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I Am Morbidly Obese

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    I've been obese since I was a young child.

    I never really understand why I was so big, but it only got worse. At the age of 15 I was hitting 220 lbs. It is surreal to think about. Last time I got weighed I was close to 300 lbs, that is about a year ago. I am only 21 years old and I do not want to live like this anymore...
    makingchanges2014 makingchanges2014 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    Hi everyone, this is all new to me,

    but I'm tired of being along in this long never ending journey of trying to make myself healthier. I am 29 from N.C. and weigh 310, I have been heavy all my life, but I'm at that point where enough is enough. I tell myself I need to lose weight and I want too, but when it comes...
    livemylife2know livemylife2know 26-30, F 9 Responses Mar 2

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    Hey, anyone out there

    who is Lonley, message me
    amathyst123 amathyst123 16-17, F Mar 15

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    I am 30 currently pregnant with my 3rd child I

    have fibromyalgia and I am currently 373lb I am so miserable I know I am really going to struggle with my newborn! I can barely walk or sit I sleep all the time! I just want to stay in bed I don't want to get up or do anything! My girls live with my parents as I had a breakdown...
    hertsfem hertsfem 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 8

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    The other day I weighed myself (which is really

    hard to find a scale capable too) and I was almost 500 lbs. and the really messed up thing is I know that I have been bigger... I have always been the biggest guy in the room for as long as I can remember, I look at pictures of me as a kid and there are a few were I wasn't...
    CryHavoc83 CryHavoc83 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    In the spring of 2011,

    I was walking 5 miles a day with my faithful dog. I was playing with my kids. I was a size 16/18 which is where I am comfortable. About 8 months later, I was morbidly obese, and just keep gaining. The doctor who diagnosed hypothyroidism couldn't take me as a regular patient...
    StuckWithin StuckWithin 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    Hey guys, I really need to take this out of my

    chest. It is not me, but my mother. She has obesity level 1 (I don't know if it's like this you guys in America call the first degree of obesity) and I am seriously worried about her health, she is 54 years old and has a serious hernia in her back. I am really worried about her...
    brzdreamer brzdreamer 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I'm 21, I've always been big

    and after getting bullied in school I began to starve myself but then I would binge eat then starve then binge, this cycle has brought me to where I am today 320 lbs at 5" 3 I find it hard to walk as I carry all my weight on the bottom, someday I barely have the energy to get...
    Jessiex Jessiex 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    Obese But Happy

    I'm 6ft, and about 550lbs.  I have been obese all my life except a short period during my teen age years when I was closer to normal weight after a huge struggle to get there. At age of 13 I weighted about 300lbs, and lost most of my weight the following years. Just after...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    Hi I'm 25 years old I weigh 743 pounds I have

    been immobile for 2 years I'm super Lonley someone message me plz
    josh132412 josh132412 22-25, M 8 Responses Mar 9

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    For You Guys

    hello my name is greedygirl and i'm 23 years old i am 5'9 and weigh about 297 i was 307lbs. i don't like the way sometimes we are treated but we have to stick together...i am here for you and i hope that you all are here for me...i like to send letters and gift and little comfort...
    prettyplussizeme prettyplussizeme 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    Always A Daydream Away....

     I have always been the largest person in the room. I am the biggest person in my family, in my church, at my job..walking down a street. Sometimes I find myself looking for over weight people in the crowd..just in hopes that I may find someone bigger then me. It never...
    largerthanlife78 largerthanlife78 31-35, F 66 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    My body as an animal Arms pig Belly blue

    whale Legs cow Face chipmunk :)
    fatagustus fatagustus 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 16

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    I never use to be overweight,

    until now. The mere thought at having to shred these pounds to lengthen my life seems a totally miserable task...... I am so big now that everything job seems to be a mission. I get hot, sweaty and out of breath... Makes me mad..... SO, who do i blame??? ME.... Who can do...
    PaulaA69 PaulaA69 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    I Am Very Fat And Want To Grow Fatter And Larger

    I found this site and it appears to have friends who are looking what I want.  I am a very fat 355 pound man.  I love being large and am planning on gaining more weight.  When I was a child and teenager I was always fat.  I remember I was on my first diet when...
    obesenhappy obesenhappy 51-55, M 20 Responses Aug 19, 2010

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    I am feeling pretty brave tonight.

