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    Eating/Depression out of control!
    An_246459 posted:
    Hi everyone, I'm new to this community but I am very glad I found it!
    I am a 28 year old female, and have been very active all my life, but genetics, yo-yo dieting, and thyroid problems as well as insomnia and depression have kept my weight fluctuating up and down almost 20 lbs throughout the years. I had a serious car accident at the end of January, resulting in 22 fractures (including a shattered pelvis, broken hip, ankle, several ribs and others) and needless to say it took about 3 months in a wheelchair after major surgery before I started walking again. I managed to gain about 10 lbs during that time simply from lack of movement and I was also eating more. I have now gained 5 more lbs because I can't seem to get out of the depression from gaining weight in the beginning! I can't fit into my clothes and have a hard time even showering or being naked in front of the mirror. I do see a therapist and am on anti-anxiety meds and an antidepressant but the weight ultimately makes me very unhappy. I can't seem to get out of a vicious cycle of binging then feeling guilty and ashamed for days, hiding inside my house, then once i finally start getting back on track i have another huge binge (we are talking about 5000 calories at a time). Does anyone have any advice as to how to gain control of myself and get motivation to pick myself back up and put myself together again?

    Thanks so much!!


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