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7/29/08 10:49 P

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I was never actually depressed until last year. I went through a bad time and I developed anxiety as well. I no longer have serious panic attacks like I used to, but I still have that fear that I will someday have one. When taking Prozac I gained about 40 lbs in a small amount of time. I have been off of that for about 6 months and feeling pretty good.

The things I have done to help me cope with anxiety?

Well I almost was agoraphobic for a while. Wanting to be alone in the house all day never seeing anyone but my husband and son. When I decided to try and lose weight I made my house into a gym so I wouldn't have to leave. I got a treadmill, weight bench, DVDs for Cardio and more. Then I met some people from Spark in person and have been out a lot more meeting new people.

To relax I like long baths, relaxing in my hot tub, reading, and writing in a journal I keep by my bed (anxiety for me is usually worse by the nighttime)

^^ So there is my story and what I'm doing to improve my life...I want to be free of anxiety, but I'm not sure that will ever happen. I just need to control it better :)

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I THINK SO 2 EVE!

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Last year about this time, I went to my yearly exam and my doctor told me I was fit as a fiddle expect that my sugar level was a bit high. He encouraged me to lose weight. Last year I was 278 pounds, now I am 254! I think that I am off to a blessed and wonderful start! emoticon

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7/22/08 11:09 A

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i tried that shawn.... but when i walk away my anxiety...i walk to the corner store.... and i dont have to tell you what i get from there....lol....bad huh?

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7/22/08 10:34 A

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tenietsha i did read about that same thing. I find it easier now to walk away my anxiety than when i first started...

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7/20/08 3:47 P

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People with diabetes are more likely to be overweight and to have high blood pressure and high cholesterol. At least one out of every five overweight people has several metabolic problems at once, which can lead to serious complications like heart disease. "Cardiometabolic risk" means that if you have one of these problems, you are at higher risk for having the others.

You may have heard the term "metabolic syndrome" to describe cardiometabolic risk. The term has been used to describe cardiometabolic risk factors, primarily overweight, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. It's better to think of these factors simply as raising your cardiometabolic risk. There doesn't seem to be enough evidence to say that these factors represent a "syndrome," and scientists don't even agree on what the various components of the "syndrome" are. The important thing for you is to know whether you have any of these risk factors, and if so to take active steps to improve them.



Edited by: TENIETSHA at: 7/20/2008 (15:49)
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7/20/08 2:43 P

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HI TREASURE!
I also have type diabetes. i want to become healthier for my baby boy...i dont take any insulin but i do take pills. I dont want my son to have to grow up watching momy prick herself... so he's my motivation to get right!

do you have any children?

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7/20/08 2:33 P

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emoticon TREASURE.

I TOO SUFFER FROM DIABETES2. I ALSO HAVE A HEART MURMUR AND HIGH CHOLESTEROL. I DONT SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION, BUT I DO HAVE A STRONG CASE OF ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS.

LIKE JASMINE SAID WE HAVE TO PRETEND AS IF OUR LIVES ARE AT MAJOR STEAK. WE NEED TO FIRST MOTIVATE OURSELVES FROM THE INSIDE.... KEEP TELLING YOUR SELF THAT YOU ARE WORTHY, YOU CAN DO THIS... AND WHEN IN DOUT OR SUFFERING FROM EMOTIONAL ANGER AND WANT TO GRAB A SUGARY SNACK....WALK AND TALK YOUR SELF DOWN.


I LIST RESONS FOR THIS WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY AND POST THEM SEVERAL PLACED IN MY HOME , ESPECIALLY IN MY BATHROOM BECAUSE THATS WHERE I LOVE TO SNEAK AND EAT FOOD WHEN HUBBY IS ASLEEP...LOL

SO YES YOU DO HAVE A LOT IN COMMON WITH US HERE... SO LOOK FORWRD TO GREAT ENCOURAGEMNT AND EXCELLENT REWARDS!

