Successful At Life But Over 300 PoundsI have a great life - 5 great children a 30 year successful marriage and started a business 4 years ago that is thriving. The only problem I have is that I now weigh in at 309 pounds. It wasn't always like this - I started my married life at a slim 152 pounds. But as I had children the weight crept up on me. When I was about 32 I just kept gaining until I hit about 240 pounds. Then I got pregnant with baby # 4. For the past 14 years the lightest I've been is 265 pounds. I've tried everything but have a hard time. I really don't eat more than I did when I was 152 pounds.
I really want to loose weight and think about it everyday. I have thought about the lap band and gastric bypass but hate surgeries and know that I need to have the will power to not eat as much.
I know I'd feel so much better if I lost the weight - any advice of what has worked? I really need to get this weight off to improve my health and life. I am in pain all of the time from back aches and knee pain. I know it's the weight. What I hate most is going to the doctor only to be told that all of my problems are a result of my weight. No duh! It's like they need to tell me I need to loose weight. Don't they know that I already know that - I have a mirror. I honestly don't eat like a glutten. I am tired of being fat and would love to be thin again. I don't know why I was unhappy when I was 180 pounds. I'd love to be 180 pounds again.
Anyway - try to be happy with what you have - There is a way to loose - I just have not had any success at all.