For years I could not lose weight. I was consistently gaining till I got to over 300 pounds. I was miserable.
Hating myself did not help me lose weight. The only thing that made me go on my weight loss journey is being happy with myself and with life and wanting to live a happy healthy life. It’s awesome to want your body to be healthy and I couldn’t feel that way when I was depressed.
Hope is what cured my depression. I have hope that I will have a good future. I didn’t have hope before.
No one can make you feel good about yourself. I had a boyfriend for years and I was still manic depressed. Happiness is something that comes from within. Going to therapy helped. Taking my medication helped. But also what helped was going back to school, getting in graduate school and envisioning a prosperous life for myself.
Today I am doing well and life is good and I am so grateful for where I am at in life.