Re: Obesity Related Symptoms? Suggestions
Hi Scotty, I am so sorry to hear about how much of a toll your weight gain has taken on your quality of life. I have also experienced a period of rapid weight gain (about 150lbs) when my body weight went from anorexic to obese due to emotional eating and endocrine disorder. My weight gain was also rapid (it took about a year).
Although many doctors gave suggestions that were not helpful (e.g. "you should eat right and exercise") there was one suggestion from a doctor at my university that I did find helpful. He told me that I should fight the urge to stay in bed and instead force myself to go out. I also have depression, and so at that time in my life all I wanted was to hide from eerything. He told me to go out and walk for about an hour and when I got home continue to be active and do chores.
I had my doubts but while outside I realized I started to feel less drowsy, less pain in my body from the strain my body was under and more energized. When I got home that afternoon I had the energy to clean do laundry and cook myself a real dinner (rather then just microwave poor quality food).
Because I had worked my metabolism by the time I got into bed I was really, physically tired and got a good night sleep for the first time in months. I know it isn't much, but maybe it will help get you feeling a little more positive. Good luck.