i have rheumatoid arthritis and was given steroids at first. after gaining over 100lbs if stopped the steroids lost about 60lbs. due too the weight gain i have type II diabetes. i also have difficulty breathing, walking and to my dismay, personal hygiene. all of life at this time is most difficult and depressing. i must lose weight, for my life.
I gained 105 lbs and I am 62. I have type II Diabetes, shortness of breath, severe sleep Apnea, hypertension, high cholesterol and sore knees. I need to lose weight to live longer and have a healther life sytle.
I want my health and the lifestyle that goes with it back. I have diabetes sore joints and feet that hurt. I have hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back out several times. I want to be able to do that again. My daughter tells me she wants me to be around to see her have children someday. I want that also.
I was the "model" patient in having had such great success and having maintained my 160 lb initial weight loss following open RNY Gastric Bypass surgery on 6/5/05 - well, over the past 4 years I've been on a roller coaster in regards to my weight; thus experiening a swing of high levels of weight gain and loss over relatively short periods of time. I am definitely an emotional eater and I've had a great deal of it over those past four years. My pre-surgery weight was 320 & I lost 160 lbs. I'm now almost at my highest weight since surgery, which is 220 lbs, having been at a highest weight of 230 about 4 years ago & I'm scared that I'll not be able to get this under control as this is totally humiliating... I can no longer cross my legs, sit comfortably on my furniture, had to buy a few larger sized clothe, and I'm totally embarrassed and disgusted in the way I look and feel at my current level of obesity. I really need and want to get back on track, but am lacking the initiative to do antying about it at the moment. Help from anyone woule be greatly appreciated. By the way, I do alot of craft work, knitting, quilting, etc., so keeping my hands busy doesn't work for me! Thanks for "listening" ;, but I'm experiencing a great deal of self-loathing and hopelessness right now and can definitely use some suggestions or support. Thanks, Karen