lizzie2011 Posted February 22, 2012 Share Posted February 22, 2012 I've been overweight for the last 14 yrs. I've ranged from slightly overweight to really overweight. I am now the heaviest I have ever been. It seems like for the past 5 years I have gained ten pounds a year. What happened 5 yrs ago? I left school and started working. I gain weight proportionally and I am not short so most people are really surprised when they hear my actual weight .... which also made it easier t ignore what is obviously a problem. I have been going to they gym off and on for the entire period. I work in a high stress demanding job and I hated my first job so I used lunch to escape the office. If you bring lunch you eat it there so I would always choose to go on the road and eat. There aren't alot of options in terms of food where I work. There is only one place that sells salads and it isn't really a healthy salad. Lots and lots of cars in the salad. When I had been working for about 4 months I realized that I had a problem and started going to the gym. everything was going well and I started to lose the weight. by 8 months I hated the job so much I quit and moved away to get another job some place I didn't know anyone. Then I used going out to meet people. Again with dinners lunches and drinks. I gained back the weight I lost. I bought a scale, joined another gym and started this high impact fitness regime. There was a place accross teh road from my office which would special order salads for me and I lost 30-40lbs. My metabolism was through the roof. But it was contract work and it ended. I moved back home and all kinds of new responsibilities came up. I gained back all the weight I lost. Every pound. i joined a gym and got a personal trainer. This guy pushed me so hard that within months I had terrible overuse injuries within 6 months. I could barely put pressure on my foot. I felt like aparaplegic. What was worse was that the diet was so restrictive that after the 6 months I went crazy on fried foods and ice cream and anything sweet I could get my hands on. So my shin finally felt healed last year and I joined a new gym. My new trainer is much more qualified ... so I am paying alot more money which in my view I am wasting since I cant get going on the diet and I haven't been putting in as much time as I should. In reality I could probably squeeze another 4 hours and put it into training. Right now I am scheduled to do 2 hours a week with her and I am to do at least one more day of aerobics ... and sometimes I cancel on her once a week. I eat worse than I have ever eaten and I am getting older so you know how that goes. I have had 2 nutritionists so I have eating plans but carrying food isn't always practical. I move about in the day so I never know where I will be at lunch time. My stomach is now acting up whenever I skip meals but sometimes I get lost in work and forget to eat. I don't know how to get myself out of this funk. Its not just an aesthetic thing. I care about how I look, but I also don't want obesity related diseases and I am at risk for some of them. Any suggestions? Link to comment
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