Weight Loss Support - i would like people to chat with sometimes

02-17-2004, 06:55 PM
i would like to have a few buddies to chat with.i don't get online much,but when i do, i would like friends to talk with, who know how i feel.i just started my journey a week ago.i have always been big, and i have a lot of health problems now.so i am going to help myself, before it is too late.i had a child a few years ago,and thats when i became the size i am right now.have been the same weight since.i was already 190 when i got pregnant in "99", and grew to 265 when i had him.still 265 right now, 4 years later.i hardly leave the house,i'm an at home mother.i am just a very sad,lonely person.my son is the best person in the world to me.but i need friends too.i literally haven't had a friend in like 5 years.i live with my sons father, but we aren't married.i feel like i am not good enough for him to marry yet.anyone that would like to talk to me,my yahoo messenger and e-mail is hewysmom2000@yahoo.com. to anyone that wants to talk,thanks!! i really need it. :( :shrug:

02-17-2004, 09:47 PM
Hey there! There's lots of us around who would love to talk to you! Stick around and get to know us :D

02-17-2004, 09:56 PM
Hi there,

I am a stay at home mom too and I know you need friends! I have 5 kids (13-3yrs), but I get out at least once a week with a friend for girlfriend time. If you don't know anyone....join a book club or cooking class or something to get out and meet people. You will go crazy cooped up in the house all the time. I promise you, the more you get out, the better you will feel about yourself and hey, there aren't kitchens open for snacks on the street corners. If I want to really get ahold of myself, I always plan on spending time away from the house, and therefore the kitchen! I am a grazer and I have to tame that. This is a way I have found that works for me. Good luck to you and keep posting. You will meet friends here too! C-

02-18-2004, 01:37 PM
thanks you guys!! i don't have any vehicles,the daddy takes that to work all day.i am only able to walk for a certain amount of time, due to problems i ended up with when i had my son.so i don't walk outside, because i am afraid of getting stuck somewhere, because of the pain.it's not that i eat bad foods,most foods make me sick.i always eat fruits, and veggies,usually good stuff.thats not what my problem is,it's cause of the lack of exercise.i want to exercise, but i am not able to do much.so i started walking through the house for like 30 to 60 minutes a day recently.i figured thats better than nothing.i can't do it all at one time, but i do it.the only thing i did that was bad was, i used to drink nothing but soda.i have quit that, and now i drink as much water as i possibly can.i don't like being in the bathroom every 20 minutes :lol: but i can handle it. i can't even really get out to make friends.i say hi to everyone i see basically,i try to be as nice as possible,but thats the only people i see.the few i bump into at stores i mean.the computer is my only way out of the house.i am just glad there are other people out there that know how i feel.well anyway,thanks!! ;)

02-22-2004, 09:32 PM
Keep up the walking. Even in the house, I think it is good. I learned at WW that any work/movement is good.

02-22-2004, 10:26 PM
i try to at least walk for 30 minutes a day.i am not sure if thats helping at all,but i went from no exercise for like 3 years,to exercising at least once a day.i will try to keep up on it,thanks. :D

02-26-2004, 06:52 PM
i am new too and would like some friends...ill be around to talk to you hewysmom!

02-26-2004, 07:00 PM
well hello there :) i get online at least once a day :smug:

02-26-2004, 08:12 PM
me too:) sounds like the beginning of a wonderful friendship!

03-08-2004, 09:37 PM
Hi! I am new to this site and saw your post. I recently delivered my son and now I want to get serious about losing weight so that I can set a good example for him. I don't want him having a weight problem like I do! Since you can't get out of the house much there are some great walkiing videos "Walk Away the Pounds". The one-mile walk is only 15 minutes if you are pressed for time. A big part of my problem is that I drink alot of soda! Never really new how much damage that could be!!

03-08-2004, 11:02 PM
i will have to look for that video.i feel the same way you do about my son.he's not heavy,but he's big.he's only 4, and is literally the size of a 6 yr old.i don't want him to end up like me.i want to lose weight not only for health reasons,i am afraid of him being embarrassed by me when he gets older.oh,and as for the soda thing,i was a huge soda freak too,ha ha.i know how that feels.but, i quit cold turkey, and drink nothing but water now.not that it's something you should do.i lost a few pounds right away, and i think it was because of the drinking nothing but water.now i like water,i used to hate it.well anyway,good luck with the soda thing,and thanks for the tip!!

03-08-2004, 11:21 PM
hewysmom...I never exercised beforw I started two weeks ago and I am doing the Walk Away the Pounds DVD...I started witht the one mile and now I do the two mile...its agreat workout that doesn;t leave you feeling like you just pulled a truck four blocks. I have done it every day for the past week and I am already starting to feel better.

