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weight loss leads to better mood?

those of you who have lost weight and are in less pain as a result- has this effected your mood in a meaningful way? in a way that allows you not to need mood enhancing drugs?

Thu. Sep 6, 11:09am

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YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was off and on anti-depressants for several years. Since losing most of the weight I wanted to lose and getting back into shape, I can't tell you how much it has improved my mental and emotional health. I am, once again, learning to enjoy my own company and not always rely on someone else to entertain me or fulfill me. Exercise is the best "drug" out there as far as I'm concerned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 06, 2007, 3:05 PM

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I know that when I look in the mirror and see the person that I am, not layers and layers, my mood is lifted for the whole day! What a relief to know that you are yourself, not yourself hiding under a blanket of waste and fat!

Thursday, September 06, 2007, 7:34 PM

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