CHRISHAWN

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7/20/08 2:18 P

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well TREASURE

my name is jasmine and i have type 2 diabetes as well. I find it easier to act as if im changing my lifestyle because the doctcor sais i had one year to live... i put this whole struggle to good health in the form of a cure.

When all is said and done i do really just wanna look appealing enough to myself that other peoples opinion wont matter. I am a victim just like you are... a victim of self loath and i too want to see my life reverse from that torturing family tradition... but i do also kno that we cant prevent the future..but we can change the direction our future leads.

we have so much in common... together we will live for ourselves...not as people see us but as wee see ourselves from the inside out....tenietsha @ this slimming club is a tremendous way to start. i havent even been here a month and already i have more energy and i lost 8 lbs... there is a benefit...we must reach out and grab it tresure.. think of it this way its like the last scoop of good banana pudding at the buffet table "and we will get first dibs".....lol

love ya gurl

glad you are here. emoticon

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WHITETREASURES Posts: 2
7/19/08 8:01 P

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Hello. I am new and feel like I fit into this group. I have had depression since 12 (am now 35). I watched my grandfather basically starve himself. Then my dad died of a heart attack while overweight and depressed. I have to find a way to break the cycle. I know all the right stuff to eat and have done it before while pregnant with my daughter due to having pregnancy diabetes. Now I have type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol and weight in at 275 lbs. Over the past two years I have had some very rough times involving my two children and my depression got out of control. I think that my doctor and I have finally figured out my medicine so I can function and be a real person. I just have to deal with the aftermath of eating to much. Help!!

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7/18/08 11:56 A

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i was wondering:

when it is impossible to eat before 7 or 8pm.... what the hell am i suppose to do. last night i got in at 1230am .... i felt as if i was cheating my diet by fixing food that late ....so i put it in the fridge and didnt eat a thing.... im not sure if i did the right thing or not.

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7/14/08 10:53 P

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nautica how's it going with you energy lavel altely?

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7/11/08 9:02 A

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DID YOU SPEAK TO YOUR PHYSICIAN ABOUT THIS MATTER NAUTICA?

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7/9/08 11:43 A

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YESTURDAY I RECEIVED A NEW MEDICATION FOR MY ANXIETY...IT MAKES ME FEEL SO YUCKY AFTER I TAKE I DONT WANT TO DO A THING BUT SIT. iTS NOT AS IF I GET SLEEPY OR ANYTHING I JUST FEEL LIKE I SHOULD CHILL OUT!!! I WONDER IF THEY PUT MARIJUANA IN THIS MESS!!! HELP I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO TO KEEP MY ENERGY LEVEL UP.

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7/6/08 12:39 P

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YOU KNOW SOMETHING ZEN? I TRY NOT TO SPOILED MY FAMILY'S FAVORITE FOODS AS WELL, BUT I ALSO TRY TO LOOK AT IT THIS WAY "WE ALL HAVE TO BE HEALTHY WHETHER OLD OR YOUNG, WE DONT WANT OUR CHILDREN TO GROW UP UNHEALTHY.... I FOUND THAT MANY PARENTS FEED THEIR CHILDREN LIKE THEY WERE FED WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG (LIKE ME) I DONT WANT THEM TO HAVE TO STRUGGLE WITH THEIR WEIGHT....SO I COOK GOOD WHOLESOME "HEALTHY FOODS" AND I MAKE THEM ADJUST ....JUST ADDINGA LITTLE MORE ADDITIVES TO THEIRS THAN MINES....I LET THEM INDULGE ON BREADS (PIZZA) AND OTHER THINGS ONCE A WEEK"....SO IF IT HELPS ANY TRY A LITTLE ADJUMENT, AND THEN BUY JUNK AND FATTY FOODS SELDOM..THIS WILL ALSO ASSIST YOU IN ACHIEVEING THAT " NO BINGE" GOAL."

