I need help. I have been thin or nomal body weight for most of my adult life, though I was heavy as a child. Mostly because of allergies and dietary restrictions I developed in my late teens I could never eat alot of the foods that really stack on the calories (I am mildly allergic to wheat, corn and most flour products as well as milk.) and stayed clear of emotional binging. To give you some background info on me- 2 years ago I weighed 102lbs, 14 months ago I was up to 114, feeling good despite my family's constant criticism that I was too thin. (I was in love and didn't care about eating.) I got engaged a month later.
My weight gain began when I found the most wonderful wedding dress but the smallest size available was 2 sizes larger than I was and I couldn't afford to have the dress adjusted. Wise girl I was thought I'll give in to everyone and try and put on just enough to fit into the dress(with my friends and family cheering on). I did, easily by eating the most delicious and unhealthy foods, like bags of marshmallows and potato chips.
I fit into my wedding dress and had a beautiful wedding but kept gaining. I am an emotional eater. Since then my father, grandmother, grandmother-in-law and mother-in-law have all been in and out of the hospital. My husband's job was cut along with many of our freinds. Every time something goes wrong I chow down like there is no tomorrow. I am up to 162lbs and feeling awful!
I need to lose weight and get in shape but just feel no motivation. Whenever I say I am going on a diet my husband tells me how beautiful I look and I lose interest. I am eating much healthier except when something goes wrong I nervously eat away at junk food. We both agree we need to exercise more but never have time to do it. My family is all on the heavy side and still considers me too small. Help!