I need HELP! Im depressed, fat, jobless and needing support!
Hi everybody... I just discovered this site. And I think its perfect for what I need. Let me describe myself:
First name (if you want to tell): Celianne
Geographical location: Ponce, Puerto Rico, USA
Marital Status: Unhappy with a BF
Occupation: Couch Potato
Pets: One Dog, Rookie.
Hobbies/Interests: shopping, going to the movies, shopping, reading mags. Tv.. Shopping
Eye/Hair Color: Brown/Brown
Starting Date of Weightloss Journey: Hopefully, This week
Starting Weight: 287
Goal Weight: i say 180 but i'm happy where i am... we'll see
Biggest hurdle to overcome in weightloss: Being jobless, depressed and having a busted leg for a year. I cant run or do mayor excersises
Following any specific plan: Atkins, hopefully
What is different this time in your weight loss efforts than in the past:Ridiculous amounts of diet pills and fad diets that usually dont last more than a week.
Anything else you would like to share with us: Ok, so I am very frustrated here. I need to loose OBSCENE amounts of weight ASAP. I cant wear any of the clothes that I have in my closet, NONE OF THEM FIT...I decided to share with you guys, because I have no self esteem whatsoever, the depression pills have worked, but I still have my ups and downs. Having no job and no money, I guess the internet is the best guide for me, after trying everything from Colonics, to DualAction, Xenadrine, Hydroxy-whatev, and every weight loss pill that has been sold @ Gnc. Today I decided I wanted to try the Atkins diet. I want to loose as much weight as possible before my family's christmas dinner. So, If anyone can help, just saying Hi or anyone that has gone through this situation, gime me a ring.. I will reeealy appreciate it.
I just joined about a week ago, this is a great place for support.
For the most part, around here the motto is slow and steady weight loss.
Most of us find that when we do things to do lose weight really quickly, all the weight comes back.
Atkins type plans will let you lose a lot quick, the worries are going carb crazy after a while and binging on carbs, or when you are ready to get off the diet, it is hard to gradually add carbs back in so that the weight doesn't come back too quickly.
I agree-- slow and steady wins the race. You didn't get overweight overnight and you shouldn't lose it overnight-- if you want to keep it off.
Don't look at the big picture-- make a small goal like to lose 5 or 10 pounds and get there healthfully.
There are reasonable plans that work out there. I do/did Weight Watchers and it works. I know others calorie count and that works too. Basically, if you burn more calories than you eat, you will lose weight. It isn't fast. But you can lose a fair amount of weight before Christmas. You say you've tried all the diets-- I did too.... it doesn't work to "try" a diet. You have to make a lifestyle change that you are willing to stick with for the rest of your life. I hang out at "Living Maintenance" and the advice there is great-- there are many who have lost over 100 pounds are are successfully keeping if off. There are also 20-somethings forums and 100-plus forums here.
I highly recommend weight watchers-- it works and is sensible.
Good luck with whatever you decide.
2015 workout goals:
250 Bikram yoga classes
100 other workouts
for a total of 350 workouts