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Hello and welcome. I know how hard weekends can be. I finally started keeping a schedule all week long and that helped a lot - get up at about the same time, fit in exercise, etc. Take one day at a time and set small goals. You can do it.

God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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I'm a complete newbie to message boards but i really need some help with sticking to my diet and exercise plan. I lost 25 pounds a couple of years ago and then in the last year and a half put on 50 - I ended up being 191 lbs and only 5'3. very long story but i suffer from depression and had a really bad year when my husband lost his job, I fell off my horse and seriously injured myself for the second time and then had to sell the horse. i increased my dose of celexa to 40 mgs a day which really added the weight not to mention changing jobs that required me to entertain and eat out a lot and work long hours. I've never had a weight issue before and kind of lived in denial for the longest time until my girlfriend got married and I was the matron of honour in a size 18 dress next to my other friends in their size 6 and size 8 dresses. I was so embarrassed when I saw the wedding pictures cause I was so fat I had a double chin. Then at my regular check up my liver function came back as compromised which really made me realize how unhealthy I had become. So here I am trying to eat healthy exercise regularly get proper sleep and manage my depression and anxiety. I've lost 20 lbs so far but now have plateaued and can't seem to get the scale to move. I average 3 to 4 workouts a week and try to keep my calories at no more than 1300 a day but it is very hard and once Friday comes all I want to do is crash on the couch with a bottle of wine and some nachoes. I lose 2 or 3 pounds during the week and then put it back on over the weekend. I feel so discouraged and disappointed in myself so I promise that I will be good and I am all week but then the weekend comes around again and I'm tired and fed up after a hard week at work and all I want to do is drink and eat my way through the weekend! It's driving me crazy! So i'm hoping to get some help and support to get me through the weekends.

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