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I have exercised, 5 to 6 days a week, Hard! I have dieted, brought out the food scale, added calories in my little booklet, along with the daily exercise I walk my dog 3 times a day 10 minutes at a pop sometimes more, had my thyroid checked and was put on meds, my thyroid levels are now normal. I keep gaining weight. So I have decided to not eat anything except my fiber supplements, and vitamins. Unhealthy sure, but you know what, I said If I reached 200 pounds I would kill myself. Guess what at the doctors office yesterday 200 pounds on the scale. So, thats it. I am trying starvation and if it kills me fine. I would rather be dead then go on like this. I will let you know how rapid this weight loss system is. I am going to the drug store today and stock up on Hoodia appetite suppresants and diet green tea! Hopeless? yes, pitiful? yes, cry for help? probably but guess what, nobody has helped me in 2 years of hard work and that's it. I give up!

Tue. Jan 22, 1:37pm

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What does your doctor say about your weight problems?

Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 2:18 PM

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have you helped yourself in the two years? really, be honest with yourself. can you 100% say you've only stayed within your recommended calories and fat grams per day? Can you say that you've put every effort into your workout and not just a little work out?

sometimes, we believe we've done everything we can do and the fact is we don't, we lie to ourselves and others to justify our actions. i'm not saying that's what you did, i am asking you to be honest with yourself.

i'd hate for your new plan to kill you because i believe you can do it....

Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 2:34 PM

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You stupid ASS! How can you think that getting to 200 lbs makes you unworthy to be alive? You should be thankful that you ARE alive and that you CAN walk your dog and exercise.

Take a look at the profile and logs of this PT member: workinit
Her profile is public. I check er out often to see what she's eating and how she's moving. See the kinds of medical problems she has and how she is dealing with them. See how she is thankful everyday that she wakes up and realizes she is still alive.

After you read about her, think long and hard about the rediculous public threat you made about your own self. You probably still have some thyroid or glandular issue and should see a doc or a specialist for evaluation. And definitely a psychiatrist to help you get your head in the right place.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 2:48 PM

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Oh that was nice calling someone a name who is clearly depressed... No one is stupid and no one at all deserves to be called a name by someone who doesn't know them.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 2:51 PM

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sometimes tough love is the best. sometimes tough love pulls people out of their selfish bubble to see they have so much to live for and can lose the weight even though it takes a long time!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 2:53 PM

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calling people, again who you don't know, names is not tough love...

OP please go talk to someone in your town/city, a friend or something. You need to be actually speaking to people in your real life so you can get a *real* perspective on how you are feeling.

I agree that making a declaration such as this on a public forum is a bit much, but a cry for help is a cry none the less. For goodness sakes go talk to someone and read them your post. Additionally there are many people wayyyy over 200 pounds who are happy, and are working to lose weight. You are not any less of a person by being 200 pounds.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 2:56 PM

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I am the original poster. I have honestly gone far beyond what seems to work for everyone else. I ran 2 miles a day for the first year until I had a hysterectomy and my doctor said no more runing for a year. Then I started doing the Firm. Weight and Cardio mixture. 35 to 55 minute workouts 5 to 6 days a week. Full in. I enjoy working out. I like exercise. I appreciate the way I can go up 5 flights of stairs and not be winded. I appreciate the extra energy. I love the fact I sleep like a baby. I understand that weight loss is supposed to be only a fringe benefit of working out. I have all ofthe internal indicators that my diet and exercise are working. Low cholestorol, perfect blood pressure. Great readings on my stress tests. I never in my entire life had a weight issue. I was always thin until my thyroid issues of the past 2 years.
My doctor said "Well, your weight is creeping up because it is harder in the Winter, keep doing what your doing and in the Spring it will fall off." That was yesterday. Sounds like crap to me and probably toyou too. So! What's up with that scale? I don't know. I am so disheartened that there is no external benefit. So, am I to be the healthy fat person around?
So the plan is to keep up my work outs, and to keep it to no more then the 300 calories I will get from drinking Green tea everyday.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 2:58 PM

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Wow what a terrible doctor. Get a second opinion from a specialist in thyriod issues... call someone now. There is clearly something medical going on within your body!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 3:01 PM

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To poster at 2:48

I expected at least one of you to be a complete douche. Hope you got that out of your system. Take your sanctimonious diatribe and stick it where the sun don't shine. As soon as I feel the need to explain my motivation to a foul mouthed, egocentric such as yourself I will let you know. Until then stay out of my thread.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 3:01 PM

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Someone is crying out for help and you call them a Stupid Ass? How's that for support. F---ing idiot!!!!

However, to the OP, killing or starving yourself isn't going to do any good either. How does that solve your problem? You need to find another doctor, one that might be able to help you.
Here's one suggestion to try. Get the book Extreme Fat Smash ($13.95), do the plan for one week, that's only 7 days and it's the detox period but you do eat! It tells you exactly what and how much to eat. MANY people lost substantial amounts of weight on it. Try it, stick to it to the LETTER including the exercise guidelines and then if that doesn't work you may definately have a medical issue getting in your way. I have seen posts of 6, 8, 10 pounds lost on this first phase. I only lost 5, however, I didn't have that much to lose to begin with. This book takes the guesswork out of all of the eating and what to eat and if you do it right and are honestly following it and see no results, then you really have something to show your doctor. Do NOT GIVE UP! You are worth much more than that. I have been OVER 200 pounds in my lifetime and had the same thoughts as you but I now have a wonderful husband (met him when I was fat) and 3 children., Do you know how grateful I am that those attempts were not successful? You would never know what a bright wonderful future you may have ahead of you. Think about it. I'm not a religious person persay but you might also do a little praying for guidance regarding this. Hang in there, stay on this site, you'll see others struggling right along with you and together we CAN do it!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 3:15 PM

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