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I Have to Lose This Weight!

I am tired of being fat.I am about 410lbs 5'9" and tired of lugging around all this baggage.I have high blood pressure and am border line diabetic.I am the wife and mother of 7.My kids worry bout me and I have to lose this weight so that I can be healthy and not have them worry about me possibly dying from weight  related problems.I want to lose weight so that I can have more energy and do more things with my children.I want to continue my education without wondering if the class will have a desk and chair big enough to accomodate me.I am a stress eater and I'm trying to control my urges to binge when I'm stressed but I am working on it.

diamond33 diamond33 31-35 66 Responses May 4, 2008

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I can really empathize with you. Although my weight was never that high, I have high blood pressure and swelling in my feet that has left me disabled. While there are all kinds of diet fads the best diet is the one that gives you the nutrition you need to be healthy.

The best one I've ever read is the G-BOMBS diet by Dr. Joel Fuhrman.
Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries and Seeds. They are packed with the nutrients you need to lose weight, live longer and be healthier. And it's Dr. Oz approved.

Here is the link: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/fuhrman-superfoods-g-bombs.

You only need to buy the right foods at the grocery store.

I've started to follow it, while not being able to do it completely, I have lost 6 lbs each month the last 2 months. It works. My doctor says "that is real weight loss and you won't have to worry about feeling hungry or wanting to binge eat once you reach your goal".

I was 248 lbs last year and started dieting 10 months ago. I'm now down to 224 lbs and I haven't had any cravings to binge eat. This is by diet only as I cannot exercise properly due to my disability. Give it a try for 6 months and prove to yourself whether or not it works. Then decide whether to continue it. I'm sure your husband and children will also be pleased with the results. And it wouldn't hurt them to eat the same foods. They too will be healthier.

Hi,

I took 10 kilos from these last year and as you I was desperate. I try everything, all diet program, sport but I never lose more than 2 kilos. They came back so quickly.

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I hope you will find your way to lose your excess weigh and I wish you a good continuation.
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hi diamond, just read your story and believe me, i can relate. i'm so overweight that it has engulfed my life. i too was trying to continue my education till i walked into class one day and could not fit into a desk, needless to say, i quit. i've even started fights over family vacations because it would be too much walking. pathetic. i have descided to try and do something about it. my family has a trip to caedar point scheduled for june 10. i have to be ready i owe them that. if u ever needto talk, im here. we can im or just send messages on here however u want to.

Hi
like others here, i understand your issues. I have battled with my self image all my life
Even when i was relatively slim i thought i was huge. So when i got huge i could not see it happening cos i already thought i was big!!! We work in KGS here and i am 172 cm and 97 kg now. i THINK that is ABOUT 200 lbs. i was a huge child towered above all my peers and fat. I was placed on diet pills by the time i was 9! thus commenced a cycle of dospan and helcion to sleep because by the time i was 13 i was insomniac!! the diet pills never worked long term so on top of having a terrible relationship with food i developed clinical drug dependence by the time i was 16! Getting in touch with the fact that we comfort eat is fine and dandy but it didtn't stop me eathing, it just made me eat more!!! One thing that reallly does help me is to keep a food diary. I also think wearing tight clothes helps, Especially jeans. We wear floppy clothes to hide our fat and we end up GROWING INTO THOSE floppy clothes! At least if you weat tight clothes and jeans you can not fool yourself. AND walking, get the endorphenes pumping. Hope this helps. Good luck

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Hi Diamond,
I really understand what you are feeling. I'm 5'11 364lbs and it is so hard to lose this weight. I ahve been on every diet know to man and still I can't seem do it. I would lose 40lbs here and there and again 80lbs back. I am finding that it is all about what I really want to do I think it's like a mind thing. Just like I can eat candy all day I can choose to eat fresh fruits and veggies. I have just had a battle with my blood pressure and I have not choice but to lose the weight. It is such a scary thing to have your blood pressure 220/120. I would hate for that to happen to you. I am a stress eater as well but things have to change while riding in the ambulance I was so afraid I knew I had to make a change. The sad thing is I have not done anything different. After reading the different post I decided that this is my time and I can do it and so can you!!!!!! Not only for your health but for your children!!!

