Why can't I lose the last 20 pounds so I'll be considered "normal" weight?? I don't understand the science of weightloss. I mean, I'm aware of the whole "burn more calories than you eat, and you will lose weight" thing. And for the most part, that's worked for me. I started my weight loss journey after my Disney vacation last year. DH had a serious chest pain situation in Animal Kingdom and I told him that we weren't coming back to Disney until he lost 50 lbs. Fact of the matter was, I needed to lose more than 50 myself, so we both started working seriously on our health. Both of us knew we'd never keep the weight off if we eliminated our favorite foods. So we adopted the strategy of eating what we wanted, but in moderation. We also started eating Lean Cuisines for dinner, healthy food for lunch and breakfast, and having a small or shared portion of something we enjoyed for a treat a few times a week. So we still ate tiramisu, but we'd share one. We still drank coffee, but switched sugar for splenda, etc. 33 weeks later, I had lost 72 lbs. My dh had lost an unbelievable 100 lbs. (and suffered for it when he had to undergo gallbladder surgery which led to horrific complications). But even with that setback, we were closer to our college weights than we had been in 13 years. Still, I'm 35 lbs. over my college weight and 20 lbs. over my "normal" weight range. At 5'6", 175 lbs., I fit into a size 12. And I still need to lose 20 lbs. to be at the TOP end of normal. I have been stuck at 175 - 178 for 10 weeks. I've tried eating less. (Down to about 1200 calories instead of 1500). I've tried eating more. (Up to about 1800 calories for a week.) I've tried exercising more. Why do the same techniques that helped me lose more than 70 pounds not work to lose this last stupid 20 pounds? And how will I ever get back to my college 140??? Anyone have any advice? We have another vacation planned in June, and I still can't face buying a swimsuit, even with my much improved self.