Re: I need Help before i Die!
First of all, it's really good that you want to make this change. Now there are a lot of things you can do before EVER thinking about surgery.
First-Have you tried eating better? It doesn't necessarily have to be about cutting a specific thing OUT of your diet. Actually it can be very detrimental to your weight loss. Diet is the most important thing because you NEED to eat. You need food to LIVE. For a woman as young as you are and how much you weigh, you really should start out eating 1500 calories to lose weight. going under that would just put your body into starvation mode. This would be the ideal method. You learn so much this way, and are more likely to keep it off.
Second-Now, maybe if you've been this overweight for 7 years, maybe there is something else wrong with you. Have you tried going to a doctor? You may have a hyperthyroid which makes it hard for you to lose weight.
A last resort (next to surgery) is rx pills. I have been overweight for 9 years and tried everything to lose weight. I ate right, exercised, and didn't lose. I've been on tons of different plans including Weight Watchers (three times!) and have tried OTC diet pills. Finally I went to a Doctor and he prescribed me Phentermine. Basically it is the safest of the rx diet pills (but definitely not safe-every rx pill has its side effects) and what it does is send signals to your brain that you are not hungry, and are fuller faster. I have lost 25lbs in two months and I am very happy. I eat right, exercise almost everyday and work hard. The phentermine only assists me.
I've never even thought about surgery. For those who have tried everything above, this is what they have to do. I feel like I would be a coward for doing this, because I know that I can lose weight by watching what I eat. To me, its like an easy out for myself. For others, it's the only way out because everything else has failed for them. Everyone is different, but I think you have to start from the beginning to reach your goals.
The best thing to do would be to go to your doctor and see what he/she can do for you. They are there for you, and will do everything to help you.
Don't feel desperate, because you have so many choices! I hope everything works out for you. Good luck.
Last edited by boicrazy3188; 01-03-2007 at 11:52 AM.