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January 4, 2006, 10:02 pm CST

Pleasently Plump

Hello, My name is Christy Pine Bluff-Sheridan area, Arkansas, and I watched two of Phils shows the last todays and it has taken a pickin on me.  I am weighing in a 250 right now, I was 262 in october 05.  I had a medical problem and in order for it to resolve itself, I had to completely make a change in my lifestyle of eating.  Which I have and am slowly working on getting my weight off. I have emailed the show to get some incouragement or advise.  I don't feel comfortable going to a gym due to my size, I have no friends my size whom I could go with.  My friends would help me if I asked, but my friends have their families and are smaller.  I am not happy with the way that my body looks and I am the only one who can change this.  I thought I would join this message board to see if I could get some positive feedback and maybe meet new friends in my same perdicament looking for support from others.   

Thanks Christy, 

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January 6, 2006, 9:49 pm CST

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Hello Christy...I am from Fayetteville, AR.  I need to loose 160 pounds to be at my own personal goal.  I am older so I will not be able to loose as easily.  I know I need to exercise along with eating healthy in order to be a success at weight loss, however with the extra 160 pounds on my small 5'2" frame I have so much trouble and pain in my knees that I am unable to do most any kind of exercise which includes least very far or long.  I am too embarrassed to get out in public on a daily basis much less going to a public gym where I would feel like everyone is watching me and making fun, even if they are not even paying any attention at all. 


On one of Dr. Phil's shows this week he had a lady that lost well over 100 pounds using his two books and she really looked great.  I know she was many years younger than myself, however it still gave me some encouragement that there might still be hope for me.  If you have any suggestions or words of encouragement I could really use some. 


Thank you...Sheila 

Hello, Sheila 


Thank you for your response.  It is always nice to be able to meet others in your own state.  I hear you about your weight and age. I am 37 and I have a number of things going bad if I don't get a handle on this now no telling what will happen.  But I have the choice and the decision.  Only me, no one else.    


I am a very happy person, I don't let my weight get my way of the way I feel.  But yes it is very embarrassing to see all of these smaller people, to me size   16 would be suffient to me preferrable a size 14 would be better, but I have to be the one to make this change.  I have decided to make this change as October 5, when I was told that my liver cells were dying, due to the lack of nutrition to my body.  I didn't eat right if at all.  Starving was my middle name.  Not that I wanted to starve myself.  I get up in the morning get dressed, brush hair and teeth and head to work, each lunch and it would stick with me till the next day at lunch.  Not even imagining that I was harming my body.   


I wished that I had friends close to me that I could go work out with.  I would just have to get over the (everyone is looking at me).  I have definitely changed my way of eating.  I have started eating.  I don't dring any coke type products.  Haven't done this since 2001.  That is not the reason I continued to gain weight.   I have started exercising ( I purchased a Tony Littles Gazelle) exercise machine.  I love it.  It doesn't work your knees as much as using a treadmill.  I know take multi-vitamins.   


Sheila.  The most encouragement that I can give you is the one I give myself.  Don't loose the weight for anyone (BUT   YOURSELF).    You have to be happy with yourself.  Sometimes this is very hard to do.  But I am a very happy person, I make friends very easy.  That is my positive side.  We set goals for ourselves, but very seldom follow through.  My goal is to get to 140 or so.  The most embarrassment to me of myself is my stomach area.  If I didn't have this it wouldn't be so bad.   But I don't feel sexy when I am with my husband.  I want to change that.  I am wanting to go and get the weight lose book from Dr Phil.   


If you need a friend, I will be that friend.  If you need to talk, I will listen.  We have already set our own goals.  Now lets take that step and get started.  It's never too late.  


Thank you for responding to my message. 



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