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Sunday, April 17, 2011

It has been a tough couple of weeks for me. A lot going on in my life. A lot of emotional things. I was even getting to where I was falling into a depression. I am no stranger to depression. I have suffered many bouts with it. Sometimes that hole getting so big, deep and black I thought I would never get out. There was even one time I remember my son was about 15 and my daughter was 7. I could not even get out of bed. I remember thinking to myself, my kids are old enough to fend for themselves. They do not need me to get out of bed. I would only get up late at night when they were in bed to eat. And you know it was not healthy stuff. I do not remember how long that lasted or how I managed to get out of that hole.

I have taken many antidepressants many times though out my life. But it has been at least 10 years since the last time I had to resort to them. And thanks to they great people here on SparkPeople I was able to avoid them this time. That is a great accomplishment.

I would like to take the time to thank all of those people for listening, really hearing what I was saying and responding with all the comments and advise. For being FAMILY and being there for me when I really needed it. I truly believe from the bottom of my heart this site is what kept me from having to resort to them again.

Weight loss is not only counting calories, exercising and watching the scale. It is about what goes on in our lives on a daily basis. Our tears, our fears, our heart aches, our joys our triumphs and sometimes even our skeletons. Without being able to have people to share these things with, we do not have any way to deal with these issues. Without being able to deal with these issues our lives turn into a downhill spiral. Thanks to the Great People here my downhill spiral was nipped in the bud.

Once again THANK YOU TO YOU ALL, my Spark Family.

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  • WHGRN60
    I've been in that black hole, and it is not fun. Glad you were able to find your way out.

    And you're right. SparkPeople is GREAT!
    3199 days ago
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