Hi, this is my first post on these forums.. I tend to use ******** regularly, but find some of the members have been quite narky of late and I can't be bothered for that behaviour! Anyway..
The short of it is that I have 83lbs to lose, to take me from 209lbs to my goal of 126lbs. I know the healthiest option is to count calories and exercise regularly, calories in and calories out etc.. But I am SO miserable. I suffer with depression and social anxiety disorder, but find its progressively getting a lot worse since I've gained all this weight..
Back in December last year I weighed 136lbs, so I've gained 5 stone in just seven months!
Its my own fault - I got lazy, got greedy and for some reason started binge eating...
I'm an impatient person anyway, & I just want this weight off me! I'm not used to being this big, and I'm only 5ft 3 so don't carry the weight well either.
My original intention was to consume 1300 calories a day and exercise 3-4 times a week - apparently this would've given me a 2lb a week loss meaning I'd be at goal weight by June 2013..
But lately I've become so miserable, uncomfortable and generally not feeling too well either that I'm leaning towards a faster option such as a VLCD of 800 calories a day or less..
I've followed a plan like this before, it's what helped me lose weight in the past & I probably would've maintained the loss if I hadn't of gone off the rails so badly!
Must note I had a baby boy July last year, gained 5 stone during the pregnancy going from 9.7 stone to 14.7 stone.. But by consuming 800 calories a day, taking a multivitamin and exercising now & again I managed to lose all the weight and was down to 9.10 by the November, so basically lost 5 stone within 4 months..
Obviously I gained all the weight back, but that was through fault of my own.. What I'm wondering is do I follow this VLCD method again? But ensure that this time once I'm at goal that I refeed properly in order to maintain the weight loss... would that even work?
I'm desperate now. The fact I can barely walk up the stairs without being in pain with my knees or panting for breath is killing me! I'm only 22, I don't want this lifestyle for myself