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Well, admitting you have a problem is a good solid first step. I have battled some weight issues throughout my life as well (although not as many as you). After going back and forth for years, when my oldest son got engaged, was my truth. I decided I did not want to be the "fat mother of the groom". I started figuring that even if I was going to not be skinny, I could be more physically fit. I started walking every day. Then I started watching every bite I put in my mouth. I too am an emotional eater. Trust me, the past several years, there has been plenty of emotions. I did not tell anyone around me what I was doing. I didn't want to explain to anyone, didn't want anyone's input, sabotage,etc. I just wanted to hold me accountable. After I lost my first 10 pounds, maybe 15, my co-workers kept looking at me, like something was different. I began walking more and after a few months splurged and bought an elliptical (winter was coming and I knew I couldn't get out and walk in the snow and ice). Turned out it was money well spent.
That was now 7 1/2 years ago. 55 pounds ago.
Watching the amounts you eat and what items you eat help. Figuring out your trigger emotions and trigger foods help. And when you start having guys look at you, and you start being able to buy really cute clothes...WOW! It is so much more fun to go shopping for clothes.
Baby steps, and decide you need to do this for you. Like your education-for you.
My son is a food scientist, and he tells me "Everything in moderation, Mom". He is correct. Watch your carbs, cut out or way down on junk stuff. Eat plenty of good proteins. You do not need to buy any on the market weight loss stuff, which may not be good for you, just do it! If you find you need some assistance, join weight watchers, which helps millions of people without weird things involved.
You can do this. It is hard, I will not lie. You will want to sometimes quit, but give yourself a pep talk. Think how good you will feel, and how cute you will look when you drop the weight. You will be AWESOME!

I also didn't want to be a fat Grandma. I have 2 wonderful grandsons and a little granddaughter on the way. So nice to roll around the floor with them or run through the park. I had a sports accident last yr and gained some of the weight back. A year later, they are finally letting me do more activities, so I am starting the process of dropping the damn 15 pounds I picked up from inactivity. And I feel so much better being active again.
You are several years younger then I am. If a Grandma can do it, I know you can too!

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Hello diamond33 i hope you are doing well<br />
what i can tell you is : losing weight is not an easy thing but with selfconfidence and exercises <br />
you will accomplish your goal.<br />
i think (from my own experience) what is the important point is how to stay motivated (you can read this article www.flatstomachexercices.com/2012/08/how-to-stay-motivated-to-lose-weight.html ) and keep exercising until getting the goal.<br />
step one : Draw your abtainable goals <br />
step two : exerises (the most important thing)<br />
i forgot to tell you that you must change the way you eat also, eating healthy food and fat buring foods (Adopt a good diet BUT not fasting !!! it's about the kind of food you eat)<br />
and you will see the results <br />
Good luck ;) i want to read your succes story soon

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i don't know if anyone else has suggested it but the first thing you should do when trying to lose weight is find out why you are putting on weight ... this can be done by a food diary so you record all the food you eat in a day .... it has to be a true perception of what you eat or it will not work ....<br />
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when you have done that food a week find out your average calorie intake over the days if it is more than 2000 you are eating way too much ... 1800 calories a day will make you lose weight and it will stay off ... if you continue this ... you should see the pounds drop off ... when you are satisfied with your weight you can then find the amount your body needs to maintain its current weight... <br />
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you may do your food diary and find out that you really don't eat enough to cause you to put on all this weight then you have to consider whether there are any secret calories you are consuming ... this can come from fizzy drinks especially cola or drinking alcohol ... some foods may be more calorific than you think ... do you eat take-aways a lot .... do you just have convenience food (i usually have this but make sure it is healthy living or light choice meals) <br />
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its not a diet you need to go on its a healthy living plan ... one which you can keep going one which you will have for life x

