« Facing Fears | Main | Never Too Late to Start Exercising »


LInda Barnes

I am 59 years old. I work full time and go to school a couple nights a week. If all goes well, I will graduate this year. To my question: I have been overweight nearly my entire life. From a plump baby to a chubby pre-teen to a big-boned teenager who never had a date, I was always lonely as a child. I was just over 200 lbs when I graduated high school. I moved away from home and Mom's good home cooking; I lost 70 lbs in 6 months (actually too much too fast), gained a waistline and boyfriends. Within 6 months I was married and pregnant. I gained 40 lbs with that baby. It took forever to lose that weight. And it has been constant yo yo dieting from then on. I had a hysterectomy at 50, and it has been a losing battle ever since. No matter what weight loss plan (and believe me I have probably tried them all), nothing seems to work. At 59, I am 220 lbs (the fattest I have ever been) and miserable. Have you any idea what can help me, or am I stuck living like this?

The comments to this entry are closed.