Monday, October 3, 2011

Dealing With Depression

     Today I took a huge step in my healing process. I went to the doctor and my concerns were confirmed. I am a mom, wife, teacher, daughter, sister, and friend that suffers from depression. I have known for awhile now that something hasn't been quite right with myself. I cry at the drop of a hat, I can't keep my mind focused, and I wake up exhausted and achy every morning. I have been dealing with these feelings since I had Jase over 2 years ago, but it has recently gotten so bad that I have had to push my pride to the side and go ask for help. 
     Depression runs in my family. I have always known that I could have a tendency to be on the down side. I am a pessimist at heart no matter how much I hate to admit it. I am a worrier. I am a perfectionist and if I can't do it right the first time I get so hard on myself.   
     My doctor has prescribed me some medication to help build up those hormones in my body I need to feel better. I am hoping that with my feeling better I will be able to lose weight better. Only time will tell.
     In the mean time, I drank over 100oz of water today, tracked all of my food on Sparkpeople, and cooked a really yummy homemade quiche and fruit salad for dinner. I am already feeling a little better knowing that I am doing my best to try and take care of myself for my family.

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