I posted this in a thread earlier, but tought I would put it up here too.
Hi, I am Roxanne I have just joined!
I am just 26, and I think I weigh about 21 stone (my scales don't go that high!!) and I am about 5ft 6"!! I have put on over 10 stone in the last 7 years!! I don't look as big as you would think though, I am about a size 20-22. I have recently been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, and I have a borderline underactive thyroid (for which I have been prescribed medication, but I don't take it, because I don't like the side effects), also I have been on a double dose of the progesterone only pill for 7 years which I only found out the other day causes excessive hunger cravings, but I don't really want to come off it yet, and also I can't at the moment because of other medication I am on. I was mostly overweight as a child and have always struggled with food, then when I got into my teens I used to walk about 16 miles a day and starve myself completely for 2 weeks, and then binge eat for a day or 2 and repeat the process, I lost loads of weight, but know its not very healthy. So I tried eating normally, and the weight has just piled on. A couple of years ago I started going to the gym 3 days a week for an hour, I burned about 600 calories each time and didn't loose any weight, so I gave up!!
I really need to do something about it, and have tried all sorts over the years, but last night my mother said she had met a couple of people who had been on the lighterlife diet and lost a lot of weight. I have just been on their website and it looks good but I can't afford £66 a week. My budget is about £150 ish a month. I went on ebay to see if I could get it cheaper on there and came across all sorts of other dietmeals, protikee, cambridge, abstinence, lipotrim, sole source, the pixie person mentioned before who offers trials for £7.50, and now I am really confused.
I know I shouldn't really buy off ebay, I was wondering if anyone knew if any of these other companies are cheaper?
At the moment, I am having a muller light for breakfast, slimfast for lunch and maybe a bit of fruit, and then trying to have a low carb meal in the evening and a low fat snack, but I don't really know what I am doing. I have seen a nutritionist in the past but it didn't really help. I find I get really hungry in the evenings, but can go all day without food, it was suggested to me to eat more in the day so I am not tempted later, but it doesn't make any difference, so I am better of eating lightly in the day to make up for my evening binges!!
I have been thinking about just using slimfast as a VLCD which I can get from the supermarket, but I am not sure.
I don't need a counselor as I already see an eating disorder support therapist (I am off to see her in a minute so will mention all this to her too), and I think that might be what makes some of these diets more expensive?
I really don't know what to do, but I know I am fed up being like this. My partner has lost all interest in me, and says he does not find me attractive. We are meant to be getting married, but I don't want to look back at my wedding photo's when I am really big, having managed to loose weight and regret not putting it off till I got slimmer!! I hate getting out of breath, and not being able to keep up with people!
Thats me for now, I have to go and see my therapist, any help/advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance! xxxxxx