I Need EncoragementI am a 59 year old woman. I am 5'5'' and I weigh 265lbs. When I was in my 30's and 40's I was in great shape.
When I turned 50 I started gaining weight. The more I gained, the less I wanted to get out of the house. I was
very outgoing before I became obese. Now it is hard for me to go anywhere because I am self-conscience about
how I look. People treat me differently now that I have gained weight. My family loves me and has never treated me
any differently, but strangers can be rude. It is a nightmare to fly on a plane. People look at me with disgust and I
can tell that they are praying that I don't sit beside them. I am a compulsive overeater and when I get stressed I
eat. I wanted to have a lap band procedure, but I can't afford it. I am reaching out and hoping that someone else
who understands how I feel will write back to me. I think that having encouragement from people who share my struggles
will help me. Thanks, and I look forward to chatting with you.