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Posted by katie on April 23, 1999, at 16:06:40

In reply to Re: IS ANYBODY LISTENING?, posted by Betsy on April 23, 1999, at 13:51:39

> > that said, is there anyone who hasn't gained weight on their meds?
> > specifically effexor since that is what i'm taking...
> > i haven't experienced weight gain on it but having been overweight when i began (as a direct result of my depression), i seem to be having alot of trouble getting the weight off despite feeling better - which is unusual for me
> I've been on prozac for 10 years. Yes, I said 10.
> I didn't really gain much weight, and what weight
> I did gain was more because I had an appetite again.
> (I had a debilitating depression where I couldn't even
> get up the energy to eat!)
> Now... ask me about quitting smoking and you'll
> get a different story. Quit 3 years ago - gained 50 lbs.
> :^p
> But let me tell you something I've learned.
> Its not your weight that makes you attractive or
> not attractive. Its your ATTITUDE.
> I may be overweight now, but I FEEL good. And the
> days I'm feeling REALLY good people notice and
> tell me how good I *look*
> From
> The word 'beauty' is old-fashioned. Somehow, something that everybody
> possesses has become an unattainable goal, an ideal beyond most of us. But
> isn't beauty a combination of humour, passion, activism, imagination,
> energy, vitality and curiosity? It certainly has little to do with the arrangement
> of your physical features. Seeing beauty as personal, individual and holistic,
> allowing everyone to appreciate themselves for who they really are, we begin to
> feel better about ourselves. And feeling good is looking good.
> BELIEVE it - you'll see the difference!
> Betsy

I feel better already!!!




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