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Old 03-18-2008, 03:03 AM   #1  
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Unhappy So Here I Am

So...here I am.

I'm 20. I'm a student in college working on a math degree. I am tired of food controlling my life. I have gained 45 pounds in the past two years. I am now "an embarrassment" to my boyfriend (his words) because I have become antisocial (due to weight issues).

I hope that I can gain the support I desperately need here. I'll be swinging by whenever I feel the need to go gorge myself on McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, or any other fast food place within a three block radius of my apartment. Hopefully this forum can motivate me to keep away from those nasty demons.

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Old 03-18-2008, 05:49 AM   #2  
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Hello and

This is a great place for support and we are all here for you.

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Old 03-18-2008, 09:10 AM   #3  
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Hiya OnlyMeantWell



You may want to check out the 20-something's area, or if you're following a specific program there are many to be found under Diet Central. A word about the boy. Anyone calling me "an embarrassment" would not be allowed around me ever again.

Have a look around & post wherever you're comfortable!

Best of success! You can do this

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Old 03-18-2008, 09:23 AM   #4  
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A word about the boy. Anyone calling me "an embarassment" would not be allowed around me ever again.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:44 AM   #5  
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Welcome!

Ditto on the boyfriend. You need words of encouragement.
Are there any places nearby that sell healthier foods? Even corner stores sometimes sell ready-made foods that are less calorie/fat laden than than fast-foods.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:44 PM   #6  
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Ellis,

I have discovered that! All this time I thought homemade foods were sooo expensive, but I just made hummus the other day and couscous and bought some whole grain bread (which was really expensive, but the only super expensive thing I bought!)

This site has been wonderful, it's only day 3 for me and I feel fantastic!

And about the boyfriend...we had words.

All is well, I understand where he's coming from; he's not embarrassed about my WEIGHT, but about my antisocialness..when I get around his friends I don't talk because I constantly think they are judging me.

He told me he would love me no matter what I look like but he doesn't like the fact that because of my low self-confidence (due to the extra poundage) I have developed a different personality...

I can understand that! Thanks for all your support fellow 3FCs.

-Liz.

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Old 03-20-2008, 01:48 PM   #7  
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Old 03-24-2008, 08:16 PM   #8  
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hi Liz --
Glad you clarified about the boyfriend, and glad you have someone like him in your life!

I turned 52 over the weekend and am a college _professor_, and I sometimes have the same I-can't-be-social-b/c-I'm-too-conscious-of-my-weight thing, so I definitely can sympathize. You have to still love about yourself the things your BF does -- your intelligence and sense of humor and commitment to changing the world. (Or whatever!) Then, when you have a positive attitude, it's easier to commit to doing healthy things. (Yeah, I know, chicken and egg -- it's easier to feel positive when you're already being healthy.)

Hang in there, and keep posting!
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:57 AM   #9  
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He told me he would love me no matter what I look like but he doesn't like the fact that because of my low self-confidence (due to the extra poundage) I have developed a different personality...
That makes sense. I'm glad you've got good support from him.
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