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Feeling Depressed


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S: 11st8lb C: 10st6lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 1st2lb(9.88%)
Since I have no one to talk to I though I'd ramble here. I'm on track today so far and have my weigh in later this evening then off to the cinema. I just started my own shop with glass studio for me to work in and for some reason ever since it started I feel so down. I seem to be on a roller-coaster of emotions and I don't know if anything I do is right. I'm upstairs above another shop, it was all I could afford to rent. People can be so mean as well, I've put all my money and love into this and some people can only point out what you haven't done. Some stupid woman today went up to the top floor because she read the sign wrong! But it was my fault, I didn't know what to say to her I really didn't. I don't want to let these things get to me but I don't know how not to. I'm trying to get back into ketosis but ever time I feel a migraine coming on and I can't have that here I have no one to look after the place. So what i'm doing is using the next 3 days to get back into ketosis and I am off Saturday and Sunday and I'll deal with the headaches then.....ok rant over :wave_cry:
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try not to get upset, we all have down days when we feel things are getting tough. Just try and think of all the positive things you have achieved like your amazing weight loss and the fact that you have set up your OWN shop. As my mum would say "you might just need a good nights sleep" lol. but its true, sleep heals loads of things. And also "trying you hardest is all that matters" both brilliant things to think when your feeling a little down!
It may also just be hormones, i am sure you will laugh about the things that have made you feel down when you realise how silly they are. Last week i practically cried over everything, which is really unlike me. Now i cringe at the fact i cried over things so silly!
Going to the cinema is a great idea, its good to get out and do things fun. Otherwise you start to feel your whole life is diet and work!
I hope you feel better soon!
Try a nice relaxing bath with candles and some calming music, I know it helps me especially now its getting cold!
S: 17st7lb C: 16st13lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 36 Loss: 0st8lb(3.27%)
think positively. you've lost weight, you've opened your own shop. if people can't read the sign go look at it and make sure it is very explicit. people are thick and it needs to be basic lol :D

go out and have a fab time. day 3..... take some headache tablets before you get there so that you won't get a headache.


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S: 15st2lb G: 11st0lb
There are lots of people in this world that just cant be happy for other people!! Normally it's just jelousy and I try and think of it as more of a reflection of their own lives, that they are just unhappy!! Some people would laugh about going to the wrong floor and some people will MOAN. How amazing opening your own shop, well done x


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S: 11st8lb C: 10st6lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 1st2lb(9.88%)
Thanks guys itś true I feel so much better now! I didn't end up going to the cinema,went to a friend instead and chatted and laughed the evening away. Yes people can be so odd sometimes but most people are lovely and supportive. I think I spend too long in the shop all day so Iḿ going to take a half hour lunch break and go for a walk, I think I was a bit over eager....Now though my bed awaits me :) Oh I lost 3 lbs this week, thats 3 of the 6 I put on though.....
Majella, you have invested a lot in a small business. This carries risk and of course it could be a while before you are established and properly in profit. You live alone. So do I and let me tell you it makes dieting, in fact, just daily life, much harder. I get lonely too and there is nobody to help me pass the time, to laugh with, etc. Most of the time I am fine, because I have got used to this, but at other times I get very down. It's only natural.

All the more so because in the past when we were stressed or upset or lonely or whatever we used to eat. We soothed our feelings with too much of the wrong food, and as a result we gained weight. The more we comforted ourselves, the more weight we gained. Yet we had developed a serious habit of turning to food in times of stress or crisis. And also in times of joy and celebration. Such ingrained habits can be very hard to break.

I am so glad you ended up having a laugh in good company! You are tackling two very very difficult things at the same time - trying to get your business up and running, and trying to lose weight on a very fast, very reliable and very tough diet.

Give yourself credit for all you have achieved so far, and remember that your emotions and your appetite won't magically fall into line. Not yet anyway! All the very best and keep posting. It really does help.


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S: 11st8lb C: 10st6lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 1st2lb(9.88%)
Well I walked into work this morning and I was late but I didn't mind. I took it easy this morning and enjoyed my walk. Funny thing is it's been busy today other then my opening this is the best day so far! :eek: I felt an odd headache coming on this morning but I took some pain killers and I'm keeping them on me now too.

Girlygirl I dont live alone but it feels like it most of the time. I live with my husband, 3 cats and 1 dog. Not sure why but talking to hubby is like talking to the dog and when he does listen he just says something like "I don't know" sometimes all I want is support not answers. If he is with me he's either behind the pc or phone. I eat to feel better or I buy something and now I can't do either and some part of me feels deprived and thats hard to deal with.

But today is a good day, I feel strong and determined. I'm looking forward to putting on a smaller size jeans and seeing the numbers drop off on the scales and the measuring tape. It seems so odd to me now that my mood dipped so much!!


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S: 47.2kg C: 43.2kg G: 24.5kg BMI: 16.5 Loss: 3.9kg(8.37%)
you are doing amazingly !!! you should be proud of yourself. Lose weight, open a shop I wish I would be as productive as you are. Just keep in mind that starting a business is always hard the first year and takes lots of energy. Maybe you could think about another richer diet than CD, you are almost at goal arent' you not ? And on the "chemical" side, often while on CD diet we are deprived of Omega 3, which is proven to be affecting our moods. Maybe you could try to complement ?
Good luck on your wonderful journey, take care.


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S: 11st8lb C: 10st6lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 24.3 Loss: 1st2lb(9.88%)
Oh I didnt know about the omega 3 Iĺl look into it. I dont want to do any other diet becasue of my thyroid noting else except going into ketosis will work. Iḿ laying on the couch now watching tv and a fire in the fireplace. Need to relax and sort through my thoughts and feelings...

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