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I read your post and can align myself with your story. Although I'm sure our circumstances differ I believe like myself, others have shared in a struggle to increase their body image. <br />
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I understand the importance of being healthy because I had gone through a cycle which was very unhealthy. Many people feel that being healthy means "not being fat", however being healthy does not mean this "per-say".<br />
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Being healthy means living a healthy lifestyle. This means physically, mentally, and emotionally. At first I only focused on the physical potion of being healthy but as of late I realize more fully that being healthy would also have me thinking and feeling differently. <br />
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What I would like to propose is an alternative to exercise, an active hobby of your choice. Instead of exercising, I would jog, play badminton, or even swim. I love to do these things and so I would incorporate them into my life. <br />
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When I do this, I loose weight. When I forget or postpone my hobbies I miss out on an enjoyable recreation. Instead of leading a healthy lifestyle I always make it my goal to incorporate those things which will better my physical, mental or emotional state and exclude those which wont. This way I get to live my life right away and enjoy the befits!

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Wow, Diamond! I don't see any real recent posts from you but hope you're well on your way! I have ONE child. I just can't imagine 7!! That alone has earned you my respect. lol<br />
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And, "wow" to all the GREAT posts on here for Diamond. I've read pretty much every one, and it's incredible how supportive, encouraging, and willing to share you all are. There's some really wonderful (easy and natural) suggestions! I'm not sure I'm going to be offering a whole lot here, but I have to try. :)<br />
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See, you should know that I've never, personally, struggled much with my weight. So why am I cruising "weight loss" forums and such? Well, honestly, because I watched my older sister struggle wit her weight her entire life. I remember her being very upset a lot because of how other kids and people, in general, would look at her. I remember guys passing her up for the "slimmer, prettier" girls (which, by the way, is how SHE viewed me, so this has definitely impacted OUR relationship -- negatively -- my entire life as well). Her self-esteem always suffered because of her outward appearance. Sounding familiar? Maybe not, but I'm guessing more than you'd care to admit.<br />
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Thank you all for your suggestions, they are very helpful. I now have a personal trainer and am eating healthy to get this weight off.I had a health scare and understand that it is mandatory that I take the weight off no more playing games..I am on the right track now and motivated to succeed for my children who need me to stick around to see their kids!

Diamond are you still here? How is it going?

My mother tongue is not English, so don't wonder if I don't find the right words.<br />
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In order to loose weight you should avoid to eat carbohydrates. Switch to meat, vegetables, salads, eggs, nuts etc. Omega 3 fats like vegetable and fish oils, avoid Omega 6 oil like animal fat, drink just water, coffee, milk is ok, 100% fruit juice, no sweetend pop drinks neither with sugar or sweetener! Avoid all products which consists of flour, bread, cake, sweets, pop corn, etc. etc. Do not eat any carbohydrate before sleeping. Carbohydrate functions as a switch in the body. It switches off the metabolization of fat. If you don't eat them you will burn fat also during the night and you will loose weight !!! Start moving, walking, swimming, running, whatever to stimulate your body in burning fat. Try to work out your muscles two times a week in a studio and you will burn fat and gain muscles and power. Try to educate your children the same way. Muscles produce lots of hormons and your psyche will change positively. You avoid back pain and lots of terrible sicknesses. Try it and let me know how it works. Good luck.

Hang in there! <br />
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I'm trying to lose weight too and find it easier when you change the way you think. It's not a quick fix but after about a year I am learning how to think right. There's no way I could do it all the time, everybody slips and the trick is to let that be okay. <br />
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The way to change how you think is to create positive thoughts instead of negative ones. For example the word 'not' is non-existing for the brain. If you think 'I'm NOT going to eat things that are bad for me' your brain hears 'I'm GOING to eat things that are bad for me. So instead think 'I'm GOING to eat things that are GOOD for me' and sometimes that is a piece of chocolate. But mostly it's slow calories like rye-bread and whole wheat pasta vegetables and fruit. And of course proteins like eggs, chicken, fish etc. I like to think that everything is okay in small doses. And at the same time if you take an hour long walk everyday you can eat almost whatever you like :) <br />
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A key word is balance, to try and find balance between what you eat, how much you exercise and not ;) lose oneself in a negative spiral of guilt and self-loathing. I've been there too and it is the worst thing because I lost all will power and let myself go and now I wish I had come out of it sooner, there would be less wobble to lose. <br />
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I hope you find the will and energy to feel better for yourself and your family, good luck! :D

