Depression and Weight Issues - How do u fight the depression?
05-26-2014, 04:34 PM
I keep falling apart. I will pick myself up gather all the motivation & inspiration in the world. I make a plan. Everything is great. I feel 100% confident that my mind is in this.
And then something happens, a wrench is thrown into my plans. I get stressed, upset. Depression & my anxiety screams and yells at me and swallows me whole.
I had lost some weight was so feeling great and then I took a bunch of steps backwards and gained 7 lbs.
I can't keep yo-yoing, bouncing around 215-200lbs. I lose some, gain it back.
How do I keep focused and stay motivated when my mind is working against me, feeding me evil/hateful thoughts and all I wanna do is lay in bed, cry & stuff my face?
05-26-2014, 05:56 PM
I'm overweight because of anxiety and depression. Take care of your heart first, the weight will come off on it's own. our weight issues are a symptom of a bigger problem. Dieting often become an obsession which makes it worse.
Time with a therapist/counselor is essential. It is totally worth the money. There are many low-income options. It's the best way for us to take care of ourselves and be better to those around us.
05-28-2014, 04:35 AM
Well we don't know much about what you are dealing with so my info is very general.
Take an approach to weight loss that is quite easy. I would suggest studying the books of Dr Amanda Sainsbury-Salis: The don't' go hungry diet and Don't go Hungry for life. I'm just reading the second one now.
Although i am not following her approach to the letter, there is so much in it that is useful and practical for whatever you are doing and it could easily change your approach in the long term.
Dr Amanda is not your typical diet doctor. She's a diet scientist and has good credentials. She conducts legitimate research into the subject of obesity and weightless through highly credible australian universities. She's not one of these people who are doing it for the money. For her its personal. She also has her own history of weight.
So i struggle with depression too and i know how it undermines your bets intentions. you need to find every avenue of support you can access. therapy, forums, a helpful doctor and so on. And tackle all your real life issues.
With mindfulness meditation a la the buddhists you can learn to down play the setbacks and take a lot of things a bit seriously so you are less troubled by them.
For someone like you who's dealing with lots of stuff, you just have to take it steady and not expect to be gung ho and on project all the time. Just take things a day at a time. Take each moment as it comes. Forgive yourself for your setbacks and don't compound your problems by self punishing thoughts.
And above all, be patient. Just take little steps to improving the way you eat, the lifestyle you lead and your activity levels. Get plenty of sleep at night.
07-09-2014, 01:07 AM
For me personally, I go outside. Try to ground into my body. I smile when I am out. Doing that brings a lot of smiles back to me. I try to be happy. Be in recognition of the song of the birds. The smell and colors of the flowers. Stay engaged as much as possible. Often it is not easy or even attainable in the moment. But this is what helps me.
Not all people who are depressed can do this. Many expereince depression that is extreme. What works for me does not work for everyone. For some, it is so much more severe and intense.
07-09-2014, 05:34 PM
Loving myself and having compassion for my imperfect self has helped with the depression. Also, I try to make it a point to leave the house for the a while. That usually elevates my mood.
07-11-2014, 05:47 PM
I am dealing with anxiety issues as well. One moment I'm doing very well and shortly after I start getting evil thoughts. I surf web and try to find motivational stuffs. I don't know what else to do.
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