37 yr. old White female, GBRNY 1992, was very successful; went from 285 to 142 and maintained until 1996; was hit with severe depression (have been treated for it)and then badly injured in a car accident in 97. My depression became much, much worse also...a combination of inactivity due to car accident and the depression has caused me to go back up to 200 lbs...My depression is FINALLY under control, I am recovered from the car accident, but now I am very upset about this weight I have regained. I am in the right frame of mind to get back to my smaller self, but the scale will NOT budge. This has caused me a great deal of personal distress... I finally get myself together physically...then mentally, I go down the toilet. Now that I am back to my "old self" mentally, I want the physically fit me back!!! I am meeting with my surgeon on Friday to discuss my situation. I loved myself thin! I was SO happy! I want to get it back...I am trying, but the weight will NOT come off. I want to be thin again. I would have the surgery 100 times if I had to. It was worth it. I am convinced that if I had not had such a serious bout of depression, combined with the car accident, I would still be the thin healthy me!!!