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Definitely down at times, turned into a hermit that hardly ever left my house except to go to work or to the grocery store - Around 5 or 6 years ago I was 145 - 155 lbs and felt pretty good but got my heart broken... a couple of times... took myself off the market and ate to comfort myself. I'm a pretty good cook, so I gained about 20 lbs a year until I got to the point that it started affecting my health. Thank goodness I found SparkPeople. :-)
Edited by: TERRIMMIX at: 5/18/2012 (11:28)
This is a battle and I AM a warrior!
I've never been diagnosed by a professional, but yes, I have definitely been depressed because of my weight. Before joining SP, I yoyo-ed for years - not by 5 or 10 pounds, but by 40-50 each time. When my weight was going up, I would feel like I was spiraling down a deep well, nothing to hold onto, out of control. But then I would hit bottom, find some footing, lose some weight and start feeling better again.
It's funny how this site has managed to change my whole outlook. I truly give the credit to SP and all the wonderful people here. I am happier than I have been in years. Not just because I have lost over 33 lbs, but because I am eating better and feel better in general. Now, instead of "hoping" that I can complete my journey and "hoping" that I can keep it off this time, I am confident about it. I can't imagine going back to that old me. I really didn't like her much!
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Full out depressed..dont think so, but yes, I've been some scale of it due to my weight or health. With added stress of current situations..its not been easy.
"Some people are like a slinky, not really good 4 anything, but you can't resist smiling when you shove them down the stairs"
Everything Happens 4 a reason, even though you may not see that reason immediately.
“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” ~Ann Landers http://www.beyondthewillows.
No, not about weight. About health, possibly. I have been down but I don't know that it could be truly called depression. I am more interested in being healthy than losing weight which is very difficult right now with school and not being able to actually exercise due to time constraints with a full time job.
I don't want to be a passenger in my own life. - Diane Ackerman
The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis. - Dante Alighieri
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. - Maya Angelou
It is forbidden to decry other sects; the true believer gives honour to whatever in them is worthy of honour. - Asoka
Question of the Week
5/14 through 5/20
Have you ever experience depression because of your weight/health issues
If You're tired or starting over stop giving up
Tema - Matteson IL
"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"