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16.11 and needing help

Morning All, I hope you are all well.

I am having trouble with weight loss and self control - I weigh 16.11 as of Wednesday. I suffer with Anxiety and Depression and going through some medical issues at the moment which is very hard mentally, physically and emotionally.

I know I need to lose weight, I get down, I buy the food, I look at the food, argue with myself that this isn't happening, I am not going to eat it, i then remind myself of what I am going through and go F it and eat the lot. I gave up smoking, but sometimes I just need one and then let myself down again by having one. It feels good at the time, but then i feel bad, but then i think its not food so i feel good again.

I had an operation last month where i had some complications, so I do a 7 min exercise thing every day although I haven't done it for a week due to pain from healing.

I don't know what to do, I need to lose weight but everything i have going on just seems to override it - i just feel like a failure in helping myself - if i lose the weight the healing will help - especially when i have my 2nd operation.. I just dont know where to start ..

Apologies this is a bit long

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Great to have you join us Charkie1983

Welcome and enjoy the forum... Sorry you've got health and emotional challenges, I hope you find the support and friendship that is available on here a great benefit for you...

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Good morning Charkie I have been on here for nearly 2 months Im a stone down Good days bad days good weighins bad weighins but Im still here Ive had my gallbladder out and now have a post op hernia so I cant exercise but I do walk a lot If you have the time when you go shopping stop before you buy your normal (probably wrong for you trying to lose weight) groceries Look at the labels I take ages now with my shop but its worth knowing and learning For instance I always thought low fat was good - no because sugar is added for taste so buy full fat just have less Ive learnt so much from here Look through the whole community on here It gives you support suggestions and answers to problems as you go along You are not alone Good luck

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