I am new to this part of the site I have Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis I take quite a bit of medication which to a certain extent I think doesn’t help with weight loss. I don’t eat much during the day but then find myself eating at ridiculous times like 11pm. A few weeks ago I decided I needed to lose a bit of weight for my sons wedding I stuck to a balance diet for 5 weeks and didn’t lose anything this led to me being disillusioned and I now can’t seem to get my head back into trying to lose weight. The minute I think diet I can’t stop thinking of food. I have become virtually housebound recently had hand surgery for OA but have hip and knee problems I got afraid to go out alone because I had some falls so only go out when I have someone with me which is very rarely. I am not grossly overweight but am probably about 2 stone over what I should be my problem foods are things like ice cream and chocolate, crisps if I eat late at night it’s normally a cheese and tomato sandwich if I’ve got any in it’s followed by chocolate or ice cream. I also have bad insomnia which is why I think I eat in the night because the time drags so slowly. I just need to get to eating healthier and feeling better about myself and maybe some sort of gentle exercise but that means going out. Which as I say is getting harder unless I have someone with me. My daughter is expecting her first child next March and I want to be involved in being with my grandchild and will be looking after him/her when my daughter returns to work I think this will help me focus on other things but I need to start now doing something. I eat fruit which I normally have in I will pick at that during the day as well as a couple of nuts which I have on the side as I have read they are healthy. I drink Pepsi max in the evening but have tried cutting it out but it made no difference to sleep, weight or anything. I don’t want to think of foods as banned as then I know I will want them more. When I did the 5 weeks of healthy eating I had a bag of sweets in the cupboard and crisps and because I knew they were there if I wanted them I found that helped and not once did I want to eat them. I think it was just the fact that I lost no weight at all that threw me.
Any advice would be welcome thanks