It is NOT hopeless and it is NOT pointless. Not even a little bit. In fact it's quite hope-ful becauselosing weight and lots and lots of it IS a doable thing for every one and any one. Yourself included. You don't have to be fat if you don't want to be. It IS something you have the power over and you CAN control. We all have the capability to lose weight.
Supplements, pill, etc? Who needs um'? Make the decision
to do this, once and for all, no matter what and permanently and there is nothing else needed. Make that decision, make that commitment, be WILLING to do what's necessary and than get out there and find the tools to MAKE it happen. Then stand back and be prepared to be astonished and amazed with yourself and what you CAN accomplish and hold on tight as you transform your life, because the benefits are beyond compare.
Devise yourself a healthy eating eating plan. MAP OUT YOUR FOOD IN ADVANCE. Plan, plan and then plan some more. Eating healthy, adhering to a healthy lifestyle won't happen on it's own. You can't wing it, you can't leave it to chance. YOU HAVE TO PLAN FOR IT. Realize that it is worthy of the time, energy, effort and dedication that you will put forth. Stop settling for a mediocre, second quality way of living - first best is yours for the taking.
You did mention a weight loss doctor, if you're having difficulty finding a healthy food plan, perhaps you'd consider going to see a nutritionist or a dietitian - they can guide you as to what foods to eat - and what foods not to eat.
I hope you guys are having better luck than me
Hmmm, luck - well for any of us that have lost weight, I can tell you that it had NOTHING to do with luck. NOTHING. Which is a good thing. You don't need to rely on it. You need to rely and count on yourself. You need to MAKE it happen. Stop making excuses and start making solutions. It's not like the lottery where one in a million trillion people actually win something. You need to MAKE your OWN luck through your hard work, thought, planning, dedication, conviction, perseverance, determination and a continuous, conscientious effort.
I urge you not to dread the changes that are needed to make this happen, but to get excited about them and look forward to them. Eating well, being in control of your food, being slim is a wonderful way to live, there is no hardship involved, it's nothing to loathe. In fact, if you ask me the hardest thing, the thing that I loathed the most was staying fat.
Make that decision, make that commitment and never fear the scale (or socializing, clothes shopping, bathing suits, the mirror, doctors visits, narrow seats, etc) again!!!