-If you do manage to lose a few kilos, the weight always rebounds immediately after one or two bad meals. What’s the point of trying if you can’t enjoy or indulge in any social situation? You live life feeling guilty about choices that are normal for everybody else.
-You’ve got no energy, you’re always fatigued, your brain may not function properly. It affects your performance at work. You keep forgetting things. If only you could operate more efficiently. You’d be able to give so much more to life. You’d be able to achieve anything.
-When you don’t see results it’s so easy to lose motivation it re-starts a vicious cycle of emotional eating, binge eating, anxiety and depression. These feelings all skyrocket as you move further away from your goals. Your feel nervous all the time, you never seem to be able to dig yourself out of that hole. It’s a roller-coaster of yo-yo'ing, your weight is never stable.
-Craving food is standard, but sometimes you just lose control. Needing something sweet then something salty. Emotional eating, binge eating, you have a severely negative relationship with food. Why is it that no one else seems to battle this same war? It’s not fair. It’s not you, it’s something intense and physical coming from inside.
-You don’t have energy for the kids, family or work. Life just isn’t like it used to be. All you want is to be normal, be like every other mum. No one understands you. You say you’re tired and exhausted but you get the feeling everyone thinks you’re lazy and it really hurts. You feel alone.
-Waking up in the morning follows a similar routine. You look in the mirror and think; is today a skinny day or a fat day? Unfortunately, you feel like it’s been a fat day forever, and today is no different. You jump on the scales, you ate really well yesterday expecting something, any loss at all. For some reason the scales say you’ve gained a kilo. What was the point of eating well yesterday? When you’re offered cake at lunch time you help yourself to a double portion.
-Being overweight especially with hormonal imbalances carries its health risks. Not doing something now could mean future complications. You have a family to support and they need you.
It's not fair, but you're not alone. There are so many mums suffering just like you...