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Yeah, I know the drill and yet I still don't comply with it. I have the bread because the kids eat sandwiches as does hubby for work lunches. I have the other stuff because it's just comfort to me right now. I need to replace it with something else but I haven't found what *that* replacement is yet that will satisfy what those nasty little foods do for me right now. My coping with stress has come a long way but I still have a long way to go. I think I will try buying more fruits and keeping them here for the current binge satisfying. At least it's not as evil as the other options.

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7/5/08 3:30 P

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yes..... take it out the house for good, or atleast until you get a grip on healthier eating. When I go grocery shopping I dont get any pork or late night munchies or any type or rolls or biscuits.... those are my favorites so i keep them as far away from me as the moon honey!!!!

Edited by: TENIETSHA at: 7/5/2008 (15:29)
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What a great idea. It's hard to binge on the bad stuff if you don't allow it around you.
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I don't know if this will help anyone, but I have been dealing with anxiety and depression since I was as young as probably 6 or 7. I have found a way to stop the yucky eating when disturbed pattern I had developed. ONLY BUY FOOD THAT CAN NOT BE BAD FOR YOU IF YOU HAVE A BIGGER SERVING! It took me forever to get it! I buy meat, veggies, and fruit ONLY now. And if I feel bad for binging on veggies, then by GOD I eat more and tell myself to shut up about eating so many. Chances are, I don't get enough of them in the first place, because I never remember to take my vitamins. (My memory issues are usually what put me on a binge in the first place.) I still can't go outside without serious coaxing, yet another trigger, but I am learning how to deal with the bad times when they come. You guys are my life now it seems, and for once I am happy with my friends, because I finally realize that friends that make you feel this good can't be the means to a bad end.

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Yes, I do take charge as charge as we as humans can. My past really laid the foundation of the work I do today so while it was a nasty thing to go through it made me stronger, wiser and gave me skills to work with the population I currently do. So I don't regret my past. I embrace it as spotlight on the doorway to my future. It's just those ingrained aspects that I have no control over like the fears of being homeless or never having enough food that I really need new tools to swap out these feelings with.

That which we focus on expands...


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Zen:
Sounds to me like you are taking charge of your life and taking the baby steps necessary to acquire those stress busting skills. For what it's worth, I have NONE, absolutely none! I do fine during the summer, but during the school year, I fall apart.

So, we are here for you and with you! We have so much in common and we will do this together!

Enjoy walking with the kiddos! That's a great first step!
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Hmmm well I have battled depression and anxiety most my life and 80% of the time I totally win. My life started out nasty as many of ours did. Parents divorced when I was 1, gave me up to grandparents, and from there it was a nasty bitter tug of war, shove of war over who had time to keep me in their care etc... by the time I was 12 I was living on the streets more than I was living in a home and I was tired of being shoved around, hit, and worse. I lived in various run away shelters and similar accommodations.

Now as an adult, even though I moved past those earlier days of pain onto a beautiful life, there are still rivers that run deep that cause the eating issues. When we are broke and I worry that we won't have food to eat I panic and until I have consumed everything I have access to I feel as though there is not going to be any food available for us so I revert to the old days of being on the street when there was no food.

Stress also plays a huge part in why I eat. I just don't have the proper tools or the strength to use those tools when I need to. A perfect example of that is getting ready for boards next week. I know how to breath to calm down and other things but I just never do them when needed for the most part. So anxiety consumes me.

This walking has been a wonderful gift though! My children hold me accountable for getting out there because they want that brief warm up time with mommy. I go around the block once with each of them on their special day, then I drop them back and home and I take off. I love it. Any stress I had is gone by the time I get home.

So thats my ADW share.

