team details:

Team Name: Mind and Body
Members: 30
Location: 94542


Profile: This is a team for those trying to lose weight, get fit, and other goals while dealing with anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders that control our lives.

Last posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 12:38 AM

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Members profiles:

Outdoorsy, Down-to-earth. Majored in being a Professional College Student. Former college athlete. Living on Broke-College-Student budget. On a serious note, the last 4 years of my life have been very rough, and it has taken a toll on my health.

I'm in college, and am ready to take on a new life- I want to have more confidence in myself, for myself.

I got serious about losing weight in mid February 2007 and since then I ost lost 30 pounds (from 305 to 275) but in the past 6 months I have added about half of it back@@

I am 39 and weigh 210. I fight depression and anxiety attacks every day. I have 3 children, ages 19, 17 and 15. I went back to work part time 4 years ago and the pressure is on mentally and physically for me. I am very tired of being overweight and would love to get back into shape before my 40th b-day in Jan.

Bearing down on 40 in November. I've noticed the past 3-4 years it is much easier to gain the weight than to lose it. I've been athletic most of my life, though not very consistently. My kids are both competitive athletes (good genes?!).

I'm a uni student just about to go back for the next year. I messed up my course pretty badly last year and with it i started eating loads and piled on the weight. I am determined to show everyone, including myself that this year is different, that i am in control of my life and my weight! I have just started working behind the bar in the most popular student pub in town and so am on show all the time. The dress code is low slung jeans and tight t-shirts, not a good look wen u have a spare tyre hanging out between the two!!! Since i have put on weight my self esteem has plumeted!

I am 28 and overweight. Due to a constant struggle with occasionally severe depression, I find a small buildup of everyday simple tasks to feel VERY overwhelming. I know that regular exercise has a great stabilizing effect on my mind, but frequently it feels nearly impossible to get out of my home. I have recently discovered Zrii, a natural adaptagen that has given me the courage to train for and run a 10K. I have a VERY supportive wife and four smarty kids. With their help I will run that 10K and kick this depression's butt!

I am a 42 yr old , divorced mother. I have a daughter who is 22 yrs old. I have had anxiety and depression problems for the last 21 years. I had my first severe panic attack when my daughter was 1 years old and a second severe panic attack in February of this year with mild anxiety attacks in between. I now also have become very claustrophobic, not able to travel to see my daughter, who is 50 miles away. I am depressed and have been unemployed for 41/2 months, as I moved and lost my job becasue they told me they did not need me anymore. I do have a boyfriend who is very nice to me, but I don't think he understands what I go thru. I have been an EMT for 8 yrs and am losing my certification. I wasn't able to keep up my certification because all my personal problems. I have no insurance and I did start seeing a counselor recently but it will cost me alot because I make to much in unemployment, plus my maintenance I receive from my ex-husband. I hope someone out there has some hope and advice for me , because I really don't have anybody to talk to about this.

I am a 45 year old single woman living in the UK. with her dog called Pickle. I eat emotionaly, overeat and binge eat... am exploring various methods of dealing with food issues etc.... eg CBT, Becks......I am a survivor of abuse and have a couple of mental heatlh challenges. I only bite food!

I love to ride my horses, lately it is a little harder getting on now that I have gained weight but have always been chubby starting when I was in my 20's.

I am a 30 year old stay at home mom with two kids. I always feel good when I am eating healthy and working out, the trick is just keeping myself motivated. I have always been fairly thin, but after I had my second child, my abdominal muscles seperated and I wasn't aware until it was too late to fix it. I have been told that the only way to correct it is to have surgery. I have heard that the surgery is very painful and difficult to recover from. Being a stay at home mom with limited funds kind of cancels out that option. I tried physical therapy and it was incredibly dissapointing. So now I look 2-3 months pregnant depending on how much I eat. It sucks! The only thing I can do is just minimize it with a good diet and excersise which isn't always easy.

I'm 46 years old, marred, 2 kids work full time and love to read.

I am 18 still in high school but duell enrolled into college. I do not have much time to eat right or work out. The school does not offer healthy food and I don't have money or time to go to a place to workout or anything like that.

I am a 22 year old female graduate student. I can totally relate to the lab rat scenario and like most people in this group, I was extremely fit in high school. Currently though, I have about 30 pounds to lose and it is the same 30 pounds I have wanted to lose for a couple of years now. I am hoping the accountability provided by this group will help a lot.

I'm a graduate student currently earning my teaching credential. Between 2 jobs, school and taking care of my elderly mother loosing weight has been difficult. I'm sure stress has alot to do with my weight gain. I have been struggling for the past 3 years to lose 20 pounds. Thankfully I have been able to maintain my weight but I am not at a healthy weight and just need to jump start my weight loss. I know how to maintain weight I just don't know how to lose weight and need the support to get the pounds off so I can be a healthy person and better function in life.

I am 29-about-to-be-thirty-in-a-month. I recently joined Overeaters Anonymous and want to get my eating under control before I turn 30. I want to lose 50 lbs because I deserve to have my body back. I live with my partner and three kids who all eat very unhealthy.

I will soon be celebrating me for my 50 years of existence. I am a seeker of life and a passionate soul who loves to connect with other souls!

i'm 30, from scotland. my highest weight was 224lb 6 years ago, i lost 35lb and gradually creeped back up to 203, i realised i had to take control and joined peertrainer. the extra accountability and support has definitely helped. i enjoy exercising, socialising, music, reading. i'm a big comfort eater which is my downfall. i work offshore which means i disappear for a few weeks at a time. and sometimes struggle to get back into a routine when i'm home. i'm also getting fed up of being the fat single friend, i want to buy nice clothes and look good in them, to feel confident and know that i don't look ridiculous

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