Hi everyone! I have been weight cycling most of my life, which has really destroyed my metabolism. Statistically 97% of people cannot keep weight off for more than 5 years, but I cannot accept this. I lost 40 lbs in my twenties and had to do diets on and off to keep within my healthy range. In 2017 I went into a deep depression and gained about 80 lbs in the past three years. I cannot seem to lose the weight no matter what I do. The extra weight is hard on my joints and I am so uncomfortable. I don’t know what to do to lose weight and actually keep it off. Does anyone have experience of keeping weight off for 7-10 years? I’m so sad and feel hopeless.