Ok how about my case.....I am about 50lbs overweight. Over the last two years I have had 5 major abdominal surgeries for hernia and abscess repairs. After every surgery they put me on a high protein diet(including drinking protein shakes twice a day) and restricted my activities. Needless to say I gained a lot of weight. My last surgery was in March. The doctors released me back to regular activities in early May. I have been walking most every day the weather allows and I eat a healthy diet. It took time to put on the weight It will take time to take it back off. Not all weight problems come from overeating or being lazy.