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Unread 01-05-2015, 04:44 AM
Upcoming hysterectomy on 2/16 (TAH) & Very Overweight

Does anyone have this issue? I'm freaking out to lose as much as possible but then I eat to calm down. Do you have any hints, stories? I need to lose 150 lbs but my surgery is in 6 weeks. Doc said healthy diet and walking. I've done ldeal Protein in the past. She said juicing only 1x a week.
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Unread 01-05-2015, 05:29 AM
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Does anyone have this issue? I'm freaking out to lose as much as possible but then I eat to calm down. Do you have any hints, stories? I need to lose 150 lbs but my surgery is in 6 weeks. Doc said healthy diet and walking. I've done ldeal Protein in the past. She said juicing only 1x a week.
6 weeks isn't a lot of time. I too was morbidly obese (BMI 41.8) when I started this journey at the end of September 2014. As soon as my family doctor told me I'd need surgery (a D&C) I decided it was time to take back some control over my weight. I straight away went back to the only successful weight loss method that has ever worked for me. Started on a high protien, low carb eating regime and made the time to walk for a minimum 15 minutes a day. I'm now walking for at least 30 minutes daily, often more. In 3 months I've dropped 50lbs (BMI 35.4). With 5 weeks until my surgery I know now that while obese will still be in the surgery report description, the word "morbidly" will no longer apply.

Best of luck with whatever method you choose. The first week was the hardest for me. After that though my appetite took a huge dive and I find I need much less food to feel satisfied. Make sure that whatever method you choose that you keep the protien up. I try for 80-100g daily. You'll need this for post-op recovery healing so you might as well get used to it now. Word of warning here... you will need to supplement fibre intake if you opt for high protien low carbs.
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Unread 01-05-2015, 09:07 PM
Upcoming hysterectomy on 2/16 (TAH) & Very Overweight

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6 weeks isn't a lot of time. I too was morbidly obese (BMI 41.8) when I started this journey at the end of September 2014. As soon as my family doctor told me I'd need surgery (a D&C) I decided it was time to take back some control over my weight. I straight away went back to the only successful weight loss method that has ever worked for me. Started on a high protien, low carb eating regime and made the time to walk for a minimum 15 minutes a day. I'm now walking for at least 30 minutes daily, often more. In 3 months I've dropped 50lbs (BMI 35.4). With 5 weeks until my surgery I know now that while obese will still be in the surgery report description, the word "morbidly" will no longer apply.

Best of luck with whatever method you choose. The first week was the hardest for me. After that though my appetite took a huge dive and I find I need much less food to feel satisfied. Make sure that whatever method you choose that you keep the protien up. I try for 80-100g daily. You'll need this for post-op recovery healing so you might as well get used to it now. Word of warning here... you will need to supplement fibre intake if you opt for high protien low carbs.
Thanks so much for your response.
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Unread 01-05-2015, 09:49 PM
Re: Upcoming hysterectomy (TAH) & Very Overweight

Don't put too much pressure on yourself to drop a ton of weight by your surgery. Focus on getting healthy not thin. I would spend some energy gaining some arm strength as it really helped me in recovery. You will feel better if you can lift yourself off a chaiir or bed by yourself. I am about 60 lbs overweight by the way and beginning my getting healthy journey. I started with the inside with my surgery. Be kind to yourself..
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