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nancybri

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Posted: 27 Sep 2013, 13:28
My depression is trying to return. I sleepalot and eatall.
SkinnyCity

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Posted: 27 Sep 2013, 16:24
Depression sucks! Take deep breaths and focus on getting through it, even if it takes a while. Get the sleep you need and try going for walks instead of eating all the time. It really helps. Source: my life
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ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 27 Sep 2013, 21:54
Hi Nancy... I suffer from treatment resistant depression. Basically means I can't take any medication. I discovered that exercising works wonders in alleviating my depression and anxiety. I either walk or ride my recumbent bike then do strength training. It increases your endorphins and makes you feel great. Give it a try if you have the opportunity. Keep active.

***It just means being more independent and not allowing your happiness to be dependent on someone else's demanding and contentious attitudes and actions.***

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I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.
seekingbuddh...

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Posted: 27 Sep 2013, 23:23
The tough part of depression is that while one is inside it, its hard to do the stuff that will get one out of depression - like exercise, a walk in the park or seeking help and medication to get rid of it. It is a vicious cycle and i think only luck breaks severe depressive states. Please seek help from a doctor, and after some medication you will get to the park. Changing the routine you have now will also initiate something to break the cycle. good luck.
AnnThom

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Posted: 28 Sep 2013, 08:13
I've never been diagnosed with depression, but I know what it is like to feel like you can't move and seek food to make you feel better. One thing that keeps me going is the concept of mini goals. I started this thing thinking long term of what life will be like after losing over 100 pds. It didn't take me long to realize that was way to big of a bite to hang onto. Then it was what I could do within the next month. Now I am down to what can I do for today. Maybe for you it should be what can you do for this hour to be healthy. Think about hour two when you get there. Next thing you know the hours will add up to a whole day, etc. If an hour is too much, then make it 30 minutes. It might also help to either draw or paint pictures of the sun in bright yellow. If that isn't possible...google it and print it out. Color affects our moods.
ClassicRocke...

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Posted: 28 Sep 2013, 09:44
Good advice Ann.

***It just means being more independent and not allowing your happiness to be dependent on someone else's demanding and contentious attitudes and actions.***

Wisdom from a friend


I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.
thinner120

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Posted: 28 Sep 2013, 13:44
Nancybri, I have suffered with bouts of depression all of my life. A few years ago one of my doctors recommended exercise as the remedy and with his approval I stopped taking the Paxil I was on. The Paxil also relieves anxiety. Within a week I was smoking cigarettes again, after nine years of quitting. It was a battle to quit smoking but I did finally. I am doing well without the medication now.

My advice:

Avoid alcohol of any kind. Eat green leafy vegetables. Lift small weights as well as aerobic exercise.. Get fresh air and sunshine. Take fish oil. Avoid sugar, and white refined flour. Talk to friends.

Depression is a serious illness, and it can lead to other issues. Fatigue and increased,or decreased appetite, headaches, body aches are just some of the symptons. It can also be a sympton of an underlying illness like cancer. It is caused by an imbalance in brain chemistry, depletion of serotonin levels, and is nothing to mess around with. I urge you to get checked out by a doctor.
Stay strong, stay focused.



Start weight 259 pounds. Ultimate goal: 120 pounds.
"The food will always be there. Anything I want so badly will still be there tomorrow." Pam Turner

"The only reason you will never lose weight is if you quit trying." Kim Benson
nancybri

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Posted: 28 Sep 2013, 17:14
Thanks to all of you. Nancybri



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