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And Then Gained Some Back : (

I had lost 70 pounds between Oct. 07 and Oct. 08.  Unfortunately I hurt my hip over the winter and stopped exercising.  Slowly but surely I gained 20 pounds back.  A series of disappointments this summer led to some serious emotional eating and now I am so disappointed in myself and feel as fat as I did when starting my weight loss program, I feel like I'm going to continue gaining the rest of my weight back.  It's such a horrible feeling.  I'm becoming depressed once again which isn't helping.

Has anyone gone through this and is there a way to stop?  I feel out of control once again.  : (

want2Bhappy want2Bhappy 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 21, 2009

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Thank you for the support. I will start at current weight and stop beating myself up.

Think positive - don't think about food. When you think you want something to eat - have a drink, squash or water. Get used to the feeling of hunger - don't react to it. This I think is the hardest thing to do - not eat to assuage the feeling of hunger. Once you can do this - hopefully then you can eat less - especially if you are exersising less. Good luck, don't beat yourself up. It took me over a year to lose over a dress size and I am managing to keep it off. It's hard but achievable.

I don't think we are meant to be over weight. Otherwise there wouldn't be so many diseases associated with obesity.

Cheer up! It may not be meant to be. Be happy the way you are are and try to optimize your health at the weight you are at.