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I am 25 and I can not lose the weight

I just turned 25. I have a stressful job as a cashier manager at a retail store. I just moved in with a roomate that I do not know, which is a man. I do not feel comfortable to make my own meals not metion that I can not affaord to buy grocires. I am alway at my boyfriends house. I have tried soo many diets, and I know that It is my fault that I do not succeed in them. I get depressed or I get unmotivated. I would like to get somehelp to keep on track.

Wed. Aug 29, 12:26pm

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eek! Why would you move in with someone that you are not comfortable making meals around? That is not a good sign! Okay, I hear some excuses in your post-if you cannot afford to buy groceries, how and what do you eat? If you are overweight and not losing weight, then you are getting food somewhere. Whatever you may spend on takeout, drivethru, or at convenience stores, could buy 4 times as much groceries.

We've all been there-depressed, unmotivated-it happens to everyone, but you have to just keep trying! It's the only way, and there is no magic pill or trick that will get the weight off!

Start small-on your lunchbreaks at work (whether you have 15 minutes, 30 or an hour) start going for walks and encourage a coworker along for support/fun. If there is some reason you can't do this at work, then after work ask your boyfriend to go for a walk with you. Do this 2 or 3 times a week for a few weeks and it will feel normal, like routine and that much harder to stop.

There comes a point for every person that is successful with losing weight when the desire to lose weight and do it for real this time will be stronger than the desire to give up. You have to choose. No one else can motivate you (not for long anyhow) or do the work for you. Do you want to give up or be successful? GO!! You can do this!?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 12:49 PM

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When I was a student, I could not afford much. But for meals I would buy veggies and canned chickpeas or beans and lightlly fry them in a small amount of olive oil. I would add anything for some taste, like soy sauce, and make rice, cous cous or pasta. I ate this all the time. Although I eat a much more varied diet now, for those times that I had no money, I found this very very cheap, easy to make just for one person and gave me the nutrients I needed, without being fattening.

Hope this helps

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 12:52 PM

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Don't worry you are just having a set back. How about walking 40 minutes a day for a month. you coul do 20mornig 10 at lunch and 10 in the evening and drink 6=8 glasses of water a day. I bet you lose weight!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 1:17 PM

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i'm just guessing, but it sounds like you may be turning to poor food choices as a result of the stresses in your private life and professional life. i would first address the living situation. why do you not feel comfortable making food? because you don't know how? because of your size? because you're not organized enough to do so quickly and easily? try to pinpoint why you're feeling uncomfortable and, if you want to share that info here, we may be able to offer suggestions to help. secondly, can you afford the place where you're living? i find it odd that you're unable to afford groceries and don't spend much time in a place you're paying for. can you get out of your arrangement w/ little or nominal penalties? have you discussed you're feelings of stress w/ your boss? maybe he/she can give you some tips or pointers in the areas that you are stressing about the most. no one wants their staff to be stressed out, especially those who work directly w/ the public. try to find some relief by talking about it with your boss. once you begin focusing on and addressing the areas in your life where you are unhappy, except the weight part (for now), you may find that you're better able to take care of yourself w/o so much stress. that in turn will help you feel more in control and then you can confidentally tackle your weight issue.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 1:38 PM

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