I am a 29 year old female. Two years ago I had foot surgery and gained 10lbs. in the aftermath. Since then, I have tried everything I can think of to get this darn 10lbs. off. I'm 5'7" and weigh 146lbs. I wear a size 8 jean. So I understand that I don't have a lot to lose and that it's most difficult when you have only 10 - 20lbs. to lose. That being said, here's what I've tried; For 6 months, I did the acid-alkaline diet. I ate mostly raw fruits and veggies. No meat, dairy or processed food of any kind. I was also working out 6 days/week - treadmill, bike and weight routines. I didn't lose any weight. The last 6 months I've been counting every single calorie that enters my mouth. I eat 1,300 - 1,400 calories per day and I've upped my workouts by running and doing Jillian Michaels workout videos 5 - 6 days a week. I still haven't lost a pound. I have arthritis in my hips and knees and desperately want to get this extra weight off. Today I'm starting Weight Watchers as a last ditch effort. If this doesn't work, I don't know what will. It is so terribly hard on my self esteem and motivation to be trying so hard and having no success. I also started using Symlin, which has reduced my daily insulin usage from 27 units to 21 units and still no results. Short of just not taking my insulin or eating, I don't know what else to do. I am so tired of seeing friends and family who go on Weight Watchers or count calories for a month or 2 and are now super thin and healthy. I work 10 times harder than they do and I get nowhere! Sorry, I just needed to get this off my chest and I know that many of you understand this frustration. PLEASE, any advice you may have on what I can do to lose this weight would be VERY appreciated. Thanks!
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