Hi everyone,I haven't written on here in a while ,but follow discussions daily.My H.A. was back in February and I have had all the usual meds and rehab and all was going really well until I went on holiday.Every good habit fell to bits,hardly exercising and eating all the wrong things.put on loads of weight and feel really crap in body and mind.Before H.A.I was doing Slimming world for 3 years and lost 4 stones,but regained 1 stone in the last year as got really bored with the things I was eating.After H.A.got back into the diet and varied meals by introducing oily fish /nuts/green veg/wholemeal breads and grains and cutting down on portion sizes,so all was good .Exercise has never been my thing except in my 30s when I used to do step classes and circuit training about 3 times a week.Rehab was great though and I had built up reasonable fitness by the end.Hopefully I will re-commense after holiday.Trouble is this holiday is for 6 weeks and I have done a lot of damage in that time (I am on the last week now)I read on here so many of you that are runners /walkers /swimmers/ect that are doing great things but dont often see people like me who struggle with diet and exercise. I know it was this that contributed to my H.A. so why cant I stick to these things ?Its like I am just not thinking about the consequences anymore,I also know that a lot of it is my moods , I have always suffered from depression and after H.A.it got worse as was taken of my dep.meds. Now I am on a different one which has not been as good,and I get really bad mood swings and one way I have coped is by eating all the wrong things.Sorry for the long story but sometimes I feel in the depths of despair and think that dying from H.A.may not be the worst thing.As I write this I know that I need some help but not sure which way to go at the moment.Has anyone else been where I am at the moment,if so ,what did you do about it.
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