Good morning all!
Hey Marie! It sounds to me that the problem with the prescription pill is that while on the pill you did lose a lot of weight, but a lot of the weight lossed was muscle. The more muscle you have, the faster your metabolism is. So when you went off the pill you weighed less, but head less muscle, thus your metabolism slowed down drastically. Then you started gaining weight again and I hate to say it, but you'll probably gain more back than when you started taking the pill. I did the exact same thing about a year ago, so don't feel bad. It's an easy fix. All you need to do is spend about 25 minutes, 3 days a week lifting weights to build some muscle to speed your metabolism up. Also, did you know that the more frequently you eat small portions throughout the day the faster your metabolism speeds up? Like you could east every 2-3 hours, and try to cut back on pasta and bread... Anything with carbohydrates since those eventually turn into fat unless you burn them off right away. Try to eat meats and vegetables in small portions. That's basically what I've done and it's worked wonders. 40 pounds lost in 3.5 months
and I'm down to 120 now. A good weight for me. Hope this helps!! and it was very nice to meet you.