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Maybe you do need to loose weight but you can't have that massive pressure and negative thinking defining you.<br />
First things first!<br />
I am sure you have so much going for you, and maybe you should take some time to think about this. Try and concentrate on what you have to be happy about and what it is about yourself that you like- including your physical appearance! <br />
You are onto a loosing battle straight away if you are giving yourself a hard time - Its only leading to a circle of too much expectation, failing and self loathing.<br />
Sounds cheesey but you have to be in a place where you are happy and able to get enthused about things before you can tackle the weight loss.<br />
We all know how to loose weight - Eat better, Its not that easy tho or we wouldn't all be on this forum.<br />
My opinion is that you need to 1st concentrate on liking yourself, and then set yourself a small goal. Something food realated, like not eating crisps - You know best what kind of thing would work for you. Just a small thing to start with, try it for a week. <br />
When you do it, you'll have something to be proud about and then after a week take it from there.<br />
Let me know what you think, I hope this helps and you try taking little steps less pressure

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Losing weight, whether it be 10lbs or 200lbs, starts with proper nutrition. The reason so many of us put on weight and then can't lose it is because we continually eat the wrong types of foods. We are a fast food nation and many of us have the bodies to show it. So, that is where you want to start. Get rid of the junk food and start replacing it with healthier alternatives. You want to get a lot of fruits and vegetables into your diet as they provide a lot of necessary vitamins and nutrients to help your body run more efficiently. The better it can run, the easier it will be for your body to burn off the excess fat. If you can, try walking as much as possible to compliment your new diet. Once you have started to lose some of the weight, up the cardio workouts, do yoga, look into a gym or a martial arts program. The latter is a better option because the cardio workout you get is unmatched to anything else. <br />
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Like I said earlier, I offer a lot more information on my blog to help you get pointed in the right direction towards your goals. All the best as you set your new goals!<br />
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Thank you all for your support and yes I am still around and still struggling..I am determined to turn this around though,I am in school and see a brighter future ahead,This new year I am working on me

that's great you're gonna try and lose weight. just remember that after you binge you feel worse than you did before you binged.

Sounds like you have taken the first step already in WANTING to lead a healthy life style! When you have time look at these two web sites for some great information on healthy living, the foods your body needs according to your "type". Ancestry has a LOT to do woth what your body needs to maintain it's "norm". Web sites are: <br />
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http://www.fitnessspotlight.com/2009/06/19/paleoprimal-eating-plan-improves-health/<br />
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and check out http://www.mercola.com/<br />
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You can do it!

Hi Diamond33 - You CAN lose weight. I so admire you; raising seven children! <br />
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Keep in mind that your extra weight didn't appear overnight and won't come off overnight either. You will most likely have to plan your meals well in advance, especially with looking after your children taking so much of your "me" time. Whatever you eat in a healthy manner, your entire family should be eating as well. You'll do well if you don't consider this a reducing diet but make it a life diet. <br />
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With exercise, remember that anything that increases your heart rate is exercise and it doesn't have to be something strenuous or anything that over taxes your system. Just moving your legs up and down as in a stationary march will do the trick as you will be using most of the larger muscles in your body. Once you can handle that, move on to something a bit more strenuous. <br />
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There is so much knowledge on this site and on the web nowadays. <br />
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Since you state you are a stress eater, you may want to try this free help. It's called tapping and while you may feel silly doing it at first, it really will help. I am not affiliated with this site in any way. I subscribe to Dr. Mercola's newsletter and he mentioned tapping once and I checked it out. http://www.emofree.com/<br />
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Whatever you do, do it with determination. As with AA and such help groups, get someone to coach you through this.

hi take the first steps by keeping healthy food always available so that u can eat it every time u get hungry like cut fruits, veggies, soups, etc. i too am trying hard to lose weight. every time i lose a few pounds i lose the motivation to hold on to my diet and exersice regime. its tough but not impossible . all the best hold on and keep trying. one day we all will be able to do it.

