Lexapro + General Depression and Anxiety Update

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I hope a great weekend was had and your football team won! (if you watch football) My Vikes won last night so I stayed up late, didn’t get much sleep which means I’m a tired, happy girl today. :) It’s been awhile since I talked about my experience with Lexapro and depression so I figured it was about time for an update. Lexapro Update A few months ago I tried stopping Lexapro. I did so by slowly reducing my dosage over time {Read More}

Crawling Out of Darkness – Free Download! [Expired]

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Hey guys, I hope you had a great weekend and I hope Father’s Day went okay for you too. It was a rough day for us but I kind of expected that. I was really missing my stepdad on top of the frustration of not being able to make unavailable parents, well, available. Anyway… I have some good news! I wanted to let you know that my book, Crawling Out of Darkness is available for FREE to download for a very limited {Read More}

Does The Antidepressant Lexapro Cause Weight Gain?

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Lexapro is an antidepressant drug that is supposed to help with depression and in many cases, anxiety as well. Let me just share my personal experience with Lexapro that I haven’t brought up on this blog until now. One of the biggest questions I see about Lexapro is whether it causes weight gain or not. Let me just say… I’ll bet my expanding booty that Lexapro can definitely cause weight gain. This doesn’t mean it will for everybody but I {Read More}

My Lexapro (Escitalopram) Diary: Part Two (Weeks 3 and 4)

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I’m finally getting around to posting part II of my Lexapro diary. The first two weeks were rough and you can read more about that here. I’ve been on the Lexapro generic Escitalopram for a little over 3 full months now and I’m finally beginning to feel normal. Contrary to my previous experiences with antidepressants, I don’t feel like I’ve lost any passion for the things I love and I don’t feel numb. I still cry when I’m sad, I {Read More}

My Lexapro Diary Part One: Escitalopram {Generic} Experience

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A Lexapro diary might be considered pretty weird content for a fitness blog, but if you’re a reader of mine, you know depression and antidepressants play a role in my family and my life. For me, fitness isn’t just physical, it’s mental too. If my mental health is well, I’m usually doing pretty well overall….and vice versa. I’ve been on antidepressants in the past and I was recently prescribed them again due to a multitude of unfortunate events this year {Read More}

Breakdown and Backstreet

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It’s Tuesday, a new day, which I’m thankful for. I thought I had an appointment with Jennifer today but it turns out I was mistaken. I learned when I went to check in at her office that the appointment isn’t until next week. How in the world did I mess that up? I held back tears as the young receptionist informed me of that. If she thought I was nuts, she hid it well. I certainly felt like I was pretty {Read More}

Emotional Eating Presents: Mid-Day Belly Gremlin

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This is a personal, grumbling post of sorts. If you’d like to avoid that, I invite you to check out hundreds of other posts using the navigation menu up top that are either lighthearted, informative, useful and/or fun. If you wanna talk about relationships with food, I invite you to keep reading. :) I’m also linking up with Amanda today for Thinking Out Loud.  The thing about healthy eating is that it’s actually very simple (though not easy). Know what I’m {Read More}

What ‘Formerly Depressed’ Means to Me

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My fitness blog exists because of my depression. Fitness (and a lot of other things) has helped me work through depression and one day I kind of realized that I seemed to have gotten through the worst of it. It feels weird talking about being “formerly depressed” because it was such a huge part of my life for such a long time. Several months ago, maybe more, I was scrolling through my Instagram feed when I noticed the words “formerly depressed”. I have {Read More}

National Suicide Prevention Week: Free Download! {EXPIRED}

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In case you haven’t already heard, this week in September is National Suicide Prevention Week. Suicide was something I had seriously considered as a teen while I was struggling with a crippling depression but it became a real part of our family in 2006 after a young adult cousin of mine sadly and hopelessly chose to take his own life. Aside from Frankie’s suicide, there is a deep family history of mental illnesses, mainly clinical depression. Clinical depression and other {Read More}

My Thoughts on Depression and Robin Williams

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I had an entirely different post ready to go for today but something was tugging at me to write about depression and Robin Williams instead. Depression is no stranger in my life or on this blog and writing has been a form of therapy for me all along. I just hope everything comes out right. I first found out that Robin Williams had passed away as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed yesterday evening. After seeing that initial post, I started {Read More}