I understand how you feel about the meds and weight gain. Can you ask your Dr. what meds you can take that will not make you gain weight? I too gained a lot of weight from my meds but I have now learned to control it and have actually lost 25 lbs. I go to Weight Watchers and they are a great organization. If you skip meals like breakfast you may tend to eat more for lunch or dinner which adds lbs. A few tricks I have learned that help to stave off hunger is to drink plain chicken or beef broth, V8 or tomato juice or just water or tea. You would be surprised how much this can help and also you may not be really hungry just thirsty. Being overweight I know causes one to feel more depressed - I have suffered with it for several years but this time I made up my mind to lose weight and having that determination has made me succeed. It may not be easy at first but keep trying. Also, if you have a hobby that can occupy your mind. I needlepoint and I find hours go by and I have not thought about food. I wish you the best and hope you know that people on this forum are really great and helpful and care very much!