By deciding I didn't want to die before my children because I was too fat too live.
I had some serious health problems and my Dr. asked me if I planned to eat myself to death.
I decided I didn't want to die, that I really wanted to feel better.
It's not easy. The first step is admitting you have a problem. The second step is admitting that even though we all know WHAT to do, the HOW to do it is unknown.
Get some help. Go see a cognitive behavior therapist. Get help with the psychological issues involved with being overweight. (No, I don't think you are crazy) I was at a lecture earlier this week on obesity and the psychologist discussed best treatments for obesity. One of which was cognitive therapy.
Go see a registered dietician, preferably one associated with a weight loss program. Get a diet based on what foods you like and what your body needs. Read about nutrition, learn how food affects your body.
See your doctor. Make sure your blood sugar, blood pressure etc are okay. That your healthy enough to exercise.
Enlist the help of your family. If they can be supportive by keeping junk out of the house that would be great.
Make small changes. Do not try to cut down to 1500 calories a day and swear you will exercise for an hour a day every day. Be realistic. If you add up the calories that you normally eat every day and decrease that amount by 1000 calories you will lose weight. I was eating 3000 to 5000 calories a day before I got scared. You probably are too. Cut 1000 calories a day for 2 weeks, that's 14000 calories you did not consume.
Add fruits and veggies to every meal. Cut out 1 fast food meal a week. You don't need a special diet just a healthy one.
Turn off the TV and computer and practice mindful eating. Don't eat in the car. Be aware that you are eating.
Keep coming back here for encouragement and support. You can do this, you just don't have to do it alone.
| Pounds lost: 95.0