Hi everyone. I'm new to support groups and we'll just reaching out in general. But I've decided that I've lived long enough trying to fix things on my own and getting no where that it was time to seek help. I'm a young adult and currently weigh in at over 250 lbs. I've struggled with being overweight my entire life. I was left out as a kid all through elementary school and high school. I have a sister that is not as bad off as I am, but she's in no good position either. I don't know what to do. I don't know where to begin. I become so discouraged by how slow the results are that I end up giving up. And my sister has no desire to chance, so living with her makes it even harder. Just when I think we are having a good week of eating healthy she begs me to take her to McDonald's, and I always give in. I try to get into the mood to work out, but I just have a predisposition that nothing will work, so I don't try. I'm in such a slump, and I would love to be able to feel confident about my body. I'm so ashamed about how far I've let this go and where I've gotten to. I fear it's too late.
Over the last three years, I gained 60 lbs. I used to be 140lbs. Somehow I managed to eat and drink myself into the land of obesity. My friends and colleagues noticed more than I did, and now when I look in the mirror, I don’t recognize myself. I’m a social worker in a supervisory role, so I attribute my eating as a coping mechanism to handle the stress that comes along with the job. For the...
I always know my cycle is coming up because I get a) super impatient and irritable and b) want more than life itself to shove my entire face into a bag of chips or a thing of fries (preferably from Five Guys) and not come back up until I've ridden out the food coma. Does anyone else deal with this every month? Have any recommended strategies for riding it out without falling off the wagon?