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GingerbreadBaubles Mon 19-Jan-15 17:27:16

I am 2 stone overweight, I look at my fat arms while I'm cleaning my teeth, my huge belly as I'm getting dressed my inner thighs have started touching and I am disgusted with myself.

A normal person would use this as motivation, not me I just carry on emotionally eating. I've never been a overall junk food eater I love healthy foods my weakness is sugar..chocolate.

I really need to get a grip, I just have no idea how. I've had hypnosis. Done the Paul McKenna gastric band cd, 5:2 diet, jason vale nothing has worked. I worked out 5 days a week for 8 months for my wedding I was really toned but hated every single hour I trained for. Gave it up 2 months after we got married.

I associate exercise as hard work and diet as deprivation. Please can someone help me I have to sort my crap out!

Dowser Mon 19-Jan-15 17:57:22

Come onto the wedding diet thread . Doesn't matter if you are not getting married. The ones who post regularly a dedicated bunch so you might get more support.

I get tired just thinking about exercise so I know where you are coming from.
I pretty much don't exercise either.
I. Doing Mfp 1200-1300 cals a day.

It really does help to write it down , add it up etc

eosg Thu 22-Jan-15 11:52:45

Hi GingerbreadBaubles!

I'm sorry to hear you are going through a hard time at the moment, it's brilliant that you are reaching out for support and I hope the mumsnet crew are helping to inspire and motivate you smile

I see you've mentioned that you feel you emotionally eat, just wondering whether you are aware of Beat's support services for emotional overeating?

We have recently founded several face-to-face Emotional Overeating Support Groups. The main focus of these is peer support and they provide a safe and confidential space to meet with others who are going through similar situations, and supporting one another through sharing experiences, problems and successes related to overeating.

Each meeting is facilitated by two Beat volunteers who will be sure to give you a warm welcome to the group. There is no weigh-in or talk of calories! Just a safe space to share and support.

To find your nearest group simply drop us an email or take a look at our HelpFinder

If there are no groups near you let us know as we have phone/online support services available!

Good luck with your journey!


SenatusPopulusqueRomanorum Thu 22-Jan-15 12:03:47

First of all, you don't sound that fat (if your inner thighs have "just started touching"). May I ask you height and weight?

The solution may not be another strict diet, but perhaps working on your relationship with your body - not punishing it with strenuous workouts you don't enjoy (is there another activity that you actually find fun?), not using words such as "disgusted" (I doubt people are recoiling in horror from you)...

I have terrible self-esteem issues and I am an emotional eater too. I have been stuck in the binge-starve cycle for over a decade. When I am in a "binge" phase, taking care of my body has often helped me more than insulting myself. It could be ensuring that I was always perfectly groomed (hair done, make-up... even for a day at home), giving myself a nice scrub or buying a pretty dress (even though I wanted to wait until I was slimmer to buy anything).
Once I forced myself to like my body, it was a bit easier not to feed it sugar all the time.

GingerbreadBaubles Fri 23-Jan-15 20:33:23

Thank you for the replies, Eve I've had a look but no resukts for my area.

I'm 5ft 7 and 12 stone 10, I'm an apple shape so I just look so chunky.

Just don't know where to start anymore, nothing appears to work.

GingerbreadBaubles Fri 23-Jan-15 20:34:10

*results not resulks!

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