I'm a short, Italian and overweight. Is that enough said LOL. I have carbs in my genes and although I have not been diagnosed, I know I'm insulin resistant and diabetes runs rampid in my family.
Anyways, I thought I was overweight at 165lbs and had every intention of losing weight and changing my eating habits (as I've had many many times before), but got caught up in an eating frenzy for several weeks and gained 10 addtional pounds. Disgusted that none of my summer clothes fit and not having funds to buy new ones, I started the 17 day diet that was suggested to me by a trainer at the Y. I just finished my first cycle today and am down 11lbs. I know I should feel wonderful about that, but really I feel like I'm just back where I should have started and if I slow down on cycle 2, I may lose the motivation again.
I have only the support of my boyfriend who doesn't have an ounce of fat on him and can eat whatever he wants. It's so hard mustering up all this will power to change my horrible eating habits with little support. I think this is why I've failed a gazillion diets. I hope I can make it thru the 4 cycles and be happy with my body and self image again.
I'm 51 and this has been a lifetime battle for too long and I just want it to end; focus on other things in life besides dieting, body image, food, etc.