I Am Obese and Battle Depression

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 26 People

    I have been riding the fat roller-coaster all

    my life, losing weight then gaining weight, occasionally throwing up (purging). Now at 40 I feel I am trapped in the ride, and the thought of going round and round again and again until my heart gives in is terrifying to me. I hear the bystanders shouting "just get off" but...
    ixnine ixnine
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jul 20, 2014

    Why I Am This Way

    I don't know where to start really. Ok, I know. As a child most of my family was obese. I was always the slimmer one until I became pregnant with my first child. Now before I got pregnant I was overweight by 21-28lbs and even then people used my weight as a weapon against me...
    moomoo75 moomoo75
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 2, 2010

    Learning To Accept Yourself?

    I don't really know where to begin with this story. I've been overweight since childhood, and obese since high school. A few years ago, due to medication, poor diet, and an extremely sedentary lifestyle, I was actually in the morbidly obese weight range. 2-3 years ago, I managed...
    TheOtherWindow TheOtherWindow
    26-30, T
    1 Response Jul 10, 2010

    Which Came First?

    I am not sure which came first, but obesity and depression certainly encourage each other. Eating for comfort and being depressed because I am overweight is a cycle I know very well. I get upset sometimes because on television and in movies, magazines, etc it seems that it...
    soonermom soonermom
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 9, 2008
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