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Created on : Friday, July 01, 2005, 12:33:24 pm
Author : dataimport
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July 1, 2009, 10:49 pm CDT

I also Have Arthritis and am Over Weight

Quote From: amandamay16

I am a 30 year old weighing 390 pounds.  I have arthritis in my feet, ancles,a nd knees, I have edema in my legs, overactive bladder,a dn sleep apnea, all due to my weight.  I eat very impulsively and emotionally.  I feel very hopless.  I tried getting into a program in a hospital for eating disorders, and what they could offer me I was either not covered by my insurance for or I wansn't "ill" enough for. I feel really desperate to do something about my weight, and I know that if I can just change my thinking process I can make this change.  The problem is that when I think about my weight I get depressed, and then when I think about not eating as much I getr even more depressed.  Food has been my crutch since I was in 4th grade, 20 years ago.  I have always had a problem with my weight.  I can't stand looking at my full body in the mirror, and I often see myself in my mind as a totally different person.  I want to change my self worth, before I kill myself from eating too much. 
I myself also have arthritis I am 32 and have Obstructive sleep aphnea severly also astma and turners syndrome which is a genetic disorder I am 4ft 9inches tall and weigh 263 pounds like you I worry about my weight and what it could do to my health it is hard to keep a positive attitude at times for me but I find focussing on things that make me happy help like a good book or playing with my pets feel free to communicate with me I would be happy to chat with you
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