I am not trying to get pity or anything by writing on here, but I have really been beating myself up lately about my weight. I am 36 years old and currently weigh in at 353 pounds. My heaviest was 380 about 4 years ago. I tried to lose weight and did lose some, but for the past 2 years I have been staying between 350 and 360. Everytime I start doing good it will only last a week or 2 at the most, then I am right back to my old habits. My family genes is simple. All of my family members are either very thin or very large, not to many in betweens. I watched my cousin die a long time ago from diabetes. He was smaller than I am. Before he died, he had lost both legs and his eye sight. He was only in his 50's, and spent his last year of life in bed suffering, all because of his bad eating habits. Then my uncle died at 48 years old, from a massive heart attack. He was over 400 pounds. They had to order him a special coffin because of his size. Isn't just these two examples enough to open my eyes and see what I am doing to myself? If not, shouldn't the fact that I have 2 precious sons, only 2 and 4, be enough to make me want to stick around and be there for them as long as I can? My wife and I were both in our 30's when we had children, and she decided that she was going to change her way of living for their sake. She has been on weight watchers and has lost around 80 pounds, plus she exercises now at least 4 times a week. I am so proud of her, and she encourages me all the time, but I just can't seem to get it right. I am going to start getting more involved with this site and maybe some pointers I see and read on here will get me more motivated, but if all of the examples that I have just wrote about does not get me going, I am unsure of what will. God bless you all.
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