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Team Name: coping with depression while losing weight
Members: 18
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Profile: I wanted to create a team that is for those of us who have the extra struggle of battling depression while trying to lose weight and be healthy. I know there is a HUGE link between depression and nutrion/exercise and I would really like to have a team of people that understand that and can support each other with encouragement and sharing of tips and tricks that work. Depression is quite misunderstood and very frustrating and to have the added burden of trying to lose weight is not something everyone relates to unless you are in that situation. I really hope this will help those of us who want to keep trying and pushing ahead. There is light at the end of the tunnel and we can reach it together.

Last posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7:45 PM

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In 2011, after gaining almost 70 pounds through a year of depression, food was my answer to most things. One night in August, my girlfriend (who had started counting calories and working out at the gym like she lived there) told me that my body had become, "unappealing" and that "while she still loved me, I "needed to definitely do something about it." This was the first time my eyes were opened to the cop-out that I had given myself when things got hard. "Feeling sad? Eat something. Feeling like it was a hard week? Food sounds good." Over the past year I stuffed my feelings down with the food I stuffed my face with. At that point I realized, it surely was time for a change. Luckily, I had the most supportive girlfriend, and with her help, and a HUGE amount of self-determination, I found the weight falling off faster than it had for her, without much stress and without any workout routine. After 3 months I had lost around 35 pounds, with no end of weight-loss in sight. Then disaster struck. My girlfriend of 4 years, suddenly broke up with me. I lost the love of my life, along with any and ALL determination to lose weight, I mean, after all, who was I trying to impress now? Then came the past 7 months of my life, the better part of 2012. At first I gained 15-20 pounds, but as I slowly got over her, I stopped my self destruction. Since then, I've been stuck at that weight, hoping for some sort of motivation to begin again. This could be it. Let's find out.


38 year old female who has let the weight creep on over the last 10 years. The last couple of years I haven't exercised at all and am looking for a push to get going. I'm tired of feeling like my life is out of my control.


My closet is filled with clothes which span several dress sizes. I have made several attempts over the past five-plus years to keep to a healthy routine, but have failed over and over again. My downfall is binge-eating which "feeds" into my tendency toward depression, which then leads to my not wanting/being able to leave the house.


A university student who has slowly put on weight over the last six years, mainly through binge and emotional eating. Now I feel unhappy with my weight which a lot of the time makes me feel uncomfortable and anxious in social situations. Along with this, I also feel exhausted a lot of the time which is starting to stop me from following or enjoying the busy life I want to lead. A few months ago I was diagnosed with coeliac disease, so I cannot eat gluten, and I have struggled to adapt to this new diet in a healthy way. I want to amend this. Furthermore, I also suffer from depression and binge eating disorder both of which make it hard to stick to diets and losing weight. I want to be able to combat my habit of emotional and comfort eating and exchange it for a sustainable healthy diet. I also know that a healthier diet with more exercise will help combat the depression. I am a member of the lacrosse team at university and, along with having a healthier diet, I want to get fitter so I can play a more integral part in the team.











I'm a 26 year old female, 5'5, and had let myself gained more than 60 lb over the last 2 years! Now 203 lbs, never been this heavy my whole life. I had years struggling with bulimia and not loving how I look. What I don't like being this big is I had very little energy, easily tired and out of breath. Four years ago I lost 28 lb (160 lb to 132 lb), and had the best of time ever for a few years. I want to get back to feeling good like that again.


I am 29 years old. I have a beautiful 7 year old daughter. I have a 7 year old pug, and 3 cats, one is only about a year old and the other two are 8 or 9. I have been married for 7 years, we have been together for 10 years. When I came home from the hospital when my daughter was born, I weighed 126 pounds. As of right now, I weigh 175.5 pounds. I hate it and yet I can't seem to keep myself motivated to lose it.


I am a single mother,54 living with my young daughter in a very remote village in Wales,uk. My occupation is a homemaker/part time student, Living in a village I don't get out much so am looking to make new friends/exercise buddies


25 year old single mum of one amazing 8 month old little girl .


"A year from now you'll wish you had started today." - Karen Lamb

I'm 28, I'm gluten free and I feel much better for it, unfortunately it doesn't actually help a person lose weight unless you actually cut down grains. I'm ten pounds up from my last log in to peer trainer. I received an email from jackie selling her "magic fridge" on sale and I bought it. I think I can do this! Lately I've been eating out every meal. Literally every meal. I need some support.


Single mother of 3 adult children. Former anorexic. Currently binging on pretty much anything and everything. My divorce was a year ago this month and my weight has increased by about 70 pounds since then. I have osteoarthritis in my knees so it makes it hard for me to get out and about, when I do I usually use a cane or walker.


I am 35 years old. I am about 205 lbs right now. I am a mother of 2 little girls, 3 and 6 months old. I am married and am a stay-at-home mom for the time being. When working I teach high school. I am a bit of a foodie, I like to cook and especially to bake. I have always been interested in healthy, local and organic foods - I just eat them in unchecked quantities! I haven't taken care of my physical health much in my adult life and with the shift of focus to parenting, I have really just thrown self-care out the window. I care for others and that's all I can manage. This hasn't worked out well for me and I have been putting on weight for a while. I don't diet and I rarely have watched what I eat. I have always been a bit chubby and have encouraged myself to not worry about it but this is not a responsible way to live. I am determined to think of health before weight... but weight is an effective measure of change. I want to lose weight and learn to live healthily and enjoy food in moderation.


I am 35 and single with no kids. My dog is my kid : ) I have been carrying around an extra 45 lbs or so for almost 5 years now. I been down some but always end up back up. I am stuck in a huge rut, I am hoping some support will help. Cravings and laziness end up being my downfall.








I'm 19. The last time I tried dieting was 3 years ago. The pounds have crept up on me, and I owe it to my self esteem to give weight loss another shot. Being fat isn't the end of the world, but it's starting to put me down emotionally.






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