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Have you had your thyroid checked?? Sometimes there are health reasons. It is really up to "us" to get empowered and if you want to do it ... you Can!! Try baby steps with walking and you will find that it won't take time til you feel better and less depressed. Exercise is a wonderful mood enhancer:)
A doctor is simply stating the facts because it is their duty to tell their patients health implications. To insult someone with a statement like that is not very professional. Being overweight can eventually bring with it serious health complications and I truly hope that you can find a way to get your life on track to a healthier alternative and your mind in a happier place:)
I under stand how you feel. I was feel terrible, though I still had my job when the trouble started. I have been overweight, yes even morbidly obese at times, for years. Recently I went into see a doctor because I was so tired, depressed, anxious, and sore in my joints that I could hardly function much less worry about food or excercise choices. I couldn't concertrate and even though I was always tired I didn't sleep well enough to wake feeling rested. As it turns out I had really low vitamin D3 level. They put me on medication for that and it started making a huge difference right away. Then I started trying to add fruits and veggies. Instead of dieting I just make myself eat good for me stuff. If I eat a bowl of oat meal and a banana at breakfast and I still want a donut or some bacon I wait 15 or 20 minutes, and if I still want it I have it. I often times don't go back for the richer food after the pause, or if I do I eat less of it because I already ate something healthy and I'm pretty full. That and walking. I started walking by force. I lost my car in an accident. So, with public transportation and walking as my only option I found that I really enjoyed walking in certain areas. I now try to make it to those areas a couple of times a week. Now I go to the gym several day a week too and I'm making progress. Part of do in this is knowing you are worth it. And you are. Everyone deserves to feel happy and comfortable with themselves from the inside out, and feel healthy. I can honestly say that today, at a size twenty and with about a million strechmarks from surgeries and pregnancies I have more body confidence than I did when I was a fit curvy size ten. Those days I had an eating disorder... I hated my body that much. I have learned to love myself and my body as an extension of the person I am and part of that means that I am taking care of myself. I hope you can do the same. It's not fast, and its not easy but it is doable. I have lost 30 pounds from my hight point and some days I'm up and some days I'm down. There are times when you give up, maybe for a week or two but then you just have to pick up and say "I'm worth this." and go on. I would walk through fire for my friends and family, most people would... but then they forget to give themselves the same support. Hang in there. I would love to buddy up with you if it might help you... and we can work through this together.
what really bothers me is the fact that I love fashion, but I can not wear fashion..there is not haute couture for the obese, so I buy bags...totes, clutches, all designer bags..Betsey Johnson, Micheal Kors, baby phat, juicy couture, ralph lauren...jsut to name a few..It is the only thing that makes me feel good, because bags know no size..but I am always down on myself because of my weght..I try to lose it, but it always finds me...
I used to be thin..when I was 18, I was 119 pounds and I swore i was fat then cause all my friends we size 0 and i was like a size 8-10...
I sleep because then I dont eat..pitiful huh??