I'm starting healthy eating tomorrow. I suffer with major depressive disorder and I have noticed over the years that my condition is worse when I over eat. I also want to get to 9st and stay there. I'm ready to put in the work, I just hope I stay motivated.

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  • Good luck with your first day, and stay positive :)

  • Thank you! 😊

  • Hi Ellice :) You have come to the right place! Everyone on here is very friendly and supportive. You may want to think about doing the NHS 12 week plan to start with, a lot of us have done that :) Also, take a look at the Welcome Newbies in the pinned posts, to the right hand side of your screen (I think it's at the bottom if you are on a phone).

    I wish you the best of luck! :)

  • Thank you. I'm so please to already have responses. I have downloaded the 12 week plan and definitely gping to use it. Thank you for that, will check the Newbies page. Thanks again for your support.

  • Hello Eillice

    I have the same feelings when i indulge, it can tend to be a vicious circle. So i thought NewYears day I would get my mind into a better place and sort myself from these low and destructive feelings! I cleared the house of unhealthy food and started planning easy healthy food and taking a bottle of water where ever I go. A week into it and I'm doing really well, feeling positive, upbeat and have lost 2lb. When ever i feel threatened by indulging i tell myself I'm doing very well with ths' it helps and i drink water and move on.

    It's all about getting your precious mind into gear. Good luck :-)

  • Thank you. It's nice to know other struggle with this. I did try to start last week but just couldn't get into it. I think that finding this health site will help. Thanks again. Will try to do the same with bottle of water.

  • Good luck with your weight loss. Stick with the positive mind set you will be fine 😊

  • Thank you 😊 I'm in a much better place than last Monday so here's hoping!

  • Brilliant start Ellice :-))

  • So pleased ellis, ita a lovely forum as you can see. People are so friendly. Anytime you need encouragement just post. Someone will always reply 😊

  • Thank you 😊

  • Hi and welcome, ElliceMiles :)

    You might like to join our weigh-in today, the thread can be found in the Events Section, to the right of the home page, at the bottom if you're using a phone.

    Wishing you all the best :)

  • Thank you that would be great.

  • I shall look forward to seeing you there :)

  • Just commented now and replied to a few other members. It looks like a great group. Thank you.

  • Fantastic! It is, indeed, a great group and all the better now, for you joining it :)

  • Hello ElliceMiles and welcome to the forum ☺

    The 12 week plan is an excellent way to start, as is joining the forum ☺ I'm glad you find eating properly helps your depression.

    With regards to weight loss, I find it easier to have smaller goals and focus on health rather than the number on the scales ☺

    Are you getting much exercise? My hubby and my daughter both battle depression and find exercise very beneficial ☺

    Good luck and best wishes


  • Hi Ellie, good luck for the week, hope you get to feel and think better, I share the same condition xG

  • Thank you.

  • Hi,

    I also suffer from depression - perhaps more than 20 years.. I am on antidepressants as well. I 've started 12 weeks program just two weeks ago and I also did 6 weeks of Coach to 5 program. I can say that I feel much more energetic than before - I can't believe that running and diet can give you the same treatment as antidepressants , though I must sau antidepressant didn't make me so energetic as running does. I wish you good look. I can say that my depression is at much lower level compared to the period when I started running and healthy diet. I hope you will feel the same as me:)

  • Thank you for sharing that. I have read that exercise is a great antidepressant and I hope my lifestyle changes will help me like they have helpedal you. I also love yoga, I haven't done it for a few months but it really helps me to feel more in control.

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