don't despair. I was heavy for about 3 years before my breast cancer diagnosis (so were talking 5 yrs now). Unlike chemo for some cancers, breast chemo makes you gain weight (my regimen was dose dense so I didn't gain,, I lost maybe 2 lbs). Obviously that was not the time to start dieting lol. Chemo also pushed me into early menopause, so my metabolism has slowed down (I read somewhere that's 50 cals a day, not too bad).
So when I started to try to lose now, I found things that worked on the past don't work anymore. But guess what, something always does work :)
I watched the HBO documentaries, "Weight of the Nation". An obesity researcher said that once you've dieted you will have a 20% reduction in metabolism compared to someone the same weight. That's not so bad, I think for a woman it translates into 400 calories, which if you walk for one hour a day and don't eat 100 cals you're set.
| current weight: 184.0