    I have posted before but always being able to hide behind a screen name and generic photo make that easy. Tonight I put my photo on my profile, I decided if I'm going to be on here trying to help myself and other people that it is only fair that I am honest about who I am. It is...
    QueenEm QueenEm 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 9

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    I've been fat basically my whole life.

    When I started my senior year of high school I also started working at McDonald's, which made me balloon up. I was about 230 when I started working there, and around 320 when I quit. I had to close in the evenings, so I are McDonald's five nights a week for the better part of a...
    xr700 xr700 22-25 3 Responses May 7

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    I love these and other Q&A surveys.

    All About Me in 40 Questions Where are you from? Tacoma, WA., and moved to Oklahoma when I was younger. Also lived in Texas quite a bit and we lived approximately a quarter of a mile from the sun. How long have you been married? Divorced. How many children do you have...
    Fatlady580 Fatlady580 31-35 5 Responses Jun 16

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    Fat And Want To Be Fatter

    Well i am 17 and weigh 580 and love it! I love how my belly jiggles with every move! I have been fat sence elemtary! i was super skinny. My friends called me stick and stuff like that so the summer before 6th grade i thought i would gain some weight! When my parents left for work...
    mnatkinson97 mnatkinson97 16-17 14 Responses Mar 6, 2011

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    I have been overweight all my life.

    As a child I was made fun of...in school..my family was always trying to figure out "what to do with me"... I am now 28 and 285 pounds. I have hypothyroidism and tachycardia...I cannot lose weight...I have went to the gym, i count my calories...i walk...i dont know what else to...
    CemeteryBaby CemeteryBaby 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 5

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    I've been a bigger woman all my life!

    My childhood was abusive and I never got any attention. I was always made to feel like the black sheep in my family because I was fat! I would never be capable of love because people who are fat can't be loved. I've tried to lose weight and now being 23 I am at my highest weight...
    DepressedAngelxoxo DepressedAngelxoxo 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 21

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    I've had issues with eating

    and weight since I can remember. Before kindergarten. Right now, I'm 22 and I weigh 480 lbs. I have binge eating disorder and bulimic tenancies. I really don't know what to do anymore.
    cdas28 cdas28 22-25 3 Responses Apr 28

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    julz908 julz908 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 27

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    I Give Up.

    I give up, I can't do it anymore! I am tired of trying to be skinny, and loosing weight. I am sick of being something I am not, I am FAT. And thats what I want to be. I tried to loose weight for about 5 months but I just can't do it anymore! I see all  of the yummy, fatting...
    fatty4life fatty4life 22-25, F 13 Responses Sep 20, 2011

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    Hello

    Hello everyone.  I am a 25 year old married mother of a beautiful girly girl princess.  I am morbidly obese.  I am now the largest I have ever been at 338.  I have always been a larger girl, but could always carry the weight well, was very healthy and had...
    sophiasmommy2008 sophiasmommy2008 22-25, F 34 Responses Dec 23, 2009

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    My Life

    When I was younger my parents got divorced and I lived with my mom. Well, when she would make my plate for dinner she would tell me that I had better eat everything on it. So I would and then my grandma would come over to watch us while my mom went to school. She would make a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    I need help, pls. Here is my story.

    After I was born, I was entrusted into the care of my maternal grandmother (for two years) and then my paternal grandparents as my parents both worked full time and was overseas. I was a bit fat (not overweight) when I was one or two. My kindergarten had weight checks for the...
    maymccorvey maymccorvey 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    650 Lbs!!!!!!!!!!

