I realize now that I suck at dieting.

United States
February 10, 2008 8:35pm CST
I lost 70 pounds about 2 years ago. I gained 30 back when I hurt my back about a year ago thanks to muscle relaxers and my couch. Well, thanks to me sitting on my butt on the couch b/c I was taking the muscle relaxers. I am trying so hard to lose this weight now. I cannot do it. Everytime I make a little progress, I mess up. I will give myself a free day and gain back what I have lost. I weigh 188 right now. I had lost 5 pounds. Now I have gained it back. I cannot get under 180 no matter how hard I try. I don't even lose if I try to starve myself. I don't know what to do about all of this. I feel very defeated. I don't know where to look for advice. I don't know what ato do. where to seek help. I'm just feeling very down on myself I guess. Thought I would rant a little. Sorry that it had to be on here.
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@mbs730 (2155)
• Canada
19 Feb 08
Hey don't feel bad. I lost 55 lbs out of 70 that I wanted to lose and as soon as life got difficult I fell into a big depression and put every lb on and then some. I know how it feels, unfortunately it won't come off as quickly as we like. It took me over a year to put that weight back on and its going to take me longer to take it off. Hang in there, try not to feel down. And be sure not to under eat, believe it or not that is worse than over eating. Are you seeing a dietician? He or she will put you on a plan that will help you, make sure you are getting the right amount of calories and exercise and the weight will come off but it unfortunately won't happen overnight.
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• United States
19 Feb 08
I want to start eating as if I were diabetic. It runs in my family and would probably be beneficial to me anyway. I just got a booklet in the mail explaining it further.
@mbs730 (2155)
• Canada
19 Feb 08
Mine too and I am lucky it hasn't happened to me. Not a bad idea pretending that you have it, this way you won't get it if you eat well and healthy.