I've been fat my entire life. Obesity runs in my family. I have no idea what I weigh right now, but I believe it's in the ballpark of 280 lbs. I'm 21 years old. I've tried every diet under the sun, and then I tried healthy clean living, neither of which worked. The only way I was able to lose weight was by starving myself for two years. I dropped down to 170 which is still "overweight" by BMI standards. My hair fell out and I got sick for 6 months straight, nearly. My immune system shut down. That's what happened to me when I approached my "healthy" weight. Of course I gained it all back and then some because that's what happens when you diet. Right now, I'm fat and I feel great. All my metabolic levels are normal and I'm active and eat a great diet. I keep reading about set-point weights: the weight your body returns to when you start taking care of it properly. Well I've been managing my binge eating disorder for months now and I haven't lost an ounce. Do you think it's possible, after years of dieting, for a person's natural set point weight to be this high? In any case, I am working on loving my body the way it is right now and I'd like to hear from some other folks who may be trying to figure out how to love themselves also.
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