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Old 04-16-2019, 06:47 PM #1
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Iíve struggled with weight since I was 7 years old. But lately Iíve really started putting on the pounds I mean a lot. I probably weigh 380 at the moment. I know itís not all fat as I am very strong in my extremities. But most of my weight are in my ďman boobsĒ and stomach. I know muscle weighs more than fat, but not 380. Honestly I feel that if I had the appropriate body fat percentage I would weigh at least 150 pounds less.

Iím honestly just wandering when is it going to click on my mind that I need to lose weight. If I donít I fear Iím destined to wind up bed ridden.

So how do I get motivated and when did the moment happen yíall took health seriously???
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I didn't realise how much my weight was an issue until a recent (last year now) trip to the fair

I struggled on to this roller coaster and sat down in the chair, and despite everything and all my effert, I couldn't get the bar to lower.

it was really embarrassing, especially when the ride attendant said to me you need to get off, all the other people are safely in their seats and are ready to go.

I don't think you realise how much an issue it is until you actually are prevented from doing something you want to do.

I'm telling this story because I'm wondering if their is something you currently want to do but can't, so maybe wanting to do it (and to acheeve it) will motivate you.
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I'm brand new here and yours is the first thing I clicked on. But it's exactly the same way I feel. I've been overweight my entire life, I've been dieting my entire life yet I just can't get a grip on things. I'm so unhappy with how I am yet dont put in the work to change it.
I had the experience of not fitting in a seat on a ride at a theme park a few years back, I actually cried in the park so embarrassing. Yet here I am still overweight and unhappy. Why am I not having that "moment" where I realize i must change.
Obviously I don't have an answer to help you cause I'm in the same boat. Sorry.
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I was always overweight growing up but not obese. When I got pregnant with my first child I gained a lot of weight and never lost it. I never was a food addict- but I always had portion control issues combined with poor choices and bad metabolism. In 2009 I had roux-n-y gastric bypass and it saved my life. A lot of people are under the impression that this was an easy fix. I had to commit to eating a certain way for the rest of my life, taking certain vitamins and avoiding sugar. I am very proud to say I have kept all 127lbs (all but 15) off for 10 years. I know 5 people that have all had various gastric surgeries and they have all gained the weight back. I think it physically restricted me from over eating which made sticking to my food plan easier. Its not an easy fix but in some cases it helps. The gastric sleeve is very popular now and personally imo it is too "non-permanent"-meaning its sold as reversible or adjustable but I think that lulls people into a false sense of comfort. I also had to stay active. I actually need to get back to exercising once my shoulder heals. I am just sharing this in case its something you may have considered.
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I was always overweight growing up but not obese. When I got pregnant with my first child I gained a lot of weight and never lost it. I never was a food addict- but I always had portion control issues combined with poor choices and bad metabolism. In 2009 I had roux-n-y gastric bypass and it saved my life. A lot of people are under the impression that this was an easy fix. I had to commit to eating a certain way for the rest of my life, taking certain vitamins and avoiding sugar. I am very proud to say I have kept all 127lbs (all but 15) off for 10 years. I know 5 people that have all had various gastric surgeries and they have all gained the weight back. I think it physically restricted me from over eating which made sticking to my food plan easier. Its not an easy fix but in some cases it helps. The gastric sleeve is very popular now and personally imo it is too "non-permanent"-meaning its sold as reversible or adjustable but I think that lulls people into a false sense of comfort. I also had to stay active. I actually need to get back to exercising once my shoulder heals. I am just sharing this in case its something you may have considered.


I have considered getting a bypass. But Iím reluctant to go under the knife again. Last year I was in a blast accident and went through 13 surgeries in a very short amount of time.

The thing is I know Iím capable of loosing the weight. Iíve lost 50 pounds in just a month and a half. That was when I spent the summer as a camp counselor at a sleep away camp. So I know Iím capable of loosing the weight if I could just get determined.
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It clicked for me when I realized I was I wasnít me at 236 pounds. I didnít fit my personality. Once I got down to 147 I actually felt like me. Losing weight solved a lot of problems. All of my successes Iíve had these past 3.5 years I can trace back to my weight loss. I know most people arenít like that and your still you when you lose weight. But for me my issues were because of my weight.
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It clicked for me when I realized I was I wasnít me at 236 pounds. I didnít fit my personality. Once I got down to 147 I actually felt like me. Losing weight solved a lot of problems. All of my successes Iíve had these past 3.5 years I can trace back to my weight loss. I know most people arenít like that and your still you when you lose weight. But for me my issues were because of my weight.


Iíve been noticing health problems lately that Iím sure are related to my weight. One is knee pain when I go up and down stairs the second is my excessive sweating which is more of an annoyance really. So there are definitely health concerns starting to arise.
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