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I'm almost 200 pounds. I gained the 30 pounds I lost last year back. I am petite, so I should be around 104 to 135 pounds. I have a BMI of >35. I'm so upset, but my chronic fatigue syndrome coupled with my other issues are preventing me from exercising. Also, when I read "The Obesity Code" book that one of my physician assistants handed me over a year ago, I was disheartened to read the part where those with PTSD and sleep problems will continue to have metabolic disorder (obesity) because of how it relates to our hormones. Even if I did the intermittent fasting that the book calls for, I would still be struggling (like I am now) with obesity. I don't know if I have diabetes or not, nor do I know if I have insulin resistance or the like. I do know that my dissociative disorder includes things like my inability to detect when I'm hungry or when I'm full. I have difficulty feeling my body, though I do feel the pain from time to time. I also have trouble with distention, not just feeling bloated. It's different from feeling full, which I can't feel anymore. I may overeat because I can't feel when I'm hungry or full. I've also went days without eating and haven't felt hungry, but would feel my body and head ache, which was an indicator that my levels of whatever were low. I had to get IVs and go to the ER at those times.

I really don't know how to lose the weight and keep the weight down. I'm trying to deal with improving my PTSD and sleep, as well as my dissociation, but all of those things contribute to metabolic disorder (obesity).

I'm open to any suggestions.
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I was 166 today. For breakfast I had a bran muffin with a tablespoon of apple butter and a serving of Hershey chocolate iced coffee. For a snack I had a serving of Keystone ground beef and a sugar free strawberry jello. For lunch I had an unwich from Jimmy Johns with extra ham, extra provolone, extra tomatoís, and no mayonnaise. Iím not sure on the rest of the day. Iím supposed to be getting a shipment of protein shakes but Iím not sure they will arrive today. I have 300 calories left though for the day.
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I have had a lot of luck with sugar free and zero sugar products. I know they arenít really good for you but I havenít had an issue. But filling up on sugar free or zero sugar soda and juice has really helped me out these last few months.

I mainly just have to watch my sodium. So I canít eat a lot of soup or other canned stuff. But if you can handle it then broth is good. Hot flavored tea is good too.
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I have had a lot of luck with sugar free and zero sugar products. I know they arenít really good for you but I havenít had an issue. But filling up on sugar free or zero sugar soda and juice has really helped me out these last few months.

I mainly just have to watch my sodium. So I canít eat a lot of soup or other canned stuff. But if you can handle it then broth is good. Hot flavored tea is good too.
I was told about the negatives of sugar-free items, but I swear that is how I lost 75 pounds before - well, 10 years ago, when I had more energy and walked every day, but still.

I just recently decided to go back to using sugar-free items, to see if that helps me lose at least the first 5 to 10 pounds. I can't do much walking or exercise, but I am trying to pace myself and do the MOVE motto from the VA - that is, not focusing on exercise, but rather movement (which also burns calories).

I'm taking it one step at a time with changing my diet. Hopefully I can be as healthy as you all are one day.
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I stayed under both my carbs and my sodium today. I went over my protein but thatís the thing to go over if you do go over something. I use the free my fitness pal app. I had an Atkins shake and my last light and fit Greek yogurt for dinner. I was at 1325 calories for the day.

Some lady lost 200 pounds in 15 months. That is dedication. She had to get skin removal surgery. I wonder if her insurance paid for it.
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I was 164 today. I weighed myself at 8 so it was later then usual but I donít think my weight fluctuates that much from 5-8. I had a small French vanilla iced coffee and a couple diet vanilla Dr. Peppers from Sonic. Then I went back to sonic after my appointment and I got a plain hot dog. I had a sugar free pudding and then I had a cake batter protein shake for lunch. I was going to have a Greek yogurt and an English muffin with apple butter along with a strawberry sugar free jello for dinner. But I kind of want a steak and vegetables from Dennys. But with the stuff I already have planned Iím at 1,325 calories minus whatever the toppings for the hot dog are since I had it plain and I canít seem to figure out how to subtract the calories when I customize it on the sonic app.
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