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Some people lose a lot of weight during grief and depression

Monday, April 14, 2014

I'm not one of them. For the first two weeks after my son was killed in Nov. 2013, I had no interest in food and lost five pounds. Then my appetite returned. Now I can't stop eating. It's like I'm on some kind of self destructive path that I can't get off. I'm gaining weight like crazy. The grief I'm experiencing is unrelenting. Always there. Nothing can take it away. Junk food helps, for a short while. Then the guilt and depression set in again. Today after an eye-opening trip to my scales, I decided to do two things differently. The first was to get on the treadmill and walk for 30 minutes, this has already been accomplished as I write this blog entry. The second was to track my intake today, eating less. This is in progress. I can't make any promises about tomorrow. Just that I will do these things today.
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  • SOOZQ77
    thank you NellJones. I appreciate that.
    1464 days ago
    I am so sorry for your terrible loss.
    1464 days ago
  • SOOZQ77
    thank you Peg I really wasn't expecting any responses to my entry, mostly just writing it to try and help myself get through the day. It is very hard. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. emoticon
    1465 days ago
  • PEG2584
    I am so sorry for your loss! I can't even imagine!

    And yes, we all handle grief differently. I too am one of those that eat uncontrollably when I'm depressed or sad. But getting back into exercising and tracking your food will help you get a handle on that.

    emoticon PEACE emoticon
    1465 days ago
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