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So I've been obese ever since primary school . I used to get bullied and found solace in food but once I left school I stopped it ,however, the weight gain didn't . I found out it's because of hypothyroidism. I've been trying to lose weight for years but nothing seems to be working and due to my 2 degenerated disc I can't do much physical activity. Recently I've been getting weight loss tips from people I know and I know it's out of concern but it's making me depressed . I've considered starving or making myself puke every time I eat but haven't had the guts to do it . I just want it all to stop .


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  • Hello Miss_PPP and welcome to the weight loss forum ☺ Thyroid problems and back pain will make weight loss more difficult but not impossible. And other people's comments can hurt but it's your life and your body. Sometimes the act of taking control can boost our self esteem so give it a go. Unfortunately there is no quick fix but trust me, you will feel better very soon if you follow the plan 😊

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  • You can lose weight, slowly and healthily without doing any radical or dangerous. The 12 week plan will help and as you lose weight you will feel better in every way. Good luck and keep posting. The forum can be really helpful.

  • Hello Miss_PPP I am sorry you feel so down. Have you spoken to your GP my GP was brilliant when I felt depressed and I completed a course of CBT which I found really really helpful. Please don't starve yourself or make yourself sick. it won't make you feel better it will make you more depressed. you have made a really positive step forward joining the forum and simple lifestyle changes that you can read about in the newbies section coupled with a visit to your GP would be much better for your mental health 😀 I wish you luck and determination and will you let us know how you get on

  • Hi, have you spoken to your Dr about seeing a dietician or nutritionist? With your condition they should be able to tailor a plan specific to your needs.. The weight may come off slowly, but it should still come off. Good luck :)

  • I'd second advising you to see your GP. I don't have much knowledge of hypothyroidism but your doctor should be able to refer you if he can't help you himself!

    Good luck and welcome!

  • Hi Miss-PPP, how awful to suffer bullying because of your weight. If you have been diagnosed as having hypothyroidism I hope that also means you have been prescribed thyroxine? It often takes quite a while after started on medication for it to be effective, but once it kicks in you'll have a 'helping hand' to lose some weight!

    Just take one day at a time and as others have said, keep following this forum, it's so helpful. Good luck on your weight loss journey!

  • Thank you all for your messages . I truly appreciate them . Will make an arrangement to see my GP and a counsellor for mental health care. Will also follow your advice on the plan . Thank you for caring and not sending demotivating replies like other people I know .

  • Hi and welcome Miss_PPP this forum is run on help, motivation and support, no one on here would bully or send nasty replies, we welcome everyone and a few kind words do a lot more for people's confidence. Forget the bullies, we will be here to support you, keep posting it really does help, good luck at the doctors I'm sure they will be able to offer the help you need. You can do this, small changes will make big differences, good luck

    Kat xx

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