My name's Jo and I've joined this forum because I'm hoping it will motivate me in my continual battle with my weight and I hope to get a few tips and suggestions too.
I'm think I'm about 12kg over weight and have recently found out I've got super high cholesterol which is partly hereditery I think, but the fact that I have never had high cholesterol in my life until I put on so much weight means I have to do something about it.
I'm one of those people who have always had to work at maintaining a healthy weight. Not one of those people who can eat what they want and not do any exercise.
I recently moved from SA to QLD and that seems to be when my weight issues started. Not that I'm blaming QLD for it, but I think I used the move and all the hassles associated with it as an excuse to not do any exercise and eat alot of take away because I was always tired, or un packing, or didnt have time etc, etc.
Now I've found that no matter what I do, I cant seem to lose any weight at all. In fact, it feels like I'm getting slightly bigger every week no matter what I do (and no, I'm not pregant... 6 negative tests later before I stopped panicking about that
) I seem to be getting bigger. Shirts I bought 3 months ago dont fit me anymore!
I've changed my diet to compensate for the cholesterol issue but all I really had to do was cut out nibble foods like chips. I dont really eat much chocolate and only eat cake now and then so it wasnt too hard to cut that out either and I exercise every night but it doesnt seem to be working.
I'm starting to get very despondent about it which is why I thought I'd join a forum of some kind in the hope that it motivates me to keep trying because honestly sometimes I feel like giving up. I'm trying so hard to lose weight and not getting anywhere that I think sometimes why am I bothering?
I'm getting married in February and even though I dont need the extra motivation to lose weight because I already dont like the size I am, I especially need to lose weight for that. I tried on a few dresses last month and after the 3rd shop I didnt even want to try on anymore because none of them came in my size because, as one lady said, "we dont generally have sample dresses that big, we'd need to order it in".
Im sorry for the long winded post. I think I just needed somewhere to vent all my frustrations because my poor fiance hears it all the time and he's 6'5", eats like a horse and complains because he cant gain
I think what's upsetting me the most is that no matter what I do I just dont seem to be getting anywhere, so any suggestions are welcome.
Thanks for listening