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Sunday, January 15, 2012

I've been depressed recently. I am working hard each and every day to lose weight and be happier. I read somewhere on SP about building momentum. I didn't realize it this fall, but that's what I began doing, building momentum. Again, I read somewhere that if you are depressed, it is important to begin doing the things you used to enjoy. So, that is what I began doing, at first it was just a short walk through the neighborhood. Then I began to actually be hungry, so I began eating some of the food I used to enjoy. Wouldn't you know it, it actually tasted good!

On December 28th, I was ready to begin losing some of the weight I had gained while I wasn't hungry. It sounds funny, doesn't it? To gain weight, when you aren't hungry? But, I was so tired all the time, that I was eating high carb foods to stay awake.

Last night I didn't sleep well, so consequently today I have been exhausted all day. It scares me, because I don't want to feel the way I did this fall. I've been trying to think more positively, so I tried to list what I did right. I read SP & felt better, ate oatmeal and decaf tea, went swimming, did meal planning.

I didn't do everything today. But it's OK, that laundry will still be there tomorrow as will the other chores. I had a Mocha, but recorded it in the planner. I didn't eat lunch, but did remember to eat the yogurt. I didn't accomplish everything on today's list. But it's OK, because I am farther ahead than two weeks ago. I am worlds away from this fall. I am going forward,but sometimes it is just helpful to remember how far I've come already.
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  • no profile photo CD11476072
    I feel for you. Last winter I didn't want to get out of bed for anything, including eating, because of depression. It's a tough battle. The worst part is finding the momentum to get started! You sound like you still have some!

    You'll get there, just don't quit! One step at a time :)

    Keep up the good work!

    3483 days ago
  • 7356WILMA
    Way to go! I like Chai Tea, I found that I can still occasionally have a cup (if I only have the cup) Can fit it my meal plan as a treat goody!!

    It is easy to get in a funk. I do it rather well sometimes :o) Sounds like you have a plan and that is half the battle.

    And don't forget tomorrow is a new list and maybe not everything will get done again tomorrow.
    3483 days ago
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