Obesity Support Group

This community is dedicated to those of us struggling with obesity. Obesity is thought to be a significant risk factor in certain health conditions, leading to increased mortality. Find the support you need by sharing your story, asking questions, and learning from others on how they have coped.

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  • middleman101

    My doctor's appointment

    I saw my doctor on the first of August. He weighed me. I came in at 289 pounds. I lost sixteen pounds since the last time I had been weighed and was at 305 pounds. No more three hundred pounds for me! I still have a fair bit of weight to lose. But I lost eight inches around the waist. I'm now continuing the same diet and mode of eating and walking. But I feel lots better then when I was obese!
  • SMR

    Reality Check

    I had a real "come to Jesus" moment at the doctor today. I felt that I had gained some wait recently. Well, it turns out I have gained fifteen pounds over the course of this year! I was already overweight, so this is not good. It troubles me. What troubles me more is that I didn't change anything. My lifestyle is the same as last year, so I don't understand why I gained weight. My doctor wasn't...
  • Darkrose1

    I lost weight

    I was over weight most of my life at the age of 13 I weighed 190lbs. I was over 200 lbs as time went on. With an autoimmune condition that nearly ended my life. I knew I needed a life style change. Doing so I lost 80 lbs.
  • NorNox24601

    Need a support system

    I am almost 19 years old, 5'6, and 280 pounds. I am getting a gastric sleeve done in a couple weeks and I wish I was more prepared but the only people I've told are my mom, uncle, and best friend who lives in Texas. I'm too embarrassed to ask my friends at home to be my support and I desperately wish I had someone to go through this together with. It's an entire lifestyle change and it's going to...
  • Moonchild7

    Tired of the struggle

    I'm early 50's and have been overweight since I was a teenager. Emotional eating is my crutch and I'm somewhat of a hermit. I've been stuck around 250 lbs for years. Bad knees, self-esteem. I'm tired of it.
  • collydee

    New to the group

    Hello! I am a 37 year old, 5'10 319lb woman. Yeah. Just not happy with myself anymore. I have tired and failed miserably at so many diets and exercise programs. This morning I gave up. I woke up at 5am and immediately started eating. It's like I can not control myself. It's like I can never get enough (alot of healthy type food but also alot of bad for you food). I have no support. I feel no one...
  • hollyd22

    Brand new here and need some help

    Hello, I'm new to this group. I've been dealing with obesity for about 4 years now. Most of my life I was around 140 pounds and now I am 207 pounds, I cannot fit into any of my clothes and, of course, I can't stop eating. I joined another group for compulsive lying and am trying to fix that as well but the weight puts so much depression on me. I have so much stress that I just stress eat and quit...
  • blind31717

    Sick and Tired

    I am 26 years old, 5'5 and 225 pounds. Last year I was able to get down to 197 and thought I would stick with the program I was on but my husband wasn't supportive at all and it was hard to stick to the diet and gym routine. I desperately want to start again but I dont have the motivation or drive(and time to be honest) I know people say you will make time but I am a stay at home mom during the...
  • Justmesad

    New here

    Where does one start. I feel like my life is a struggle everyday. Things and life around me are stressful. My salvation is to eat. I'm 49 years old 5'4 300 lbs. Ive been up and down the scale with no real success. I'm worried about my health and in turn makes me eat more. I'm a emotional eater for sure and I eat more then I need to. Some days i have all i can do to get out of bed. I feel at a...
  • Androdameia

    New here

    Hi, I'm Rebecca, I'm 34 and am up to 320.  I don't really know what to say, I'm not happy about it, but at this point I'm not really sure what to do either.  Surgery isn't really an option for me because I still haven't figured out how to not shove food into me like I'm gearing up for hibernation.
  • SMR


    Hello! I am new to the group. Like most or all of you, I am obese. I have gone up and down on the scale throughout my life. I went on my first diet at 10 years old. Currently, I am trying to improve my health habits by exercising and making dietary changes. I weigh the most I have ever weighed; the last time I weighed myself it said 236. I am not a shallow person. Although my feelings have been...
  • fighter21

    The fight against the weight

    I am 20 and 215lb an shoet 4'11. I hate my body. I've carried two girls an can't seem to put off the weight. I've worked my ass off constantly. I don't eat. An yet my boyfriend the father of my children still always says something about my weight. I can't take it anymore. I diet I work out and i stay on consistent weight. Its honestly very annoying like supper annoying. Sometimes I wish I could...
  • AngelPie

    Newbie - Ashamed of my weight During Job Search

    Hello all, I am 52 and weigh 314.  I am currently on a job search but I am so hesitant in going to an interview.  My biggest fear is upon walking in and their first mental reaction would be "Wow! she is huge".   Many years ago during an interview for a file clerk.  The interviewer told me that I would be on the floor and she did not think I could do the job.  Now she never told me because I...
  • Zombiechick

    Disgusted with myself.

    Hey, I am Nancy, 53,and obese. I weigh about 330 pounds. I have lost all of my excess weight twice and both times my husband got pissed off. He doesn't want me normal size because he feels threatened. So here I am again. The older I get the harder it is to lose. I have recently started another diet and he is noticing the changes in my eating habits. It won't be long now before he starts in. I...
  • Montgomery55

    Embarassingly overweight

    I have been over weight all my life. I have even had weight loss surgery but can't seem to stop eating all the wrong things. Don't know how to stop it.