JENNI ~ you don't say where you started, but that you have gained weight slowly over the last 8 years to be where you are ... have you eaten only fruit and veggies all that time and no other foods? No chips, no pasta, no rice, no pizza, no nachos, no cookies, no cakes, no pies, no donuts, no meat, no hot dogs, no burgers, and no fries in all those years???
I know a few people who have lupus and it did take years for a diagnosis becuz the symptoms are so close to other autoimmune diseases, it's hard to pin-point if you have it; and some doctors are hesitant to diagnose it.
I have never heard that people with lupus cannot lose weight; I guess it's the same with anything. We have to continue to live in a healthy manner: eat well and live well (meaning get enuff exercise each day too). Have you made a journal of all you eat each day for a week or two to see if there are some areas you can improve upon?
There are WW threads here; be sure to check them out too. Rosebud
Last edited by Justwant2Bhealthy; 11-26-2008 at 11:10 PM.