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I’m Fat Because Food Is My Comfort
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Video3 years ago

I’m Fat Because Food Is My Comfort

I’ve always been a chubby kid and wanted to lose some weight, but I wasn’t that motivated to change till last year. It all happened during gym class. Our class went to get our height and weight measured. When I stepped on the scale, I almost died inside from the shock…

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LiliumVA
Community Member
3 years ago

This really makes me sad. Your motivation shouldn't just be wanting to look good, it should be about FEELING good, and being healthy. Healthy for yourself, and loving yourself are the most important things.I've struggled with my weight for over 20 years now. I've been up and down. I've starved myself,binged and was bulimic for years after being really 'chubby'. Your self worth is not found in your mother's approval/support, or the girls you think you want... it's all on you and what/how you do things for YOU.Stop looking for approval as a motivator, ignore the people talking trash, and get out there and do something about it. Make yourself happy, because no one else will.

BusLady
Community Member
3 years ago

I wish I could upvote you more than once.

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Foxxy
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

I am very overweight and know I need to lose it, bullying me or pointing it out to me doesn’t help. It actually makes it worse. I am a stress eater and also suffer from severe depression and compulsive eating disorder. Which is an eating disorder the same as anorexia and bullimia. I used to be thin, when I met my hubby, I was 16 and I weighed 47-49kgs. I am 32 and now weigh over double that. I know what I need to do to lose weight, I managed it before and lost 3 and a half dress sizes. But I then fell pregnant and put it all back on plus extra. I want to lose weight so badly and I know what works for me, it is just getting in the right mind frame to make better choices and motivation. Unfortunately I don’t have the mind set. I have good intentions planned but don’t put it into practice. It’s so hard and it doesn’t help that I have injuries that impact on my exercise but my weight impacts on my injuries.

J. Guigon
Community Member
3 years ago

Hi Foxxy! Good for you for losing weight before and for wanting to do so again. I can completely relate. Looking back at your past and recognizing that you did succeed is important! To stay in that frame of mind, maybe think about all the great ways a healthy lifestyle will positively impact your child! You could learn to cook healthy meals together, you could walk in a park and learn about insects, plants, animals, etc. It's not just about the food and the dress size--and you know that!! :) How much fun you could have as a family if you all just start to make little healthy updates, or start a new hobby, or learn a new skill that incorporates health-positive things like fresh air, sunshine, creativity, etc! You could start something new that will benefit your family for years to come! You've got this girl!!

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BusLady
Community Member
3 years ago

Teasing or bullying? Do they honestly think that they will force him to lose weight by making fun of him? His mother probably views bringing him junk food as a way of showing her love, since she knows that food is something that he loves. A person who has never struggled with their weight has no idea what that struggle is like. They have no right to judge another person. It's sad to hear that his main motivations to lose weight were to stop the teasing, to make friends, and to attract girls. LiliumVA has made some good points. Self esteem has to come from within. Change has to come from within.

Ozacoter
Community Member
3 years ago

Exactly. Mocking somebody for their weight is only going to make it worse. As a person who wants to loose a few kgs (who doesnt?) each time that i see my family and they (normally my sister, father or granmas) make fun of my belly it just hurts so much that destroys my motivation to exercise and eat less... I just want to lose a few kgs, I cant imagine how much worse it would be for people who is really overweight...

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LiliumVA
Community Member
3 years ago

This really makes me sad. Your motivation shouldn't just be wanting to look good, it should be about FEELING good, and being healthy. Healthy for yourself, and loving yourself are the most important things.I've struggled with my weight for over 20 years now. I've been up and down. I've starved myself,binged and was bulimic for years after being really 'chubby'. Your self worth is not found in your mother's approval/support, or the girls you think you want... it's all on you and what/how you do things for YOU.Stop looking for approval as a motivator, ignore the people talking trash, and get out there and do something about it. Make yourself happy, because no one else will.

BusLady
Community Member
3 years ago

I wish I could upvote you more than once.

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Foxxy
Community Member
3 years ago (edited)

I am very overweight and know I need to lose it, bullying me or pointing it out to me doesn’t help. It actually makes it worse. I am a stress eater and also suffer from severe depression and compulsive eating disorder. Which is an eating disorder the same as anorexia and bullimia. I used to be thin, when I met my hubby, I was 16 and I weighed 47-49kgs. I am 32 and now weigh over double that. I know what I need to do to lose weight, I managed it before and lost 3 and a half dress sizes. But I then fell pregnant and put it all back on plus extra. I want to lose weight so badly and I know what works for me, it is just getting in the right mind frame to make better choices and motivation. Unfortunately I don’t have the mind set. I have good intentions planned but don’t put it into practice. It’s so hard and it doesn’t help that I have injuries that impact on my exercise but my weight impacts on my injuries.

J. Guigon
Community Member
3 years ago

Hi Foxxy! Good for you for losing weight before and for wanting to do so again. I can completely relate. Looking back at your past and recognizing that you did succeed is important! To stay in that frame of mind, maybe think about all the great ways a healthy lifestyle will positively impact your child! You could learn to cook healthy meals together, you could walk in a park and learn about insects, plants, animals, etc. It's not just about the food and the dress size--and you know that!! :) How much fun you could have as a family if you all just start to make little healthy updates, or start a new hobby, or learn a new skill that incorporates health-positive things like fresh air, sunshine, creativity, etc! You could start something new that will benefit your family for years to come! You've got this girl!!

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BusLady
Community Member
3 years ago

Teasing or bullying? Do they honestly think that they will force him to lose weight by making fun of him? His mother probably views bringing him junk food as a way of showing her love, since she knows that food is something that he loves. A person who has never struggled with their weight has no idea what that struggle is like. They have no right to judge another person. It's sad to hear that his main motivations to lose weight were to stop the teasing, to make friends, and to attract girls. LiliumVA has made some good points. Self esteem has to come from within. Change has to come from within.

Ozacoter
Community Member
3 years ago

Exactly. Mocking somebody for their weight is only going to make it worse. As a person who wants to loose a few kgs (who doesnt?) each time that i see my family and they (normally my sister, father or granmas) make fun of my belly it just hurts so much that destroys my motivation to exercise and eat less... I just want to lose a few kgs, I cant imagine how much worse it would be for people who is really overweight...

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