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  1. So I'm back. I'm still not losing weight. I pretty much quit losing weight in 2016. Mother died December 16, had a rough 2017 being on a stressful work project that I thought was going to kill me, depression from losing my mother and a few other stress inducing things. I've gained 30lbs. I'm so discouraged. My doc said we could try diet pills. I didn't want to do that, but I'm at a loss, nothing is working. I started Contrave, took it 2 days and said nope...not happening. I was so sick. Lightheaded, nauseated, shakey. That's no way to live. I won't give up, but I am discouraged. I haven't tried the 5 day pouch test so I guess that's next. There's got to be a light at the end of a tunnel...
  2. Update: Went to my doc. Gained about 9lbs in 6 months. It was suggested that I could take diet pills. I guess one has a mild anti-depressant because she thinks I am. I guess breaking down in tears when she asked me how I was doing was a dead give away. I don't usually cry in front of anyone but she didn't know that my mother had passed and the job pressure I have right now. I don't want pills, I can do this. I have to go back in May. I must get back in the groove!
  3. I want skin removed as well. I talked to a plastic surgeon and they won't even entertain billing the insurance unless I have a history of going to the doctor for skin issues. I haven't had issues other than it gets in my way! Good luck to you!!
  4. I actually do not measure, I never have. I've been using my clothes as a guide, especially jeans. They still fit the same, mostly. Only trouble I'm having is I've got jeans with slimmer legs and the legs are getting tight because of the lifting. I've never found the what works for me magic. I usually find what works for me at this moment and then it stops working so then I'm off to find something else. Craziness! Seeing the doc Monday, but I'm not going to let this gain beat me. I will get it off somehow! Thanks everyone!
  5. Thanks everyone! I appreciate the responses. I have to go see my doc next week. I'm not looking forward to it but I know that I'm putting in the work and not getting any payoff. I won't give up. I'll need to figure this out!
  6. I'm almost 2 years sleeved. I was a band to sleeve revision. I, personally, am doing great. I feel good, I don't have many intolerances. From a weight loss point, as I posted at some point months ago, am not losing no matter what I do. In fact, the more I restrict my intake the more weight I gain. I am so frustrated. I am active, I workout every day doing some cardio and lifting weights. I do heavy lifting, like powerlifting which I absolutely love. In fact I'm going to be in a "virtual" powerlifting meet in January. Lifts are filmed and then sent in for judging. Just something fun to do. I also ride my bike approx 50+ miles a month, I use the stairmaster at the gym for 30-40 mins, logging close to 100 flights of I'm not really lazy in the activity area. Back to food. I don't know what to change. Here are some examples of what I eat. Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled mixed with some riced cauliflower or protein shake (sometimes make me sick so I don't have them often) Mostly I eat eggs in some form Lunch: protein like a leftover hamburger, some pork, steak or chicken with a veg (really like the riced cauliflower and have it often) or I have about a cup of homemade chili Portions are maxed out at around 3 ounces of meat and a couple ounces of veg. I eat salads here and there, sometimes the lettuce upsets my stomach and I get diarrhea. I'll have a greek yogurt before I workout because it would be 5 hours between lunch and workout without food. I have an apple as a snack in the car on my way home after working out. Dinner is about the same as lunch. I do not eat pasta at all, rice I found sticks in my stomach so I exchanged that for the riced cauliflower. I may have a slice of bread 1x a week. I haven't tried the pouch test yet, as was suggested to me quite a while ago. I have considered the liquid 2 week diet but I'm dreading it, it's so hard! What I found interesting. In July, I went away for 5 days with my daughter. I ate chocolate, cookies, caramel cream candy, pizza, chicken and waffles, pancake with peanut butter on it and a small omelet every day for breakfast at the hotel. I took a 2 hour nap every day while she was in class. I ate crappy, I still couldn't eat a ton but I just let it go for a few days, came back and got on the scales figuring I'd gained 10lbs. Zero...did not gain a pound. Since then I've really watched my diet, counted calories and carbs and I've gained 5 lbs. I don't get it. I'm sorry my post is long. I don't know what anyone can say to help me. I want to lose 30-40 lbs now (with what I've gained). Not sure what to do. Thanks for listening.
  7. Carnie

