I am 41 years old. I was fat child. I was 230 pounds in High School and have just gotten bigger throught the years. It been 9 months since Gastric- by - Pass and even through lost a lot of weight in the first five month and whole lot before. I stalled at 6 six and have really lost any more. I started out 390 pounds and Was at the point of dying and could bearly walk any more. Ilost 50 pounds before surgery. My surgery weight was 340. I new it will take long time to get it off.. But ,I got down to 252 and was so happy about it. I lost 138 pounds. Who would not be happy. Then I stalled for 2 month and half month then dropped 10 pounds. I was so thankful thought it was over. I was 248 pounds. I had finally gotten under 250 something. I had thought that was never going to happen. Then, I just stalled again. I am not losing anything, Now at 242 pounds and stay between 238 and 242 pounds up and down for two months. I feel like wasted the last four monthes not really losing any weight and It has been the longest four months of my life. I keep going down and up. I increased my protein by drinking protein shakes and exercise. I am exercising and getting around better than I have in years. Walking more than I ever have. So is this normal. I don,t know if it is a head thing. What if I can,t get under 200 pounds. I been to counseling and not sure if it really help me . Is this a normal thing. I am worried because, People are suppose to the most of their weight the first year and half. I feel like it is never going to happen. Now, I finally been able to finally eat without getting sick all the time and now I am afraid. That maybe I stretch my stomach some. I been really careful. For the longest time. I could not eat any thing not even a bite without throw up everything and was afraid to eat because, It made me sick. I lived on protein shakes. Until my sister who a nurse told me. I was going to die if I did not eat real food. I know she is right. I looked really bad and was losing my hair. So , I started eating in small bites. One at a time. and would let it go down. Drink a swallow of water. Then go back in 5 minutes to 10 minutes to eat another bite. I know not what the doctor said to do. But, At the time it was the only way to get food down. I am pretty much still doing it that way. I have finally stopped being sick all the time. I am finally able to sit a a table and eat a small meal. Now, I am wondering. if I may have stretched my stomach a bit. I know my BM are know longer stringy and are well formed. I am not really sure what to do? I don't if I am taking in to many calories. Should I stop drinking the protein shakes? I still only dream of getting under two hundred pounds. The last time I was under two hundreds pounds was the 8th grade. I lost 148 pounds. But, I still really need and want to lose more. I be happy if I could lose 42 more pounds and be under 200. pounds. I hope that doesn't make me greedy. Always wanting more. Does anybody have any suggestion on what to do? Is my thinking normal? Is this happening to anybody else? I was really wanted ask someone who,s had a High B.M.I.