    Sorry guys, I havent posted anything for a while I was just eating non-stop :) But finally im at 650 lbs from the previous 520 two months ago. I am well on my way to being the fattest 14yr old ever!
    fatagustus fatagustus 16-17, M 11 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    I TRY

    Hi, i'm 22 and i weigh 290 lbs. i wish to lose weight and live a healthy life. i have made numerous unsuccessful attempts to lose weight. Its tough to even sit and think for a minute to connect with myself while the world defines 95 lbs as beauty. Yet again i am willing to start...
    titaniumgirl titaniumgirl 22-25, F 17 Responses May 12, 2013

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    Larger Than Life

    I have always been on the big side of life. I was always the biggest kid in my class, but honestly I don't care. I love myself. People have put me down my whole life, they've judged me without even knowing a thing about me. I will never forget what my dad told me when I was only...
    TexasGirl512 TexasGirl512 22-25, F 8 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    It Really Doesn't Take That Much

    I weigh almost 500 pounds.  People, including the medical profession, look and me and think "My God she must eat 20,000 calories a day."  Well it is not true.  I want to say to these ignorant individuals - just do the math.  I am 56 years old.  Just 500...
    Tupelo Tupelo 56-60, F 26 Responses Jan 30, 2010

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    I am 19 years old, 5'8

    and weigh 268 pounds. This puts my bmi right around 41- in the morbidly obese category. I have been really overweight, probably obese for most of my life- probably from four on. I really don't know what it's like to not be fat. I've always had to worry about being picked on...
    perhapsanothertime perhapsanothertime 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 4

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    I am so sad. What is wrong with me?

    I am a recovering drug (meth) addict 6 years clean..woop woop! It seems as though I have not really gotten clean at all but instead traded one addiction for another. I have gone from 160 lbs to 300 lbs since I stopped using. I am getting bigger by the day. I do everything i can...
    Sheused2Be Sheused2Be 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    My Obesity

    My BMI is 63.7. I am in the highest tier of obesity. I am 67 percent body fat. I am 5'1 with a waist that is 72 inches around and 50 something inches out. I weigh 337 lbs. i have gained 37 lbs in about a month. I can't wait to hit 350. My belly is huge and droopy. Def. an apron...
    fatbellygirl fatbellygirl 22-25, F 12 Responses Apr 14, 2011

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    This Is Me!

    I have been overweight all my life. It wasn’t until I was a teen that the weight started piling on. I’m 37 now and I weight somewhere around 500. I also have Lymphedema, which doesn’t help me move around like I need. I have tried to find help but places take money, which is...
    spiritwolf32 spiritwolf32 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    I always have been and I'm tired of blaming

    everyone around me for my poor choices, but I am weak. I've already gotten to the point of purging and fasting and I know it's unhealthy and I already know about all the causes and effects of everything I do. I hate my self. I am weak and it disgusts me.
    sairaa sairaa 16-17, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    The Joys And Experiences Of Going From 200 To Over 500 Pounds

    Several years ago, I decided I was happiest being very fat.  I decided that I would enjoy being the size I wanted to be and for me that meant very large.  As I have added 300 pounds I was reflecting on some of the different experiences I have enjoyed and still...
    obesewillie obesewillie 51-55 6 Responses Aug 17, 2010

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    I am morbidly obese. Tipping 350 lbs

    and now positively recovering from depression that has plagued me for a decade I am looking for a "health buddy". I also suffer with PCOS, fibromyalgia, pernicious anaemia and a debilitating skin condition called hidradenitis suppurativa. I am particularly interested in...
    bluedragon79 bluedragon79 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 11

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    I am unhappy I cannot walk .

