I'm about four and a half months into my j-pouch/ileostomy to k-pouch transition and so far I love my k-pouch more than I could've ever imagined. The degree of freedom I feel is unbelievable and I wouldn't go back to an ileostomy for anything. Except... I have one big problem. I'm a fairly small 22-year-old girl and my ideal body weight is around 118-120 pounds. However, ever since my surgery, I'm about five pounds under that and I'm feeling the effects of being underweight hard. If I even slack on eating for one day, the next day I'm out for the count physically and emotionally. Putting and keeping on weight has been extraordinarily difficult, and I don't want to keep climbing up just to fall back down again. Do any of you have any tips as to how you put weight back on after your surgery, and how to keep yourself there? I need all the help I can get.