Originally Posted by Kyraax
I started getting chunky when I was about 8 years old. By the time I was 15 I weighed 250 by the time I was 17 I was about 280 and i am 20 and I weigh about 295 I don't know how much I weigh honestly. I have tried motivating myself over and over again it is not working. I tell myself that if I lose it I'd be able to be picked up by my fiance or other things or things like I want to be thin when I get married and just a lot of things to make me motivated only worked for a short period of time. I need a list of other motivations I can try. I have a Kinect about 3-4 workout DVDs I have smaller pants that were given to me I don't know what to do I am young I should not be this big. Also I was diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease. (Acid reflux disease) gastro-stomach esophageal wel you get it. Everytime I drink cold water or everytime I eat something with acid in it I do not want to do anything I'm hot I don't feel good. I am taking tums with it it helps a little bit but when I feel good I don't want to do anything.. it really sucks .... I need help. Thank you.
I used to be midly obese. I lost all my weight 13 years ago after having so many medical problems: bad knees, heart palpitations, edema, liver problems, high cholesterol, depression, you name it!
I found out I had to avoid gluten and my doctor wanted me on a low glycemic index diet...so I basically had veggies, meat, eggs, string cheese and nuts. little fruit. I tried to eat beans with each meal. It took me 6 months to lose all of my weight. I have kept it off for 13 years. I wear a size 4-6 pant.
I never look back and never want to go back. I got my life, my looks and my health back...and there is nothing that could not motivate me to stay on course.
There is no time like now. Why don't you make two columns. One with all of the positives with weight loss and one with all of the negatives. Don't forgot some negatives most people don't think about are that with our changing health care, the cost for obesity can be very expensive for all because our bodies weaken much quicker (in many cases not all) then one who is healthy.
It's can also be harder to find a good job being obese...sad but true!
There really aren't too many positives to being obese other than eating something that you really crave and love the taste of.
You can do it...I know you can!!!
Plan a date. Throw out all junk when you are ready. Set your mind to it. Go shopping and stay out of the middle. Shop around the edges and avoid the 5 whites: white sugar, white salt, white potatoes, white rice and white salt. Just start with that.
If that's too hard, just start your first week just avoiding adding salt to your food. The next week add not having any white potatoes for the week. The next week add not having any white rice for the week and so on until you have avoided the 5 whites.
If you stick to it, you will be so much happier!!!
I wish you the best