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7/1/08 2:05 P

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JONIS,

don't look for friends let them come to you. Dont worry, by making yourself available and looking and feeling friendly you'll meet new friends in no time. Put yourself in the public eye, going o parks, gyms, malls, fitness stores and programs....you are guaranteed to meet a friendly face.

and remember you always have friends here as well. emoticon

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(((((HUGS))))) to you! For what it's worth, I think we're all taking baby steps in our own way. Keep working on the baby steps and know that it will pay off!

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Okay here goes, I grew up witha mother that never said a kind word in her life to me. my school days were spent at school and then home locked in my room when i wasn't cooking or cleaning or taking care of my brothers and sister (my mom liked to sit on her ass and read all day). Now I'm 30 years old, i have had not one but two abusive marriages and have very low self esteem because of it.
My first marriage was when I was 16 to a man from mexico who believed in controlling everything, from what i ate to what i would wear and when i could talk to family and when I could shower you know everything. No didn't exist to him so I was 17 when my first child was born. needless to say he left me to go to mexico for a summer and I vanished and got a restraining order. My second most recent divorce was to a man who thouhgt porn and work was more important then his family and let me know everyday that I was nothing. dont get me wrong my two children are wonderful but i have recently been told that i have a major depression/ social disorder. Mainly I dont have any friends to go out with and i have devoted all of my time to my kids. i have finally stood up for myself and it has left me with nothing but i guess thats how we rebuild. my biggest problem i think is that I was never allowed to grow up on my own everything was always planned. So where do i go from here? I have a new boyfriend who treats me with repect and cares for my kids but also says i should go out and have time for myself only i dont know how to go and meet people. I am 30 years old but still stuck as a child wondering how to live life.

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6/27/08 3:57 P

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lol. emoticon meditate and relax you had a long day.

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i lost my medication this morning for my depression, i got myself all worked up worrying about them, so i went through the hastle of getting my doctor to believe im not a pill addict and i really did lose them, he seemed to believe i had taken all 60 pills in 3 weeks....lol
(idiot), after i convinced him... i went to the pharmacy and it was closed due to a funeral... so i went 20 mins across town to finally get my meds and had to pay a 12 dollar co-payment (yes...upset, when i coulda got it for free) only to find my old pills in my armrest on my way returning home.... so i had an anxiety attack for nothing.......lol, its been a funny interesting day for me, and i really want some pizza.

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6/26/08 11:19 A

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all you ladies are such great motivators!

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Jan and Curious.... remember you have to make yourself healthier in order to help maintain the health of your children.... thats what motivates me..seing my baby boy grow up healthy and full of life.

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I, too, suffer from depression, anxiety and hypothyroidism...not a kind mix when you're also struggle with weight issues. Lack of motivation, self esteem, feeling tired, etc. etc. (You all know what I'm talking about). I am a constant worrier. I am happily married and have two daughters, ages 15 & 11. My 15 year old suffers from type 1 diabetes and has problems with her blood sugars going low a lot sometimes to the point of having a seizures and passing out. I feel so helpless when these things happen to her & "regress" to my emotional eating habits. I'm trying to focus on ME more as well as my family.




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6/26/08 3:52 A

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Jan,

you know im always listening...

you are a strong woman. God saw fit to put those children in your life because he knew you had an unbreakable back bone, and could you inagine where those children would be without you. You sound like a hero to me... all children are normal, disease free or not, sometime they just come with a little extra baggage. the way i see it , the more you improve your health the better equipped you'll be to handle them at 16....lol

your not complaining, your just another nurturing and caring woman searching to see if theres some out here with similar values, and wondering if someones gonna say "we are interested in knowing"....well i am very interested and i commend all your efforts...i dont have any children, but i know when i do have them i will turn only to the most patient & experienced parents....so im gonna put you on my list.


love ya gurl'

stay tender........

and say hello to the little fellas for me.


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I have been so blessed to have found such a supportive group of gals.

I have a chemical imbalance in my brain that I have had from birth. The result is atypical depression (literally, no ups, no major downs. Nothing is ever really good. It is literally "same stuff, different day" if you get my drift).

