Hi everyone! I've never done anything like this, let alone asked people whom I've never know for help. I'm 29, will be 30 in June, 5'8 and weigh 246lbs. I've been heavy for most of my life and have struggled with it the whole time. It has really been a part of my depression along with my self-esteem. I know I wont lose 60lbs over night, but I can't imagin killing myself for a year to get where I want to be...I'm not very motivated at this point in my life for some reason. Anyways, I'm looking for support, tips, quick fixes...anything to help me get started at a fast pace I guess. I don't have a lot of money as I am a single mother of a 3yr old and currently going to school. My daughter is the biggest reason for doing this...I want to be able to keep up with her all day and not feel so tired all the time. I appreciate any and all advice. Thank youView Thread
Wow, I'm really surprised at all the responses I recieved, but I believe yours hit me the most! Thank you for sharing some of your story. Yes, you tell it like it is, but I too am the same way! LOL sugar coating things just doesnt get the point across! I am going to my doctor today to see if I can start some sort of dieting plan to get me on my way, as I have no idea what I'm doing or where to start. I know that it hurts to exercise because of my extra weight and my back injury so I believe I need to start eating less and better choices as to try to lose as much as I can that way to begin, then maybe I can start a more intense workout! Again I thank everyone for the great advise and support, I will need a lot of it I think!View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.