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11/21/14 2:33 P

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Depression makes weight loss so, sooo difficult. Sometimes it seems like you're never going to lose a single pound ever again! I've been there before. Then you end up eating because you're unhappy, and then feel unhappy because you ate. It's a downward spiral that's really hard to break out of.

One of the best things I found that I could do for myself was ask a couple of friends to help keep me in line. I told them that I was really struggling on staying motivated, and that I needed someone who was going to help me stick to my plan, even if all they did was text me and ask, "Have you gotten your cardio in today?"

It's already helping me and I have only been using their support for a week or so. I had a bad patch to get through, and I was able to contact one of my friends and let her know I was feeling low. She gave me a little pep talk, told me that the two of us could reach our goals together...

It wasn't like I was instantly happy and cheerful and whatnot. But her encouragement made me feel just a little better, and I was able to get my cardio in for that day, and I was proud of myself for having done so.

You'd think I'd have been able to get that kind of support from DH, right? But any time he wants to lose weight, all he does is make a slight change to his diet and he drops 10+ pounds a month, whether or not he works out. It's a breeze for him! So he doesn't understand how frustrating it is to work your butt off, count every calorie, drink all your water, take supplements and STILL find out that the scale (or your waistline) hasn't budged.

I needed a female friend who could relate to my problems. That makes what she has to say to me MUCH more meaningful.

So even if you don't have a friend nearby who can do that for you, maybe exchange email addresses with someone here on SP? Someone who is in a similar predicament or has a similar starting weight, who is willing to check in with you every day and who can give you a pep talk when you need it! :)

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11/20/14 2:32 P

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Hi I know its easier said than done but don't give up and stay positive. You lost weight once before and can do it again. I bet once you don't even think about getting pregnant you will be pregnant. Good luck to you keep us posted how your doing :)

"I never said it would be easy... I only said it would be worth it"

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11/20/14 1:56 P

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In Jan of this year I found out I was pregnant, 5 weeks later I miscarried. Up until that point I had lost 50 lbs down from my highest 326. I'm ashamed to say that we decided to go ahead and try to get pregnant and we tried for a week then decided we would wait and then wham pregnant, but I wasn't as happy as I thought I'd be cause I wanted to lose a bit more weight before the pregnancy. Well after I lost the baby I felt calm and at peace and went on to lose 15 more lbs by May but by that time we were both wholeheartedly ready to start trying again, it's been over 6 months since we've stopped using any kind of birth control and nothing nadda. I've been so depressed over this turn out that I stopped coming onto SparkPeople until today and it said to say I've gained 22.4 lbs since we've been TTC again which makes me even MORE depressed. I'm at 282.2 lbs and feel like crap.
Does anyone have any words of advise about how to get myself back on track knowing that once I worry about that and focus on that we'll most likely have a better chance at conceiving? Everybody just keeps telling me it takes time but that doesn't make the hurt go away when thinking my baby would be over a month old now and keep brow beating myself on my weight gain which I can tell you has made me feel even crappier then before. Any helpful advise would be AMAZING!

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