I had been undiagnosed for all of my life until I became suicidal after the birth of my second child. Fortunately, I found a great doctor who helped me a lot. But, I can't ever come off of the medication. I took St. John's Wort, but had to take unreal amounts every day so that medication became my only real option.

I feel like my life didn't even begin until 31 years old. I am so much better now, but I still carry vestiges of the scars with me. I still want to sleep too much to escape. Feeling the full range of frustrations and emotions can be scary and overwhelming sometimes, even (almost) 10 years later.

Especially with my kids. After years of infertility, I adopted my lovely oldest son. He regressed into Asperger's syndrome (mild autism) at around 18 months two years. It has broken my heart and it is so hard to deal with some days. I love him so much.

Fortunately, my younger son (yes, I got pregnant 8 months after adopting my oldest) is normal, but he has severe asthma and I had to stay home with him for 3 years because if he got an infection he could die.

I hate to complain and sound whiny because I have a good life and I know that God gave me the children that HE knew I should have and who needed me and hubby. But, it is challenging at times and scary at times and I have eaten like a crazy fiend through every bit of it.

Now it is time to take care of me.
Thanks for listening.
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6/24/08 2:12 P

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THIS IS THE TIME IN OUR LIVE WHEN WE NEED TO BE REALIZING OUR FAULTS BUT KNOWING THAT IT DOESNT CHANGE US AS A PERSON... YAMBERRIE IS RIGHT.... WE SHOULD LOVE US, REGARDLESS..

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yes you are beautiful YMABERRIE i love your personality.

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ymaberrie i love your positive outlook. you have such motivation, i can tell you really want to change, just reading your post has motivated me to want the same... thank you for that... im with you sister i was diagnosed with adhd at age 17.

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SPIRIT,

that just goes to show that the influences we allow in our lives have an impact on our overall health. Tell new HUBBY, i said KUDOS. deleting that other creep out of your life was a step towards healing yourself wheather you realize it or not. Because the more or less weight we have doesnt change our Faces nor our Personalities, and what ever else it is that makes us an unique individual.... we are still the same people 300lbs or 130lbs....


congrats on finding a true supporter!

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I had and EX who was kind enough to tell me how fat I was. Also my breasts weren't big enough and had to watch TV while 'spending time together'. Worked wonders for my self-esteem. Thank Creator for my current hubby. He always finds new ways to make me feel sexy even at my weight now. As far as meds, I won't touch the chemical stuff...I prefer St. John's Wort. It has helped me a great deal.

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okay, wow...here goes...I've had ADHD since I was born, I struggle with depression (I'm mostly good these days dealt with a lot of those issues and manage it medication free now!) and several anxiety "disorders" (general anxiety, social anxiety, and agoraphobia-fear of crowded places I'm okay with open it's managable with my meds, at least most of the time)...the meds that I take actually don't really alter my weight but the side effects of the mental "issues" I have sometimes do. I was anorexic for over a year when I was a teen, but never got below a junior 13/14 (boy what they don't tell you is that you will balloon up in weight once you start eating if you don't do it properly) I still have to make sure I eat on a multiple time per day/ daily basis so that I don't slip back into old habits...and on top of all this when I was younger my sociopath (diagnosed so) biological father taught me to hate myself since according to him I was worthless, stupid, never should have been born, ugly, and did I mention fat? My mother tried to teach me that I was none of those things- why is it that I couldn't have ignored him instead of her??? Well I do listen to her now and I know I am none of the things that he told me. I'm beautiful, smart, sexy, funny, goofy, fabulous and thick woman-I refuse to hear the word fat unless it means monique's F.A.T or the adipose tissue-too much negativity! I live with the issues I am not them and no matter what I feel that I will learn how to have a healthier life as I deal with them! One day at a time!

