Hi, I am new on here, I have been overweight since i had my first daughter back in 1992, i have since had 2 more girls in 1994 and the last one in 2010 and have slowly and surely piled more and more weight on as the years have gone by, i am now classed as morbidly obese...mine is partly due to medical issues that the doctor has investigated for me after nagging, but i have reached a stage now where i can hardly walk without pain in my knee's and legs, to the extent they are now keeping me awake at night or waking me from my sleep on the rare chance i actually do get to sleep as i tend to have a very restless sleep most nights, i am big chested also and this prevents me sleeping on my back due to getting suffocated, i have a lovely husband whom i have been with for 20 years + and married for 9 of those, we have our 10th wedding anniversary coming up in june 2017 and we are renewing our vows so that our little girl can be a part of something special, and i would love nothing more than to wear a lovely dress for this day instead of looking like a blown up puffa fish in a meringue dress like the last time.I have tried umpteen diets and failed miserably, my health is getting worse, i can't play with my little girl as i would like to and i see other mum's doing, i feel very upset and unhappy about my size and i can never feel good wearing anything i own, i don't drive due to health issues so this leaves me with less choice to go anywhere or do anything with my kids, i have started going swimming and it's the only time i get respite from the continual pains in my legs and ankles now, i would just like a little support to help me in the right direction, i was considering attending a local slimmers group but a neighbour that has made our lives a misery a while back for over 5 years attends there and i don't particularly want them knowing my business or weight details, i would be a laughing stock as she is surrounded by 'yummy mummies'...i just feel i need to lose this weight now asap for some reason, now feels like the right time and something has just clicked with me, i don't overeat, i do try to walk when my leg allows, and i do eat plenty of fruit and veg, i rarely eat chocolate or crisps, pop, sweets etc, i love salads, a lot of my weight piled on over 10 years during the time i was on contraceptive injections, and i have been told i also have a under active thyroid and slow metabolism? so it appears all these mixed have added to the weight gain along with the fact that i sometimes don't eat regularly as i am too busy with my little one or working etc, and because i miss meals my body stores the fat as it never knows when it will get the next meal...does this make sense to anyone as i am still trying to figure it out, i thought by eating less and doing more you would lose the weight? I have no other family for support now and my dad is now under dialysis 3 times a week as well as having stomach cancer-grade 1- and is diabetic, his health is failing too along with his vision, and he lives nearly 1000 miles away. I have no other support locally to help spur me on and encourage me on bad days and i don't really know many people around our area, if anyone is willing to give me some advice and support i will promise to try my best at losing this weight before my children have no mother and to help me get that little closer to getting into a nice dress for my wedding vows next year... thanks for taking the time to read this...sorry it was so long
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