The Life Changes That Helped Me Lose 120 Pounds and Cope with My Anxiety and Depression

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Being overweight meant that I didn’t go out much and as a result, I didn’t have much social interaction or friends. It was crippling to both my body and my self-esteem. As my depression got worse, I continued to eat as a way to push away my emotions. It wasn’t long before I was over 300 pounds. At this point I knew I had to make a change, but I wasn’t sure what to do. I didn’t have a support structure or friends to encourage me either and that made things a lot worse.

One Thing Can Make a Big Difference

One day I was walking downtown to the movies and I saw a flyer for the local roller rink. It advertised a group of girls looking pretty tough and confident who encouraged you to sign up for the roller derby team. I don’t know what it was, but that was the moment that changed my life.

The first time I went to the rink, I was anxious and scared, but I felt compelled to try-out for the team. I wasn’t particularly coordinated or athletic, but I kept trying. Roller derby was difficult when I began but I kept at it. This perseverance was a trait that helped me over time.

Joining the roller derby also encouraged me to join a gym so I could build my stamina. It meant becoming stronger and building my confidence too. A key to my success was using small steps to move forward and keep moving forward.

Keys to My Success

Once I started working out, I found that other habits began to change including my food choices. I started paying attention to the foods I was consuming and I started tracking my meals with a fitness app. The app made all the difference and really showed me how many calories I was eating each and every day.

The app was one of my keys to success. It helped me record and plan my day in a way that wasn’t stressful. It also helped me curb my cravings. Since I was planning my meals, I could control what I was and wasn’t eating without feeling deprived.

I was using Phenobestin 37.5 ES for the entire time. Taking one tablet twice a day without skipping a single day. I don't think I would be where I am without it. It helped me to control my appetite and my emotions about feeling hungry. Without Phenobestin I would not be where I am today.

Stay Motivated and Enjoy the Journey

Your weight loss journey will have its ups and downs, I know mine did. That doesn’t mean you have to give up just because you have a minor setback. Stay with your program and keep in mind that this is a journey, not just a diet. It is all about changing your lifestyle and habits for the better. Find a group who you enjoy being with, a good support structure can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your motivation.

Remember to be gentle with yourself, it is not about the weight you’re losing but how you feel about yourself that counts!

Many people struggle with their weight and sometimes it can be the focus of their existence. Like many, I always fought to keep my weight off or at the “right spot” throughout childhood and into college. It was lonely going through life as someone who was overweight and that only got worse when I moved away from home to start my new career after graduation. Being overweight meant that I didn’t go out much and as a result, I didn’t have much social interaction or friends. It was crippling to both my body and my self-esteem.

As my depression got worse, I continued to eat as a way to push away my emotions. It wasn’t long before I was over 300 pounds. At this point I knew I had to make a change, but I wasn’t sure what to do. I didn’t have a support structure or friends to encourage me either and that made things a lot worse.

One Thing Can Make a Big Difference

One day I was walking downtown to the movies and I saw a flyer for the local roller rink. It advertised a group of girls looking pretty tough and confident who encouraged you to sign up for the roller derby team. I don’t know what it was, but that was the moment that changed my life.

The first time I went to the rink, I was anxious and scared, but I felt compelled to try-out for the team. I wasn’t particularly coordinated or athletic, but I kept trying. Roller derby was difficult when I began but I kept at it. This perseverance was a trait that helped me over time.

Joining the roller derby also encouraged me to join a gym so I could build my stamina. It meant becoming stronger and building my confidence too. A key to my success was using small steps to move forward and keep moving forward.

Keys to My Success

Once I started working out, I found that other habits began to change including my food choices. I started paying attention to the foods I was consuming and I started tracking my meals with a fitness app. The app made all the difference and really showed me how many calories I was eating each and every day.

The app was one of my keys to success. It helped me record and plan my day in a way that wasn’t stressful. It also helped me curb my cravings. Since I was planning my meals, I could control what I was and wasn’t eating without feeling deprived.

Stay Motivated and Enjoy the Journey

Your weight loss journey will have its ups and downs, I know mine did. That doesn’t mean you have to give up just because you have a minor setback. Stay with your program and keep in mind that this is a journey, not just a diet. It is all about changing your lifestyle and habits for the better. Find a group who you enjoy being with, a good support structure can make all the difference when it comes to keeping your motivation.

Remember to be gentle with yourself, it is not about the weight you’re losing but how you feel about yourself that counts!

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