    My 600lb Life

    I do agree. I want them to comply so badly but some just won't. The hardest 2 for me to watch were the 2 brothers. My heart ached for the guy taken to Texas and left there alone but also to have a pain killer addiction. The entire family is messed up. The show motivates me, even though I was never that large, I could have been and I never want to be there! I'm enjoying the update shows now
  8. Wanted to post an update. I had my body fat tested with one of those handheld devices. Knowing they aren't 100% accurate, I have had it done several times over the course of 2 years. My BF% keeps decreasing, but this last time blew me away. Since August of 2016 I have increased my lean body mass by 17lbs and decreased my body fat by 10.4lbs. I was so happy because I was told that I'm only 14lbs from the higher end of normal based on the lean body mass I have. If I had the plastic surgery I want I bet I'd be 7-10lbs lighter. I'll keep at it...I will get there.
  9. Carnie

    My 600lb Life

    I love the show. Last week I got home from work late, just in time for the show. I decided to put my nightgown on, which I never do to watch TV. So there I sit, loafing on the couch as they show the subject of the show in the hospital wearing none other than the nightgown I was wearing!!! LOL I laughed my a$$ off. It isn't the first time I've seen these women wearing shirts or nightgowns that I have....we all shop at Woman Within! LOL
  10. Thanks everyone. I've been keeping track of what I'm eating, it's usually 1200 to 1300 calories a day. I get between 60 and 100 grams of protein daily. Most carbs come from fruit. I have 1 to 2 a day. I rarely have bread, should say almost never and I don't eat pasta. Racheal - thanks for your thoughts! I'll just have to figure this out. I know I can lose this...I've never had an easy time losing weight. I fight for every pound, unfortunately. Thanks again everyone!
  11. I was searching my posts. Found one from May 2016 stating I've been stuck. Here I am, March 23rd almost a year later...still stuck. I am not struggling with eating bad food. I actually eat very healthy, get my protein in and I exercise 5-6 days a week. When my mother died over Christmas '16 I had a jump of 5lbs and I can't get rid of it. My ticker here says 231, today I'm 241 I never even ate a christmas cookie over the holidays! It's quite discouraging. I decided to start tracking WW points. Nothing is helping. The only thing I do a lot of is lifting weights. I lift barbells doing bench press, deadlifts, squats...all that stuff. I have toned quite well, I've gotten very strong. I leg pressed 430lbs yesterday! A year ago it was 220. I don't want to stop lifting but I stopped losing weight as soon as I started lifting. I can't help but think the 2 are related. Anyone have any suggestions. I can't imagine cutting my calories under 1,000. I feel weak with the exercise I do, but upping them seem counter productive. It's not like I spend hours a day at the gym, usually 30 to 40 on cardio and when lifting about an hour/hour and a half. I've even thought of going back to a liquid diet (pre-op) to see if I can get some movement. I don't want to but I feel like I have to take drastic measures here. Thanks!
  12. Take care Wendy. You certainly do have a lot going on!
  13. I have forms of dumping and I have the sleeve. Anything sweet (icecream, sugary things-yes...I've tested the waters) I get sick on protein shakes. Tried the Premier this morning and was not feeling well by the time I got to work. Strange how everyone is different.
  14. I love you. LOL Truthfully, the longer this goes on the less respect I have for her. It takes me back to when I was 8 and she tried to suffocate me by putting a plastic bag over my head and holding it around my neck. I should have taken the hint then that she didn't like me being around!
  15. You're absolutely correct! My other sister and I thought the same. Just using it as an excuse to be mean.