout the day, so am here if you need anything.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain.
| current weight: 185.4