My name is Vanessa and I hate THIS!! I am almost 23 years old, am 5'4 and weight 161 (maybe a 1lb less I hope) and I am so sick of dieting and exercise. I have been at it almost a month now. I have tried other times in the past and the most I lost and kept off was 10 lbs as I used to be 167 and then stayed at about 158 for awhile, honestly at that point I was so sick of dieting and exercise not working I basically staved myself and only ate crackers and water (in which I lost 5 of the lbs with) but felt like crap for a week.
This time I tried dieting and exercising. I got the wii fit and do it at least 4 times a week, and get up as much as I can (as before I would always just say 'well since your up, can you get this for me' now I just get up). Every minute I am trying to work out. I sit down less, I even dance around in the showers, and look like an idiot when I walk around the house because I exaggerate my moves so that I get a better exercise out of it (Like lift my knees really high as I walk). I feel like I am exercising every minute that I am consciously aware that I should be! And I lost maybe a 1lb or 2 at most.
Here are all the problems I seem to have had every time I tried dieting and exercising:
1.) I get really red (I guess since I am so white) and really sweaty! If that was the only problem it wouldn't be a big deal but it makes me feel so disgusting and I don't 'recover' for awhile.
2.) I get light headed really easily! I feel sick and even feel like throwing up. People say that you should exercise and you will feel more energetic and that does not work for my it makes me sick and it makes me even more tired. I tried working out further away from my last meals, and I felt sick and starved. Then I would work out soon after eating (within 20 mins) and I still felt sick)
3.) When I sweat a lot doing ANY of the different exercises I've tried, I end up getting a yeast infection!! And it makes me feel even worse and when I have to work out when I already have one I feel like its just getting worse. I keep myself clean but sweat just seems mess me up (and I can't swim anymore because it's cold and I can't afford a membership to any pools)
4.) I don't lose weight!! I lost maybe .2-.5lbs a week but I want to lose like 20lbs (for now) I don't want to wait almost a year to lose that much! Now this is with over 40mins-1hr of exercising, if I end up going back to work then I won't have 2hrs a day to spend working out! So I will never lose anything!
5.) Time. Right now I work out about an hour a day but I don't feel like I will have the time to after I get a job. People say 'if you even ad just 30 mins you will go far' and I feel like I am not going anywhere.
Someone please help me. I am getting so depressed. I am the fattest of my friends and feel like I will never change. I feel like I kill myself just trying and I get no where. Even little tips are helpful.
Oh and I also eliminated all drinks from my diet besides water and unsweetened iced tea. Every so often I might have a literal sip of soda or half a can of diet soda. I try to eat as healthy as possible (but I still live with my family so sometimes I just eat small portions of 'normal' stuff).
What else can I do? Is anyone else like this, and maybe even gotten through it?
Thanks so much for taking the time out to read this. I was tired of just crying to my boyfriend who just says that I'm fine and will lose the weight eventually or some crap like that.