Let’s talk about depression: 5

Relapse. A word you’re more likely to hear when thinking of alcoholism, drug abuse, etc etc, the list goes on. So, can you relapse if you’re dealing with depression? A relapse by definition is to “deteriorate after a period of improvement” (thanks Google dictionary.) So I’m going to go out on a limb and say yes, you can relapse when dealing with depression… Continue reading Let’s talk about depression: 5

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Let’s talk about depression: 4

The road to recovery from any mental health difficulties will never be any easy one; it won’t be quick, it won’t be straight and it won’t be smooth. Often when someone is depressed or has anxiety they are stuck in a pattern of unhelpful behaviours and thought processes and those are difficult to break free from, difficult but not impossible – I promise! As was mentioned in my previous blog, treatment such as therapy can entail a long waiting list as well as the process itself taking time. If you are in a place where you can, it may be … Continue reading Let’s talk about depression: 4

Let’s talk about depression: 2.

In this blog I’m going to touch on the perception of depression. Depression, anxiety and their symptoms can be incredibly hard to explain, especially when you have depression and you feel as though your mind isn’t functioning the way it used to or “should” do, it can be hard to articulate and describe. I have a few metaphors that I think are useful/effective… Continue reading Let’s talk about depression: 2.

Weight Watchers; REFRESH!

My last weight watchers blog was a whiiile ago. Quite simply, I went off track and wasn’t point counting. I ate badly – regularly – and wasn’t conscientious about what I was putting into my body or how much I was putting in… and naturally, I put on weight. To this I say ~ NO MORE! Time to get back on track, start counting again and start losing weight again (hopefully!) So this is the shortest blog, just to say that I’ll be back point counting properly from Saturday (as this is when my WW weeks usually start/points refresh) but … Continue reading Weight Watchers; REFRESH!

Let’s talk about Depression; 1

There is much more acceptance of the importance of mental health in today’s society, however mental health and topics such as depression and anxiety still seem to have somewhat of a taboo attached to them. Unless we talk about this openly and honestly nothing will change, so I have decided to do a series on my blog to talk about depression, so that if even only a handful of people read this, it may make a small difference or help others in some way  – whether they are suffering with depression or whether they want help in understanding depression…

So, let’s talk about depression. Continue reading Let’s talk about Depression; 1

Weight Watchers; Weeks 38 – 46

Wow, been a while huh? Not gonna lie, things have been mental. I ate badly my birthday week as I mentioned in my last WW blog and basically it kind of hasn’t been great since then. I went on holiday a couple of weeks after my birthday which meant more indulgence and then things have just been really taxing for the last couple of months since; I’ve had a lot going on personally so weight watchers just wasn’t too much of a focus for me and I stopped counting on more than one occasion, for a few weeks at a … Continue reading Weight Watchers; Weeks 38 – 46

Weight Watchers; Weeks 34 – 37…

Yes yes, I know… bad blogger again! I’ve been neglectful and I’m sorry! So here’s the update on my weight waters progress; Week 34 – Good week, I lost 1lb and ate relatively healthily. Believe it or not, I even exercised! Got a cross trainer at home to try to motivate me to exercise more at home! Week 35 – another fairly good week, lost another 1lb and ate alright, exercised at least once too! Week 36 – went a little downhill and had a couple of blow out days where I definitely went over my points but surprisingly managed … Continue reading Weight Watchers; Weeks 34 – 37…

Reflecting on Mother’s Day…

Recently in the UK it was mother’s day, and every year when that day comes around I can’t help but feel a little solemn. I won’t go into too much detail, those closest to me know the history, but essentially my mother is not in my life (for a great many reasons really, my mum isn’t around and I’ve grown up without her. Unfortunately she didn’t want to be a part of my life, though I choose to believe that that’s more unfortunate for her than it is for me. Nonetheless each year around mother’s day I can’t help but … Continue reading Reflecting on Mother’s Day…

Weight Watchers; Weeks 32 and 33…

Hi guys, I didn’t blog last week because, despite trying to be positive, it was a bad food week for me. Like 4 take-aways kinda bad. *shudders*… So there’s not really all that much to report on week 32, except that by some kind of miracle ~for which I am truly grateful~ I maintained my weight. Week 33 was much better food wise. I had no take-away, I ate relatively sensibly with very few ‘treats’ and I felt much more positive towards my weight watchers programme. Perhaps i’m emerging from this dreadful 6(ish) week slump I’ve experienced! Also, I’m so … Continue reading Weight Watchers; Weeks 32 and 33…