Slimming World & MiniMins newbie with M.H Issues
Hey everyone :wave_cry:
So yeah, hi. My name's Kay and I'm from Glasgow. I'm 27 and my weight has always been a huge issue for me. I've noticed that every year i've just been getting bigger and bigger while my confidence and self-worth has been getting smaller and smaller. I'm very lucky however as I have my partner who I've been with for nearly 8 years, but recently my self destructive attitude has started to make our relationship a bit complicated. I also suffer from clinical depression, anxiety and mild agoraphobia which as you can imagine hasn't made life with me an easy ride.
In January I had reached my lowest point and decided I had had enough and attempted to take my own life. Since then I have been getting the help I need through medication, counselling and most recently, I took the big step and joined Slimming World. Stepping on the scales was probably in the top 5 "worst things ever" list for me, but I'm hoping all will get better from here.
I have a goal in mind - I want to be healthy mentally and physically by the time I reach 30 I want to be able to settle down, start a family, and just to be able to look in the mirror without wanting to cry. 3 years to sort my life out - I can do that, right?
Sorry for the novel, but I just wanted to be honest and upfront about it so if there's anyone out there who is going through the same, or has, then you're not alone! Also, it would be great if I got talking to some people for extra support and motivation. I'm not used to using forums, but it would definitely be amazing if I was able to make some friends through this!
Apologies again for the long post and good luck to everyone!