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Topic: Wednesday Weigh In

Forum: Working on Your Fitness —

Conversations about exercise, diet, and getting back in shape after breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2010 07:04AM

NatsFan wrote:

Some of us on the Let's Post our Daily Exercise thread decided that it might help keep us honest if we had to post our weekly losses or gains.  Not posting your weight - just your net loss or gain.  So here goes!

Mary Dx 12/31/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 30, 2020 09:27AM carolehalston wrote:

Ruthbru, love your honesty!

Nipple-Sparing BMX w/Alloderm & Silicone Implants 7/24/09, Oncotype Dx 9, No Chemo, No Rads, Arimidex Dx 6/25/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 30, 2020 10:00AM pat01 wrote:

Jumping back in here after a long hiatus. This time last year I was 144, and as of Wednesday I am 156.5 Months of yoga pants and comfort eating has been my downfall. Rejoined Weight watchers online, I have had success with in person meetings in the past, but even though they have opened back up in our state, I'm still not comfortable doing that yet. So will need extra accountability to stay on track!

Dx 6/1/2011, DCIS/IDC, Right, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Oct 30, 2020 10:27AM ruthbru wrote:

I think I have to wait until after the election to get serious about the food. I am too crazy-stressed about everything until then. I do exercise a lot, which is my only saving grace!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Nov 4, 2020 03:41AM ScotBird wrote:

Pat that range is almost exactly the same as me. The yoga pants and comfort eating too! I was up on the weekend and ate too much, and even my yoga pants were starting to feel uncomfortable so I have started a really strict 2 week “circuit breaker” diet which I’m now in day 3 of. Amazing I’ve lost 5 lbs in the last 2 days but was up before that so over the week I’m down 3.5lbs. I start to feel better as soon as I restrict my food. I wish I could be sensible, but seem to have a natural all or nothing kind of attitude. I frustrate myself! I was up late watching US election. Managed to stick to diet though

ScotBird Dx 1/18/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 6/8/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 7/25/2016 Breast
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Nov 4, 2020 08:20AM pat01 wrote:

The pitfalls of wearing yoga pants all the time (I'm retired) is that it works both ways - been following weight watchers for 1 week, and was sure I had not lost an ounce by the way my pants were feeling - Haha, got on the scale this morning and lost 3.5 lbs! So now at 153 hoping to head back down to goal weight of 140 (which I have not seen in years, got close last fall (144), but 140 would put me in healthy BMI range). DH is dieting with me and also had good results, so that encourages us to stick with it.

Dx 6/1/2011, DCIS/IDC, Right, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 4, 2020 11:04AM ruthbru wrote:

down a pound, probably because this election stuff makes me too nervous to eat (a very rare occurence!).

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Nov 4, 2020 12:18PM Wren44 wrote:

I have a 2 lb range and am in the middle of that. I'm not trying to lose, just trying to maintain. DH is on his sneaky diet again. He's giving me larger portions than his and eating very very slowly. He'll never say he's on a diet, but I've learned to read the signals.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Nov 10, 2020 07:50AM carolehalston wrote:

Wren, that's funny!


Nipple-Sparing BMX w/Alloderm & Silicone Implants 7/24/09, Oncotype Dx 9, No Chemo, No Rads, Arimidex Dx 6/25/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 10, 2020 11:35AM Sunshine99 wrote:

Mind if I jump in? I like to scroll the posts and see what is the "latest". I think you ladies are the best! I track my weight daily on an Excel spreadsheet. My last scale, which weighed in .5 increments, died a few years ago and I replaced with one that weighs in .2 pound increments. I honestly thought it would drive me nuts, but I actually like it. I have my spreadsheet color coded, like for my all time high, all time low, the day I see my oncologist, etc.

Anyway, I had been able to get my weight down to where I was happy, then Covid and a Staqge IV diagnosis hit, new medications, blah, blah, blah, and I gained about 8 pounds. It goes up and down, but I'm trying to watch what I eat and get my daily steps in. I got an under-desk elliptical machine which helps with my steps. The pain in my hips and spine has reduced my outside walking, but the elliptical does help. I can pedal while watching a Hallmark movie! How great is that?

Anyway, it's been fun to read your posts this morning. Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Carol

Cancer has progressed to my bones. I pray that it never enters my soul. Dx 11/2/2007, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIA, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 3/26/2020, ILC/IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 4/22/2020 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 5/5/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 5/12/2020 External: Bone Targeted Therapy 6/10/2020 Ibrance (palbociclib)
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Nov 11, 2020 06:14AM ScotBird wrote:

Hi Sunshine great to have you on board with us. I have been on an extreme diet and am down 4lbs this week. It’s getting boring though. I am planning to stay on it until Sunday, but might have a treat on Friday if the weather is nice. There is an amazing ice cream place that serves the best sundaes ever, and if it is nice weather we are planning to take the dog to the beach and we will be temptingly close to this place. I’ll report back next week

ScotBird Dx 1/18/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 6/8/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 7/25/2016 Breast
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Nov 11, 2020 08:58AM pat01 wrote:

Welcome Sunshine! I used to record my weight daily, but it started to drive me nuts with all the up and down. So now I just do once a week (Wednesday), and if I have been bad on the weekend I can try to atone for my sins before weigh in Wednesday! This morning I am 152.5 - down 1 lb since last week. Going in the right direction - I'll take it!

