Hi, I’m a newbie
Hi there, I have just joined this forum. I usually never post my problems online but at this point I am desperate and I thought it will be useful to read other opinions on this.
I am struggling with my weight for as long as I can remember. I am extremely overweight with a BMI of 46 (x3 of what I am supposed to weigh). I have tried pills, diets and nothing worked. Before I graduated from school I was trying to lose weight for my prom- failed, my weight boomed (put on like 20 kg). Then after I moved to another city to study in Uni, I got away from my parents and without doing diets or exercises, I lost 10 kg (thankfully till this day they haven’t popped back). However, I am still deep in the red zone and I am having a hard time changing my lifestyle. For the last three weeks I lost another 10 kg and I was excited and proud because I did it with eating healthy and doing exercise with a friend. But she got busy and we stopped going together, I started munching on junk food and chocolate goodies and now I am right back where I started. I feel depressed and those feelings came back (failed, no hope etc.)
I know the factors that influence weight loss:
- the habits
I know from experience that if one of the above is not fulfilled, the weight loss plan just WON’T WORK!
My problem is lack of motivation. I get to a point, then the smallest thing breaks me and I go back to my stupid ways again. It really frustrates me. I know I can do it but there is something that keeps holding me back. Moderation is my weakness I guess (for example: I won’t eat one chocolate bar, I will have ½ or all of it). My question is, how can I keep things together and learn how to live a better quality of life? How to keep going in the right direction (if you get what I mean)? I don’t want to waste my time going to the GP and asking about this, because I have the feeling that the answer will be ‘you’re fat, lose weight’ end of story.
Thanks for reading this long post and if you have the same (or other) problems I wish you good luck in resolving them! :]