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ROCK BOTTOM

Ang M

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I recently hit what I think (HOPE) is my rock bottom. My weight has been steadily increasing forever. I thought I had it somewhat under control, but after quitting JC prior to the summer I continued to gain. One day I stepped on the scale and the most upsetting thing happened. The scale registered at over 300 pounds. I stepped off and laughed. I laughed to cover the tears. I weigh 300 pounds. And I can see it in pictures. I can feel it in my clothes and in the difficulty I have carrying myself around. I am ashamed. But I'm also at a point where I call it as I see it. I'M FAT. I AM AN OBESE WOMAN. And if I don't do something I am going to have health and physical problems as I get older.

 

My father is on a walker in his early 60's in a large part due to the damage his weight did to his body. I do not want that to be me. I need to figure this out. I don't know how to figure this out. What can't my brain wrap around the fact that I AM FAT AND IT IS MY OWN FAULT. I don't know where to start as far as fixing this issue. Diet and exercise. YES! It doesn't work. I doubt myself. I don't know enough. I think this 'one last bite' won't matter. What has to happen for me to fix this? I was considering gastric bypass but my insurance won't cover it. Short of hiring a personal chef/dietician I don't know what to do.

 

I am overwhelmed. I am scared. I don't know what to do. I cannot see that scale continue to go up. I can't live like this anymore.



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Angela,

 

Faith, trust, discipline and lean on your support team.  

 

You need to have some faith in yourself.  Others have been where you are and they have successfully navigated the many pitfalls that you are experiencing.  You can do this...others have...so can you. You are not alone.

 

Trust JC.  This program works...but you need to get deep into it.  Read it over and over again.  Do it over and over again.  One day at a time.  Just do day one...no cheating...then when you finish...do day two.  It takes about 10 days for a new routine to set in and become habit forming...make it 10 days and see what happens.  Live it.

 

Show that you have the courage and discipline to achieve your goal.  Discipline is hard...but you have to ask yourself (when tempted)...do you want to feel like you are feeling now.  Have the courage and discipline to say NO!

 

When times get tough lean on your support team at home and with JC.  Be positive and put a positive spin on this.  You can do this...and should look forward to your new journey and what it will be like when you get to your destination.  We are all here to help.

 

V/r

Tom R

 

 

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I am feeling the same way. Could never have imagined my weight getting to where I am. BUT, I have friends who have done this and they have lost a tremendous amount of pounds. So, please don't give up. I have seen this work! It will work! You've got this!

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Melissa Alarcon

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I really like the encouragement at JC and the reminder to "get deep into it" and "read it over and over again" and "do it over and over again."  Because, that is really what happens to people who have reached their goals: they fall off, gain weight and then get back on and find a program that works and maybe cycle through but then "get deep into" and "do it."  I am in month 4 and have gained and lost the same weight for the last month and a half.  But, after reading the above advice, I'm just going to reread the program and diet and recommit to it.  Thank goodness for all the great advice that we can find here!

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So glad I read this blog it was the encouragement I needed to try again thank you all

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Gosh, I don't know if I can contribute anything worthwhile, but I know that my weight gain had everything to do with personal shame and criticism. I stuffed it with food. My reaction to stress, was to "indulge" in delicious, decadent, unhealthy food. I had no respect for my body because I did not care or respect it.  But, then I had to visit the doctor because I had some health issues I could not ignore.  Turns out I was slowly killing myself and prescribed a bunch of pills that will destroy my kidney and liver unless I lose weight.  I am on Jenny Craig to lose weight, and re-orient my relationship with food, so I can get OFF the insidious medications.  I try to look at food in a different way:  will it help heal me or provide healthy fuel for my body?  If not, than it should not be consumed. 

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Hello, I agree that you need to have some faith in yourself. Losing weight is not an easy task. My brother who was overweight and avoid going anywhere due to his body shape. As suggested by his friend, he is using detox, tea and guide minceur to lose weight. He started losing weight slowly. I have also seen changes in his body. I think you need to stay calm and work hard to get back your body normal.

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