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Old 11-10-2018, 06:08 PM   #1  
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Default 34 years old: will i ever reach a healthy weight?

ive struggled with my weight all of my life. ive done extreme diets before. but the weight always comes back.

i want to lose weight, but i dont know if i can mentally handle it. after losing my mother 2 years ago, i gained a lot of weight. i sat at 250 lbs 5'5". I started becoming pre-diabetic. it was not a good time i felt like i could barely breathe most of the time. my hormones have always been unbalanced. now i have a period that never goes away. i went to the doctor and the only thing the gyno noted was my hormones being unbalanced, everything else seemed normal.

i lost 50 lbs, and have managed to keep it off. but im finding it hard to give up junk food, after losing the 50 lbs, my blood sugar is under control.

i find myself buying junk food. as pathetic as it sounds, i use food as a way to comfort myself. i feel embarrassed admitting that at 34 years old. but its the truth. no matter how bad the day might be, food somehow makes it better.

i dont know how to change. im in my 30s and havent been able to make lasting changes before.

am i just destined to be overweight?
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Old 11-10-2018, 08:04 PM   #2  
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Hi Thismomentisfate. Welcome back to 3FatChicks. You have come back, so I think you want to be here and you want to make a connection with others to give and receive support. Am I right? Look around the forum and if you see a thread that interests you, jump right on in. There are lots of other in your age group who have similar goals. Check out the Challenge section. This time is going to be the one that works!
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Old 11-19-2018, 08:41 PM   #3  
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Hi Thismomentisfate. I'm sorry about your loss.
You should be proud of yourself for losing fifty pounds! And also you should be proud of yourself for having the self-awareness to know that you use junk food as a way to comfort yourself. I do too I think.
What I'm trying is to reward myself with food I enjoy that is healthier - even if it's more expensive. I really like pomegranate seeds, which are not a good bargain here, but I'm buying them twice a week so that I can snack on them when I really want to reward myself, instead of crackers or pretzels. I'm not giving up the reward, just changing what it is.
I mean, probably it would be good to talk with a therapist about why I feel like I need the reward/comfort, but for now I'm going to try changing it and see how it works....
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