There Is a Skinny Girl Dying to Get Out!

I have been overweight my whole life. My weight never really bothered me. I was never really made fun of for it. I mean there were  a few times when some other kids would say things about my weight when i was in school but i never let that bother me. But here recently I have started beating myself up over my weight. I am more than 150 pounds overweight! I have a family history of Diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart problems. My weight increases my risks of getting those same problems. I know that I need to lose my weight if I want to live a long healthy and happy life. I also have a 2 year old so the weight loss would benefit me there too. I know that I would even look better with losing weight but honestly I dont care if I look different I just would like to be thin! I have really bad habits! I dont like to eat breakfast and I only eat once a day. I drink a lot of sugary and caffeniated drinks! I know that is where my problem is but I can't give those things up! Those are my drugs! If I dont get my fix on those things I feel like i cant go on.

depressedmommy depressedmommy
22-25, F
6 Responses Feb 20, 2009

I used to drink a lot of regular soda, so the switch was to diet first. I was still getting the caffine and the taste I was used to, but with no calories. Then I started switching over to water. <br />
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I would suggest not skipping meals but have 3 to 4 small meals a day and try very hard to eat only healthy things. Watch your fat and sugar at meal time. Then last get moving, start walking every day, start slow, but keep adding a little bit every day, until you are walking 1 hour a day. Then pick up the pace, you want to get your heart rate up. It takes a lot of focus and determination but in the end you will lose the weight.

Thank you all for your comments! They are really helpful! I am not wanting to be really skinny, I just want to lose enough weight to be healthier. Today is day 1 and I am making soem changes!

Well, It was like looking in a mirror. I too was where you are at your age. You need to get healthy. I quit saying want to be thin and said want to be healthy to see my grandkids. I still put it off and became Type II diabetic. Then my reason was I didn't want to be on insulin and live to see my grandkids. To make a long story short. After 2 years of playing with the diabetic way of eating. Something clicked. I eat a light breakfast, snack 2 hours later, lunch , snack 3 hours later and then my dinner. I no longer crave the soft drinks. Everytime I did I grabbed a glass of ice water with lemon. I'm not going to tell you it's easy. I also don't deprive myself. If I want a piece of cake really bad. I get it. It is a much small portion but it satisfies and I don't benge. <br />
Hope things begin to click for you and if you need to talk I'm here. I have lost 78 lbs, no more blood pressure med, and very small amount of diabetic oral medication. I feel better than I have in many years.

Well, I like meat on the bones and wish to all get out that the world would just adore people for who they are! So you want to try thin, I dropped the soft drinks for water some years ago and have been pleased. Also, my wife and I have started using the Wii Fit board. Now there's a personal trainer without the expense! All that said, the large lady wearing a bikini is the sexiest, most desirable woman on the beach to any man who is trully attracted to wonderful people instead of "shapely bodies".

i have drank the diet drinks and they retain water so today i did without any and gave up fast food awhile ago!

Hiya (D)mommy I won't use the whole word as it is a symptom and you will always be a 'mommy' but you won't always be depressed. Firstly, well done for dumping all those feelings in what seemed to be an outbreath, like blowing away all the crap inside. I know how it feels to me when I was fat and maybe we share some of those anxieties and as every 1000 mile journey needs its first steps, you've just taken yours. tomorrow morning when you wake up, it will be day 2 toward the you that you want to be. However, as you already know it will not be easy so you have to change ONE thing a day to make this work for you. This is an example of 1 change for tomorrow, buy a litre of sparkling water and a bottle of dilutable sugar free juice and make up a full bottle for your consumption. Drink this for the whole day, not only will you help yourself to lose the sugary rush that caffeinated drinks give you but I think it is less expensive too. Anyway D.mommy, this is only an example of you taking charge of your day and your life. I hope this works for you in some small way.