Dx 6/1/2011, DCIS/IDC, Right, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 11, 2020 12:25PM Wren44 wrote:

I'm at the top of my allowed bounce range, so back to being much more careful.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Nov 11, 2020 03:07PM TrmTab wrote:

Same as last week...after bouncing for a month or more, I have stayed at the high bounce! UGH, TT

Dx 9/2015, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 12/21/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 1/10/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 2/4/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 6/3/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 9/8/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Surgery 12/17/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 5/12/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 11, 2020 04:02PM cm2020 wrote:

I have been avoiding the scale this week and have doubled down on good eating and staying in my calorie goal. I will weigh tomorrow and hope that the scale is kinder to me than it was over the weekend when I last weighed.

Dx 3/20/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/2/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/5/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 6/10/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 11, 2020 04:59PM ruthbru wrote:

I am still stuck, but not going up anyway.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Nov 18, 2020 03:33AM - edited Nov 18, 2020 03:34AM by ScotBird

I managed to avoid the ice cream last week, and was very proud that I stuck to my extreme diet for 2 weeks. I too am stuck at exactly the same as last week, after being down 3 on Monday, I gaine back those 3lbs after 1 day of feasting and have now started alternate day fasting so will see what happens next week. I am at the very top of the healthy BMI range, and want to gradually move into the middle of that range.

ScotBird Dx 1/18/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 6/8/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 7/25/2016 Breast
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Nov 18, 2020 08:32AM TrmTab wrote:

I am down 3 this week, after ballooning to a high I haven't seen in three years....still a long way to go, but heading in the right direction. Hopefully can make some progress ahead of next week and Thanksgiving. TT

Dx 9/2015, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 12/21/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 1/10/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 2/4/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 6/3/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 9/8/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Surgery 12/17/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 5/12/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 18, 2020 10:34AM pat01 wrote:

Down 1 this week to 151.5, so 5 lbs down total. Definitely can feel it in my pants. But this week will be tough, old friends visiting for a few days, their daughter lives near us and they haven't seen her in almost a year. Even though most of their time will be spent with her, I'm sure there will be extra eating and drinking at our house when they are not with her. But I'm good with that, and will try to get back on track when they leave Sunday.

Dx 6/1/2011, DCIS/IDC, Right, Stage IA, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Nov 18, 2020 12:23PM Wren44 wrote:

Down .5 from last week. I think running out of Halloween candy was helpful. I would still like to lose another pound before Thanksgiving.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Nov 18, 2020 03:46PM cm2020 wrote:

Down 2 pounds this week. I have a long way to go but am happy to head in the right direction. A bit worried about Thanksgiving throwing me off but for now taking it a day at a time and building on success.

Dx 3/20/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/2/2020, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/5/2020 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2020 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 6/10/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 18, 2020 09:16PM Wren44 wrote:

Good for you cm2020! It's always good to see numbers headed the right way. If Thanksgiving leads you astray, just start right back in the next day.

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Nov 19, 2020 08:09AM carolehalston wrote:

I learned on another discussion forum that Ruthbru is ill with Covid. Sending wishes for recovery.

Nipple-Sparing BMX w/Alloderm & Silicone Implants 7/24/09, Oncotype Dx 9, No Chemo, No Rads, Arimidex Dx 6/25/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 19, 2020 06:58PM ruthbru wrote:

Hi, I'm here! Yes, I have Covid... despite the fact that I have been as careful possible....I haven't been in a restaurant since March, I've stayed away from events, gone to church online, not had people over or gone to anyone's house, haven't traveled, gone to the store just once a week in gloves and a mask, carry hand sanitizer everywhere etc. etc. etc. I have ZERO idea how I could have gotten it, but I did. I had a fever, cough, was achy, tired, had no appetite or taste; and so spent 6 days swallowing Tylenol, eating chicken noodle soup, chugging water, and sleeping. Yesterday my fever finally broke and I started feeling better, so hopefully I've rounded the corner. My quarantine ends Sunday but I will hang low for awhile after that for sure. I have lost a couple pounds because food tastes awful, but I wouldn't recommend it as a weight loss program!!!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Nov 20, 2020 01:37AM ScotBird wrote:

Glad to hear you are feeling better Ruth. Take care and rest up until you feel completely well

ScotBird Dx 1/18/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 6/8/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 7/25/2016 Breast
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Nov 20, 2020 07:50AM carolehalston wrote:

Good news that you have not been ill enough to be hospitalized, Ruthbru.

Nipple-Sparing BMX w/Alloderm & Silicone Implants 7/24/09, Oncotype Dx 9, No Chemo, No Rads, Arimidex Dx 6/25/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 25, 2020 04:22AM ScotBird wrote:

Oh no, I am up 2lbs despite having fasted for 3 days this week. I am feeling slimmer though, so am going to assume this is a blip. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, and Ruthbru I hope you are well on the way to complete recovery

ScotBird Dx 1/18/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 6/8/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 7/25/2016 Breast
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Nov 25, 2020 09:28AM TrmTab wrote:

I am the same since last Wednesday...a miracle after blooming up 3 lbs over the weekend. TT

Dx 9/2015, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 12/21/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 1/10/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 2/4/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 6/3/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 9/8/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Surgery 12/17/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 5/12/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 25, 2020 03:09PM Wren44 wrote:

Down 1 from last week. This is my goal weight. Maybe I won't weigh Friday.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Nov 25, 2020 07:59PM ruthbru wrote:

I was sprung from quarantine on Monday. I am feeling pretty good, just a little cough and no taste yet ...actually my tongue tastes like someone poured pepper on it. It makes eating very uninteresting and as a result I have lost 7 of my 10 quarantine pounds (not a diet plan I would recommend!). Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Nov 26, 2020 03:28AM ScotBird wrote:

Ruth that is very good news (that you are feeling well) and the weight loss just goes to show that every cloud has a silver lining!

ScotBird Dx 1/18/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/28/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 6/8/2016 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right Radiation Therapy 7/25/2016 Breast

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