Wish: I am writing this for my 20 year old son who definitely needs some help. Four years ago he weighed 280 and with the help and encouragement of his grandmother lost 68 pounds. On February 13 2009 she passed away and since then he has doubled his weight. He now weighs over 400 pounds. He knows he needs to loose weight however he needs some motivation and help. He doesn’t drive I do think it is because he can’t fit behind the wheel. He doesn’t work either. Most of the food in the house is healthy for you. However if you eat enough of it you will gain weight. He also likes to eat at night while everyone is sleeping, however we can hear the microwave going. At one time I even tried to only have fruit, vegetables and meats in the house but his sister lost weight too and weighed only 85 pounds. She is 5’3 and 17 now and weighs about 110 so she is ok. So I do need to have some foods like bread, pasta and cheese in the house.I would like to see him happy again and be able to do all the things he is missing out on in life. At this point I think he would even go on a T.V. show to show others it can be done. He blames me for gaining all the weight back saying I had a piece of birthday cake while on my diet so he did too. for him it did not stop there. He needs someone other than myself to let him know that in the beginning it will be tough however eventually he will be able to eat other foods occasionally. I myself am overweight however I do have a thyroid condition. He knows I don’t eat any of the foods his sister will eat and still am not loosing weight. However he could easily do this as he has before. This would be the best Christmas ever if there is some help out there for him. I did not mention that I have been out of work on medical leave since February of 2011. right now I do get 60% of my pay which does cover basic bills but there is not anything left over to enroll him in a weight loss program. I have tried to convince him to try weight watchers however he really does need someone who can advise him and help him through this. Thank You for taking the time to read this.
Requested by: Cheryl