My mum is very overweight. I have no idea how much she weighs but I would say she has a BMI of at least 40.
She has recently been diagnosed with diabetes and is on some medication which she hates. She has struggled with her weight since I was young, although she weighed about 133lb when I was born 24 years ago.
She goes to WW meetings every week, even when she is not really dieting, as she feels it keeps her on track, which I think is a total waste of money.
She has been diagnosed with depression, however I'm not sure if she is still on antidepressants as this was some time ago.
I would love to help motivate her, but I just don't know how. She is miserable with her weight and although she eats reasonably healthy meals, she snacks a lot especially in the evenings. About 8 years ago she got down to a UK size 14 from a UK size 22, but I believe she is back up to at least a 20-22 again.
I don't live with her but I do talk to her every day and she has been really pleased with my weight loss over the last few months. I just want to help her to feel that she deserves to lose weight and that she can if she really puts her mind to it, but I just don't know how to get through to her. I don't drive and she doesn't either. We don't live within walking distance of one another and she would die of embarrassment if she had to go to the gym.