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LIVINHEALTHY9's Photo LIVINHEALTHY9 SparkPoints: (448,677)
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5/4/20 8:15 P

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Welcome to SP!

The support here is wonderful.

Best of luck to you.

Northern Ky.

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
-Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

"Most people don't change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing."

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5/4/20 2:05 P

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First I would like welcome you to sparkpeople so glad you have joined us.

As for depression - though I have had a 'few' spells that I would now call depression have never had to deal with it medically. For what it is worth I would suggest doing a search of groups here on sparkpeople to see if there are some with members dealing with depression as that would be a good start I would think.

Boredom - get you there. I have found many times that I eat when bored - and that is something I have found difficult to handle. Best advise I can give is what has worked for me - I have found a few things that I really like to do and when all daily 'chores' ect are complete I make sure that the things I do enjoying are available - for instance I love to read, I love crocheting, love doing puzzles and going for a walk with my hubby is another good one. So guess what I am saying is to find something that can keep you occupied when the boredom comes and you want to turn to food.

On another note could you possibly go to your sparkpage and put a little about your journey on it - that way when we come to say hi we can read how you are doing.

And one more suggestion - remember to participate as often as possible on all the groups you have joined - that is where you will be motivated and encouraged

Focusing on the journey to living healthy

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5/4/20 2:23 A

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Exercise is a great help with depression and it will also keep you busy and keep your mind off of food. I love photography, so I have incorporated that with walking. I also have a Gazelle for bad weather days. A light resistance routine helps as well. I spend time here, on Facebook, and editing photos. Along with daily chores and duties, I seem to run out of time every day so that speaks well for my staying busy. I eat two meals a day within seven hours of one another and then nothing for sixteen or more hours which also helps with eating discipline. (Intermittent Fasting) The best I can suggest is to take my ideas and those of many, many others here on the site, and form them to fit your own situation in a positive way. Best wishes for success and welcome to SparkPeople!


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I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. - John Burroughs

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5/3/20 11:02 P

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Any tips for dealing with depression and boredom other than eating? I do have hobbies, but spend a lot of time alone and I don't really want to socialize other than casually.

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