I joined very recently but have been rather disheartened because no one has really replied to my posts
. I was reading through some topics when I came across your contribution and was able to relate on so many levels. I lost lots of weight way back in 98 and kept it of until 2006 when I made a treechange and moved from s.e suburbs of Melb to rural vic.
I fell in a major heap and ended up in a psych unit for 6 mths on and off after suffering with depression and post traumatic stress disorder. I slowly gained more and more weight and thus less and less self esteem. It's just been a viscious cirlce. I manage to keep the depression at bay w/out meds these day's and haven't been near a psych unit since 2006.
I have 4 children inc. one with special needs who is very demanding. I am now morbidly obese and with an existing heart conditions and being pre diabetic only make my situation more desperate.
I really need to put myself first and start looking after myself. My husband has put on weight also so we really should work on this together but despite our intermitate enthausiasm we tend to sabourtage each other when our stress levels are high and we want a quick fix such as alcohol or takeaway. Anyway I have said enough, probably too much. I wish you the best of luck with your weight loss.
P.S I had to live with my inlaws for 6 long months...Ouch I know...very testing.