Yes, there is hope, but it is up to you. What does an average day look like numbers wise? Calories, carbs, protein, etc? Do you track your food? Do you exercise??
Laura in Texas
53 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 170 (BMI=27)
RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis
brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco
"May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears."
I think you have to be honest with yourself ~ You lost 150 lbs to begin with, which is awesome !! But what did you start doing differently that made you not only stop losing, but gain back 20 lbs ? Did you start adding more simple carbs, or stop tracking your food as much and take in too many calories, maybe exercising less ?? Only you know the answer. I'm guessing you should just go back to basics --- protein first, no simple carbs, track all food on myfitnesspal.com (or another website), increase exercise, increase water..... Good Luck !!
Maureen Tired of Living my Life in the Dark
Read this blog you posted at a year out. If you are still eating and drinking things that are bad for you and you stop doing that and can get back to your basic food plan of lean protein first...then yes, there is hope for you.
I woke up in between a memory and a dream...
From your blog:
"On top of that, my diet hasn't been THE BEST it could be anymore. Just the other day I ate a HALF of a jar of Nutella throughout the whole day, just grabbing a spoon and eating a bite. That was at LEAST 1000 calories I ate in just that alone!!"
How badly do you want to lose weight? Only you can answer that. Be honest with yourself. Sounds to me like you're hoping for a magic fix and there are none to be had. You inherently know what you have to do if you're serious. Stop eating crap, go back to dense proteins, drink plenty of fluids and exercise.
Good luck to you.
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Height: 5'-7" HW: 449 SW: 392 GW: 179 CW: 220
I have gained back 60 pounds myself. I know what caused it. I started drinking alcohol and eating like crap while drunk. I gained most of it during that time. When I was in rehab, they gave only a high carb high calorie diet due to so many addicts being underweight. I gained the last fifteen or so during that month.
I am working on getting back to basics and exercising to get the weight off. It's harder because one of the medications I am on for psychiatric reasons causes weight gain. I have maintained my weight for over a year even with the medication. Now, though, the work begins in earnest. I will be tracking everything I eat and getting all my protein in daily.
We can do this, it's just going to take work!