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weighing over 200 pounds

I don't understand how it happened. One day I got on the scale and I saw 202. How does the weight creep up? I think it all started when I got depressed after I had a pregnancy loss. I'm having trouble accepting it. How in the world did I get to weighing over 200 pounds?

Thu. Apr 12, 1:34pm

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You probably ate and eat a lot of foods high in fat and low in nutrients. Is your log public- maybe we could all help you along and get where you need to go?

Thursday, April 12, 2007, 1:37 PM

Add comment answered your own question - depression.

Thursday, April 12, 2007, 1:52 PM

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Now that you recognize where you are, you have the power to put a stop to it and reverse it. You're here, which is a great first step. Now, don't say in the future, "how did I get to 210?" or 250, etc. Say, "wow, I'm glad I got ahold of myself and am back under 200, on my way to my goal!"

Thursday, April 12, 2007, 2:31 PM

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i think the incredulous tone of the OP's posting comes from associating or assigning a certain persona with a particular weight. i know for me, i had been up and down with my weight for many years, but when i would calculate how i felt about the weight gain, i'd think, "well, at least i don't weigh over 150lbs!" then that changed to, "well, at least i'm not at 175!" was an awakening for me, too, when i stood on the scale in the dr.'s office and weighed in at 208lbs. i thought, "no!! not ME! i can't weigh THAT much!" in reality, it's just another number that i arbitrarily decided i never wanted to see. don't let the number stop you! i can totally relate and report that it's possible to change the direction that the scale is moving in!

Thursday, April 12, 2007, 3:20 PM

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I am very sorry for your loss. You may want to (if you haven't already) find a support group for women who've experienced miscarriage in addition to getting your nutrition and exercise habits going, just so you don't totally fall off the wagon when your mourning cycles again.
A heartfelt good luck to you-

Thursday, April 12, 2007, 7:00 PM

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I know how you feel (about being over 200 lbs). I remember telling myself for years that my weight wasn't a big deal, as long as I never saw the 200 mark or close to it. My weight climbed steadily in college, from 165, 175, 190 and then one day on a friend's scale I saw 212! I almost fainted. I had no idea I was that big. It took me a couple more years to do something about it-I'm not sure why, but you are recognizing this now, and you are in the right place by coming to peertrainer! Go slowly, don't see setbacks as failures (just try again and again), and start exercising if you aren't already. You will get to a healthy weight again!

Sorry for your loss-I can't imagine how awful it is to go through that. It is not surprising that you have suffered from depression since. Good luck, and I hope you find the support and strength that you need!

Thursday, April 12, 2007, 11:50 PM

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I can relate also. I realized how fat I had gotten when I couldn't fit into the 14's I thought I was, when I couldn't fit into the 18's either I braved the scale and was absolutely horrified that I had gotten up to 220 pounds. I didn't feel that big but once I saw the size and the number I thought the same thing, how did this happen, it was like overnight I had become fat, obese by many standards. I realized also that for 3 years I live in stretchy clothes, avoiding anything that buttoned or zipped. I also was depressed. It scare me enough to start moving my ass and I managed to lose 85 pounds in the next 4 years. Now that your aware of how much you do weigh don't let more time go by. Pick yourself up and do something about it. I also had a miscarriage (not then during that depressed time) but I can also relate to that and understand. But don't let it get so out of control that the next time you are aware your shocked that the scale says 250.

Friday, April 13, 2007, 3:23 AM

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I know how you feel

Believe me I know exactly how you feel. I am over 200 also and it is not easy to lose the weight but gaining the weight was easy. I have been doing weight watchers and also about three weeks ago joined curves.

Friday, April 13, 2007, 11:37 AM

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Wieghing over 220lbs and need to lose the weight

Hi I was wondering can u be able to help me out too...I really ned help with losing me weight, Im 23 yrs weighing 225-230 lbs this is very bad for my health. I really need to lose at least 50 lbs..HELP!!! HELP!!! I think my weight has creeped back on me after being so depressed about the way my body looks. I just simply dont like the way my body has been designed so im dying to do something about it. And this time I really need to be determined and concerned about doing it.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007, 4:56 PM

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I was always thin for most of my life, but within 5-6 years I put on 30 pounds on my 5'2" body. It's "funny" because in elementary school I was the tiny kid who would sometimes get picked on, and now, the last few years I have had people commenting about my weight. When I was 17 years old (I'll be 21 soon), I knew I had put on a good amount of weight, but didn't think it was a big deal. One day I was sitting at the exact same spot where I am at (at the computer), looked down at my thighs, and was shocked at how huge they got now. I understand why I put on the weight and still struggle to lose it-- I use food to cope with the anxiety/depression that I've had for half of my life (as well as other emotional issues) and I got diagnosed with it just last year. Yeah I don't know why I'm ranting but it's nice let it out to others who get it.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007, 5:09 PM

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