My name is Diana Briceno and I’ve had depression for as long as I can remember although I didn’t realize what it was at first. I attempted to commit suicide when I was in high-school and since then I took antidepressant medication for almost 6 years. I tried to kill myself because I felt I had enough of this life and everything just kept adding up. The medication got my depression under control but I always felt like it had somehow dulled my personality and my emotions. I was happy but I didn’t feel the extreme happiness I would sometimes feel before my medication. It was almost like at times I felt like a zombie. Some days I would have zero appetite and other days I would over eat, there was no middle ground. As a result of my medication in combination with my laziness, I soared from being 5 foot 3 and weighing 125 pounds in high school to weighing 175 pounds in January 2016.
At the beginning of January 2016, I hit my mental & physical rock bottom due to my constant state of depression and excess weight gain. My husband made me some food that night and made me go for a run. During this run I realized I had no real excuses for all these years about why I couldn't workout or eat right. Here I was on one of my worst days yet I was doing something positive for myself. This realization is what prompted me to begin to document my journey to be physically fit, eat right and get my depression under control as I weaned myself off the antidepressant pills.
Since beginning my pages, I have had the eye-opening experience of being able to be a role model for others showing that you can better yourself despite your life struggles. I also aim to be as real as one can possibly be online by never promoting bullshit fad diets and quick and easy miracle solutions. I am a firm believer in good old fashioned hard work to produce long term results through proper nutrition and exercise.
I hope you enjoy my guides and remember you are not alone and you are capable of achieving your goals as long as you strive to put in your maximum effort.
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