Welcome to the 55+female team. Glad you joined us. Come on in and chat in the Wiggle Jiggle Den. We have 3 challenges going this month if you would like to join in. They are under the challenge thread. We are wiggling to tone up that jiggle LOL. We love to have fun but get serious about our health and weight. Just jump in and post. Hope to see you there. Pam P.s. we are all special and deserve to be happy and healthy. Don't beat yourself up for being overweight. I have been overweight my whole life and it does sometimes depress you, but remember there is a special person inside you. 2669 days ago
Thank you so much for sharing all you did on my page about FM. This has come out of the blue and my doctor was absolutely no help at all. I'm real good about computer research though and that has helped alot. I totally agree with you on the pain med. issue. I'm a recovering addict and although my drug of choice is pot and I never had a real problem with pills, they are strictly against it in the program (NA).
I too have IBS and the fatty liver. I know that all my medical issues are related to my binge eating, a disorder I've struggled with for over 35 yrs. and the excess weight that comes with not purging. I know I would benefit from treatment but unfortunately, that requires either good medical insurance or a whole lot of money and I have neither. So I've been on my own trying to battle it on my own. Everyone keeps telling me that the NA program will also work for the binge eating, but I can't seem to get them both under control at the same time.
I set my goal weight at one pound a week also. Because of the eating disorder it's recommended that I don't try to track or limit my food intake because that can trigger another binge. So I'm just trying to start eating vegetables (which I don't enjoy), fruits, whole grains, and healthy fats for now. Today's my 3rd. day on this and I notice a difference in how my stomach feels already. I'm returning home from house sitting tomorrow and plan to start short walks on Tues. I'm also going to check into the doctors you mentioned. Again, thanks for the suggestions on that too.
I wish you the best with your own health struggles. It's so very hard to lose weight when you have all these health problems. But you know what? We can do hard! Yes we can. We need a lot of encouragement and support along with a strong commitment and the willingness to take little action steps. But we can do this. We are worth it. We must always remember that.
Might I make a suggestion now? Stop being mad at yourself about the weight and start treating yourself with gentle kindness like you would a dear friend. I have to work hard at these things too, but we aren't bad people because we struggle with an eating problem. Good luck to you and God Bless...