    This is not how I saw my life. this is not a life. I weigh 498lbs. I can no longer work. Applying for help. I feel like a failure. I just want my life back.
    Quita4315 Quita4315 51-55, F 8 Responses Feb 1

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    Acceptance

    It is hard to accept love when your morbidly obese, or atleast it is for me. For years I found it difficult to believe anyone could honestly love or enjoy being with someone my size. I've always been big but I didn't feel this way in the 200's. But the 300's and up to 500's...
    Fatlady580 Fatlady580 31-35 10 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    What Its Like To Be Obese Like This...

      Most people will never understand what it’s really like for someone who carries extra weight around with them their whole lives. I am prepared to share the complete, brutal, admittedly terrible truth with anyone who will listen to me on this day. Allow me...
    nomorefatty nomorefatty 31-35, F 34 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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    Yes it's true, I am. I'm 5'9"

    and weigh 281lbs. My BMI is 41.5 which if it's higher than 40 means that you're morbidly obese.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well, That's What The Doctor Told Me...

    After a long summer of forced-dieting by my parents, I'm back at college. Total weight loss? Drumroll, please.... Negative 30ish! Yep. Through my absolute dedication to sitting on my fat *** all day and constant buffet trips, I've managed to get an even fatter ***. <3 Now...
    Comradette Comradette 18-21, F 8 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Big Girl

    im a really big girl. one time i saw on a doctors note, that she wrote that i am morbidly obese. i thought "me???' yeah, i guess that is me. inside i still think that im skinny as i was growing up. the only time i realize otherwise is when i catch site of a mirror. i...
    kittten kittten 46-50, F 15 Responses Dec 30, 2007

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    "Look At You, You'Re Huge"

    Well I had my check up yesterday and I am very happy! I made sure that I was wearing tight jeans and a low cut fitted shirt. When I walked into the office I checked in and went to sit down. My butt barely fit in the seat and my love handles spilled over. When the nurse came to...
    Cheer260 Cheer260 22-25, F 8 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    I'm Not Living; I'm Coping.

    I am 23 years old. I am an intern at a professional theatre company, where I am surrounded by tiny actors and women and men who obsess over their bodies because their looks are their jobs. Me, I have a job despite my looks. I am 320 lbs. This is the most I've ever weighed...
    toSmile toSmile 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 1, 2013

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    Im Ready To Live

    My names Dennis. Ive been obese pretty much my whole life. Its been a struggle thats kept me from achieving anything in my life. In the last 2 years I finally stopped feeling sorry for my self and started making s**t happen. 2 years ago I had just turned 30 and I was close to 600...
    dkelement1 dkelement1 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    Im 16 and weigh about 450 lbs.

    Ive always had trouble with my weigt and can never seem to stay on a diet. Im not sure what to do anymore.
    mushclone298 mushclone298 16-17, M 5 Responses May 4

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    Story Of A Huge Blob

    i wasn't always a blob actually I used to be a twig but that was only when I was in the 1st grade people started teasing me for being that skinny and when it was summer I started eating so much and when I was in second grade I already weighed 100 lbs and I didn't realize that...
    huge600poundfatty huge600poundfatty 18-21 9 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    I've bought a treadmill.

    I can manage 7 minutes and vow to do 7 mins every evening for a week. It's painful, it's hurts but a bit at a time. I am determined to get fitter and shed some pounds. :)
    bluedragon79 bluedragon79 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 15

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    I have been obese my whole life

    and now at 58 and over 400 lbs I can hardly walk. I can't go upstairs and sleep in my recliner. My knees are really bad. I want to give up sometimes. I need someone who understands. It is hard for people to relate when they don't have a clue what your life is like...
    Universalgrl Universalgrl 56-60 4 Responses Jun 7

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    bigbbwholly bigbbwholly 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 1

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    Hey guys I'm fat, so fat

    that I can't walk. I'm bed bound as I have been for like 5 months I'm 613 pounds. Typing this is painful. I'm Lonley somone message me
    amanda2323 amanda2323 18-21, M 13 Responses Mar 9

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