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Unread 04-08-2006, 09:48 PM
Anyone trying to lose weight before hysterectomy?

I would like to lose at least 6-8 pounds before surgery. Trying to eat a 1500 calorie diet and exericse. The doctor told me to at least walk and stomach exercises b/c strenthening the muscles help to heal faster. But only if it doesn't hurt.
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Unread 04-08-2006, 11:19 PM
Anyone trying to lose weight before hysterectomy?

Well, I'm trying to lose some weight, but I'm not sticking to a very strict diet. I am trying to walk every day and also do some abdominal exercises to get into the best shape possible before the surgery, because we know it's gonna be a while before we can do any kind of conditioning afterwards! Good luck to you
Unread 04-09-2006, 07:34 AM
Anyone trying to lose weight before hysterectomy?

I lost 10 lbs in the 3 weeks before surgery (Atkins diet). I gained 15 in the 4 weeks after it (the infamous see-food diet).
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Unread 04-09-2006, 09:28 AM
Anyone trying to lose weight before hysterectomy?

LOL!! Donna..that's what I'm afaid of..the see food diet too!..
Unread 04-09-2006, 09:52 AM
Anyone trying to lose weight before hysterectomy?

Now that I am working again, and not at home bored, I am hoping the weight gain will stop. I plan to ease back into the atkins lifestyle over the next couple of months. I lived it for 2 years and was healthier than I had been in years.

Some of my post-op weight gain could be related to hormones, but I am still just eating to be eating..
Unread 04-09-2006, 10:21 AM
Anyone trying to lose weight before hysterectomy?

I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who worries about the extra weight. I have lost a bout 10 pounds in about 3 weeks. I thought It would be a better recovery with less fat to cut through. I just quit eating any snacks during the day and actually weighting and measuring the food to about 1200 calories a day. My Dr. never said a thing about exercise or losing weight at the pre-op appointment . I carry most of my weight in the middle so 10 pounds makes a difference.
Unread 04-09-2006, 10:26 AM
Anyone trying to lose weight before hysterectomy?

My doctor didn't say to lose weight..he just offered some suggestions on strengthening the tummy muscles. I lost 22 lbs so far.but stopped in December..I haven't gained any back but I want to lose more.
Unread 04-09-2006, 11:24 AM
Anyone trying to lose weight before hysterectomy?

With my surgery being a little mre than a month away I too am trying to lose some pounds. I really like it that your docs said to try to strengthen you tummy nurse just informed me of this and I actually don't know where to begin. I cannot do sit ups or crunches due to sciatic nerve irritation...does stretching help or count? I know anything helps just looking for some other tips to try that won't hurt as much. I walked for about 15 minutes yesterday and i stretched before and after. I also got some sleep which was very much needed. Does anyone have any websites they can suggest for exercise tips. I am severely overweight. The doc has informed me that I should not lift anything more than a gallon of milk or do anything too strenuous because everytime I do just about anything I bleed severely. Operation is soon and I cannot wait. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance :superman:
Unread 04-09-2006, 01:01 PM
Anyone trying to lose weight before hysterectomy?

I don't of any websites but I will be happy to look some up for you. Remember don't do anything that will cause you more pain or more bleeding. If you experience these things, stop and call your doctor..please.
Unread 04-09-2006, 04:11 PM
Anyone trying to lose weight before hysterectomy?

Thank you PCOScyster My husband is going to start some stretching for strengthening with me. Seems like the only stretching I get is for my fingers from typing and my mouth from running it too much...

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