Here I Go AGAIN!!!!!!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

It's been almost 2 years since I started this journey and after losing 40 lbs. with a lot of hard work I fell off the wagon big time! 16 months later I've gained 50 lbs back and my depression has been so bad meds. don't even work anymore! So I decided no one else could do anything about it and I best be doing some major soul searching and quit feeling sorry for myself. I have to get healthy again. I am so tired of changing meds for this depression and nothing working so I decided the only way to go is eating right, exercising, and get my heart right with God again. It's been 4 days now and instead of going on another depression med I thought I'd start walking at least 30 minutes a day, get rid of the sugar , eat less and pray like mad! It's working!!!! I am starting to feel better and my anxiety is way down! Thank you Lord for giving me strength. I met a new neighbor who just lost 85 ilbs. in 8 months and got totally pumped. Thanks Marta for giving me the motivation to get going again! So here I go again and this time I will take one day at a time and try not to get overwhelmed with the "BIG" picture. I am so glad to be back and hope to meet some friends to help each other stay motivated.
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    emoticon back!! Walking to help curb your depression is a great idea!! Exercise is such good medicine for depression. There are depression medications out there that do not cause weight gain. I know that Wellbutrin is one of them, because I've taken it for years. Perhaps you can talk to your doctor and ask him/her to research an antidepressant that doesn't have the negative side effect of weight gain for you to try. Don't despair there is a medication that will work for you, although it may be taking a long time to find. I can relate to that!!! Getting outside will help your SAD systems too, so walking is a good for that too. The light even on cloudy days will help. Joining the Biploar Mania team will help you to cope too. It's a great team with a great leader and it's very positive in nature. I wish you great success with your goals!! Take care and God bless, Deb
    1753 days ago
    emoticon Geri! Use that motivation from Marta to get you going again. Great job on your walking! I feel so much better when I get outside for a little while every day.
    Stay STRONG!
    1755 days ago
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