Tuesday, January 18, 2011


A few weeks into the new year, everything back to normal. You asked me how I'm doing. Well, I feel fine! I really think it was the right time to quit taking antidepressants. The first weeks I felt a bit weird, like I had a big fog inside my head. Slowly the fog faded away. The most significant change are my feelings. I got to know peaks again, up and down. My feelings are more intense. I laughed out loud, cried a river and got really mad! When I was having my period last week people around me suffered from my temper. :) In the beginning it was all a bit too much, but I already feel a balance coming. It feels good to feel real again. It doesn't feel strange at all, it feels very familiar. The old me is waking up and I welcome her back with open arms!

I also started working on my weight again. I don't diet, I pay more attention to my food intake and regularity. Everything is allowed, but in moderation. The first week went very well and the reward was huge: I lost 7 kg (15,4lbs)! Of course that was a bit much and a lot of water, but still nice. The second week I got my period and gained 0,5 kg. Ah well, the average is still good. ;-) I have to (want to) persevere anyway, because I have quite some weight to lose. I don't have a goal weight, more a goal size. I'd like to have size 44 (Dutch size, equals UK-size 18, US-size 16) again, so I can buy clothes in common stores. A long way to go, wish me luck...


  1. I really enjoyed your post. I used to suffer from depression so I know how hard it is to overcome. I did it without medication but I know medication has helped a lot of people. I am so proud of you! Oh and Down 7 Pounds!! Woo-hoo! Congrats that is amazing!! If I could hug you right now...I would. Bright Blessings to you my sister. -Jenn

  2. Congratulations on coming back to yourself. I very much wish you luck. Size 16 is a good healthy size. ((hugs))

  3. You go girl, emotions and all. Rooting for you!

  4. You go girl, emotions and all. Rooting for you down under!

  5. Waaw, Tink, that sounds really good! Congratulations on your new life, I wish you all the best for keeping up the good work. You and your body deserve it!

  6. good luck! How are things going now?


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