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Old 02-20-2008, 09:43 AM   #1  
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:50 AM   #2  
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its better you're on the internet rather than eating. try walking. it helps not only the muscles but your mind and spirit.
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:24 AM   #3  
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HI!

Wow, it seems like you're having a really rough go right now. I'm sorry you are feeling so isolated, but I'm glad you found us! The folks on here have helped me so much when I feel alone and sad, I hope we can do the same for you now.

I know that you might not want to hear this, but you need to get out of your flat! It can be scary when you don't have friends and don't know your city well, but sometimes it can be an adventure to get to know it. Who knows, maybe someday you and your boyfriend will be on vacation in that very city, and wouldn't it be cool to be able to show off the sites?

Have a great day! It is nice to meet you,

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Old 02-20-2008, 11:57 AM   #4  
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Hi Lostwings,

don't be sorry -- especially when you reach out to others. too many people don't do that -- and that sometimes only makes the situation worse.

I got here after your edit, but it's enough to know you were feeling alone and depressed. We've all been there and we can all relate.

Come back and post often -- you are part of an online community of nearly 70,000 people who provide support to each other in much more than weight loss. Add people to your buddy list -- Use the private message function to send messages to those who you connect with.

This is a community of wonderful, caring, supportive people, and they are always just a post or message away.

With feelings like loneliness and depression, sometimes the only way out is through. Go ahead, get it off your chest, have a good cry -- release it.

Then take a deep breath. Get refreshed, and experience something life-affirming -- like a walk in the park, or even a feel good movie. If you believe in a higher power, put the situation in its hands, and believe that it is resolved!

With best wishes for your Success in the Quest,

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Old 02-28-2008, 10:59 AM   #5  
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I got here after the edit as well, so i don't know exactly what you had to say, however i'm just guessing that we feel pretty similarly right now. I am living in philadelphia, but all of my friends and family are in ny. I have one real friend in this city, and i hate feeling like i have to count on him for everything. Lately, since i finished applying to medical school and am no longer taking classes, i have realized exactly how alone i am right now. For some reason today, everything has hit me like a ton of bricks. I feel so incredibly depressed and alone. I'm sitting here at work and it's just so hard not to cry and i dont even know what's wrong. It was so difficult to get out of bed this morning that i almost called in sick even though i only have one sick day left. It's odd because i am doing so well right now; i've gotten into med school, successfully living on my own after graduating from a great college, lost 25 pounds so far, but i'm miserable. I feel worse than i did before all of these great things happened. I feel fatter than i did 25 lbs ago. i am even having trouble eating right now i'm so down. i haven't been able to force myself to eat yet today. Honestly, i don't even know whether or not i'm hungry, although i assume that i should be. It's bad because i have had an eating disorder in the past, and i'm not looking to go down that road again. I've been losing the healthy way and feeling good about it. I've been avoiding binges when i'm depressed, but for some reason this feeling of lack of interest in food is harder to overcome. i am tired of staring at this banana. I'm tired of choking back tears over god knows what. i just want to be happy and normal and not so alone.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:58 PM   #6  
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nutrition junkie - Oh hun. I think that what you're going through is a huge transition in your life (albeit it sounds like a great one - congrats on getting into med school). And all kinds of transitions can be hard to deal with on our own. Can you talk to a counselor? Or if you want, feel free to PM me - I'm not a counselor or anything, but I'm gearing up to go back to school too, so maybe I can relate a little.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:17 AM   #7  
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nutrition junkie - Oh hun. I think that what you're going through is a huge transition in your life (albeit it sounds like a great one - congrats on getting into med school). And all kinds of transitions can be hard to deal with on our own. Can you talk to a counselor? Or if you want, feel free to PM me - I'm not a counselor or anything, but I'm gearing up to go back to school too, so maybe I can relate a little.
Thanks for the support. I am in fact in therapy and it helped a lot this week. I also went to nyc for the weekend to visit friends and it was really uplifting. I think that the transition being so long and drawn out is a big part of the problem; i want to start school now instead of waiting till august, or at least know for sure which school i'll be going to! I think that i missed a dose of my lexapro last week aslo; i would hope one day wouldn't have that big of an effect, but i guess that it came at a time when i felt like thigns were falling down around me. We should definitely stay in touch to support each other!
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