Thankful tonight :)

Thankful tonight :)

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Thankful tonight :)

December 6, 2009 in Uncategorized

Tonight I'm actually truly thankful that I've been able to maintain my diet for so long. Some really personal problems just came up in the last few days...and although I'm having a hard time with some stuff, I'm able to maintain my life because I'm on diet. I'm truly amazed. The things I have going right now would really have just wrecked me emotionally ( I struggle HUGELY with depression & mood disorders when I'm not on diet). a few months ago. I also have to add that for a long time I really felt like I had been struggling with depression. I had seriously thought about getting help for it a few months ago. Well, since going back on my diet almost two full months ago, I can honestly say that the depression is gone too. I really just wanted to share this with people who understand. I feel like I'm actually functioning as a normal person. My mind feels clear and not foggy.

4 Reviews of Thankful tonight :)

  1. Registered: Sep 12, 2006

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    Franklin, Wisconsin

    Sarah that is great to hear you are feeling so much better now that you are back on diet! I am so happy for you. Keep up the amazing work. It sounds like you are doing great with the diet.

  2. Registered: Apr 24, 2009

    Posts: 0

    Cornwall, New York

    Sarah, I am so happy to hear you are getting through this hard time better. I hope things get better for you. In the meantime, I’m proud of your hard work with your diet. I def find when my levels are higher than normal (if when I am for the most part on diet) but levels are escalated a bit, I become way more moody and sensitive with situations. I usually look at these times (when I know how I really could be) and tell myself, this is who I like and this is who I really am — and it be encouragement for you to continue doing so great with diet!

  3. Registered: Dec 2, 2009

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    Phelan, California

    Good for you….being off diet sometimes is harder then sticking to it but keep up the good work. When you feel like slipping just remember how good you feel when you stick with it!!

  4. Registered: Dec 9, 2009

    Posts: 0

    Rochester, Minnesota

    It is so good to read your words, as I am learning through my research, tyrosine levels are so important for proper breakdown of the Phe, which in turn affects the neurotransmitters that are associated with mood disorders. But I am sure you know all that :) I just find it fascinating that being on-diet makes such a huge difference! I didn’t want to admit it for the longest time, I wanted to control myself without listening to the doctors :) Thanks for sharing!

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