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My Nephew Jason Sprada Committed Suicide on November 10/2015. He was like My Own Son. Since his Passing, I have had No Desire for Anything.

I put on 32 lbs and that's from Not Over Eating. I don't Eat Right.i eat Less- But My Biggest Problem is and I know it's The Lack of Doing Nothing but Sitting Around Depressed, I Don't Even Go See Anyone.

What I am Asking is, I Want To Get Better and Lose this Extra Weight, it Makes me Feel Awful, Ugly, ECT.

So Question What Can I do

I Cannot Run, Walk Far at All, or Even Go on The Treadmill

So Basically Excerise is Hard for me. Someone Out there in this Community PLEASE I AM ASKING FOR ADVICE. I NEED HELP

Thank You

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I'm very sorry about your nephew. I have a stationary bicycle and an elliptical that work well for me when I'm feeling well enough to use them. I am also dealing with weight gain. Ugh

P.S. the picture you are using could be a picture of me when I was muuuuch younger. How good looking are we?!!😉👉lol

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christinelee You have to make yourself start looking forward to things and move away from looking back. You are alive! You are here for a reason. Find a goal, something your want to do, would like to learn, something to live for. I am a Christian and find much encouragement from God's Word in the Bible. Recently, I was given a list of goals for 2018, which include the following: Look more ahead than behind; Keep our eyes on the Lord; Stay focused on the prize, and the good things in this life; Don't get too focused on the clutter around us that drains our energy; Have daily quiet time in reading and worship of the Lord; Walk by faith in Him, even when we don't understand; Realize the value of each day of life. Start by reading the Book of John, and then skip to the Book of 1st John. These tell us much about God's love for us and why. You will be in my prayers.

Re: Weight.....don't we all cope with that? I have an invalid neighbor who has lost 75lbs by eating cottage cheese with various fruits, or her favorite, pumpkin butter! She swears that she eats that a couple of times a day and very little else. I would suggest lots of protein, vegetables and fruit. I have 10 lbs. that need to go away again! Maybe as spring is just around the corner we can all start getting more fresh air in our lungs, and some exercise to make it all go away!

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I cannot exercise. I follow Wahl's MS Diet, and I have lost 64 pounds. Had to go to thrift store a lot to get constantly changing sizes or take up what I could. I don't follow her diet exactly. I just remember to not eat anything else before I eat 9 servings of FRESH fruits and vegetables. I am hooked on blueberries, crave them every morning, don't even want coffee anymore. Steam a lot of veggies. Or make smoothies of spinach and strawberries and yogurt and honey and chia seeds and whatever else Kroger had on sale that week. My husband goes in early and buys whatever is marked down half price from the night before (fresh veggies and fruit), and we eat it or freeze it. We eat fish, or canned salmon, or free range chicken when we eat meat, and stir fry it, or bake or broil it - nothing fried. And use coconut oil. Use pure fruit juice in my smoothies, with no sugar, just make sure I get my 9 servigins of fruits and veggies before I eat any meat or grains. Sweet potatoes are included as a veggie, but not beans or bread or rice. I have cultivated a taste for walnuts and chia seeds and other seeds for protein. This diet helps slow down the progression of white matter disease, or demyelination. I have a lot of lesions in my brain, and already have been diagnosed with early dementia, and there are no DMTs remaining for me to take. Been through them all, and my immune system is very compromised, so too dangerous. I rely on my diet and supplements and essential oils and prayer. Lots of symptoms, pain, fatigue, but I am like the little pink bunny, still able to care for myself at home. I pray this works for you.

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Exercise might become easier once you lose half the weight. I follow OMS, but I'm doing a fasting/keto version right now to lose some pregnancy pounds to make jogging easier.

I'm sorry that you have lost your nephew. It sounds like you have lost yourself also. ☹️

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You’ve got to try and walk if it’s not more than 5min then try to add a min a week. Before you know it you’ll be up over 30min. Even if you don’t eat the right foods, you’ve got to try eat correctly and drink plenty of water.

Find a support group and talk to someone.

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You have lots of good advice already. If you have unresolved or untreated depression, it can make so many parts of life much more difficult, so talk to your doctor about that.

I find that success breeds success, too. Any tiny, positive change you make empowers you to keep going. As MS patients, we learn to constantly adapt. Yes, it’s a challenge, but it can become a real strength as we develop more resiliency and determination.

Keep going and let us know how you’re getting on.

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Hidden Perhaps some type of weight loss group would be good. I joined weight watcher with some friends from work. I liked the social aspect of it as well as successfully losing weight. There is a cost involved though. Is there a TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) group near you? I don't know much about them but I don't think they are expensive and they still offer socializing/accountability. For me the friendships I've made were great and the accountability was necessary to my success.

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