I am 43 years old, clinically obese at 270 pounds, diabetic, had heart attack and double by-pass at 35 years old and two stents. I have 2 children and am scared I am never going to see them graduate (4 years one of them) let alone see grandchildren & be a part of their lives actively versus in a wheel chair due to limb loss or dead due to heart problems.
I have tried every diet out there...pills, shots, vitamins, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Atkins, you name it...I've tried it. Even had lapband. Lost 40 pounds - began insulin for diabetes and gained it all back. Have had 0% success since going on insulin. Please let this be the beginning of something real...something for a lifetime and let that lifetime be longer than anticipated given my health to date.
I need someone supportive to challenge me - especially to workout at all. I had all summer off and walked/exercised 5 days....are you freakin' kidding me? I need variety. Have an elliptical machine, access to track, football field, weight room, etc. at school...haven't found anything to get me going. I used to be an athlete...now nothing. Volleyball was/is my passion and can't even get to point where that is feasible at 270. My husband no longer finds me attractive. Oh, he says he still is...but how can he be? I'm disgusted by what I see.
Desperate in Nebraska!!