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OtherNameForThis Tue 10-Apr-18 10:05:28

Hi everyone, I have name changed for this because I'm so embarrassed and ashamed.

I am now six stone overweight. Obviously it's really affecting my life. I have had health problems that can recur if I don't sort myself out. Last September after being 3 stone lighter than I am now something just snapped in my mind and I started eating and basically haven't stopped since.

I think part of it was because I seemed to be on a neverending diet for five years going up and down and with the health thing in the middle. I always seemed to be making a fresh start and it just started driving me crazy.

I feel like I've been here too many times and that I just don't have it in me to do this all over again and since I always fell by the wayside every other time, what's the point?

I'm driving myself mad. I hate myself, I hate what I've become.

Up until I was 28 I was really sporty and energetic, although biggish (size 14). Since then my weight has gone up and up and up, then down, then up and so on. That was 20 years ago. A lot of things happened then. I moved from more active work to a sedentary job. I also moved from living in to house share and not having sporting facilities on tap. I also became more lonely then because I was used to living and working around a number of people.

I tried Slimming World earlier this year, spent a lot of money and it was a waste of time because I had no motivation. The weather hasn't helped as I like walking but this constant rain is just getting me down so much.

I seem to not be able to look to the future and say to myself - such and such is happening in 8 weeks, have a goal of losing a stone by then. Or rather I do set the goal, then the day after I'm eating cake. I also appear to have totally lost any kind of long term thinking.

I'm on My Fitness Pal and Map My Walk, but this time around I have no motivation to do it.

I don't feel depressed, just totally lacking my mojo. And I don't know what to do. I know I've got health issues because of my massive size and I know I'm creating more problems for myself.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I'd be eternally grateful for some! Thanks flowers

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OohOohMrPeevly Fri 13-Apr-18 07:05:13

Othernameforthis - giving up sugar changed my life and gave me tons of energy, weight fell off me and the weight loss is easy to maintain. Once you get over your sugar addiction you will see your appetite reduce massively as what you think is hunger is actually a craving for sugar. I'm not saying it's easy (the first few days are very tough) but once you've done it it's life changing and you are no longer a slave to your appetite. There are loads of websites and books on this to help you get through it but I swear if you do it your life will be so much better. I now weigh less than when I got married nearly 30 years ago.

millimat Fri 13-Apr-18 07:49:29

Ooh, did you give up all sugar? How?

OohOohMrPeevly Fri 13-Apr-18 19:47:02

Just stopped eating it all together. It's so worth it but you go through a week of bad headaches but then feel great!

ilovecherries Fri 13-Apr-18 21:18:39

Last May I was 59, over 16 stone, size 22/24 and had been obese for probably 30 years, although that was my highest weight. 11 months later I weigh just over 11 stone, have a normal BMI and I'm a size 12. I feel amazing. I'd like to lose another stone to get nearer a BMI of 22. I had tried everything, and nothing worked, I felt I was being driven crazy with constant hunger. One day I saw that the LCFH bootcamp started on here the following day. I knew it was last chance saloon and I decided to give it a go and stick rigidly to it for 10 weeks. I said if I didn't lose 10 lbs in that time then I would find a way to accept my weight. In that 10 weeks I lost 21 lbs. Since then I haven't deviated once. I've made peace with the fact this is for life, that I dont tolerate sugar, whether it's obvious sugar, or whether it comes in the form of wheat/rice/potatoes etc. I feel I've got my life back. I hope you find something that works for you, OP, because you deserve your life back.

DianaT1969 Fri 13-Apr-18 21:42:40

Another one here who gave up sugar and it's liberating. I completely sympathise OP, I know exactly what you're saying. Dieting takes up too much space in your head and feels pointless anyway.
The MN low carb bootcamp thread was my turnaround. But there are books about how to avoid sugar too. Maybe just do that one thing if you can.? No sugar. Treat it as an interesting health experiment, rather than a diet. Stick to it for 6 weeks say, and evaluate how you feel at the point. Better weather coming soon for walking thank goodness! thanks

Izzadoraduncancan Fri 13-Apr-18 21:46:40

Another who gave up sugar and it changed my love. Look up the 8 week blood sugar diet.

Commit. To just 8 weeks. It will change your life

millimat Sat 14-Apr-18 20:31:55

Wow inspirational stories!
What's that lcfh?

millimat Sat 14-Apr-18 20:32:14

Wow inspirational stories!
What's that lcfh?

millimat Sat 14-Apr-18 20:32:31

Wow inspirational stories!
What's that lcfh?

millimat Sat 14-Apr-18 20:33:19

OK so it said it hadn't posted blush

DianaT1969 Tue 17-Apr-18 08:26:44

Lchf is low carb high fat. Typical meals could be salmon with vegetables cooked in butter, steak with leeks, mushrooms & cream sauce, avocado, chicken & salad with mayo.

MissKummerspeck Tue 24-Apr-18 20:07:25

I am really struggling at the moment with binge eating, it s quite bad at the moment. Those of you who gave up sugar, is that including fruit as well?

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