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after you exercise, take a warm bath or shower. find something to do that gives you a piece of mind, such as turning the lights out and lighting candles, doing you hair,ect. you need serenity. write down a list of goals... and resons why you want to achieve then.... happy thoughts a serenity should be your main focus tonight.

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I don't know what's causing the depression. I am exercising now. thanks
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so tell me whats going on FRIEDA?... how are you doing emotionally? have you tried exercising today.... whats troubles you today?


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I was diagnosed bipolar at age 47 but had suffered from age 27. The medicine helps some but carbohydrates help more--only for the short run. I am diabetic no surprise there. I'm having a bad day.
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I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ANXIETY AND MANIC DEPRESSION WHEN I WAS 14.

I TRY HARD TO MAKE IT MY BUSINESS NOT TO LET THAT OVER COME ME... I DID, AND SOMETIMES STILL DO FIND A COMFORT IN FOOD.

YOU HUSBAND WAS RIGHT TEMISHA...WATCHING YOURSELF INDULGE AND STUFF YOUR FACE IS NOT PRETTY AND COULD DEFINATELY PREVENT YOU FROM INDULGING SO MUCH.

BUT WHEN I DOWN IN THE DUMPS I MAY BREAK THE MIRROR, AND THEN EAT MORE , BECAUSE IM STRESSED ABOUT HOW THE HELL IM GONNA GET A NEW ONE BEFORE THE LANDLORD FINDS OUT.... FUNNY , BUT SERIOUS!

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I am a beautiful African American woman.

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i've been dealing with depression since i was just a small child.... and yes SPIRIT.. it is a cycle, i tend to get in this state of mind where i give up on me, i feel as if being fit is for the "un-real world" and i eat.... then (like you said) i eat more because im depressed that i am eating.... i mean come on, i got so tired.. my husband insisted that every time i eat i look in the mirror while doing it, watching my self stuff my face was not at all pleasing. So Tenietsha's Rite WE HAVE TO CHANGE FOR US!!!!

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I so agree!! You get depressed because of the weight and end up eating more, then get more depressed and eat more....yeah it is a vicious cycle...and even worse if you suffer from depression to begin with. But just like child abuse, the cycle can be broken.

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CLINICAL DEPRESSION, ADD, ADHD, ANXIETY, PANIC ATTACKS, MANIC DEPRESSION, & BIPOLAR... ARE THE NUMBER ONE CAUSES OF WEIGHT GAIN IN WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES, AND IT HIGHLY EFFECTS WOMEN WITH CHILDREN OR THOSE WHO HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF MISCARRIAGES AND ABORTIONS AND OR HAVE BEEN ABUSED.

ITS TIME TO FIGHT BACK LADIES!!!!

WE WILL NO LONGER EAT EMOTIONALLY!

SO LETS HEAR IT, WHAT IS IT THAT YOU SUFFER FROM THE MOST WHAT KEEPS YOU DOWN? LETS FIX THESE PROBLEMS TOGETHER.

EVERY ONE HERE HAS SIMILAR DIFFICULTIES, WE MUST COME TOGETHER AND MAKE A PAT....

"OUR EMOTIONAL LIVES WILL NO LONGER CONTROL OUR HEALTHY LIVING"...


LETS HEAR IT.

I WILL BE POSTING INFO AND REPORTS ON THIS MATTER AND EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO DO THE SAME.

WE HELP OURSELVES BY HELPING EACHOTHER... THIS IS WHERE IT GETS DEEP.

MOTIVATION PLAYS A BIG PART IN OUR DETERMINATION..... DO WE WANT TO BE SKINNY? NO.. WE WANT TO BE HEALTHY, WE WANT TO LIVE LONGER, WE WANT TO CLIMB THE STAIRS WITHOUT BEING EXHAUSTED....

WE WANT OUR LIVES BACK.

WE WILL ACHIEVE MENTAL WELLNESS... BUT YOU MUST WANT TO DO IT.


AM I ALONE ON THIS LADIES?

TALK TO ME!!!




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