Motivation for losing weight
January 31, 2013 10:54 AM Subscribe
I am grossly fat and very unhappy. I've already figured out how many calories I need to consume to lose weight and joined a gym and bought a scale (gross). I'm an emotional binge eater. How can I maintain my motivation?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (61 answers total) 54 users marked this as a favorite
Always been fat, always felt like I always would be fat. Always been the fat friend. Tired of it. Moving to NYC in August, which has kind of put my fatness in very real terms for me: I don't want to be too tired out by walking several blocks, I don't want to be the gross fatty mcfattyson in a sea of models. I'm 307 lbs, 5'10", size 24, female.
Right now I do a lot of online window shopping. If I wasn't fat, I would be really into fashion. I browse r/loseit on Reddit, which is a pretty nice community. I have depression and anxiety issues, though, so when I'm in a rut, I eat. Like a pig. It's gross and unhealthy. I do sort of have a weight loss buddy - my best friend is totally supportive and willing to go to the gym with me, but she's a really gorgeous size 12 so it makes me feel weird. She's trying to get to size 8.
What resources and techniques do you guys have for maintaining your motivation when you need to lose weight but you're feeling sad and defeated and overwhelmed and all you want to do is order a pizza? I am disgusted by myself, but I feel like all the weight I have to lose is insurmountable and there's no way I'll be able to do it, much less ever get to a size 10, which is my ultimate goal.