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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Maryw

    Overweight Grad Student

    My name is Mary. I have been overweight since puberty. Sunday an amazing thing happened. I did day one of the couch to 5k program. I am currently 365lbs. It is so shameful for me to admit this publicly but I was so proud of myself that I completed day one. It asked me to jog for 60 seconds then walk for 90 seconds for thirty minutes. I'm sure most of you would think it was quite easy but I must...
  • veggiequeen

    Back on the wagon.....

    Hi. I am in my 50s and have struggled with my weight most of my life. Twice I actually lost enough and was close to a normal weight.  i have been married almost 15 years, but have not been touched for the past 10. he does tell me he loves me (he has an issue but doesn't get it checked) In my mind .....he is now home while I work fulltime (come home to cook clean and do laundry)....giving  me...
  • 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...
  • KittyMc

    I have no idea what I'm doing..

    Hi. I googled "overweight support groups" and landed here.  This is obviously my first time posting, so I have no idea what I'm doing or if I'm ready for this. I guess I'm looking for people that understand my feelings.  I've always been a shy, introvert, so I don't get out much. actually, at all lately.  I've lost and gained weight all through my early 20s.  My lowest (and happiest) weight...
  • susieq89

    Feeling low

    So I recently went to an event for my husband's family.  In normal life, most people treat me fine even though I am 300 lbs.  However, while there my husband's grandfather referred to me as a big girl and his father said to someone that his daughter was the pretty blonde sitting in the row...we're both blonde.  I was feeling so good about myself and making progress before we went to this even...
  • 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...