I also have a shild who is bigger. She is the greatest and has the best personality of any kid i know (maybe that'ss just me) She is ten and has actually just gained weight in the past two years. I would also like to show her that she oo can eat healthy and get more exercise. She is very artsy and is not into many sports. But I will keep on trying!

You are doing a great thing by just realizing that you need more exercise and wheather you walk around the house or run a marathon its still exercise.


03-09-2004, 12:31 AM
well kids are great of course.your daughter sounds a lot like me actually.i am still that way,just a tad different now that i am older.anyway,where were you able to find that dvd?i am very curious about it now.i never exercised before until i started like 6 weeks ago.i have a lot of health problems that stop me from doing much.but i am doing it at least.the doctors won't help so i have taken it into my own hands.i would like to check out that dvd,thanks for the message!! :)

03-09-2004, 03:52 PM
If you get online and look up leslie sansone's website and click on products, she has a whole line of "walk away the pounds" videos/dvds. They are great.

03-09-2004, 06:45 PM
hi hewysmom im new too and sound like im in same place as you :?: i cant walk very far because of my illnesses what i do is always take mt mobile and find if i get to the stage i just dont think i can go any further i just sit down somewhere and phone hubby the family or even the guy upsairs come to my rescue!!! it just seems so darn easier to stay safe at home but you soon start climbing the walls and im always online as i cant work due to my disability and always pop on to find out whats happening
always here

03-13-2004, 01:28 AM
Tell me more abut this Walk Away the Pounds video. Do you walk in place or what? Sounds like something I'd like to do.

03-14-2004, 05:49 PM
thanks jlc0926! and hello to you too linus!! i can tell you have a hard time too.i wanna do so much, but my body stops me.i can't stand it!! no doctor will help me either,because i am on medicaid.oh well,they aren't much help anyway.you sound like you are in the same sort of situation with your exercising as i am.well, good luck with that!! :)

03-15-2004, 06:47 PM
The videos are very low impact so they are easy on the joints and you can always modify when you need to by just walking in place if you get tired. Some say it is like walking in place.....she varies the routine and adds some hand weights to work your upper body too. On the one video I have been doing she walks in place, steps side to side, adds a knee lift and a kick to the routine. She breaks them down into 1 mile, 2 miles and 3 miles. The 1-mile is only 15 minutes long, the 2-mile is 30 minutes and the 3-mile is 45 minutes. She has a variety of things on her website. Hopefully this will be something you all can do......rain or shine.

03-15-2004, 07:39 PM
i am trying to find places around where i am that sell it,hopefully i do.i haven't gone to the website yet,but plan on it!those sound like really good tapes! thanks again!! :)

03-15-2004, 07:43 PM
Hewysmom: There are a couple things I want to encourage you with. Walking in a mall or your neighborhood costs you NOTHING! You can also get the tapes at the library for free or very nominal fee. Please don't get discouraged. I have lost over a 100 lbs in a year and I started just walking once around my condominium complex twice a day. By October I was able to do a 5k (3.1 mile) breast cancer walk and have now joined the Y and do an hour on the treadmill everyday. You can do this, I know you can! Good luck to you and let me know if there is anything I can do to help you out!


03-16-2004, 09:40 PM
Hey hewysmom and LMB0511, Im new too and I'd love to meet some new people too!! Feel free to send a "private message" (that sounds so awful doesnt it?) anytime!

03-18-2004, 04:56 PM
Hi Hewy and LMB. I am new too. Joined yesterday! I work 9 - 6 everyday except for two consecutive days of the week. (Usually Wed. and Thurs.) and on those days, I am at home on the computer, so I will be here to chat with anyone about anything. :) I'll usually get on at night too. :)

03-19-2004, 02:05 PM
wow,gma,i hope i can do that well too!! and thanks!! and hello to you too tara and sh0e!! and private message reminds me of perverts in chat rooms,lol!! of course i don't think anyone here is a pervert, just made me laugh,lol! :)

jumbo shrimp
03-19-2004, 03:08 PM
Hi Hewy and LMB. I am new too. Joined yesterday! I work 9 - 6 everyday except for two consecutive days of the week. (Usually Wed. and Thurs.) and on those days, I am at home on the computer, so I will be here to chat with anyone about anything. :) I'll usually get on at night too. :)

Hello everyone i to joined yesterday...i work 2 am-1030 am. after a nap then i can talk shrimpy :)

03-19-2004, 04:44 PM
hi shrimp,nice to meet you!! those are some crazy hours you work :)