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14-12-2013, 11:36 PM (This post was last modified: 14-12-2013 11:52 PM by Smercury44.)
So proud of myself!
Yes, I'm going to give myself a big pat on the back Tongue

Two years ago, I suffered miscarriage early in my second trimester, which was followed by some very serious unrelated marital issues. Needless to say, I spiraled quickly into depressive behaviors. Binge eating, and drinking too much to mask the pain. This caused me to gain roughly 60lbs during that time.

For about a year and a half I was certain my marriage was over, but couldn't commit to ending it. This man I'm married to is my best friend in every way. When the suicidal thoughts started to creep in, I sought the help of a therapist, and eventually my husband joined me for couples counseling. We got things back on track, and are more committed and in love than ever Heart

In July I really started to get my life back on track. I am back to normal and healthy eating habits, and I've gone back to the kind of drinker I was previously. The occasional two or three drinks at social functions. Since making this change, I've lost between 35-40 of the pounds I gained during this difficult time.

Today, I was able to put my wedding ring back on my finger

I'm just so thrilled!! I'm so happy to have my life back on track, and going in the right direction. I am so close to being back to my healthy weight, and the prospect of trying again for a baby.

Thank you my friends for reading this. You guys are so awesome, and I just wanted to share this celebration with you.

Emily
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14-12-2013, 11:39 PM
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I'm glad to hear that, congratulations! Smile

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14-12-2013, 11:43 PM
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Good news...and congrats!

A Christmas miracle obviously. Tongue

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14-12-2013, 11:50 PM
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"pat on the black" got me wondering all kindsa weird stuff. Smile

Good on'ya.

Great to read that. Thumbsup

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14-12-2013, 11:53 PM
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(14-12-2013 11:50 PM)DLJ Wrote:  "pat on the black" got me wondering all kindsa weird stuff. Smile

Shit, I read this thing twice before posting. I imagine that was very confusing Laugh out load

Thanks everybody!! Big Grin
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14-12-2013, 11:55 PM
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Awesome! Glad to hear you are in a better place in life now, here is to many more years! Big Grin
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15-12-2013, 12:11 AM
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Such amazing news. A well deserved pat on the back. Also, if you ever are looking for support - we have suffered similarly in the realm of pregnancy loss. Best wishes to you moving forward. Wink

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15-12-2013, 12:30 AM
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Had a miscarriage previous to our current addition. Your loss and subsequent depression is no stranger here. Happy to hear you're doing better, PM if you need anything. Hug

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15-12-2013, 12:38 AM
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I'm happy for you Emily Smile

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15-12-2013, 01:44 AM
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Awesome Banana_zorro


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