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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  • Revamp2.0

    New, but excited to be here

    Hey everyone as you can tell from my heading I am new around here!!! I'm a 32 or old who has always been very outgoing.. I have a bubbly personality that can't be missed... However I am not coming to a progressively harsh reality that my 450+ frame is now holding me back. I've Always looked at my size as being an obstacle (not a handicap) and recently becoming more of a challenge than not. My...
  • Girl_Interrupted1982

    Obesity support

    Hi, I have been away from the daily strength community for years and I decided to rejoin. Anyway I struggle with obesity due to my poor diet decisions and medications. I am looking to turn this around by eating healthier and exercising, I am looking for someone to encourage me on my journey. I will in return do the same for you, well let me know!
  • Dorothy

    Retired Counselor Needs Help

    I was a drug and alcohol counselor for 43 yrs.  I had to retire due to my health.  I'm. 5'5" and weigh 213.  I've lost 30 pds over the past yr.  I've given up eating after supper for lent.  That's one of my main eating problems.  I walk every day but I walk to eat which would be ok if I wasn't overweight.   I'm the one who needs support now.  I really really want to snack now.Dorothy 
  • Biggie.

    Dying to LIVE

    I am 29 years old and I am 387 lbs. I have struggled with my weight all of my life but i was still a beautiful confident woman. This past year i have gained close to 100 lbs. Before that i was doing very well at my job and working out 5 days a week and it was working for me. Then one night i was walking down a stairway that was dark because of a broken light. I ended up falling down that flight...
  • Jrock81

    Never done this before....

    Hey everyone! So I've never joined any type of support group before so I'm a little nervous to be vulnerable when it comes to opening up about my weight. I'm 35 years old and weight about 240. I'm at the highest I've ever been and it seems to be coming on faster and faster. Lately I seem to have zero motivation in my life to change anything. I'm reaching out to hopefully connect with people who...
  • beckaxo

    New to this....

    Hi everybody. I'm new to this, idk what to expect. But I really just need someone to talk too. I've struggled with my weight all my life. & im just so tired of feeling so "fat". I'm currently in a relationship & I constantly feel like he's not physically attracted to me. I feel disgusted in my own body. I'm ashamed, & depressed. I feel like I'm just never gonna be happy with the way I look. I've...
  • Elo

    Looking for a fitness pal -> 100 lbs to go

    Hi ! I am on a weight loss journey and i am looking for someone to talk to. I feel like having support is important to keep losing weight, but the problem is i can't talk about my weight to anyone, it's too shameful. If you're motivated to lose weight, don't hesitate to message me.I am currently at 265 lbs, and i started dieting in april 2016 and exercising in july 2016. My starting weight was...
  • ashkiki115

    Weight loss buddy

    hello. I'm 19 and I'm hovering right above 300 pounds. I can't seem to get below it. I've struggled with weight all my life because food has always been there for me. I've tried every diet and they work for a little while, but then I hit a plateau and get discouraged. I end up gaining more than before the diet. Im looking for someone in a similar position - trying to lose a large amount of...
  • MiselfinMI

    Ketogenic diet anyone?

    Curious if anyone else is on keto? I just started back on...for life.  My family has not joined me yet,  so the first few days are hard! I already have the headaches today from the sugar withdrawal. I'm excited to shed pounds!
  • Jrock81

    Day 1!!!

    hey guys, so tonight I did my first workout in over a year!!! Don't laugh at me guys but....I went on YouTube and did a Richard Simmons sweatin to the oldies workout! Hahahha I was a kid when those workouts came out! But I loved them back then, so I thought I would give it a try. I only made it through half the workout. I can't really do an hour of cardio just yet....but that's ok!!! I feel great...
  • cassielee9

    In need of a friend

    Hi, I'm new to this group. I have been obese most of my life, but now I am 100% dedicated to turning my life around. I would like to find someone who is okay with daily contact who can be my motivation and lend me a helping hand saying that I'm not alone. I would gladly do the same!
  • Dan_Man_85

    Discouraged Dad-Needs Support

    Hello All:I've been trying to manage my weight on my own for years and it just doesn't work.  I'm a social person who really enjoys discussing issues and supporting others (see career:  social worker).  As for my problems, however, I tend to isolate due to fear of rejection and feelings of shame.  I've gradually come to the realization that I desperately need more support in my life,...
  • KoasKitten

    New to group-need to lose 100lbs

    Hi!I'm new to this group. I joined because I'm finally getting really serious about losing weight. My husband and I tried for a year to get pregnant and couldn't The most likely cause is my weight (he's been tested is good)I'm a Type 1 Diabetic and currently weigh 260-265. I'm working with a primary care doctor, an endocrinologist, a nutritionist and a therapist. We've come up with diet and...
  • hopelesslyobese

    needing support

    Hello everyone, this is my first ever post to a blog and support group.  I have been overweight my whole life and always been ostrsized because of it.  The most I ever weighted was 350 pounds in 2006 when i did my gastric bypass and i went down to 190.  Now due to several health issues and family crises i am back up to 282.  No matter what i do i can't seem to lose weight.  I want to just...
  • Zairis21

    New and in need of a texting buddy

    hi im 25 years old 5'4 and weight 264lbs. 5 months ago i weight 300lbs and i find myself that I'm starting to lose my motivation to continue through this journey. I need a texting buddy we can motivate each other daily to continue and not give up. Anyone please i need help message me and I'll swap numbers. Love you all