Post Edited (janetlee) : 7/25/2006 1:57:16 AM (GMT-6)
Hi Janet, I cant give you advice on what your going through personally as I haven’t faced this but I have seen my mother struggle with her weight for years. My mom was always very thin as a teenager and when she was with my dad and after she had me my father was so obsessed that she would gain weight that he wouldn’t keep food in the house and basically tried to starve her. So when she left him she started to gain a bunch of weight and had weight problems ever since, most psychological, but unhealthy all the same. She had to have gastric bypass 2 years ago as she has severe heart problems and has to have valve replacements and couldn’t do it with all the weight. But on to your post.... I was wondering if you have tried seeking help from like Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers or something of this nature? It can be very confusing now days on knowing the correct portion sizes to eat and with all the chemicals that are put in foods that are processed what is harmful and what isn’t. I know that processed carbs are bad for our bodies, such as white breads, sugars...I have cut these things out of my diet. I only eat whole grains for breads and pasta which is hard as I am Italian and was not raised to eat in this fashion... Janet, you can do some stretching exercises inside your house, just stretching is going to get your muscles warmed up and feeling better. Also, maybe if you have a Curves work out center in you town you could look into that? I know you said exercise bores you...but Curves really only has women that go there and the mast majority of them are over weight. So you’re not going to see any skinny minnies walking around in spandex showing off for the boys. I am told they have personal trainers to help get a routine going for you and help guide you when you need it. And the biggest thing is it isn’t very expensive.