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Really want to lose weight but my HA won't let me. Help!

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Offline Lindsay2427

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Hi friends, I am really struggling right now. I am 5 foot tall and I weigh around 128 pounds. I have had 4 back to back children and now at the age of 27 we are done having children and really enjoying life. I feel like I could lose between 10 and 15 pounds to help my over all health and self esteme however I'm abousutly terrified to lose weight. My huge HA trigger is the C word. I have feared it my whole life. Weight lose is a huge red flag for C so I know even with diet and exercise I know I will be a mess if I lose weight. Right now I'm battling a pancreatic C fear and my symptom along with weight loss might put me back into the state of anxiety I just got over during my colon cancer obsession. I'm really stuck. I know weight loss is wonderful for health and at my height I could even weigh 106 pounds and be in the not so weight limit so weighing 115-120 sounds perfect I just don't know if my anxiety will allow me to do this. I have read google stories of people dieting or training for marathons and weight flying off and they thought it was the diet and training but it was really the C word. I am by no means "fat" but for a 27 year old female I could afford to drop these last extra pounds hanging on from pregnancy. Before my 4th pregnancy I was 116 pounds. I conceived him in June of 2011. Anyone else fear weight loss?
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Offline PantsyAntsy

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Re: Really want to lose weight but my HA won't let me. Help!
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 01:24:08 PM »
I have cancerphpbia, and what helped me lose weight was reading about cancer-fighting foods, as well as food linked to cancer. Maybe you can train yourself to think that eating foods with (hypothetically) cancer fighting properties will keep the cancer away?
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Offline amyjeannie

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Re: Really want to lose weight but my HA won't let me. Help!
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 02:12:58 PM »
I've never feared it before but after reading that I kind of do. I didn't realize that other people have lost a ton of weight and thought it was good but ended up being C! Yikes! I lost 6 pounds without doing anything two weeks ago and now that really scares me! I am overweight as well except way more than you are! I'm 21 and I weigh 235 pounds. I've been on a weight loss journey for a couple weeks while also battling my hypochondriasis fear of a brain tumor. I've been scared to run and stuff for fear of my head becoming really pained and me going into a seizure. I'm not saying all this to scare you but I thought you might be having some fears similar to mine. Let me know if you come across anything that really helps! This fat girl could use some encouragement as well!
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Re: Really want to lose weight but my HA won't let me. Help!
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 02:14:56 PM »
I'm sorry to hear that your HA is keeping you back from a healthy lifestyle, but I can relate. About a year ago I started exercising and eating healthy. I went from 101 kg in May 2013 to 83 kg (222-182 lbs) by February this year, when HA hit me and I started to attribute my weight-loss to some serious medical condition. In order to prove to myself that I didn't suffer from ca****-related caxechia, I purposely re-gained 7 kg (15 lbs) in two months. How ironic really, as obesity increases the risk of getting various diseases! Needless to say, I regret my stupid "experiment" and am now trying to get back in shape.
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Offline Lindsay2427

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Re: Really want to lose weight but my HA won't let me. Help!
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 03:22:35 PM »
I struggle with it so much. Here I am wanting to look great for our beach trip in July but my "security blanket" is keeping my weight on. Ironic as heck. I think I really need to seek therapy. Maybe they would help talk some sence into me.
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Offline IAMHEALTHY

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Re: Really want to lose weight but my HA won't let me. Help!
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 04:22:40 PM »
I wanna lose weight to but I always think what's the point if the C-word will ruin it and put your life on hold? :(
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