Hi! I'm also an overweight crohnie. Have been most of my life. Yes, family history, bad food choices all contribute but I have lost weight and gained it. I lost weight while in the hospital with a bad flare for 8 days. Ate minimal food for weeks and lost 20 lbs..I looked great!
Had surgery last year and dropped 15 lbs but gained it back when I realized I could eat again without repurcussions. I've never been on Cade or anything stronger than Entocort so I can't really blame the usuall suspects. I do think, however, that my body does hold onto fat and water because of the D. It has to. There are days that I go so much and I lose nothing. I'm sure some of you have the same issue.
I am not in remission now and had a flare last week that was short. In my case, I think my metabolism is changing since I hit 40 and even though my bloods show no thyroid issue I may go to an Endo to get further studies done. I think this disease has certainly screwed up my metabolism.
Right now I'm about 30 lbs heavier than I want to be and then I would still be at the top of my weight range. Wish I could eat salad everyday.