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Another post about depression

I am full on in it, I am in a funk. My depression is fighting the boundaries it’s been given by meds and is in full on attack. I’m certain the time of year has a lot to do with it. It’s cold, I don’t want to move, it was the holiday season, I don’t want to participate. I’m eating for three I think. My brain is fuzzy and all I want to do is sleep – which if you know me you know sleep is also not my friend except when depression is winning, then I manage to sleep..with some help from the other meds sometimes. I make so many plans and then have no energy to do them. This is what depression can look like. Did I mention it makes your body physically hurt all the time? Nasty bugger.

What to do? I dunno. I survive it every year or twice a year. Carry on, gain about 10 lbs, and just miss out on a whole bunch of fun things I could be doing but instead, I sit on my couch.

I am working with essential oils and now is the time to put them to the test. My depression is chemical so what I go through now is a mental thing I’m sure. So Cher’s infamous words “Snap out of it” should be all it takes. I should get on the treadmill I know that works, will I? Probably not, it hurts it takes effort I’m cold I just want to sit here. Lame excuses.

So what is this post about? Whining of course. No seriously if I put it out there, acknowledge it maybe it ceases to be the controller that it is. Wish me luck, I wish you the most wonderful of years!

Another post about depression

The Binge

Health

Yes more about my diet. On this diet you get one day off from everything and one meal off. What I’m discovering is I tend to go to extremes when it’s the day off or meal off. I know you need to shake up the calories every now and then to not plateau but there is this feeling of, I can’t have this for another week so over indulging happens. This is the same thing I think that causes most diets to fail. You reach your goal but have been deprived and go over board the other way and soon it’s a habit. Until the feeling of being deprived is controlled I don’t think any eating plan can succeed. It’s a mental thing that must be worked on every day. Food is a necessary thing for life but over indulging in it, can actually shorten your life. Weird little irony.

On a good note I am exercising every day, I sleep a whole lot better and definitely have more energy, my mood seems better too but I can’t really be the judge of that. I’m on target for weight loss wish it could be faster but this way is better.

Here are some books I’ve picked up for the over indulging issue, they are affiliate links so if you click and buy I can make 77 cents 🙂

This first one talks a lot about HCG but the message is still the same about over indulging.
Weight-Loss Apocalypse: Emotional Eating Rehab Through the hCG Protocol
Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works

 

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