Has anyone had significant weight loss following surgical menopause whilst taking estrogen.
I have about 100 pounds to lose and am concerned that hormone repkacement may put on more weight.
I have started weight watchers and walking more do far following op.
I haven't had huge weight loss, but I was not really overweight before surgery. I was trying to shed some pounds that I had put on before surgery. It did take about a year for things to stabilize for me. I was than able to shed the weight I had put on before my tah/bso. The last year or so I was finding that my pants were becoming very snug, when I went to the doc and got on the scale I found that I had put on about 15 pounds. I've been able to drop about 10 of those.
You may find that you need to change things as what worked in the past may not work now. For me, doing the lo carb thing is working. My tummy is much happier with me.
Good for you for starting Weight Watchers and walking. I've lost 50 lbs over the past year. I was 54 when I had my surgery 2 years ago. I'm at my goal weight for the first time in many years and I feel great. When I decided to get serious about losing weight, I counted calories, ate whole foods and exercised a lot. I especially love Zumba and practicing yoga.
I've been on Vivelle Dot .1 mg estrogen patch 2x/week since the surgery. I've tried losing weight many times before my surgery without success. Having a prolapsed uterus, incontinence and heavy painful periods made exercising a challenge.
I also needed to lose about 20 pounds, but, I placed that on the back burner till I got my HRT where I want. One worry at a time I decide. Once I felt comfortable back in my life I also did the weight watchers point thing and was able to take the weight off. I have kept it off for a year now.
I have been able to lose weight for the first time in a while. I found without the PMS and constant mood swings it was easier to stay on track.
Since hysterectomy, I lost 60 lbs, then stopped paying attention and 15 back on, and now am back on track to lose it again.
I eat primal mostly (veg, fruits, meats, nuts), but I also don't eat over 75 carbs a day. Giving up grains and dairy helped me tremendously with weight and health. When I decide to go off plan it's usually some type of potato (my weakness).