My weight flutuates between 133lbs and 175lbs which even at the highest weight for my height at 6'3 is low according to the charts, but having never been above that weight for 22 years if I get above 175 lbs I feel bloated and flabby. It is hard to maintain a steady weight, people think it must be great to have to eat 4000 calories a day to keep my weight steady but when your appetite goes it is darn hard work.
Steroids luckily make me bulk the weight on quickly and then I hit my maximum and then it tends to stabilise there, maybe moving 7 lbs less in the summer when tend to eat more salads and less comfort food! Other problem is chocolate makes me feel sick, unless oddily I'm on steroids then can eat loads, only time I can.
Not sure what to suggest for those having problems trying to loose weight, my husband is on a version of the atkins diet as he looks at food and puts weight on. He has cut right down on carbs and bread. Has things like quorn (mince, quorn chicken fillets, quorn cornish pasties etc) with loads of veggies or omelette with cheese, peppers, onions. This helped him lose 20 lbs last year and it is easy to cook meals for him and me without having to do separate dishes.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.