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I need help.

I am back up to my heaviest weight. And I am terrified.

I am 5' tall.

My lightest adult weight was 160 for a few weeks (150 for a few days) four years ago. Then my boyfriend dumped me, I lost my job, got really sick and started working at a diner: hence no maintenance.

My highest weight was 220 eight years ago and I'm back there.
I eat relatively well but I splurge too often.
I do not work out. I keep making plans, doing really well for a week then stopping. I have ADHD and I need someone to hold me accountable.
I got a promotion and I have to dress nice. I went shopping today and cried for the first time since I hit 150. I look disgusting.

My goal is 115-120.

The last time I was under 150 I was in 4th grade...

Help me. Please.
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From:critus
Date:December 28th, 2009 11:43 am (UTC)
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Hey there.

Remember first and foremost you aren't alone. While this may not be the most active community these days there are many of us who have been in a situation like yours.

The biggest single piece of advice I can give you is to start small. You don't need to move into a full workout routine and radically change your diet to start making a difference. Make a vow to walk 15 minutes a day and get a few glasses of water in. Do that for a few weeks and as you start getting more comfortable with your routine kick it up a notch. Always remember that any day in which you take some kind of positive step is a good one.

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From:melsky
Date:December 28th, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
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I'm back at my highest weight too, at least I think I am because I haven't weighed myself yet because I know it's going to depress me. I was doing so great for a while and i got stressed at work and started eating and stopped going to the gym. I hope that this community will become more active - it just needs a few people to start posting more and with new years coming up that is the best season to start. I'm going to start posting anyway and I think when a few people start posting it will take off more.
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