I'm moving to a new position and so I won't be your moderator any longer. Best wishes to everyone on this community as you continue toward your weight loss, exercise, and maintenance goals. During my 2 years at this community, I have personally lost 37lbs and walked 2.8 million steps. I still have a long way to go, but I know I'm heading in the right direction and I've made life-long positive changes.
Thank you to Rg, Deb, Judy, Barb, Raquel, Laura, Marci, Shire_Elf, Distant_Horizon, Shaelan, Tru_lady, Ami_nix, CygnusWomyn, and everyone else who has posted!
If you feel like you need to Report Anything, here's the link to the post that will help you out.
You're smart to look for as much support as possible, and to get working on this now. I'd encourage you to check on campus with the student health center and find out if they have some resources for you, too. Even if they don't have them on campus, they may offer support groups, programs, or counseling at a free or discounted rate that could help. Here's a link to our Newcomer Tips , too.
Shire_elf is right about the 50-100lbs Community . This one has become very quiet in the last few months, so feel free to post at either one or both.
Here's a link to our Hair Loss Center . It discusses causes, research, treatment and so forth. Scroll down to the list of Top Search Terms for Hair Loss, and then click the link you're most interested in to get started.
I'd encourage you to follow-up with your doctor, too.
Hello and welcome Abcdsad! We're glad you joined us here.
Before you get started on any diet and exercise plan, please see your physician. That way, he or she can clear you to get started, check things like your thyroid, and perhaps even refer you to a nutritionist. You can also take a look at our Newcomer Tips once you're doctor says it's okay to start.
Since you mentioned kilograms, I'm guessing you're not in the U.S. However, there should still be some support for you locally, too. Look for a walking club, or perhaps a gym to join. See if your area hospital, health center, recreation department, etc. offers weight loss and exercise support groups or classes. Often times, these programs may be free or low-cost, and the more support you get, the better.
Did you get a call back from the office so you could schedule an appointment? This article on Exercise Motivation mentions, 'Don't Expect Perfection' in tip #3.
It says, "Another pitfall is all-or-nothing thinking, a perfectionist way of looking at life that leads to giving up when you miss a day or two or your workout doesn't go well. If you accept going in that there will be some sidesteps on your fitness journey, you'll be better mentally prepared to deal with setbacks..."
How have the lifestyle changes been going for you?
I agree with you that if you don't have support at home, definitely reach out to other resources. You can also check into weight loss groups that may meet in your area. Are you working with a therapist or counselor for your ED?
You're absolutely right about this being a great group! Even though we may not be the quickest posters, we do care. Here's a link to our Newcomer Tips may have some helpful suggestions for you.