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SpeechlessPoet

891d

Does anybody else deal with weight gain and obesity they can’t control because of their illnesses? I want to lose weight so badly but it’s just not possible given my specific conditions. Instead I feel huge and unlovable and the guilt of it all keeps me up at night. I just want to be thin again but it seems impossible.

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    • Jules26

      888d

      Commenting to save this! Something I need to come back.

    • Jules26

      888d

      Commenting to save this! Something I need to come back.

    • alfalfaman

      888d

      yes :(( I have to eat way more when my illness is flaring up and I'm not happy about it. I was underweight as a kid and now I keep gaining weight and even though I know this is more like my real body than that was I still miss it.

    • Growingthroughit

      890d

      I appreciate your kind words! 🤗 my husband does make me feel loved no matter my size. If anything he doesn’t want me to lose a substantial amount of weight which has its own effect. But loving myself is a whole different thing. I know everything has its own effect. I’m not trying to diet, I’m just conscientious of what I eat and how it makes me feel. I have stopped caffeine, less gluten, less meat. It’s hard for me to get out of bed most days which makes it hard to lose weight

    • xylodomicile

      890d

      your weight is not your worth 💞 eat what makes you feel better, your other habits matter so much more for your overall health (there have been studies on this!) in fact, trying to diet may cause you to gain more weight back than what you started with. also, someone will love you at whatever size you are! my partner stayed with me through my highest weight, he even made me feel more attractive at some higher weights! someone who truly loves you will not care what weight you are, and they will appreciate your body no matter the size and shape. you could even start with giving yourself that love, you deserve it!

    • Growingthroughit

      890d

      YES! I have always struggled with my weight. Things have changed for me as of recent. Since thanksgiving I have been having severe nausea and stomach pain that gets worse after eating that I’ve had for a few years now. So I have lost 10 lbs since the new year just from not eating as much. I listen to my body and stop if I experience any pain. I get hungry more often and I listen. Small meals and not too much pain. I still need a CT but it’s too much money…

    • spookyspoonie

      890d

      I feel this 100% 😥 between my diseases and medications, intentional weight loss is impossible. The only time I lose weight is when my crohns flares so much that i completely stop eating

    • wish_i_was_debonair

      890d

      I totally understand what your feeling,at 12 years old i went from 100 pounds to 150 and kept gaining weight. Now at 210 I am unable to loose any of the weight. I learned from some amazing people in a residential treatment center to start accepting my body and over two years it has grown to beginning to love my body. You have to learn how to get society’s opinion out of your mind and explore what makes you feel beautiful, feel free to message me anytime I would love to give you some insta accounts I follow and talk to you some more if your instrested💕☺️ -Claire

    • Peachycat

      890d

      You are absolutely not alone and you are perfect as you are. I struggle with this too. The hardest but most important part for me is remembering it’s only myself holding me to “standards” and shaming myself for not looking “how I used to”. our bodies are meant to change throughout life and one quote I hang onto when I’m ruminating on all of this is “Remember to thank and love your body for what it is helping you through right now”.

    • SaraRose

      890d

      I know how you feel. That's why I was put on Metformin. It's for blood sugar but it also helps with weight loss. Since I took it I am already down 16 pounds. It also helps me with prediabetes.

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