Hello HB1954, I am new to this website today, but not to being obese or losing and then regaining a lot of weight. Your story sounds a lot like mine. The last time I lost a lot of weight and had gotten to a more "normal" size I fell and hurt my back quite badly. That was 12 years ago and I have gained about 160 pounds since then. Most of it within the first 4 years of the injury and now that I am retired (58) I do not have to get up to go to work on days when it hurts too much. SADLY, not moving is making me gain weight even faster. I have an underactive thyroid (diagnosed about 20 years ago) and must take medication every day, but it does not give me an excuse to keep gaining weight. I am now at about 350 pounds and only 5'4" so the feet, ankles, knees, hips are all screaming with every step. My problem is that I do not eat tons of food, just usually at the wrong time and all at once. I won't eat all day and then suddenly eat all 2000 calories in one sitting!! I know it is wrong and stupid, but I have got to start eating small meals throughout the day and maintain my insulin levels at a constant. I also have been hypoglycemic all of my life, though now that I am older, it is becoming more toward the normal range. So, to us both, I wish a healthy dose of luck. I am going to come here daily and drink lots of water, try moving as much as possible, eat small healthy meals at scheduled times and hopefully things will start to improve. Good Luck HB. I'll check back.View Thread
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