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Unread 01-20-2005, 12:50 PM
now what do I do???


I am new to this, so try and bear with me....I am post op since August 2nd, 2004. Since then I have gained weight, have this weird belly fat, and moody every now and then. When I had my surgery, I had to end up getting a total hysterectomy done because of endometriosis (one of the worse that my gyno has seen), so of course I had to be put on HRT. I tried the vivelle dot first and that did not work. Then my gyno put me on Estrasorb 2mg. and that didn't seem to help me much none either, so I just quit using HRT all together. I was already on Wellbutrin before the surgery so I have even tried to stop taking that when I was on HRT (I just started taking it again yesterday). Finally I decided to do something different.

Two weeks ago today I joined the gym, quit smoking (I was up to a pack a day) and changed my eating habits. I don't drink anything besides water, except a cup of coffee every now and then. I workout at least 6 days out of the week for an hour if not more on some days. I eat a lot of fruit, protein, some veggies and a "smart" carb every now and then. Since I have started all this I have lost around 6-7 pounds. I feel a whole lot better too. What I don't understand is that before I had my hysterectomy I could shed weight with no problem. Wow, some things that your gyno doesn't tell you. I am just discusted that I have to litterally kill myself to loose a pound. I am 32 and I know that your age also plays a role in your weight. I started taking Estrin D today and it seems ok (my body can tolerate caffine pretty good I guess), I guess I will have to get back with you later about further results.

I have read SEVERAL questions and answers from different discussion boards and I am doing everything I am suppose to be doing, right?? When will I start seeing some better results?? What do I do about this belly of mine?? I weigh 184 right now and I am 5"8. I want to get down to 145 by the first of June (we are going to the beach). Can this be done??
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Unread 01-20-2005, 01:08 PM
now what do I do???

Hi and !

Wow. You sound like you have been working super hard on working towards a healthier lifestyle!

I know how frustrating the WEIGHT DEMON is! I have been fighting it since I was a teenager.

Each year we get older, we lose 10% of our muscle mass. So, you are doing a good thing to counteract that!

I know they say that you only need to work out for 30-45 minutes three to four times a week to get the health benefits out of it. For weight loss, I believe you have to do more. And you are CERTAINLY doing that!

Keep doin' what you're doin'. Although you may think it is coming off slow, slow is the best way. Less chance of putting it back on!

I have to ask you what Estrin D is? Is it a supplement?

Anyway, best of luck with what you are doing! If anything, your heart and lungs will be healthier and will thank you for it!


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