My original weight gain started a long time ago what a pre-cancerousuterine tumor blossomed really fast, made me very ill and had to have a hysterectomy. Doc's said the extra weight gain was estrogen related. Weight went up and down for years. Later, breast cancer was estrogen related. Weight still went up and down. Needed a left hip replacement Aug 2007, doc asked if I could lose about 15#. I said okay. Instead I gained 15. Part of that was due to not being able to walk for several months before. After surgery I was doing great with physical exercise, but weight kept creeping up. Then I had bad flu for 3 weeks. After all that, did not lose one pound. Had burning d for months. I began to do process of elimation of foods. Finally found I had Celiac disease, lactose intolerance, soy problems, etc. Doc sent me to nutritionist - did not help much. Found two gluten-free cookbooks in library with everything I need. Have now instituted nutrition program to cover gluten-free, lactose free, and weight loss all together. Am 12 pounds down now, but not as much as I would like. Have Fibromyalgia, so the physical exercise is limited to my level of pain and muscle tiredness.
It has been a long 6 months since I got on my really good routine. Am hoping for more loss faster. When I lose more, I look forward to treating myself to some new clothes and shoes. And a small sight-seeing trip. I will always be on my Celiac/Weightloss diet as it is a matter of survival, and no one can do it for me. I have to take the self-responsibility to get myself into good health and stay there.
Echo from Tucson, AZ