FitDay Discussion Boards

FitDay Discussion Boards (
-   Newcomers (
-   -   New and determened!! (

robinmaye41 12-11-2010 06:07 AM

New and determened!!
Hi, my name is Robin and I am new here. I have suffered wtih depression for most of my life and going on and off medications that leave me with little to no energy and huge appetites. During my last episode I had a lot of new meds introduced and once again my energy hit the floor and my appetite hit the roof. I went from 140 to 175 in just 3 months. This is my heaviest ever. Even when pregnant I was not this heavy.

My laundry is in the basement of our house and my bedroom is on the second floor. By the time I am done taking it down or bringing it up I am huffing and puffing like I am about to die. My energy level is so low. I spend most days in bed. I am really setting it in my mind that I want to do this, I want to loose the weight which will give me more energy and make me feel better about myself.

I am hoping that seeing the charts and graphs and how i am progressing in black and white will help keep me motivated. I am 41 and I feel like 61. I want to start to enjoy life and not live in the shadows forever.

Sh3ba 12-11-2010 12:48 PM

I am new too. You can do this Robin! Though I have never been on the meds, I can identify with the depression thing. I so often get depressed around this time a year, when it is so cold and when I have too many sugars. I have studied nutrition and though it helps tremendously, it still can happen where I just feel blue... Anyways, let's take care and do our best. All the best with your healthy new lifestyle. You deserve it. Do you know if there is a button to request friends here?

mecompco 12-11-2010 01:49 PM

Welcome to the FitDay forums! I'll step out on a limb and guess (by your user names) that you are both females (nothing wrong with that, I live with two ;)) so if you were to post up on the "Women Only" sub forum I bet you would find someone compatible for a weigh-loss buddy (as there is no "button" to find a friend).

There is a lot of good info and find folks here on the forums that will help you remain successful as you move towards your fitness goals.


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:24 PM.