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Old 02-17-15, 10:29 AM   #1
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I've written about my weight issues a little bit on here. I'm 28 now, in my adult life I've gone from:


235 lbs. when I turned 18.
6 months later 175
1 year later 235, stayed there for a couple years.
At age 21 I dropped to 185 in a matter of 6 months, again.
6 months later, back to 235.
6 months later, back to 175.
6 months later, back to 235.
6 months later, I bounced between 190 and 220, before settling on the latter.

2 years later I ballooned up to 285.
1 year later, 195.
1 year later, 225 (I think).


Today, I'm not sure, but it's probably 250+, and gaining.



I binge on junk food when I'm depressed, which has played the biggest role in all that. The fact that I'm a single guy, living alone, with no cooking skills also plays a role. I just can't get in the habit of building a good daily routine, which includes a regular diet. I've tried a lot of ideas. Eat a large, healthy breakfast, skip breakfast, load of on groceries so I don't get take out, it never seems to work.


Those times that I lost 50-60 pounds in a six month period were the only times I've been able to commit myself to regular exercise and healthy eating.


I'd been living on fast food the last few weeks. I'm trying to cut back but all that means is I eat all my groceries as soon as I buy them.

Not sure what to do.
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Brandon86~Hope you don't mind my thoughts.

I'm truly sorry you're struggling the way you discribed on your posting. Have you considered taking a cooking class? It might be a helpful way for you to make some healthier food. Just a thought I had when reading your posting. Another thought that crossed my mind, is buying "healither junk food" when you're depressed. Maybe some cookies that have less fat/calories might help? I don't know IF you're able to afford it, but there's "meals on wheels" in some places. They prepair/make your foods & then all you do is reheat them. Another suggestion (yeah I'm full of them today) is smaller meals more often. You could also try walking, as a way to burn off excess calories. You're still (extremely) young & can start with small step to be were you'd like to be;weight wise.
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I use to walk all the time in the last city I lived. I relied on public transportation, so that's a big reason I kept the weight from getting too bad. Now I drive everywhere. My apartment has a gym (which is basically a room with a treadmill and elliptical), but I can't get my lazy ass to go in on a regular basis.

I've tried going the healthier route with food, but then I just end up eating that AND go out and buy the junk food I'm craving anyway. Or I eat all my groceries way too fast. Seems like getting take out is the only way to pace myself.

Isn't meals on wheels for older or poorer people?
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Brandon86~I was using the meals on wheel's as an example. My error in not saying that with the original posting. There's places, which I'm sure you're able to find within the state you live in, that make healthy/healthier meals & then delivers them. For the driving aspect of things. IF it's something closer to you, a few blocks away, walk;weather permitting of course. For the gym aspect of things. Start with smaller workouts & then increase as you feel comfortable with doing. Make it a point, like once a week to workout for 20 minutes. Sometimes, when we see our progress (given time) we tend to be more "willing" to work out more. For the grocery shopping part of it. Maybe just try to buy less of the "junk stuff." Limiting our intake of things we know will pack on weight or "binge eating" when we have our days (I've done it in the past too) will elimate some of it. Subsutite your "junk foods" with more healthier foods. In stead of buying cookies, buy a bag of apples IF that's something you enjoy eating. That also helps us;help ourselves. There's always something we can do to try to get on "track" with what our own goals are.
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I can't do it. I have one good day and then three bad ones.
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Brandon86~It okay that you have bad days. We all have them.So, when you have your good day, do whatever you're able too do/feeling up to doing. Then when you have a few days, that aren't that well, just take the time & relax/rest up.
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Why do you believe that you binge?
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I don't know. An old therapist speculated I had a desire to "feel full," not sure what he meant by that.

Yesterday I actually went on the treadmill for 10-15 minutes and ate (a little) healthy. Today? I don't care
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Brandon86~I don't know if anyone's inquired about this, so IF I'm repeating something, already asked, I do apolgize in advance. Have you happend to have any kind of blood work done? Only reason I'm inquiring is this. I had a problem, 20 years ago (plus) where I started gaining (a lot) of weight. I was constantly/always hungry. I eventually had some blood work done, for an unrelated matter. They found out that my Thyroid levels were (way) off. Just something I wanted to ask & hope you don't mind me doing.
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I haven't had a physical in over a year but I'm not aware of any issues that like before. Today I didnt end up bingeing but I wanted to all day. Only thing that kept me from getting fast food was I also feel really bloated and disgusting.
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