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I need some advice. I am extremely overweight since I have gotten sick. I am so tired all the time that my body seems to want calories in order to keep me going. Therefore, I am hungry all the time.
Second, exercise has turned into a serious problem. No matter what I do, it is too much. If I lift light weights my tendons hurt. If I walk any distance at all (cruise the library, grocery shopping, etc.) I end up feeling terrible for days. There doesn't seem to be a small enough amount of exercise that I can do other then the necessities (bathroom, shower, put up the washing, etc).
My cardiologist (not the neurologist or GP) is giving quite a lot of grief for being overweight. I tell him that I know I am fat, but I don't know what to do about it. He tells me to exercise and eat right. I tell him that I do eat right, I just eat too much because I always feel like I am starving. I also tell him I can't exercise because I get sick. Anyway he is frustrated with me and told me that I am seriously decreasing my life expectancy with how I live. He said I must exercise and lose weight if I want to live a long life. Well, he did a number on me and freaked me out. I don't know what to do. Do you guys have any suggestions? How do I convince my brain that I am not going to starve to death even though I am so tired? How do I lose weight if I am hungry all the time and can't exercise.
p.s. as a note, I am allergic to almost everything and can eat only a few things without getting sick. This doesn't help because I am allergic to most fruits and vegs. Meats are okay. But, at least I'm not allergic to chocolate. Of course, that is part of the problem.
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