Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
CINDY-K's Photo CINDY-K SparkPoints: (28,193)
Fitness Minutes: (27,868)
Posts: 5,886
1/4/12 3:49 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Exercise is a known help for depression so try to make it a priority.

Can you see another counselor or maybe a MSW life coach to help you with the food issues? If you have trouble finding someone email katie jay at nawls.org and ask if she knows of any in your area. If your psychiatrist is specialized you will want to find one who can properly treat a food addiction. Or maybe you can find a psychiatrist who can treat you correctly for alll of your needs including food issues.
Good luck and God Bless you,


cindy

Edited by: CINDY-K at: 1/4/2012 (22:53)
Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135


 current weight: 176.0 
 
228
206
184
162
140
LINDOKAS's Photo LINDOKAS Posts: 7,978
1/4/12 11:22 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
When you don't exercise regularly, your energy levels are always low. It's normal. You need to make a decision to do this for yourself and try to even start off slowly. I know that Zumba changed me life. There has never been anything that I truly enjoyed doing until now. Do you have any classes near you or can you get the dvd/game that's out? It's so amazing. Netflix also has fitness dvd's that they stream, so that's a less costly option.

Linda :-)


 current weight: 205.0 
 
375
325
275
225
175
KRAZYFURLADY's Photo KRAZYFURLADY Posts: 63
1/4/12 11:18 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Unfortunately my psychiatrist does not specialize in bariatrics. Matter of fact he recommends I take phentermine. Ummm, NO!! Last time I tried those my heart raced so bad thought it was gonna jump out of my chest. Journaling for me seems to do the opposite for me so I have been told not to journal. I am on meds that help a little bit in some areas. Exercise is definitely an area that I am having a hard time with. I know I need to and would feel better if I did. I am just so tired all the time, have no motivation and just never wind up doing anything. I desperately need a counselor but my insurance don't cover any close enough.

Being I can't work with a counselor I read every book I can and try to talk to people. What ever I can. Lately it has been so bad that I have been in hibernation for almost 9 months. Just seems like everything is crashing around me. I know I need to get my head out of the sand while I can but its almost like I don't know how while is malarky. I so hate this feeling. Guess I really know now that my depression was not caused by my weight but the other way around.

Charity

*10 lb goals*
*Need major reprogramming*


 current weight: 290.0 
 
344
295.5
247
198.5
150
CINDY-K's Photo CINDY-K SparkPoints: (28,193)
Fitness Minutes: (27,868)
Posts: 5,886
1/3/12 4:02 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I agree with the others that depression is serious and would advise that you seek a counselor for that. I am almost 16 months out and I am planning to start seeing a food addiction counselor as I realize that the food issues that made me obese are still there lurking at all times to sabotague me. One thing that helped was Connie Stapleton's PhD book Eat It Up! I really recommend you read it. It is written for gastric bypass patients but really applies to anyone with food addictions. It was reading that book the encouraged me to begin the process to find a counselor. Katie Jay MSW's book Weight Loss Surgery Stages of Transformation is a very short book with lots of good information.

What I was told to look for was a counselor who dealt with addictions or specialized in food addictions. I am addicted to food and it sounds like you are too. So if you can not find a food addictions counselor look for one who works on other kinds of addictions. I got recommendations from my dietician and the support group that I attend.

So please know that you are not alone. I gained 2 pounds from that nasty little food addiction demon lurking over my shoulder this holiday season. I am back on track. Exercise is restoring my sense of balance and peace. So I encourage you to get out and join an exercise class and be around people and exercise!

cindy

Cindy - A Co-Leader on Gastric Bypass Sparklers
Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
Start Wt: 228 5-21-10
Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
Goal Wt: 135


 current weight: 176.0 
 
228
206
184
162
140
LINDOKAS's Photo LINDOKAS Posts: 7,978
1/3/12 1:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Before I had surgery, I made it a point to start seeing a counselor regularly. It's not for everyone, but being accountable and discussing issues with someone who is completely on your side really helps. If your depression really is severe, perhaps you can look into different medications? All I know is, this needs to be nipped in the bud before all of your sacrifice and hard work go out the window. Do you exercise much? The physical activity really does release endorphins in your body and makes you feel good about yourself as you see yourself getting stronger/leaner. I started doing Zumba at about 350lbs and could barely get through some songs and now I'm planning on becoming an instructor! You CAN do this...

Linda :-)


 current weight: 205.0 
 
375
325
275
225
175
DEVIDIVA's Photo DEVIDIVA Posts: 84
1/3/12 11:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
FATNCRABBY~ I so feel for you. I think you are bang on with everything you said in your post. I also think your first step is reaching out so bravely and honestly like you did in your post. Depression is common with people who have had WLS. That is a fact. I really think you should see a psychiatrist who specializes in barriatrics and WLS. Even if only a few times to get a handle on what is happening for you. Do you journal? A journal focusing on the feeling surrounding what and when you eat can be helpful.

we are here for you!

"If you fail to plan you plan to fail" ~ Bill Phillips


 Pounds lost: 126.0 
 
0
45
90
135
180
KRAZYFURLADY's Photo KRAZYFURLADY Posts: 63
1/3/12 5:03 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am 14 months out and have lost 100lbs and still need to lose 80 but I am letting my depression ruin everything. The worst part is I KNOW better!! I am able to eat more than I should , I eat too often and I eat the wrong things. I have gained 10 lbs and I feel horrible which makes the depression even worse. I know the surgery is only a tool. I wish I was able to work on the WHY I do what I do. :(

Charity

*10 lb goals*
*Need major reprogramming*


 current weight: 290.0 
 
344
295.5
247
198.5
150
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Gastric Bypass Sparklers General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Night shifters 1/17/2014 8:33:36 PM
gained??? 5/1/2014 4:19:27 PM
Real Dumb Question 11/27/2013 3:49:08 PM
Questions 7/10/2014 8:41:01 PM
Starting again 12/19/2013 5:22:12 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x686x45787702

Review our Community Guidelines




x Lose 10 Pounds by February 8! Get a FREE Personalized Plan