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Thank you for your comments, and you are right of course.
Sounds familiar -I am 47 & put on a stone & half after my debulking op & chemo,watched the scales went up with every session -went from a size 14 to a size 16/18 and cant loose it 12 months after finishing chemo.
I have a good diet,work full time,am always on the go,look after 2 kids & 2 dogs -so its not for the want of trying!! I joined a gym -that didnt work either so gave it up as it bored me silly and why waste the time if you dont enjoy it.
So I have decided to live with it -keep fit walking the dogs & on an exercise bike and invest in clothes that give the illusion of making me slimmer without spending my whole time in black!
Hi Selby..i agree with you...ive tried alsorts and just decided to accept the new me...i bought clothes the right size instead of trying to squeeze into my old ones and i look much better n feel more comfortable....if i suddenly started losing weight id worry something was wrong...women eh!...im still here to enjoy the nice things in life...and you know what...im gonna...take care ladies...and like i said before...its just more of us to love.....best wishes...Sharon xxx
Yup- I experienced an almost instant 'spare tyre' right after my hysto.
I joined weight watchers though and I did lose a lot of weight (stone and a half!) through learning how to eat correctly. (Surprising what you learn about food when you really read the labels).
I am currently trying out a low GI approach in addition to WW. I only started two days ago so I will keep you posted on my progress. I read an article about insulin resistance and I think it's worth giving it a go. It' s not too hard to follow and i think the long term benefits will definitely be great.
My doc advised me to lose weight as fat cells store eostrogen- a cancer driver in my case.
Oh yes- and exercise! (not that i am the most regular exerciser in the world- but as Elle Mcpherson said " I exercise for my mind, not my body")
rambling away- apologies (-:
Thank you all for your comments it is really cool to know that I am not on my own.
I am 50 years old and have gained 2 stone in weight during chemo. I have recently found out that the steriods that are taken with the chemo alter the way our body's store fat, alter the metabolism. So this makes me feel better as I know it is not my fault & there was nothing I could've to prevent it.
I hate being this big and it depresses me greatly. One thing I have picked up is the "thyroid". I have never considered that as it could've been affected by the treatment. So I may go to my doctors for a test for this.
I'm 48 years old and gained 11/2 stone during my 1st lot of chemo(sept to Dec 2008).I found I was very hungry for the 1st week of each cycle, having to eat a big meal every 2 or 3 hours, including sometimes during the night.! Once I finished chemo and was once again eating normally, the weight just came off.
Unfortunately the cancer is back now and I am once again having chemo.Once again I am extremely hungry and putting on weight.Had my 3rd round of caelyx and carboplatin 10 days ago, so far have put on over 1/2 a stone.I think that aswell as altering our metabolism the steroids can also stimulate the appetite.The good thing about this is I don't feel sick.Also i feel I am building myself up to beat the cancer.Don't have a choice really because the hunger is so extreme that I really have to eat. Has anyone else experienced this?
The thyroid thing seems to be quite common, definitely worth looking into.
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