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7/23/12 5:22 P

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Welcome!!! i am so glad your here..! I Know its hard.. i have been there too.. been depressed.. thought i couldnt do it.. but i dont try to think too much i just plan ahead.. and try to keep moving and doing more.. more walking.. faster.. making it a challenge.. Just know your not alone and we are here for you!!

loving myself as i am beautiful inside and out!!! Think positive .. you can do it!!!..... i do care.��Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.� � Don't give up we all can do this!!
Lost 110 pounds so far! i am loving it!
I am now exercising 50 mins a day working up to 60 ! Keeping active is so important!

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7/23/12 11:21 A

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emoticon to SP & the Spark California team, Mike! emoticon

I'm seconding LindaLovesToHike's suggestions--don't forget mental health is part of overall health.

You are worth it!

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7/23/12 9:03 A

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emoticon to the team and SparkPeople - you'll find the support you need here so keep coming back!

I've found that taking 'baby steps' is more effective than trying to make huge changes or changing everything at once so it sounds like you are on the right track. I've found that I need an hour a day of walking or similar exercise to fight off depression - also need to cut carbs drastically! Don't be afraid to talk with a doctor about antidepressants IF it's not under control with good nutrition and exercise because it can undermine everything, IMO. Good luck with your journey and please keep us posted on how you are doing!

Lynda in Orange County, So Calif


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7/23/12 1:24 A

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I am a 25 year old student that is completing his goals of becoming an Astrophysicist. I am currently at 264lbs and I am feeling the need and urgency of losing some of this weight. This is the heaviest I have ever been and I am becoming a recluse within myself. I am looking to lose weight so that I may be healthier and more confident. I am fighting extreme bouts of depression and self loathing. I am walking at least three miles a day and eating less, however, I am struggling with the depression! I am a very social person and am looking to start dating again but without feeling confidence in myself I feel that loneliness is going to be my overwhelming future! I am trying to lose up to 30lbs so that I might be a little more confident, more healthy, and more able to enjoy life.

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