No, you are not alone. I went clothes shopping on my 42nd birthday and took a hard look at myself in the full-length mirror. I need to make changes, pronto.
I know exactly what I have to do - I know what a healthy diet looks like and I know what kinds of exercise I need to do - but I've always had trouble putting it all together. I can focus on diet OR exercise, it seems, but both together are a problem.
I've ordered the PINK Method DVDs (I saw them on Dr Phil). Apparently they do put it all together for you, so I'm hoping that in the new year I'll be able to get myself on track.
I totally understand how you feel and where you're coming from, although I have been overweight since adolescence. I am currently a size 20/22 and at this point would be thrilled just to get back to a size 14 and be able to shop in the regular sizes again.
And a word of warning: the full moon is coming up and at least one troll will pop in here to make insulting remarks or post a ridiculous image of a massively fat woman. Don't let it get to you.
@silentscreamer, withholding sex because you were "unattractive" to him?? That is horrible. I can't imagine what that did to your self confidence.
I am taking steroids for Crohns and they cause weight gain that I can't even bother to fight. I am a snug 18 and my last weigh in at the DR was 203lbs. I would like to lose a little weight but would be afraid to go back to a size 10. So far whenever I have lost weight I don't lose my boobs. I would hate to be a size 10 with 36F boobs. At least now I am may be a chunky monkey but people don't treat me like I am stupid or that I don't exist from the neck up. I am comfortable and happy at a 12/14.
I have observed that almost every single woman I have ever met, is unhappy with her body. You can lose all the weight you want, you're STILL going to hate your body!!
Acceptance is the key...