I have a rich experience about how to lose weight. U know what?It's not so hard to lose weight, if u feel. It's hard for u 2 do it,u must do it in the wrong way.my email is caelungg@Gmail.com<br />
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I wonder why this has come back to life after nearly two years.<br />
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Is the OP still around? Could be slim by now - or dead.<br />
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Surely a case for gastric banding, to force the diet that would work on its own if she could bring herself to keep to it.

Hi, I'm not overweight, but having practiced martial arts for several years, i have one observation which you may find of some substance..<br />
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anything and ANYTHING, be it learning, working, sports or exercising, (Especially exercising etc which makes the body tired) can be kept up constantly if & only if we don't consider it a "Necessary Evil" / "must-do chores". (Otherwise we tend to skip it after a few days / weeks). <br />
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Try to enjoy your workouts. And, when you have the urge to overeat regular meal, drink nothing but water. (yes, it will be difficult in the beginning, but will get used to it just within a few days).<br />
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All the best.

You can stick to a diet if you are motivated and exercise particularly in cold weather will burn off calories too. I'm 6ft 2" and weigh about 132 lbs and so I'm underweight. I've stuck to a medical diet for years and it's hard. It is possible though and you need to change for life. You are a sort of food addict. I have been addicted to cigarettes, drugs and alcohol and so I know what addiction is like too. I'm still addicted to one drug and I'm cutting it down slowly, one step at a time. This month will be difficult, I have to buy food and alcohol for guests over Christmas. I'll go for quality rather than quantity. Most of my guests need to lose weight anyway! <br />
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Perhaps, you can set some goals for 2010 and make a new diet one of them and a gentle exercise regime. You can't do too much exercise it's risky. Other people have already said the best way is a small step at a time. You may need something else to think about. I set goals for 2009. I wanted to write a novel and do a lot of freelance writing. Improve my education and learn website design. Save some money so I can afford to set up a new website and improve my relationships, do more photography and improve my health. I have achieved all my goals except I'm still working on website design. I have to get the concept of Cascaded style sheets in to my head and then I can do a large website and buy a domain and web space in 2010. <br />
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I am setting goals for 2010, although I'm not pushing myself too hard yet, Christmas will be a stressful time and it will be easier after Christmas. I intended this year to start my novel on January the 1st and started a week early. I wanted to start it and really enjoyed writing it and my imaginary friends were great; we got on so well! I write comedy and it has stirred up a lot of interest and people like the jokes that are a spin off. People often think the parrot in my novel is real. I do have her doing a sponsored walk on a web page though and she has her own email address and soon her own website! <br />
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I have spent 2009 making people laugh especially when they are unhappy and so that was worth doing. You will also set an example for your children; as a mother you are a powerful role model and have a responsibility to teach them healthy eating. the best way to do that of course is by example and the 5 fruit and vegetables a day will help get your family healthy and get you don't to a more healthy weight. Fibre is excellent for losing weight, it fills you up but isn't very nutritious. <br />
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Good luck and best wishes from England - where ever you are!

I started at 420 lbs and I've lost 69 since May. So I know exactly where you are coming from. If I can do it so can you. I was able to quit smoking two years ago after 18 years and trying to quit many times. I'm applying the things that worked then to my weight loss now. Simply put, I'm changing in little things one at a time. Thing of small things to change, things that will not make you feel so deprived that it triggers a binge. Then when that small change becomes "normal" make another change. I'm averaging 10 lbs. a month one small change at a time and you can do it to.

Yep, don't keep junk food in the house - the kids don't need it either.

I think you can definitely lose the weight. I suggest that instead of starving yourself, you eat slowly by doing 30 chews. This way you will feel full faster. Also, when foodshopping, make a list so you don't buy the "wrong thing".

You can do it, just do it the right way. Slow and easy wins the race. Take it one meal at a time so you don't get overwhelmed.