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"Lifestyle Change" Advice Needed *Discussing Diet and Exercise*

Hey guys! Ok, While I am going to discuss things like dieting and exercise here, this isn't going to be a thinspo post or anything of the sort. In fact, I'm barely (if at all) going to discuss my physical appearance. I am overweight, yes, but this isn't about how I look.

Basically, I feel like shit. The situation is as follows:

I'm doing a million and one things every day. I'm working, going to school, starting grad school applications, working on a movie, moving...the list goes on. So I basically have no time to go food shopping or cook. Pretty much every meal I have is some form of take out at this point (I know it's cheaper to cook my own food, I know. But timeeee. I don't haz it). I'm also, and I know this is horrible, eating on a total ridiculous schedule. I eat one big meal around 4pm, and then around midnight I crash and become ravenous and eat whatever I can find. I also haven't been to the gym in weeks, maybe longer.

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And I feel like total shit. My knees and hips are hurting and popping because I'm carrying around about 40 extra lbs. My digestive system is a wreck. I'm always tired but can't sleep well. My cardio is shot, my skin is a mess, and even my hair seems to be thinning (and my nails are splitting). And to get into TMI time, the smell of my ladybits has changed and not in a good way (and no, there's no infection. I checked. And no, haven't switched BC either). I KNOW what the problem is. I know I drastically need to change my diet (and not in a "I need to GO on a diet type way" but in a "I need to change how I eat permanently" type of way) and that I need to get back in the gym.

I have no idea where to start or how to fix this. I can't do little things like "cut out soda" or "cut out sweets" because I already do not eat sweets particularly often and I only drink water, coffee and alcohol (I'm not quitting drinking, but I definitely want to contain it to 1-2x/week. Hard to do in college...).

Have any of you been in this predicament before? PLEASE, someone tell me where to start. I have no clue what to do. I don't want to have knee replacement surgery at 30 and a heart attack at 40. I need to be healthier. I should not get winded after a 2 block walk. I have tried using things like MyFitnessPal and it really didn't work for me at all. I've gone food shopping and dropped $200+ on things to cook and it all spoiled because I didn't have time to make anything.

Should I just, like, go on Weight Watchers or something? I just have no idea. I'm at a complete loss and I'm scared because I see my health deteriorating before my eyes, and I see my weight going up. If anyone has any input at all, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Jezzies!

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