Help, I am so depressed

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

I am so depressed this morning. I am doing the right things, NOW. But with all the wrong that I have done in the past 6 months, since quitting smoking (or if that caused it, doesn't matter, since I am in this shape now). Anywhooo, I don't know what to do with the feelings I am having. I am just now getting back on track with things. I knew I was unhappy with how I looked and have been wearing alot of sweats to ignore myself. However, I put on jeans and a tshirt today, and I look like sausage poured into sausage casing. Feeling really gross about myself, and I don't know what to do with the feelings. Just gonna cry for a while. Won't give up on the working out; but I sure hope I see a difference in the near future (no I am not looking to lose it all in a week; but a couple of pounds would help).
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  • no profile photo VICKI-BISHOP56
    Sorry to hear you're feeling so down on yourself. It'll get better. Try cutting back on your sodium. You'll see a big change quickly that way. Try to stay under 1800 grams a day. emoticon
    2522 days ago
  • CROWLEY123
    All of these are great ideas, and they will help a lot if you are just down in the dumps a little due to stress, or anxiety of your current weight. But if you are truly depressed, you need to seek professional help - depression does not go away by itself.
    Good Luck - take care - and get help if you need it.
    2522 days ago

    Don't spend too much time being depressed. I've been there and it will feed on itself if you don't fix it. Think of something you love to do and do it. Play happy music and sing along. Call a friend and talk it out. Go for a walk inside or outside. Walking is good for getting rid of stress.

    It is going to take time to get where you want to go --- if what you are doing isn't working change it up a bit.

    Surround yourself with happy people. Count your Blessings. Make small goals instead of big ones. You can do it. You are in control.

    Have a wonderful day. Smile, laugh and find some joy in your day.

    Blessings, Sammi
    2522 days ago
    1) Look through SparkPeople success stories for motivation. There are people out there who have been 300+ pounds and made their weight-loss dreams come true.

    2) Once you get motivation (from the success stories, or whatever), get to action IMMEDIATELY! Don't get stuck in the wishing phase! Go work-out!

    3) You'll be in a better mood after working out. Talk to yourself in your head. Encourage yourself. Tell yourself, "Things will change". "Don't give up." "I'm wasting time being down on myself."

    4) Have a healthy snack and tackle the rest of the day. :)
    2522 days ago
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