How Obesity Can Lead to Depression

Phat in My 40's Health Guide May 18, 2010
  • “If only I weighed less, I’d be happier.”Is this a thought that has ever crossed your mind?  It might have crossed my mind once or twice during the past two decades, just maybe.  However, I intellectually know that the two are not connected....or are they?Last week I found...

4 Comments
  • Rena
    Jun. 05, 2010

         Great article!  I also struggle with depression, obesity and RA.  I am 43 years old and work at a nuclear facility.  That's more that 3-strikes! Undecided

  • Anonymous
    chunkyj
    May. 19, 2010

    I wrote in  Mydepressionconnection

    Thank you for the article.

    Jon

  • Anonymous
    chunkyj
    May. 19, 2010

    hi

    I read the sharepost.

    I think I started getting overweight and obese because of bullying and need something to do

    But unfortunately I found food to easy to use

    Instead of dealing with my problems by talk

    I would eat bymyself

    I dont think I could really explain myself

    I have seen alot of overweight people in town

    I used to think they didnt do enough exercise...

    RHMLucky777

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    hi

    I read the sharepost.

    I think I started getting overweight and obese because of bullying and need something to do

    But unfortunately I found food to easy to use

    Instead of dealing with my problems by talk

    I would eat bymyself

    I dont think I could really explain myself

    I have seen alot of overweight people in town

    I used to think they didnt do enough exercise

    Well that was part of it

    I have emotional problems and health problems

    I've had weight issues most of my life

    I used to be 324 lbs

    I had worked on losing wieght

    I had lost about 75 lbs

    I was 270

    Now I'm back up to 295

    I never thought of myself as a yoyo dieter

    I guess I am

    Thank you

    Jon

    • Phat in My 40's
      Health Guide
      May. 19, 2010

      Hi Jon,

       

      Welcome to MyObesityConnection.  It's not easy being depressed or obese.  We know, since we've been both.  I work hard to keep my depression under control and was really glad to change medications about 18 months ago.  It really helped.

       

      Not long ago I learned that I weighed 283 last year.  I used to not even look...

      RHMLucky777

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      Hi Jon,

       

      Welcome to MyObesityConnection.  It's not easy being depressed or obese.  We know, since we've been both.  I work hard to keep my depression under control and was really glad to change medications about 18 months ago.  It really helped.

       

      Not long ago I learned that I weighed 283 last year.  I used to not even look at the scale when at the doctor's office.  Being overweight is no fun at all.

       

      I imagine that you worked really hard to lose those 75 pounds.  No weight loss journey goes totally downward without any bounces.  Perhaps this is just a large bounce.

       

      Hang in there and try to separate eating from emotions.  I know, easier said than done.  It was really hard to not bring bags of chocolate into my bedroom.  Some people might not understand that, but it was a big change and took a lot of reserve to stay with the new habit (or lack thereof).

       

      Thanks for your comments, Jon, and I hope that see you around the website again.

       

      Lisa